Start Your Own Business Programme - 10.09.24

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6 x Morning workshops (Online) with 1-1 follow-up clinic
10am to 1pm Each Day
Start Your Own Business

This programme aims to make participants aware of what is involved in starting their own business in Ireland. It is a practical, dynamic course aiming to assist participants start their own business and/or to assist participants to decide whether to start their own business.


Start Your Own Business ProgrammeStart Your Own Business Programme

This 6 x morning programme (Online) will give you a good understanding of the processes involved in starting or growing your own business. A one-to-one follow up clinic is included.


Week 1: 
Workshop 1: Tuesday 10th Sept
Workshop 2: Thursday 12th Sept
Week 2:
Workshop 3: Tuesday 17th Sept
Workshop 4: Thursday 19th Sept
Week 3: 
Workshop 5: Tuesday 24th Sept
Workshop 6: Thursday 26th Sept
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Duration:  6 x morning workshops with 1 - 1 follow up call (Online)

Who should attend

This Start Your Own Business training course is designed for individuals considering starting a small business or those who have a business that is running less than 9 months. The course modules aim to introduce participants to entrepreneurship, self-employment, the legal aspects of setting up, tax & VAT obligations, basic financial management, market research, sales and the development of a business plan.


• Decipher if their idea is feasible
• Set realistic goals and targets
• Plan for success. Produce a business plan – template (training workbook) is provided in soft and hard copy
• Plan and conduct basic effective market research
• Gain a list of useful websites, telephone numbers and contacts
• Register the business with the appropriate places, e.g. companies office
• Understand difference between company and sole trader. Choose an appropriate business structure for their business idea
• Financial Management issues for start ups including costing and cashflow management
• Getting the price right
• Funding your business - list sources of finance and assistance available to start-up businesses – traditional and modern
• List non financial supports available
• Effective marketing and sales for start ups
• Emerging issues such as Going Green and how it could affect your business
• Understand tax obligations, deductible expenses, allowances and reliefs
• Intellectual property and introduction to legal protection of same
• GDPR and your business
• Be aware of safety legislation and minimum requirements - template provided.
• Insurance and starting up
• Be aware of employment legislation for start ups
• Time management
• Using technology and apps to run your business more efficiently
• Managing stress and achieving work life balance
• Networking and meeting other budding entrepreneurs


Bernadette Farrell, Ace Training.