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Country Living's Build-a-Business Day: London (Event 6 of 9)
Wed 22 February 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 GMT
HOW TO REALLY MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR BUSINESS
Good Housekeeping Institute, London
Aimed at those who are ready to progress their venture beyond the kitchen table, this one-day course will take you through what you need to know to start making real money from your hobby. We will guide you through how to structure a small business and write a workable business plan, along with basic accounting, including managing cash flow and effective forecasting. We will also cover funding and expanding revenue sources, with insider tips on how to approach Retail Buyers (plus the chance to speak directly to key high street buyers) and on licensing. Finally we’ll teach you how to negotiate like a pro so you are all set to go out and win those important deals.
The day features a programme of informative talks, workshops and Q&A sessions. Numbers are limited to 50 and there will be opportunities to chat to our experts and network with fellow guests throughout the day. The course takes place in the prestigious Good Housekeeping Institute HQ in Soho, Central London.
What we will cover:
When, why and How to Grow ~ Kery Dorman, business expert and mentor
Structures, Business Plans & Finding the right team of Business Advisors ~ Kerrie Dorman
Set your Next Steps Action Plan ~ a workshop to guide you through setting your next steps.
Its’ All About the Money! Simple Business Finance ~ Johnny Martin, the Numbers Coach, brings a refreshingly straightforward spin to balancing the books.
Show Me The Money! Ways to Fund Your Business ~ our panel of experts advise on applying for grants & bank loans, and crowd-funding.
Licencing Your Product – Easy Money or Hard Work?! ~ Julie Dodsworth, designer & successful global entrepreneur gives the low down.
How to Get Your Jam into John Lewis! ~ Anna Rigby (head buyer, John Lewis) give her advice on how to pitch effectively to retail buyers.
We Have a Deal! How to Negotiate Like a Pro! ~ Natalie Reynolds, negotiation expert, teaches a step by step plan on how NOT to undersell yourself and always win when selling deals.
What is included:
The ticket price includes morning coffee, two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea. All guests receive comprehensive course information and a Country Living goody bag to take home, plus entry into a prize draw competition.
Course Tutors & Guests:
Anna Rigby is Head of buying home accessories, gifts and seasonal at John Lewis, where she has been a highly respected buyer for 35 years. Anna has an innate understanding of what will make a successful product, and she will share her tips on how to approach retailers.
Natalie Reynolds is a former government advisor and the CEO of advantageSPRING, a leading negotiation training company. Natalie has trained hundreds of global companies how to get the best deal as well as providing negotiation support to the UN, she has appeared as a negotiation expert for the Guardian, the FT and the BBC and speaks around the world on how women particularly can be confident and commanding negotiators.
Johnny Martin FCA is an experienced Finance Director, otherwise known as ‘The Numbers Coach’ who now gives regular workshops and talks explaining business numbers and jargon. He is the author of ‘Understanding Your Business Finances’ and through his book and his workshops he has helped businesses from all sectors overcome their fear of finance.
Kerrie Dorman is the founder of The Association of Business Mentors and mentors companies to achieve high levels of productivity and success. She prefers to adopt a personal approach to helping entrepreneurs create workable, business structures and processes.
Julie Dodsworth is an artist and designer who launched a successful business from the narrow boat, on which she still lives. Starting out designing for friends, she has gone on to win successful deals with global brands including Barbour and Dartington.
Susy Smith has been Editor-in-chief of CL for over 20 years, diversifying the brand and maintaining its position as the UK’s number one homes title.
BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE
When: 22 February 2017
Where: The Good Housekeeping Institute, 25 St Anne’s Court, London, W1F 0BJ
Price: £150 (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch, goody bag and course information pack)*
Numbers: 50 places
* additional charge will apply for credit card bookings
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