The Enterprise Club

The Enterprise Club is perfect for anyone considering becoming self-employed, starting a business or have already taken those first steps. The Club gives you an opportunity to network and access information, support and advice on starting and running a business from set-up onwards . The sessions are open to anyone thinking about setting up their own business or becoming self-employed and are free.   You don’t need to sign up for the whole series, you can come to one workshop or all of them.

The theme of the first week is : Is starting a business right for you?
Have you always wanted to work for yourself but not sure if it’s right for you?
Starting a business is a big decision if you’re going to give up a job perhaps or commit your money.  Wendy Breakell from Break Into Business will offer tips and advice to help you decide and make sure you choose the right business for you.

Take the guess work out of starting up – at this event you will:
• Hear about the ups, downs and rewards of being self employed
• Find out what makes a successful business person tick
• Learn about support available
• Get tips and ideas that work for you

The talk will be followed by a question and answer session and the opportunity to network with other local businesses and start ups.

Other topics in the coming weeks include:
Writing a business plan
Everything you need to consider in order to write a great business plan.

Book-keeping for beginners
Funding your business
Marketing for new businesses
Protecting your business – trademarks, copyright and patents
An overview of intellectual property and its importance to all businesses.
Social media for new businesses
A great introduction to engaging with current customers and reaching out to new customers through key social media platforms.

You never know who you might meet at our events: could be a new customer, or someone supplying something you really need. Or even an investor. But aside from that, starting and running a business can be very lonely. So it’s a good chance to meet other people in the same boat, share your experiences and knowledge, and get support from each other.

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