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8 Week 'Start Your Own Business' (Rathfarnham): Begins Tue, 9th Oct

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COURSE TITLE:      'Start Your Own Business'
START DATE:          Tuesday,9th October 2012
DURATION:              8 Weeks. Evenings (7-10pm). 
                                  Includes Tea/Coffee/Refreshments Break.
VENUE:                    Nutgrove Enterprise Park, Nutgrove Way
                                  Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. 

Get Your Business Up & Running!

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, 9th October to Tuesday, 27th November 2012.

Additional FREE Benefits for Course Participants

FETAC Level 6 Certification [Optional]

'Starting Your Own Business': A Workbook. 3rd Ed

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


Session 1

Tue, 9th 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, 16th 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, 23rd 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, 30th 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, 6th Nov

Cashflow Management & Taxation

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

Session 6

Tue, 13th 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, 20th 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, 27th Nov

Guest Speaker &
Conclusion of Business Planning

- 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] 






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