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Start-up Smart: One Day Business Course

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’re launching your own business or becoming self-employed, this course will introduce the basics of starting and running a business!

About this Event

If you are launching your own business or becoming self-employed, this course will introduce the basics of starting and running a business in just one day!

What will you learn?

PNE’s expert business advisors will take you through a range of subjects, providing essential information and supporting you to develop skills that will help give your business the best possible foundations. These include:

  • An introduction to business
  • What are entrepreneurial skills?
  • Exploring different business structures
  • Business planning
  • Writing a business plan
  • Conducting a SWOT analysis
  • The value of SMART goals
  • Market research
  • Why invest in market research?
  • Learn market research techniques
  • Top Tips on market research
  • Marketing
  • How to network effectively
  • Learn digital marketing
  • Top Tips on marketing
  • Finance
  • Ways to finance your start-up
  • Understanding pricing strategies
  • Writing a cashflow forecast
  • An introduction to tax

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered online through a trainer presentation with activities to support your learning. The learning activities are designed to allow you to relate the materials to develop your business idea, you will need to have a pen and paper ready. After you have viewed the course please let us know, along with feedback.

If you have any questions you can email the team at bss@pne.org and an advisor will contact you.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed at individuals who have a business idea and want to take the next steps to making it a reality.

It is appropriate for those who have no or limited experience of starting and running a business, as well as those who have some experience of self-employment or business but are seeking to grow their skills and give their new venture a strong foundation for success.

Why choose PNE Enterprise?

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the PNE Enterprise (www.pne-enterprise.org) team offer business support and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses within the region, providing confidential advice, training courses and workshops, mentoring schemes and access to funding advice.

To date, they have supported over 10,000 businesses to start-up and, in 2018, won Enterprise Team of the Year at the National Enterprise Network Awards.

Why is this course free?

This course is funded through European Structural and Investment Funds for more information on what this means please contact PNE Enterprise.

Most services offered by PNE Enterprise are provided without charge. We are able to provide them without charge thanks to a mix of funding, including from the UK Government, the EU, local authorities and private and third-sector organisations. Additionally, as a social enterprise, we reinvest any surplus income from our work into enterprise development activities in the North East.

When you have booked a place via eventbrite an advisor will be in touch to complete the necessary paperwork for you.