When it comes to starting up your own business there are a range of stages to follow. This course strives to provide participants with a real insight into what it really entails to successfully start up your own business.
It is crucial that you develop an effective plan that will enable you to test your product or service, and make any necessary alterations and developments that may be needed for improvement. It all starts from coming up with a realistic idea and turning it into a business.
Business Start-Up Training course will lead you through the intersection of the lean start-up and design thinking, focused on creative industries, and by the end of the course you will have tested and validated business concept, and have practiced pitching your concept to others.
By the end of the course, you will have discussed and evaluated all the core elements of your business plan and will have a received extensive feedback on your business ideas. You will have a more clearly defined value proposition, which is based on a better understanding of your customers’ needs, and your strengths as a founder, and you will be ready to take your idea forward, and pitch to customers and potential funders.
At the end of this Business Start-Up Training course, you will be able to :
Understand the stages involved in setting up a business
Gather an understanding of the financial needs and legal requirements for a small business
Be able to construct and prepare and present a business plan
Understand the nature and requirements of the market and marketing
Budgeting to enable better business cash flow management.
Our Business Start-up Training course is ideal if you:
Have a business idea, but want to learn how to turn it into reality.
Want to explore if self-employment is right for you.
Would like to develop a thorough business plan.
Have launched your business and want to be aware of common pitfalls and how to build a strong foundation.
Enjoy learning about practical real-life examples.
Need a flexible approach to study, to establish your fledgling business alongside other commitments.
Discuss the key roles of the founder and use tools to discover and discuss your abilities and competencies, and the founder role that will suit you best.
Your Offer and Value
Develop your core value proposition, evaluate it for clarity, and discuss how to validate demand for your idea.
Learn how to realistically define your market, and how to plan a phased approach to market entry.
Your Target Customer
Develop personas for your customers, to uncover their needs and design a more tailored proposition.
Your Resources and Money
Learn how to properly cost your plans, estimate the resources required to reach key business milestones, set prices, prepare cashflow forecasts, and look at sources of funding to support your business.
How to Pitch
This session covers the essential elements of a business pitch, and how to tailor your presentation to different audiences.