Led by ‘BEST’ Growth Hub (Business Essex, Southend and Thurrock) who have already assisted hundreds of new entrepreneurs to build their own successful enterprises, these two FREE workshops give you the opportunity to explore the essential requirements of planning, starting and running your own business.

Day 2 (28th January) ‘Preparing to Trade Your Business’ shows you how to prepare your business plan and be ready to get your business ready to trade.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the key aims for the business and setting clear goals and objectives.
  • Review financial foundations; survival budgets, start-up costs and capital investment.
  • Evaluate financial forecasts and commercial viability.
  • Explore the legal and regulatory requirements of the business.
  • Prepare a SWOT analysis and analyse your business strengths and weaknesses.
  • Prepare a Marketing Action Plan.
  • Identify sources of business support and plan how to take advantage of them.

During the workshops you’ll be provided with comprehensive course notes and business planning templates, there will be time to ask questions and you’ll be meeting other like-minded people. The workshops are run two weeks apart to give you time to undertake your research and planning and during this time you’ll also have access to online information and support.

To book your place contact the team on 01206 548833.