Course Announcement: Starting Your Own Business

Starting Your Own Business

 Thinking of starting your own business but not sure where to start? Maybe you’ve already started and you’d like a few pointers to get you on your way?  Perhaps you’ve got an idea for the ‘next big thing – but you’ve no idea what to do next?

Our Starting Your Own Business four day course will help you through the early stages of planning your business. We’ll show you how to market your ideas, how to write a business plan, how to market your ideas, how to find customers – in short, we’ll help you work out if your business idea is viable and whether you’ve got it in you to make it a success.

We all know that ‘time is money’ and never more so than when you want to launch a new business – the last thing you want to do is waste time on the wrong things.

Run by people who have set up and sustained their own businesses our course will help you focus your ideas and concentrate on the key things you need to get you successfully started

We’ll help you get it right first time!

Interested?  Read on for more details:
To book a place call us on 0116 212 9045 or email

What Happens on the Course?

 Day 1: Exploring My Business Idea

  • What’s my business?
  • Do I have what it takes?
  • Evaluating my business idea
  • Who can help me?

Day 2: Focusing My Business Idea

  • Customer/client analysis
  • Who will buy my product/service?
  • Competitor analysis
  • Defining my product/service

 Day 3: Taking My Business Idea Forward

  • Writing the business case
  • Marketing the business product
  • Funding the business
  • Presenting the business case

Day 4: Getting My Business Idea Up and Running

  • Forming the business – the legal bits
  • Budgeting
  • Advertising
  • Promotion

Next Course – Dates and Venue

Our next course runs on 4 consecutive Mondays starting on Monday 14 January 2013 until Monday 1 February 2012.  All four days will be at the Leicester Creative Business Depot (LCB) Leicester, 9.30am – 4.30pm.

How Much will it Cost Me?

The cost for the 4 day taught programme is £800 (£200) per day.  This includes course facilitation, refreshments and lunches on taught days plus reference materials and tutor support.

Accreditation Option

As a participant on this programme you will have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Award at Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.  This qualification is designed to help potential entrepreneurs build the skills and knowledge they need to get their new business up and running.

If this interests you there is a separate cost of £150 which covers registration with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) (£75), ILM membership for six months, full access to the ILM Learning Zone, marking and assessment fees (£50) and student support/administration from the GWA team (£25)