Map Type
Pan Map

8 Week 'Start Your Own Business' (Sandyford): Begins Tue, 8th October

(04 Mar 2011)

COURSE TITLE:      'Start Your Own Business'
START DATE:          Tuesday, 8th October 2013

DURATION:              8 Weeks. Evenings (7-10pm). 
                                  Includes Tea/Coffee/Refreshments Break.
VENUE:                    The Beacon Hotel, Sandyford, Dublin 18. 
FEE:                          €150 per participant

1 book now new Thumbnail0 


Get Your Business Up & Running in 2013!

Are you looking to Start Your Own Business but are unsure of how and where to begin?

We've developed an 8 week evening programme for you. Under the guidance of specialist trainers, you will learn how to research your business idea, assess its commercial viability, pick an appropriate business structure, identify sources of funding and explore effective sales and marketing strategies. All course content has been carefully chosen to support any new product or service-led business. Class sizes are limited to 15 people to ensure maximize learning outcomes for participants

This course runs from Tuesday, 8th October to Tuesday, 26th November 2013.
The training will be delivered by Optimum Training.

Start Your Own Business - Course Content (Week by Week*)


Session 1

Tue, 8th Oct

What it takes to be an Entrepreneur

- Exploring the Realities of Starting & Running
  a Business in a Competitive Environment
- Commence the Business Planning Process

Session 2  

Tue, 15th Oct

 Marketing Your Start-Up

- Assessing Market Opportunities
- How to Promote Your Business on a Budget
- Online & Social Media Strategies
- Cost Effective Advertising
- Market Research Methods

Session 3

Tue, 22nd Oct

Business Law

- Legal Considerations for Your Start-Up
- Choosing a Business Structure
  [Sole Trader, Partnership, Limited Company]
- Health & Safety Considerations
- Insurance & Pension Issues

Session 4


Tue, 29th Oct


Small Business Finance

- Pricing Your Product or Service
- Break Even Analysis
- Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet & Cashflow Statements
- Options for Raising Finance

Session 5 

Tue, 5th Nov

Cashflow Management & Taxation

- Understanding the Fundamentals of Business Taxation
- Explanation of PAYE, PRSI & VAT

Session 6

Tue, 12th Nov

The Small Business Sales Process

- Developing a Sales Action Plan
- Understanding Consumer Buying Behaviour
- How to Prospect for Customers
- Minimizing 'Time-Wasting' Sales Activity

Session 7

Tue, 19th Nov

How to 'Recession Proof' Your Business

- Lessons in Customer Relationship Management
- How to Control Business Costs
- Developing Business-Winning Competitor/Market Analysis

Session 8

Tue, 26th Nov

Concluding the Business
Planning Process

- Review of Course Content
- Establishing Objectives for Your Business

* Please note that changes to the running order of these sessions may be made.


'Start Your Own Business' Course - How it is Delivered

This course features group work, individual tasks, presentations, Q&A and exercises. The priority is to equip participants with knowledge and skills which they can implement into their new businesses.

Book Your Place & Get Your Business Started ....

The Course Fee is €150 per person and is payable prior to course commencement.
To Book & Pay for your place now, simply follow the 'Book Now' link below.
If you need any assistance, please contact Lisa Brown on (01) 494 8400 or [email protected]

1 book now new Thumbnail0 






Bookmark and Share


Search - Use spaces to separate your keywords

© 2013 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board,

  • Nutgrove Enterprise Park Nutgrove Way Rathfarnham Dublin 14, Ireland
  • Phone: , Fax: +353 1 494 8410
  • Email:

Website Development by