Portobello Business Centre and award winning trainer Sarah Jane Menato - bring you a programme that will take you from having the seed of an idea through to the germination and growth process to getting your business off the ground and up and running.
This flexible and comprehensive course, specifically designed for women, runs one-day-a-week (Tuesdays) over a 9-week period. There is no session in half term week, 27th October 2015.
Starting and running a business takes having an idea, motivation, time, energy and skill. This is an opportunity to explore what’s involved and see for yourself just how easy it might be to set up and run your own business. You could be up and running in just 9 weeks.
If you have a business idea, a hobby you’d like to make money from, or are simply wondering if you’ve got what it takes, then this course is for you. It will answer your questions, help you risk assess your ideas and support you in exploring how being self-employed might work for you. In the company of like-minded women you will learn a great deal, have a lot of fun and cover topics that include:
Tuesday 29th Sept 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 1
- Introductions and overview of the course
- Creating a supportive learning environment
- What an entrepreneur is and the basics of starting a business
- What a business plan is and who it’s for
Tuesday 6th Oct 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 2
- Types of business structures
- Defining the “MyLifeMix” for each participant
- Vision and Mission Statements
Tuesday 13th October 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 3
- Introduction to Market Research and Marketing
- Time Management
Tuesday 20th October 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 4
- Introduction to Social Media and Websites
- Selling, pitching and presentation skills
Tuesday 3rd November 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 5
- Introduction to Risk Assessment and Health and Safety
- Taking the Fear out of Financial Forecasting part 1
Tuesday 10th November 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 6
- Record keeping
- Taking the Fear out of Financial Forecasting part 2
- Business plan review
Tuesday 17th November 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 7
- Making the most of networking
- What the tax man needs and intro to HMRC
- Insurance and Legal matters
Tuesday 24th November 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 8
- Presentation skills
- What’s next
- Community Party to Celebrate Success!
Comments from past participants;
"I will stongly recommend this course to everybody who wants to start a business" Claudia Rigatuso
" i am so grateful to PBC and RBS and Sarah-Jane to have had the opportunity to do this amazing course. It has been a very deep and positive journey, this course is life-changing. It's unique, it covers absolutely everything that one needs to start a business and its a lot of fun, come and do it, I highly recommend it." Anna Basaldua
" I came for a course to help me start my business, the course delivered much more than expected. Doing the weekly homework and implementing the advice literally made me ready to start. From Business Jungle I feel now ina peaceful and clear meadow." Karine Perret-Kermous
Booking Fees This course is provided without charge for Women who have NOT yet started a small business nor registered as self-employed. It is part funded by RBS Inspiring Women.
An £80 refundable deposit secures your place on the course.
Refunds will be made after attendance and completion of the whole course along with a completed business plan and/or a statement of circumstance.
When & Where
Portobello Business Centre
Welcome to the award winning business development agency described as ‘the best in London’.
We offer a wide range of services for people who want to set up on their own and for already established business planning to expand.
Look through our website www.pbc.co.uk to find out about the courses, business advice and consultancy that we offer.
To find out more, call 020 7460 5050 or email us