Date: 29th - 30th July 2019
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Theme: Start a business, Business Strategy, Operational efficiency
Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list
Have you recently started your business and want to consolidate and explore moving to the next level? This Start Smart workshop will help you gain insight into the basics all businesses should have in place, as well as hints, tips and ideas of how to move your business forward. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from other new business owners including challenges and strategies they have used to overcome these.
This two-day event will cover:
- What is in your business name and brand?
- Legal & Regulatory requirements
- Insurance, the considerations
Market Research and Marketing:
- Market research - assess threats and opportunities for your business
- Profiling your customers and its importance
- Search Engine recommendations and Social Media
Costs, Finance Sources, Tax and VAT:
- Business costs and employing staff
- Premises/Business location
- Sources of Finance and Tax - doing the right thing with HMRC
Cash Flow, Costs, Breakeven and Pricing:
- Cash Flow Management
- Financial Terms, what does it all mean
- Costs, breakeven and Pricing
This workshop is delivered by Start Smart Advisors, both of whom have a wealth of experience supporting individuals to start and grow businesses:
Caroline works in partnership with Bolton Council’s Economic Development team, ConnectEd, Bolton CVS and Bolton at Home to provide a comprehensive support service across Bolton. Caroline has vast knowledge of marketing strategy and digital marketing and 12years’ experience of coaching and mentoring early stage enterprises. Caroline has owned and operated a café and marketing consultancy so understands the challenges faced when establishing and growing a business.
Experienced Business Advisor, Andy Mather works alongside Salford and Trafford councils and has close links with their Growth, Planning and Education and skills teams. Andy has worked as both a Business Adviser and a European Trade Advisor for 10 years and provides tailored and strategic business advice to early stage companies who have aspirations to grow and thrive.
This workshop consists of four modules over a two-day session. To register for the full two-day programme, please use the registration form on this page. To attend individual modules, please register using the links below: