Start Your Own Business

Online via Zoom
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Start Your Own Business

This course will help participants confront personal 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 4 evening ,2 hours each evening will try to inform people of what is involved in understanding the business environment .This short programme will also seek to highlight areas that people often have to deal with in setting up and running a small business.  This course will be delivered over four weeks - Wednesday 14th October, Wednesday 21st October, Wednesday 28th October, Wednesday 4th November.

At the end of the 4 nights, participants will have the opportunity to receive one to one mentoring from the trainer.

The presenter is John Dempsey who is himself self Employed.  John works on assignment for Small,medium businesses in particular.

Course Objectives

  • 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.