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New Year, New Venture: Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?

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University Centre Shrewsbury

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Are you ready to start your own business?

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Have you been considering starting your own business? Do you want to turn your hobby into a business?

Small businesses help the economy grow and as a Shropshire based start-up your chances of success are high. As a county we have one of the most successful start up rates in the UK

Starting a new business is an exciting prospect but can be daunting too, as there are so many things to consider.

This full-day workshop can help you take the first steps and will guide you through the 'essentials' of starting your own business!

Delivered in partnership with local t start-up support specialists and entrepreneurs this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The workshop will take you through these 'start-up' essentials.

  • Starting my own business - what makes a successful business? Do I have the skills, enthusiasm and passion?
  • Choosing the right business structure affects how much tax you pay, raising funds, how much paper work is needed etc. So choosing the right balance of legal protections and benefits is key.
  • Creating a business model, Mission and Vision, The importance of strategy (business, Technology, Sales and marketing), capacity and capability.
  • What is a cashflow? How does it work? How can I fund my start up business?
  • Who are my customers? Where are they? The basics of Marketing and Market Research?
  • Support available through the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire.

Draft Agenda:

  • 9:15-9:30 – register and networking
  • 9:30-10:30 – Starting my own business - what makes a successful business? Do I have the skills, enthusiasm, passion? – Sally Themans, Good2Great
  • 10:30 – 10:45 – Break and networking
  • 10:45-11:45 – Choosing the right business structure and an essential guide to accounting & taxes for new business start-up - Whittingham Riddell Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors
  • 11:45 -12:45 - business planning – Chris Gough, CGR Business Solutions
  • 12:45 – 13:45 break/networking/meet with business advisors (Lunch is not included but can be purchased from Stop Cafe onsite).
  • 13:45-14:45 – Cashflow/ funding my start-up business – Matthew Woodhead, Woodhead Consulting
  • 14:45-15:00 – Break and networking
  • 15:00-16:00 - marketing/social media/market research - who are my customers? Where are they? – Hollie Whittles, Fraggle Works
  • 16:00 – 16:15 - What next? – Emma Chapman/Anna Sadler , Marches Growth Hub Shropshire

Who is it for?

Anyone considering starting up their own business in Shropshire.

Find out more about our team

Sally Themans - https://good-2-great.co.uk/our-team/

Whittingham Riddell - https://www.whittinghamriddell.co.uk/

Chris Gough - https://www.cgrbs.net/about

Matthew Woodhead - https://www.woodheadconsulting.com/

Hollie Whittles - https://www.fraggleworks.com/about.html

Anna Sadler/Emma Chapman - https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/about-us/shropshire/

Please note

Parking is available in Frankwell Long Stay Car Park.

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/parking/find-my-nearest-car-park/shrewsbury-frankwell-main/

Lunch is not included but can be purchased from Stop Cafe onsite.

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Terms and Conditions of Booking

This event is fully funded and free to eligible businesses to attend.

  • We appreciate that sometimes there are good reasons why businesses are unable to attend workshops, however if you are no longer able to turn up, please cancel your ticket through Eventbrite.
  • We require 48 hours cancellation notice prior to the event (in order for us to offer your space to another business)
  • Please note that if you do not attend without letting us know, we reserve the right to decline your bookings for future sessions.

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Details that you provide us with on booking will only be used in connection with this event offered by Marches Growth Hub (the data controller) and its partners, which include the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and event partners. If the business has any question in relation to how the information the business provides, and in particular any personal data, will be processed and disclosed, please email the Marches Growth Hub – Shropshire on marchesgrowthhub@shropshire.gov.uk

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