Online Start Your Own Business Programme 6th June LEO231004

6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 of June 2023
Start Your Own Business

For individuals with a business idea in mind and who are thinking of starting their own business or who have a hobby which they would like to expand into a new business. Also suitable for an early stage start-up. Trainer - Michael Quigley

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Online Start Your Own Business Course - 8 sessions

Course times:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning 9.30 to 12.30am


Course Outline:

This course is designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to launch your own business. It will help you in assessing the viability of your idea; and it will help you gauge your own suitability to run a business.  The course will cover all the aspects and areas that you need to be aware of; such as, what is Entrepreneurship, legal issues and getting started, how do I research the market, sales and sales planning, bookkeeping, finance, taxation and insurance, etc. and all the other aspects needed to run a successful business. 


At the end of the course, you will have produced a Business Plan and you will have gained the skills to help you launch your business and to understand and overcome the inevitable challenges that will come your way.

Course Content

  • - Self- Employment / Self-Assessment
  • - What is Entrepreneurship?
  • - Legal Issues / Getting Started
  • - Researching the Market
  • - Marketing for the Small Business
  • - Finance, Taxation and Insurance
  • - Sources of Funding - Cash Flow for Business
  • - Bookkeeping
  • - Sales & Sales Planning
  • - Preparing a Business Plan
  • - Using IT in your Business
  • - GDPR - Ensuring Compliance
  • - Harnessing creativity for competitive advantage

About the Trainer:

Michael Quigley is a trainer with over 25 years’ experience as a trainer working with several Local Enterprise Offices in designing, developing and delivering Start Your Own Business courses.  With a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate Certificate in ‘Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ he also has hands-on knowledge, and involvement, with a wide variety of business, large and small in a range of different business sectors.


Over his career Michael has gained an in-depth understanding of adult learning; and his courses are designed to be well paced and enjoyable events where the learned can absorb the information and gain the ability to apply the new found knowledge when the situation requires.

Duration: 8 sessions  @ 3 hours each over the course of 3 weeks

Dates:  6, 7, 12, 13, 14,  19, 20, 21 of June 2023

Times: 9.30am-12.30pm

Cost: €10

All participants can avail of a one to one session with the Trainer to discuss their individual business needs and plans. 12 months telephone and email support available for all partipiants