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Starting Your Business

Advice on starting

your business

Life happens! Maybe you’ve been made redundant; perhaps you work part-time; you could be a stay-at-home parent; you might have retired from your job, but have too much energy to retire from the workplace; or you could be unemployed / between jobs. 

You may have a business idea, but not sure how to take it further.  Have you ever thought about or ever wanted to be your own boss?

If you can devote the time to invest in your own future, then we’ll help you on your way, giving you the practical tools and confidence to succeed.

How do I REALLY get started?

The most important thing is to make sure you have validated your idea with the potential customers who would like to buy, before you invest in the resources and time that it will take to turn your idea into a viable business.

Ideas are great, but ultimately you will need to ensure that there is demand and a need for what you wish to offer, that you can quantify. We can help you with this process!

What is my next step?

Why not learn more about our Enterprise for Success Programme?

This A FREE two-day business planning course – this course is aimed at people who are considering, or have taken some steps towards, starting up in business. It covers all aspects of setting up a business – from getting the right mind set to basic financial control techniques, market research and writing a business plan. Workshops are delivered on a weekly basis across all district areas.

Plus:

  • Direct 1-2-1 support from our experts up to the point where you start your new business!
  • Events information
  • Networking opportunities with other people like YOU and fellow business leaders
  • Fact sheets and tips for starting & growing your business
  • Online resources!
  • Signposting to additional support and organisations in your area!
  • Tips on how to research, sell, market and finance your idea!

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