There are absolutely no limits on how or who can become an entrepreneur. You most certainly do not need a university degree or loads of money in the bank or even business experience to start something to become a great success. There is however a great need for building a strong business start-up plan and determination to see it through. The odds are that you are more likely to have a strong drive and a deep desire to be working for yourself, but possibly not the know-how of what to do about building a business.
Your Vison and Mission Statements
Personal Goals, Aims and Objectives
Personal Development Plan
Personal Skills Survey
Personal work experience
Market research action plan.
Meeting consumer trends
Competition in business
What is Marketing.
A Positive image for your business.
Defining your market.
Why do it?
Crystal clear water.
Intro to Selling and Sales
The Sales Structure
Making the Appointment
Opening the Sales
Probing / Fact Finding
Getting the Sale
Value Added Tax (Vat)
Health and Safety Legislation
Premises and Planning Permission
Registration and License Requirements for Different Types of Business
Factors Affecting Sales Forecasting
How many Forecasts Should I Do?
Working Capital & Fixed Assets
Profit & Loss
As someone new to being self-employed Geoffrey has been a godsend to me! It’s all very well being good at what you do, but you also need to know how to run the business side of things. Geoffrey’s Business Start-Up course has made me realise how much information and research is required to run a viable business and given me some much-needed structure. Geoffrey is the reassuring and positive voice of reason, who knows exactly how to encourage you to move forward in the right direction. I would highly recommend his course to anyone thinking of starting their own business.
Just a quick note of thanks. I seem to have written a thoroughly researched and systematically compiled business plan. At over forty pages, it was an awful lot more work than the back-of-the-envelope version I had at the start of your Business Start-up course, back in April. However, I sense it is going to be much more useful than the original; and the processes I have learned from you, will be handy in the future too. As I look forward to seeing how this venture of mine turns out, it is good to know I have a good foundation of work to send me on my way and keep me on course too. Thanks again for all your help.
Geoffrey was my business start-up course tutor, I found Geoffrey to be very professional in his approach. Geoffrey has a wealth of knowledge gained from many years in business, I found him to be a likeable person who I felt had a genuine interest in what I was trying to achieve. I would recommend Geoffrey to give advice on starting a business. Shopfitting & Joinery