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Enterprising You: Starting Your Business - Introduction to Planning and Finance (1) (1)

Date: 13th March 2024
Location: Zoom
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Theme: Start a business, Business Strategy

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Are you in the process of starting up a business? In this online workshop, we'll introduce you to the Lean Canvas—a handy one-page tool designed to streamline your research and planning during the start-up phase.

We'll cover:

Introduction and working through the Lean Canvas

We'll walk you through the ins and outs of this efficient tool to give your startup a solid foundation.

Business finance breakdown

Breakdown of the essentials, including sources of finance and a clear understanding of the costs involved.

Costs incurred in a business

Explore the different types of costs your business might encounter and how to manage them effectively.

Managing finance overview

Get a practical overview of managing your finances, cashflow, making profits, and sourcing funding.

Attendees will learn the ropes of planning and organising their start-up journey using the Lean Canvas, gaining valuable insights into the financial aspects of running a business. Get ready to turn your ideas into a well-structured reality!

EnterprisingYou is delivered by GM Business Growth Hub, which is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The £7.5m funding has been made possible thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding to deliver UKSPF projects, which forms part of the Government’s wider Levelling Up agenda.

As this workshop is fully-funded, businesses are subject to eligibility criteria:

  • Pre-revenue businesses only, i.e. individuals residing in Greater Manchester that have an idea for a business, or are starting up but have not made any sales.
  • Individuals should also not have received any pre-start support from GM Business Growth Hub within the last 2 years.

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09:30 - 10:30 Introduction and discussion around Lean Canvas
10:45 - 11:15 Introduction to business finance
11:15 - 11:45 Costs incurred and managing finance
11:45 - 12:30 Sources of funding
12:30 Close

Where is it?

This event will take place on Zoom.

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