Enterprise for Success - Free 2 Day Masterclass on Setting up and Running a Successful Business

East Staffordshire Borough Council are pleased to invite potential entrepreneurs or new business start-ups to a free 2 day masterclass on all of the important aspects of running a successful business in the first 12 months.

Councillor Patricia Ackroyd, Deputy Leader for Enterprise, said: “The masterclass will cover aspects from getting in the right mind set, to important financial control techniques and are led by an experienced advisor from Blue Orchid. Whether you are a new business start-up or you’re just thinking about starting a business, this event will help you with everything you need to know for the first 12 months”.

The free workshops are taking place on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd October at the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton upon Trent between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Topics for the event include:

  • Reviewing the best legal structure for your business
  • Information and tools to help you research your idea, identify your target market and your competition
  • Help you to start to put your ideas into a structured Business Plan which you can use to develop your business and raise finance
  • Understanding your customers and how to market to effectively target them
  • Branding and promoting your business
  • The tools to implement a successful sales strategy
  • Understanding your business start-up costs and raising finance
  • Developing financial forecasts to assess the viability of your business idea
  • Help you to start to put your ideas into a structured business plan

Along with the workshops, budding entrepreneurs can have free access to support through the Enterprise for Success Programme with Blue Orchid. The support available includes:

  • One-to-one support from qualified advisors
  • Business plan preparation and cash flow forecasts
  • Specialist training courses covering marketing, finance, tax, business planning, e-commerce and PR
  • Referral to support organisations and networks

This £2m worth of support is being delivered by Blue Orchid - to book on today call 0800 0323488 and reserve your place.

2017-09-11 00:00:00