Build your own Business

When does this course run?


Not available during the academic year of 2017-18 (September, January or April)

If you wish to express an interest in the course, please email:  [email protected]

Have you ever wanted your own business? There is so much more to just knowing your product. Business is just like a jigsaw, if you know where all the pieces go then you can see the whole picture.

This course is for anyone thinking of starting or buying their own business whether full-time or part-time as a hobby. It is also useful for new start-up businesses currently trading.

The course will cover a range of topics that can often be overlooked, but form the core foundation of a healthy business to build on.

Through the weeks you will be guided through the pitfalls and ensure that you are armed with all the current information to help you build a successful business.

The some of the topics covered are:

  • The basics – is self-employment for you?
  • How to set up your business – Company or Sole Trader?
  • Financing
  • Buying a business or franchise
  • The Business Plan
  • Intellectual Property
  • Choosing the right business name
  • Branding, advertising & promotion
  • Regulations, Licensing & insurance
  • Tax, National Insurance & VAT
  • Accounts software
  • Staffing, PAYE & Self-Assessment
  • Preparing a cashflow forecast
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Finding customers & Customer care
  • Effective market research
  • How to win sales and the sales process
  • E-commerce & websites
  • Social networking & internet marketing