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Business Start-up Programme – 29th March – Webinar – Dorset Growth Hub

29th March 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST

Thought about starting your own business?

About this event

(PLEASE NOTE: This funded free course is only available to individuals and businesses in Dorset)

Then register for a FREE place on the next Business Start-up Programme. The course is hosted on Zoom by our friendly Business Growth Consultants and is jam packed full of useful, actionable content to get your business idea moving forward.

Can I attend?

• I have a Dorset postcode

• I am thinking of starting a business and I have a genuine business idea

• I have not yet started trading and have not registered my business yet

If you do not meet the above criteria and register for a place, you will be contacted by a member of the team to discuss your suitability for the course.

You MUST complete the registration paperwork sent to you electronically in good time before the event. Failure to complete the electronic registration paperwork in good time prior to the event will mean we will be unable to provide the Zoom link to access the webinar.

Why should I attend?

When you’re starting in business it’s important that you get the basics right. This comprehensive, fully funded workshop will provide information and guidance to help deal with the key issues that are going to be fundamental to setting up and succeeding in business. They are delivered by experienced start-up Business Growth Consultants – real business people who will give you the opportunity to ask questions and invite discussion. The workshops are provided for people planning on starting a business and those who have no previous experience of running a business.

The workshop will be delivered in three key online sessions of up to 2 hours with downloadable and printable course resources and online resources for completion the day after the course plus a one-to-one session with a Business Support Advisor to wrap everything up. Our Business Growth Consultants will be available throughout the day to deal with questions and queries.

Day 1 – Tuesday 29th March

09.30 – 11.00 Part 1 – Researching Your Business

11.30 – 13.30 Part 2 – Planning and Setting Up Your Business

14.30 – 16.00 Part 3 – Marketing Your Business

Post-course – Part 4 – Business Finance and Supported Individual Development

What will I learn?

Part 1 – Researching Your Business

• How to take a step back, before spending any money or time, and really focus on the viability of your business idea

• Identifying your potential customers, researching your market and analysing your competition

Part 2 – Planning and setting up your Business

• Understand the necessity of writing a business plan and what to include

• Evaluate the business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

• Looking at how much money you will realistically need to start your business

• Examine various sources of funding and finance for your business

• Suppliers, pricing and insurance

• Legal status

• Develop an understanding of business finance

Part 3 – Marketing Your Business

• Building your brand

• Website basics

• Marketing

• Social media basics

• Launch planning

Part 4 – Business Finance and Supported Individual Development

• Business Finance

• Completion of course booklet

• Access to 121 support

How to Access this Webinar:

After registering here on Eventbrite, you will receive our DGH programme registration forms via Docusign, our e-signing facility. You must complete these ahead of the event. You will then receive a Zoom link 2 hours prior to start time.

For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact Dorset Growth Hub:

Tel – 03454 586 480 E-mail – info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk.

This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to businesses that have a Dorset postcode. Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for financial support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: fishery & aquaculture, primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors, synthetic fibres, generalised school-age education, banking and insurance companies. (please see here for full eligibility guidelines). If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth Hub Team will be happy to help.