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Start-Up Workshop

University Business Centres, Leeds Beckett University

Thursday, 15 March 2018 from 13:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Start-Up Workshop

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*This workshop is now fully subscribed. Places are still available at the same workshop in Wakefield, accessible by train in around 10 minutes.*



Start-Up Workshop

Have you ever wanted to be self-employed or run your own business but don’t know where to start?

Our Business Basics workshop will support you in making your business idea happen.

Our trainers will introduce you to the key things you need to know when starting-up…from research and marketing through to legal set up and financial planning. We will give you help and advice to turn your idea into reality and get your product or service into the market place quickly.

 Workshop Outline

  • Is self-employment right for you? – an honest exploration of the challenges of starting-up
  • Assess your idea - market research, segmentation, routes to market, marketing messages
  • The importance of planning – audience / contents / purpose of planning 
  • The legal status of your business – company formation / IP /ongoing obligations (delivered by Lupton Fawcett solicitors)
  • Financial overview – survival, tax, cash flow, investment (with WGN and Yorkshire Bank)
  • Lean start up – how to reach your market and get started quickly.

Our workshop is free to attend and is open to anyone interested in finding out more about working freelance, being self-employed or starting a business.

Kindly sponsored by:


Yorkshire Bank are able to offer 25 months free banking to new start- ups. Follow the link for more information:


This workshop is funded by the ERDF AD:VENTURE programme which provides business support and expertise to young businesses with an ambition to grow.

Do you have questions about Start-Up Workshop? Contact University Business Centres, Leeds Beckett University

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Leeds Beckett University
Room 303, Calverley Building
LS1 3HE Leeds
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 March 2018 from 13:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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University Business Centres, Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University has a network of University Business Centres which have been operating for more than 17 years supporting over 800 businesses to accelerate their growth. Our offer is proven to almost double business sustainability, with a 95% business survival rate in the first year of trading.

We provide support for any small to medium sized business looking to grow.

Our University Business Centre - Leeds has four separate locations - our Leeds Digital Hub delivered in partnership with The Yorkshire Post, our Leeds Creative Hub onsite with textile manufacturers AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd, our main Leeds site at Queen Square and our Headingley site.

Our University Business Centre - Wakefield is based at 6-8 Bond Terrace with a sister site in the Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre, Wakefield.  

Our University Business Centre - Halifax at Piece Mill is due to launch in 2018.  

We provide office services, coworking space and virtual office business solutions for freelancers and business owners who work from home and require a professional business address in Leeds, Halifax or Wakefield. 

We help to support the growth of businesses by providing quality assured training proven to accelerate business growth as well as expert business mentoring services. We can also help businesses to access professional meeting space, networking opportunities, promotional opportunities, specialist expertise, academic and graduate talent.

We work with a wide range of partners including the Institute of Directors, The Yorkshire Post, AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd, WNY Chamber of Commerce, DWF, WGN, Wakefield College, Lupton Fawcett and Leeds, Calderdale and Wakefield Councils . 

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