Start Your Own Business for over 55s

Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon
Course will run over 4 Tuesdays
7.00pm to 10.00pm
Start Your Own Business

This Business Start Programme is targeted at people who are over 55 and who would like to set up a small business that may currently be a hobby.

This event is no longer available

The course outline features key areas like

  • How to go about identifying and attracting a customer base
  • How to build a connection with customers through social media or through an offline initiative like a demonstration
  • Market research – ‘why’, ‘what’s involved’ … and importantly giving yourself comfort that the business can generate an income for you

  • Some compliance issues that typically come up for hobby businesses including  licences to trade; insurance; health & safety
  • How social media and the internet can help you attract customers
  • Other matters – for example financial planning as one may have another source of income for example a pension or another source of social welfare etc.

  • Bookkeeping
  • How to secure some funding for your business if necessary

Note:  At the end of the four weeks course, there will be an option for participants to avail of 1:1 mentoring support