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How to Set Up a New Business

First Ascent and Enterprise Support Alliance

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 10:00 - Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 16:00 (BST)

How to Set Up a New Business

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How To Set Up a New Business Workshop 3 Oct 2019 Free  

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This highly practical workshop will give you a strong understanding of how to set up a new business. It will increase your confidence and sign-post you to future sources of help. It will cover the key issues you need to address, including marketing, business finance (where and how to access it) and what is required to prepare a business plan.

The workshop will begin at 10am and finish at 4pm each day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. You do not need to attend both days, but we recommend that you do. Please select your attendance days when you register.

 Testimonials from previous workshops

 "A very practical, informative and relevant workshop. Really enjoyable and interactive discussions."

 "An informative and extremly valuable experience"

 Who should attend?

  • People who wish to start up a business based in the Essex Local Authority area.
  • Start-up businesses registered for less than one year that are based in the Essex Local Authority area.

Workshop Content: Day 1

Getting the fundamentals right from the start.

  • Business types, structures and legal requirements.
  • Self-appraisal of the business idea and SWOT Analysis - personal & business.
  • Creating a survivability budget.
  • Employing people and selecting premises.
  • Use of the Internet in your business and GDPR.
  • Managing IP and others’ IP.
  • Personal Action Plan completion.

Controlling the cash in your business and financing it.

  • Sources of finance - friends & family, banks, grants, Start Up Loans, etc.
  • Sales & Income forecasts, Profit & Loss Forecasts and Cash Flow Forecasts.
  • Basic Bookkeeping and using different software packages.
  • Banking & cash, VAT, HMRC and legal requirements.
  • Finance Action Plan completion.

Workshop Content: Day 2

Markets, Marketing and understanding how to win customers.

  • Market research and market testing.
  • The marketing mix and branding.
  • USP - what makes your business different from the competition?
  • Use of internet & digital marketing (incl. websites & social media)
  • Networking for success.
  • Producing a Marketing Plan.

How to prepare and complete your Business Plan.

  • Why have a Business Plan and when is it right to review your Plan.
  • Sections of a Business Plan and the logical order.
  • Production of your own outline Business Plan.

General Information

This workshop is being run by First Ascent Ltd and Enterprise Support Alliance Ltd on behalf of the South East Business Boost programme and is free of charge to eligible businesses and individuals.

Whilst this workshop would normally cost £2,000, it is fully funded for eligible businesses, so represents a great opportunity for you to receive high quality training at no cost

If you are unable to attend both days, or would like to attend one day only, please contact us and we can arrange this for you. 

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The South East Business Boost Programme has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-20. It is a partnership between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Essex County Council, Kent County Council, East Sussex County Council and Thurrock Council.

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The Place, Pitsea Leisure Centre
Northlands Pavement
SS13 3DU Pitsea
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 10:00 - Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 16:00 (BST)

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