8 Week Start Your Own Business Course: Starts Monday 2nd November 2020

6.30pm - 9.30pm
Start Your Own Business

Looking to Start Your Own Business but unsure of where to begin? Book a place on our 8 week course. Starts Monday, November 2nd 2020.

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Get Your Business Up & Running in 2020!

Are you looking to Start Your Own Business but are unsure of how and where to begin?

We've developed an 8 week evening programme for you. Under the guidance of a specialist training company, you will learn how to research your business idea, assess its commercial viability, pick an appropriate business structure, identify sources of funding and explore effective sales and marketing strategies.

All course content has been carefully chosen to support any new product or service-led business.
Class sizes are limited to 15 people to maximise learning outcomes for participants. The course is limited to individuals who are based or whose business is/will be based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.

This course runs from Monday, 2nd November to Monday, 21st December 2020.
The course will take place online.

1 & 2

Monday, 2nd November

Monday, 9th November

Project Presentations, Skills Identification & 
Idea Generation

  • Participants describe their business ideas/concepts
  • Participants identify the skills they can bring to their business through the employment, business and non-work activities and experiences
  • Trainer talks through six Idea Generation techniques to the group and conducts a workshop, inviting all participants to contribute suggestions to each other's projects.

3, 4 & 5

Monday, 16th November

Monday, 23rd November

Monday, 30th November

Business Plan Development, Sources of Finance
& Book-Keeping

  • Participants research and create their own business plan, featuring sections related to the Product/Service Offering; The Market; The Competition; Sales Forecasts; Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet & Cashflow Forecasts
  • Trainer identifies sources of funding available to start-up microenterprises
  • Small Business Book-Keeping overview

6 & 7

Monday, 7th December

Monday, 14th December

Sales & Marketing

  • Preparing To Sell

Knowing your product, business, competitors
Prospecting Techniques
Sales Planning

  • Sales Techniques

The Presentation 
Prospecting Techniques
Closing the Sale

  • Marketing

Product, Place, Price, Promotion
Offline Promotion Methods
Online Promotion (including Branding)



Monday, 21st December

The Irish Business Framework

  • The Legal System
  • HR & Employment Law
  • Banking
  • Taxation [Registration & Returns]
  • Health & Safety

* Please note that changes to the running order of these sessions may be made.

The training company running this course is Mentor Consultants & Training Services Limited

'Start Your Own Business' Course - How it is Delivered

This course features group work, individual tasks, presentations, Q&A and exercises. The priority is to equip participants with knowledge and skills which they can implement into their new businesses.

Book Your Place & Get Your Business Started...

The Course Fee is €150 per person and is payable prior to course commencement.
To Book & Pay for your place now, simply follow the 'Book Now' link at the top of this page.
If you need any assistance, please contact (01) 204 7083 or leo@dlrcoco.ie