Start Your Own Business Training
To Prepare the learners for the reality of running and owning a business in a post-Brexit economy. The training manual will be the book written by the trainer: All the Mistakes (you could make or avoid starting a business in Ireland). It is structured over 11 chapters which are concentrated into 9 classes.
At the end of each chapter there is a practical checklist to support participants through the journey. The Focus of the training is financial viability with the underlying message: Don’t start the business without the strong likelihood of viability.
The 10th class is delivered as an opportunity for participants to pitch their business for 3 minutes a la Dragons Den. The outcome of the training is a completed business plan which would be suitable for a microfinance application.
1. Research & Educate
2. Arming Yourself to Drive the Business
3. Year 1 Business Plan - Presenting Your Business
The content of the plan is the first time you present the business so we have to examine the message so that it is presented both verbally and in writing as you would want it. It is the content of the plan that is delivered in session 10 so we also look at the presenting skills.
5. Internet & Communication
6. Marketing & Sales
7. Finance & Tax
In regard to Tax: It is a fact of life so there is basic information on most of what you will meet and more details where it is more likely you have to deal with it.
8. Insurance & People
9. Registrations, Safety & Compliance
10. Pitching the Business
Grow Your Business Workshop
This is most often a workshop model rather than a training. We support learners in the process of growing a business in a post Brexit economy.
The training manual will be thesequel to the book written by the trainer: All the Mistakes (you could make or avoid starting a business in Ireland) It is structured over 9 chapters and develops strategies for business growth in the micro and small business sector. (This book is as yet untitled and will be published in mid-2020.)
At the end of each chapter there is a practical checklist to support participants through the journey. The 6 sessions will aim to create a stage 2 implementable business plan to allow the owner to achieve full viability and move into growth
The outcome of the training is a completed business plan which would be suitable for a microfinance application.
1. Where are we now? Where did we think we would be?
We review the skill base in the business with a view to necessary upskilling. What do you need to learn measured as urgent and important? The difficulty with this is how are you supposed to know what it is that you don’t know?
2. Working ON the Business
3. The Next Version of the Business Plan: Test and Measure
4. Financial Management & Accounts
5. Marketing and Sales
Business StartUP Bootcamp
A One Day Immersion into the world of Start Up For those just dipping their toes in the water. The session includes the basics on all of the following. Again referring to ‘All the Mistakes’.
- Change from an employee to a Business Owner
- Financial support
- Creating a Business and its Plan
- Fundamental Management
- SWOT & USED Analyses
- The Viability Test
- Understanding Business Structures
- Basic Marketing
- Market Analysis
- Finding and Targeting the ideal client
- Building a Marketing Plan and ways to implement it
- What not to do
- Selling Skills
- The sales Process
- Closing the Sale
- One Minute Accounts
- Simplifying Jargon
- Basic Accounts
- VAT and Income Tax
- Cash Flow Management
- Insurance & Employment
- The Nuts & Bolts of the process