Outline: a two-hour introduction to the idea of becoming self-employed, covering some of the key elements to starting a business and an introduction to the specialist resources available at the City Business Library.
Who is this for: anyone thinking of becoming self-employed, and with no previous experience.
09:45 – Arrival
10:00-10:15 Introduction to CBL
10:15-10:45 Steps consider when starting a business, including:
Ideas for a business; type of business; raising finance; who to tell; where to trade; trademarks and intellectual property; business plans; marketing.
10:45-11:15 Using Cobra (Complete Business Reference Adviser) database and market research resources.
11:15-11:45 Looking for customers, suppliers and checking your competitors.
Latecomers will not be admitted to this seminar.
No refunds will be given to any latecomers; cancellations via Eventbrite may be made up to 9am on the day of the seminar.
As we do not admit latecomers, allow extra time to locate the City Business Library, if this is your first visit.