Business Start-up

Overview of Start-up Course

Overview of Business Start-up Course.

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.

Gurugeoffrey says I Inspire – Motivate – Educate people by a life of experience.

The content in this unit:

   Your Vison and Mission Statements

   Personal development

   Personal Goals, Aims and Objectives


   Personal Development Plan

   Personal Skills Survey

  Customer care

  General business

  Personal work experience

   The content in this unit:

   Market Research

   Market research action plan.

   Meeting consumer trends

   Research Questionnaire

   Questionnaire techniques

   Closed questions -Open questions – Multiple choice

   Example questionnaire

   Benefits are the reasons customers buy product/services.

   Competition in business

   Startup costs

   Investigatory costs

   Pre-launch costs

The content in this unit:



What is Marketing.

A Positive image for your business.

Defining your market.

Market segmentation.

Market positioning.

Marketing Mix.

Marketing Plan.

Why do it?

Crystal clear water.

Usful websites.

The content in this unit:

  Intro to Selling and Sales


    The Sales Structure


    Making the Appointment

    Pre-Call Planning

   Opening the Sales

   Probing / Fact Finding

   Need Creation


   Objection Handling

   Getting the Sale

   Recommendation / Referral

   Continuous Improvement

   Useful Websites

The content in this unit:

Keeping it Legal



     Types of Business Structure

  1. Sole Trader
  2. Partnerships
  3. Limited Company
  4. Social Enterprise
  5. Summary

     Legal Requirements

  1. Insurances
  2. Value Added Tax (Vat)
  3. Health and Safety Legislation
  4. Premises and Planning Permission
  5. Registration and License Requirements for Different Types of Business

    Where to get help


 Useful Websites

  The content in this unit:


   Sales Forecasting

   Factors Affecting Sales Forecasting

   How many Forecasts Should I Do?

   Variable Costs

   Cashflow Forecast




  Working Capital & Fixed Assets

   Profit & Loss

   Business Taxation

   Income Tax

   National Insurance

   Corporation Tax

  VAT, Value Added Tax

  The content in this unit:

   Bookkeeping and Financial Control


   Introduction to bookkeeping


   Investment Required

   Investment Sources

   Useful Web Sites



I’m well known for my visualisation and my natural ability in motivating others. As I’m a true believer that you must have “walked the walk not just talked the walk”. It’s very important to lead from the front and with this I empower people to do the by releasing their full potential and draw out their own dormant natural abilities.

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