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Introductory 3 hour “Exploring Enterprise” Workshop

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A FREE workshop for individuals based in rural Dorset, fully funded by the ERDF.

This event is specifically for individuals based in rural Dorset (if you are based in Poole, Bournemouth or Christchurch please call us before booking your place).

Are you thinking about self-employment as an option for your future? If yes, then this workshop will help you to understand the key aspects of being self-employed and whether this is for you. This is an opportunity for people based in rural Dorset to find out more about the key elements of working for yourself and whether this is an opportunity for you to take your self-employment ideas further.

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone in rural Dorset who may have a business idea, perhaps you have a hobby that you would like to turn into a business or just thinking about self-employment as an alternative or in addition to paid work.

Program of Events

10.00 Registration & refreshments

10.15 Welcome & introductions

10.30 Is business right for you & are you right for business?

11.00 Advantages and disadvantages of being self employed

11.30 Reality check

11.45 Ideas and planning

12.15 Financial, Legal & Regulatory aspects of running a business

12.30 Next steps

12.45 Questions

13.00 Close

Outcomes

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand if self-employment is a feasible option for you as an individual
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of being self employed
  • Understand the need of a business plan and the financial, legal and regulatory aspects of business
  • Understand the next steps and how to progress your idea

We will be offering you the opportunity to book 1-2-1 sessions to talk about your own business ideas with our team from The Dorset Growth Hub.

For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact Dorset Growth Hub:

Tel – 03454 586 480 E-mail – info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk

This event is specifically for individuals based in rural Dorset (if you are based in Poole, Bournemouth or Christchurch please call us before booking your place).


About the European Regional Development Fund:

The Dorset Business Growth Project is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact Dorset Growth Hub:

Tel – 03454 586 480 E-mail – info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk

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