Start Your Own Business

Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon
7pm to 10pm
Start Your Own Business

This course will help participants confront persona and business challenges that they will face in setting up a small business including developing a growth mindset and framing a market research exercise

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This course will be delivered over 4 nights 22/10, 29/10, 5/11 and 12/11. At the end of the 4 nights, participants will have the opportunity to receive one to one mentoring from the trainer.

The course will be delivered by John Dempsey

  • To heighten awareness of what is needed to run a business - to get customers, retain them and provide a distinctive product or service
  • To assist participants towards effective business, financial, operational and personal planning.
  • Engaging with prospective customers, dealing with customers.
  • Market research exercises to provide comfort as to the possible viability of the project.
  • Use of social media as a promotional tool.
  • Areas of administration and business management on day to day basis essential to running a business.
  • Knowledge around compliance including Health and Safety.
  • Managing third party relationships including staff, banks managing the supply chain in a small business (for both products and services)
  • Meeting funder's expectations
  • Soft skills knowledge and its value to the business and its owner including being aware of mindset, the value of goal setting, effective communication with customers and other third parties.