3-day Business Start Up Course (14th – 16th July)

Please note: When registering please select a ticket for each day you want to attend. When you’re starting in business it’s important that you get the essentials right. The business start-up course provides information and guidance to help deal with three key issues that are going to be fundamental to the performance and success of your business. They are delivered by an experienced advisor and will give you the opportunity to answer any questions or problems you may have. Our business start-up course is free for anyone starting a business based in North Somerset. Topics covered on the Business Start-Up Course sponsored by North Somerset Council are: Day 1 – Getting the Basics Right What is and why complete a business plan Contents of the business plan Reasons for failure Legal status and business names Income tax and National Insurance VAT Health & Safety Premises Insurances Contracts, terms and conditions Intellectual property rights Employment Law Day 2 – Making Money and Making a Profit Calculating start-up costs and ongoing costs Break even calculations, viability Financial Records and book-keeping Invoicing Profit & loss, cash flow forecasts and Balance Sheets statements Raising money and funding Financial planning Writing and presenting your business plan Day 3 – Finding and Keeping Customers, Business Planning Marketing principles Marketing Research Assessing the competition Profiling your customers Customer care Pricing your profits Promotion, image, advertising, websites etc Selling skills Marketing plan The business start-up course is concluded by a summary of all the three days content that will enable you to produce a comprehensive plan for your business. #wegrowthhub #startup