This workshop will primarily be aimed at individuals from the Keighley Big Local or CLLD areas who are considering self-employment or starting a business and will be entitled to ongoing free advice & support.
If individuals outside the Keighley Big Local area wish to join in then the cost will be £10 +VAT.
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Ready or not – Starting your own business is hard work and not without risks. It demands long hours, enthusiasm & determination to get things off the ground, but if you get it right it could be the most rewarding thing you do!
Finding the facts – the moment you start giving your business idea some serious thought certain questions will pop up. The nuts & bolts stuff that all businesses have to consider when starting out.
Must know marketing – Your business won’t go far if you don’t win customers and winning customers is only part of the story. Once you have your customers you need to keep them and that’s where marketing comes into it.
Figuring out the finances – the most common causes of business failure is running out of cash. Even profitable businesses cant get by when the cash dries up. Proper planning now will make sure your business has the cash to get by from day to day.
Bringing it all together the Business Plan – This is what we have been building up to, your business plan, this should include everything from your idea/vision through to detailed budgets, actions & timings. The business plan is an essential tool when looking for help from others or looking for funding for your business.
Please call us on 01535 607775 to register or for more information
Andy is an experienced Company Owner/Director who has held senior positions including Managing Director and Sales and Marketing Director at UK based organisations primarily in ancillary equipment supplied to the road transport industry. A strategic thinker, with the energy and drive to make things happen, he has managed sales teams of differing sizes and has always worked hard to create a dynamic and enjoyable environment where people can thrive. The businesses he has worked in have reflected a consistent record of growth and increased profitability.
The workshop will run from 10am – 12pm. Includes refreshments.