Start Smart: Growing Your Small Business - July Workshop Series
Date: 12th July 2022
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Theme: Start a business, Business Strategy, Operational efficiency
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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.
12th July - Exploring Your Business Idea - Business Planning:
- Business costs and employing staff
- Premises/Business location
- Sources of Finance and Tax - doing the right thing with HMRC
13th July - Cash Flow, Costs, Breakeven and Pricing:
- Cash Flow Management
- Financial Terms, what does it all mean
- Costs, breakeven and Pricing
19th July - Marketing Strategy:
- What is in your business name and brand?
- Legal & Regulatory requirements
- Insurance, the considerations
20th July - Online Presence:
- Market research - assess threats and opportunities for your business
- Profiling your customers and its importance
- Search Engine recommendations and Social Media
This workshop is delivered by Start Smart Advisors, of whom have a wealth of experience supporting individuals to start and grow businesses:
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.
Business Advisor Carmen Hanif demonstrated a passion for business by running her own market stall at sixteen years old and going on to run her own successful business for many years. Carmen established her career working alongside Directors and Senior Executives in both the public and private sectors and has practical, hands-on experience of all aspects of starting and running a business. With a passion for helping people start their own business, Carmen is able to draw on her own experiences and offer practical advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Where is it?
This event will take place on Zoom.