Business Start-up Programme - Webinar - Dorset Growth Hub

17/08/2021 to 24/08/2021

Thought about starting your own business during lockdown?

About this event

Date and time

Tue, 17 Aug 2021, 10:00 –

Tue, 24 Aug 2021, 16:00 BST

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-start-up-programme-webinar-dorset-growth-hub-tickets-160961864269

Then register for a FREE place on the next Business Start-up Programme. The two days are hosted on Zoom by our friendly Business Growth Consultants and are jam packed full of useful, actionable content to get your business idea moving forward.

Can I attend?

• I have a Dorset postcode

• I am thinking of starting a business and I have a genuine business idea

• I have not yet started trading and have not registered my business yet

If you do not meet the above criteria and register for a place, you will be contacted by a member of the team to discuss your suitability for the course.

You MUST complete the registration paperwork sent to you electronically in good time before the event. Failure to complete the electronic registration paperwork in good time prior to the event will mean we will be unable to provide the Zoom link to access the webinar.

Why should I attend?

When you’re starting in business it’s important that you get the basics right. This comprehensive, fully funded, two-day workshop will provide information and guidance to help deal with the key issues that are going to be fundamental to setting up and succeeding in business. They are delivered by experienced start-up Business Growth Consultants – real business people who will give you the opportunity to ask questions and invite discussion. The workshops are provided for people planning on starting a business and those who have no previous experience of running a business.

The two day workshop will be delivered over 2 non-consecutive days in four key online sessions of one and a half hours with a plenary session at the end of each day to wrap everything up. Sessions will be supported with downloadable and printable resources which you will then complete in supported individual development sessions. Our Business Growth Consultants will be available throughout the days to deal with questions and queries.

Lunch and coffee-breaks have been programmed to coincide with the individual development sessions.

Day 1 - Tuesday 17th August

Part 1 – Researching Your Business

10.00 – 11.30 – Online content delivery with two Business Growth Consultants

11.30 – 13.00 – Supported individual development

Part 2 – Planning Your Business

13.00 – 14.30 – Online content delivery with two Business Growth Consultants

14.30 – 15.30 – Supported individual development

Day 1 Plenary

15.30 – 16.00 – Final online session with Q&A

Day 2 - Tuesday 24th August

Part 3 – Setting Up Your Business

10.00 – 11.30 – Online content delivery with two Business Growth Consultants

11.30 – 13.00 – Supported individual development

Part 4 – Marketing Your Business

13.00 – 14.30 – Online content delivery with two Business Growth Consultants

14.30 – 15.30 – Supported individual development

Day 2 Plenary

15.30 – 16.00 – Final online session with Q&A

What will I learn?

Part 1 – Researching Your Business

• How to take a step back, before spending any money or time, and really focus on the viability of your business idea

• Identifying your potential customers, researching your market and analysing your competition

Part 2 – Planning Your Business

• Understand the necessity of writing a business plan and what to include

• Evaluate the business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

• Looking at how much money you will realistically need to start your business

• Examine various sources of funding and finance for your business

• Suppliers, pricing and insurance

Part 3 – Setting Up Your Business

• Legal status

• Develop an understanding of business finance

Part 4 – Marketing Your Business

• Building your brand

• Website basics

• Marketing

• Social media basics

• Launch planning

How to Access this Webinar:

After registering here on Eventbrite, you will receive our DGH programme registration forms via Docusign, our e-signing facility. You must complete these ahead of the event. You will then receive a Zoom link 2 hours prior to start time.

For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact Dorset Growth Hub:

Tel – 03454 586 480 E-mail – info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk.

This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to businesses that have a Dorset postcode. Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for financial support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: fishery & aquaculture, primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors, synthetic fibres, generalised school-age education, banking and insurance companies. (please see here for full eligibility guidelines). If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth Hub Team will be happy to help.


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