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Start Smart – Growing Your Small Business In Rochdale

Date: 25th - 26th September 2019
Location: Rochdale - To be confirmed
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Theme: Start a business, Business Strategy, Operational efficiency

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:

Business Basics:

  • 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:

 

Ashley Alletson

Business Advisor Ashley Alletson has over 5 years’ experience of supporting start-up businesses and works closely alongside Rochdale Borough Council and Bury Council to offer business advice in a range of areas to new enterprises. With a background in start-up business finance, he specialises in supporting individuals with financial applications, business planning and cash flow forecasting, as well as  other areas, delivering advice to help grow businesses in the early stage and reach their full potential.

 

Phil Starr

Phil brings over 6 years’ experience in setting up and growing new business,  having  previously established and ran his own financial services company for over 10 years.  He understands many of the challenges facing businesses in their early stages. His extensive background in sales and marketing for multinational pharmaceutical organisations as well as retail and social enterprises means he is ideally placed to give your business a boost.

 

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:

Market Research and Marketing

Costs, Finance Sources, Tax and VAT

Cash Flow, Costs, Breakeven and Pricing

 

Please note this workshop is subject to change.

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