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Start Up Skills
Open to Veterans, Service Leavers, Spouses, Dependants, Reservists and Cadets over 18.

This practical workshop will equip you with essential business skills and information to take your business idea to the next level.

Key content covered in this one-day workshop include:

  • The good, bad and the ugly of self-employment: Allowing individuals to understand the pathway to self-employment and whether it is right for them
  • Market research: Understanding the importance of market research and competitor analysis. Knowing how to effectively market yourself.
  • Key business planning and financial forecasting documents: We will guide you through drafting business plans and financial forecasting which are key to setting up your own business
Length of Workshop - 1 Day
Price - Free
 
Self-Employment Awareness
Open to Service Leavers.

The aim of the day is to explore self-employment as an option for resettlement and to look at what you need to consider if you want to pursue this further. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means to you, your family, and your finances.

Key content covered in this workshop include:
  • The good, bad and the ugly of self-employment: Allowing individuals to understand the pathway to self-employment and whether it is right for them
  • Planning the launch of a successful business: Key guidance and support with key business planning documents
  • Understanding Markets: Helping individuals to understand the importance of identifying their USP, conducting market research and competitor analyses.
Length of Workshop - 1 Day
Price - Free
Business Advice and Marketing
Open to Veterans, Service Leavers, Spouses, Dependants, Reservists and Cadets over 18.

If you are running a small business or planning to launch one soon, this workshop will help you to develop your marketing, sales and financial planning after launch.

You will be able to ask for advice from our coaches and benefit from peer-to-peer networking.

Key content covered in this one-day workshop include:
  • Business name and legal structure: Understanding the impact which your business name can have on your business. Individuals will also be explained the advantages and disadvantages of different legal structures.
  • Image, branding and promotional tools: Understanding the importance of branding and marketing.
  • Pricing and selling: Understanding the importance of defined pricing and selling strategies.
Length of Workshop - 1 Day
Price - Free
Enterprise and Self-Employment
Open to Service Leavers.

The aim of this course is to provide Service Leavers who intend to start up their own business specific training to enable them to launch and sustain it.

  • In-depth analysis of the business plan: To enable individuals to understand their business in context. A key part of this is ensuring appropriate challenge.
  • Marketing: From market research, and understanding the market and competitors through to how to market oneself effectively. This would include segmentation, competitor analysis and social media.
  • Money and finance: This is covered in an accessible, interactive way – enabling individuals to understand what to consider and how to apply it and risk mitigation.
  • Networking, Connections and Support.
  • Legal aspects. This covers various points from intellectual property to legal set-ups for starting a business.
Length of Workshop - 2 Days
Price - POA