Start Your Own Business Training

Start Your Own Business Programme


This course is run over four weeks, with two modules each week. If you are interested in taking our next course, please email

Our next 4-week programme begins on 7th February

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Course Content:


  • Module 1:            Business & Self Appraisal, Goal Setting, The Business Plan                                                                 
  • Module 2:            Legal Structures, Registration, Responsibilities, Records
  • Module 3:            Record Keeping & Taxation continued, VAT & Cash Flow                                                                            
  • Module 4:           Marketing & the Business Plan, Research
  • Module 5:            Market Research, Product and Promotion
  • Module 6:           Market Research, Competition, Costing & Pricing,
  • Module 7:           Networking, Personal & People Management
  • Module 8:          Going forward with your business plan; Growing your business, Funding and Supports.


This course will be delivered on line via the Zoom platform, participants require internet connection, computer with microphone and camera as this is a live workshop and an invitation link will be emailed to you for each session.



Testimonials from participants


"The start-up business course is a brilliant foundation and has provided me with the tools, resources and next steps to move forward with my business more confidently".


"This course was the right balance of being educational and informative without being overwhelming, the course teacher explained tricky details in a clear manner which on the medium of zoom must have been hard for her to keep us engaged. I took a lot of great direction from this course but most importantly encouragement".


"The programme offered plenty of variety and covered all aspects of business start-up. The programme surpassed my expectations and I am still digesting and putting lessons learned into action. I have taken away many new skills from this programme and as a result, I now plan to work for myself going forward. My wish is that this programme will be available to others in the coming year/s ahead. It made a real difference. I would most definitely recommend and encourage anyone to part-take in this course".


"Smooth Transitions Start Your Own Business Course was a great starting place for me. It gave me all the practical information that I needed to get started in business. Ita made the classes encouraging and supportive and was always on hand with helpful advice and suggestions. I would highly recommend it".

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