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Outset Cornwall – Start Sessions, Truro (Evening)

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Epiphany House

Truro

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Our Business start up day sessions will help prepare you to start your own business and explore your ideas in a relaxed environment. Within our sessions, as well as exploring your idea we think about whether starting a business is right for you. We integrate business skills training, personal development and life management skills. These help to increase your confidence, knowledge and motivation on your business start-up journey.

The following sessions will take place at the same venue every week. The sessions will take place from 6pm to 9pm on the following dates.

Start Your Business session 1: Wednesday 29th January 2020

Could you give yourself a job?

This first session helps you explore your transferable skills, experience, strengths, passions and interests to help generate real business ideas, or build on an existing one. We also discuss, identify and evaluate the barriers you face, both real and perceived, and explore ways of overcoming them. We will also start working on customer profiles and market research.

Start Your Business session 2: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Would you give yourself a job?

The second session will build on your customer profile and review your initial market research in relation to your business idea, while linking with time management, goal setting and your Personal Survival Budget. We also outline the considerations needed when starting to build a website, and run through starting a business plan and why it’s important.

Start Your Business session 3: Wednesday 12th February 2020

Introduction to Financial Planning

Taking the fear out of business finance! We show and explain what a Profit & Loss Account is and also explain the three line accounts that HMRC require for your annual self-assessment. How do you work out what to charge your customers? Whether you are selling a product or providing a service this session helps you to decide on a clear structure for your pricing policy using a standard ‘recipe’ to guide you.

Start Your Business session 4: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Costing & Pricing

Is the thought of having to do a cash flow forecast for your business plan filling you with dread? We show you how to take the guesswork out of creating forecasts and Profit & Loss Accounts with our simple-to-use tools coupled with practical knowledge that helps you get the most from documents that really can show you more than just your bank balance. You will also meet one of our advisors and find out how to access advice and support after you start trading.

Start Your Business session 5: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Professionalism, Progress and Presentation

In this workshop we take a closer look at the results of your market research and work together to interpret the results before exploring the importance of good presentation skills. Don’t like giving presentations? Let us give you some really practical advice that will help you plan, prepare and practice your presentation, show you how to overcome your nerves and involve your audience. You will also receive one-to-one support in completing your Business Plan.

What we ask from you:

As we are a funded project we ask that when you sign up for our training sessions, you agree to complete 12 hours of training.

Funded by ERDF, HM Government and the Outset Foundation


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