3-day Business Start Up Course (19th - 21st November), The Hive, Tuesday, 19. November 2019

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.

Tuesday, 19. November 2019, The Hive, 3-day Business Start Up Course (19th - 21st November)

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