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How to start a Start-up

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If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business, or if your business is still at an early stage, we can provide all the advice and guidance that you need to get that business idea going.

With the University of Chichester, the Princes Trust and EDEAL all offering unique support options you can choose the option that you feel best suited to.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER

The University is currently running a series of twelve one-hour daily remote workshops. New day, new topic, so ensure that you attend all twelve one-hour sessions:

  1. Your business & your customer
  2. What’s your Unique Selling Point
  3. Creating a happy customer
  4. Planning a business that works
  5. Creating your business model
  6. Finding your ideal customer
  7. Market research
  8. Finance & pricing
  9. The balance sheet: cash flow, profit & loss
  10. The legal side
  11. Routes to market: physical & online
  12. Building a marketing plan

You can book your free place on the University of Chichester workshops via The Business Hothouse Eventbrite page.

EDEAL

EDEAL deliver their pre-start support via one-day seminars, followed by a series of one-to-one advice sessions and one-day-workshops that focus on:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Sourcing finance
  • Managing cash flow
  • Meeting legal obligations
  • Tax & VAT
  • Marketing & Social Media

You can book your place on the EDEAL workshop by emailing info@edeal.org.uk 

The Princes Trust

The Collaborate2Create & Innovate program is designed by the Princes Trust to support 18 – 30 year-olds who want to learn how to start a business or to become self-employed. This program has four stages:

Stage 1: Info Sessions

The program kicks off with a free information session in local areas where you’ll learn how the Princes Trust will support you and if you're still keen, they’ll invite you onto their four-day interactive workshop

Stage 2: Workshop

Over four days you'll get to meet like-minded people. You'll also have the chance to tap into a business adviser, covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax.

Stage 3: Build your business

After the workshop it's time to start building your business and you’ll be provided with a mentor to support you as you plan and test your ideas. You'll even have the opportunity to apply for funding.

Stage 4: Launch

Before launch, you'll present your business plan to the Business Launch Group. Their job is to ensure that your idea is viable and sustainable. Don’t worry, there are no dragons here. It’s designed to be a positive experience – and to ensure that there are no weak points in your plan. There’s also additional start-up finance support if you need it.

You can book your place on The Prince’s Trust workshops by telephoning 0800 842 842.

 

If you want to grow your start-up to the next level then take advantage of the Business Hot House support that can make this happen: 

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