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Plan My Business – Wimborne – Dorset Growth Hub

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST

| Free

Do you want to revise your business plan? Never had a business plan to start with?
Then register for a FREE place on our brand new “Plan my Business” workshop.
This workshop is part of a series of new workshops called “New Business Success Programme” .

Can I attend?
To book your place, you must have registered your business as a Limited Company with Companies House or with HMRC as a Sole Trader ideally less than 12 months ago. You must also be able to provide your company number or the confirmation letter from HMRC with UTR number and start date.
There is one place available per business.

Why should I attend?
Business planning is a necessary exercise when starting a new business. Start-ups that want to grow successfully and more effectively, to attract funding or target new markets will only succeed when a robust business plan is in place.
This workshop will ensure that you have a business plan with a clear strategy; accurately assessing, examining and evaluating what you are trying to accomplish and what are the best ways to do so. Developing an effective plan will be realistic, and help you take into account your skills and experience, and what financial resources you have or will need to secure.
Writing a plan helps you think about what you will be doing, how you are going to do it, anticipate potential pitfalls and the competitive threats you face. The danger of not planning your business is having to learn as you go along which can be a costly and expensive path to choose.
Whether you need a business plan to raise finance or if it is just a guide for yourself, it is a working tool that you can use to help you run the business, measure progress and revise and update your strategy over time.

What will I learn?
In this workshop you will look at how to format a business plan by answering these five key questions.

• What problem is this business solving?
• Who is this business going to target and who will it be competing against?
• How will this business reach its target market?
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of this business?
• Does this business have the potential to make money?

In addition, you will learn how to write a succinct and effective Executive Summary that will engage potential investors. You will also look at how to evaluate additional elements you may need to help your business succeed, including the amount of time you may need for market research and developing a strategy. Finally, you will look at some common pitfalls and mistakes when writing a business plan.

Please make sure that you are able to attend the event before you apply to attend. If your place is confirmed and you are not able to attend we reserve the right to exclude you from further bookings where places are in short supply.

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

Tel – 03454 586 480 E-mail –

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 Dorset, UK registered SME’s and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset.

Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.

Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for 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 follow the link for full eligibility guidelines:

Some retail activities are also subject to ineligibility. Due to any ineligibility, we can only accept those who are eligible for our range of courses and workshops. If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 03454 586480 and a member of the Dorset Growth hub team will be happy to help.


September 24
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Merley House
Merley House Ln
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom


Dorset Growth Hub