Free Business Best Start Programme
Are you thinking about starting up a business, or in the process of setting one up - or even at 'test trading' stage? If so, then Menta has a limited number of spaces on a programme of support funded by the EU (take this opportunity whilst it lasts!).
- What is it like to be self employed - pros and cons
- Legal status - which to choose
- Working from home
- Understanding the reality of your business
- Defining your REAL customers
- Financing your start-up
- Legal aspects
- Bullet point Business Plan (templates will be emailed after the workshop)
- Free further support options
- The next stage
Once this workshop has been completed, you are eligible to attend the Best Start Marketing and Book Keeping workshops.
Teas & coffees will be provided.
Delegate quotes include:
‘A very worthwhile series of courses which has given me a great start for my business to succeed. I was utterly terrified of book keeping, but now feel confident to tackle my tax return!’
Phil – Commercial Photographer
‘Relaxed, informative environment. Courses delivered by friendly, experienced, approachable and highly qualified people. A great ‘start’ for anyone wanting to develop a new business.’
Jill - Florist
‘I found these workshops invaluable to starting up my business. Very informative, lots of help and advice to assist my business.’
Natasha - Virtual Assistant and Book Keeper
Course Trainer: Gary Parker
Gary Parker is owner and director of ESP KINETIC Ltd, a privately owned business advisory and training consultancy.
Gary spent the previous 9 years working within internationally recognised professional standards bodies including the Chartered Management Institute, City & Guilds and the Engineering Employers Federation. During this time he advised and supported dozens of Blue chip employers including Coca Cola Enterprises.
In 2013, Gary joined Pera Consulting as a Business Growth Manager responsible for administering the Government’s Growth Accelerator grant programme for Norfolk. Since 2013 Gary has been instrumental in establishing the programme within the East of England and has worked face-to-face with over 250 SME’s to support their growth plans and been involved in projects which have created around 200 new jobs within the region.
Gary provides various business support services including design and delivery of skills training masterclasses, business planning advice to new start, early stage and established SME clients across Norfolk, Suffolk and East Anglia. Discover what you need to know before starting a business.
If you're about to start a new business, you'll find this full day seminar invaluable. It will give you the tools you need to take your idea from the drawing board to the real world.
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When & Where
Ip City Centre
1 Bath Street
(Just off Wherstead Road)
IP2 8SD Ipswich
MENTA - Start-up Courses
Menta - The Suffolk Enterprise Agency.
Menta is a not-for-profit social enterprise - we exist to help you start and grow your small business.
We provide a range of employment and HR courses, suitable for SMEs in the East Anglia region.
We can help you manage your team, follow employment legislation and motivate your team more efficiently, so you can grow your business more effectively.
If you have any bespoke training courses or coaching needs, please do get in touch. Contact us on 0800 085 5090.