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Outset Cornwall - Start Your Business Sessions (Helston Area) ** ONLINE**

Our Start Your Business sessions allow you to explore whether starting a business is right for you.

The eight-session programme covers:

Thursday 29th October - Session 1: Exploring Enterprise

We explore your transferable skills, experience, strengths and interests, identify any barriers you face and how to overcome them, plus we look at your ideas and ambitions for self-employment.

Thursday 5th November - Session 2: Ideas & Individuality

We look at how your individual skills, experience and interests can be used to generate ideas that you can develop into a sustainable business.

Thursday 12th November - Session 3: Your Customers & Competitors

Taking your new business idea, we look at how to effectively research your new market so you can identify who your potential customers and competitors might be and start building your target customer profile.

Thursday 19th November - Session 4: Motivation & Management

Getting a small business up and running is certainly an exciting challenge, so to keep things moving forward and avoid it becoming stressful, this session helps you start setting clear goals and building a timeline of key activities to help you develop your plans and ideas without losing momentum.

Thursday 26th November - Session 5: Progress & Presentation

In this session, we look at some key market research elements in more depth, together with essential marketing activities that will help you promote your new business clearly and effectively right from the start.

Thursday 3rd December – Session 6: Finance & Focus

Money can often cause huge stress and worry, so in this session we start looking at costs, budgets and your personal income requirements, so that you can gain a better understanding and start planning your self-employment future.

Thursday 10th December– Session 7: Feasibility & First Steps

Now we start putting together everything you’ve learned so far into a mini-business plan, which will help you see how feasible your ideas are and what needs a bit more development, giving you a clear to-do list to help you move forward.

Thursday 17th December – Session 8: Planning & Presentations

Using your to-do list from the last session to develop your mini-business plan further, now you get the chance to share your business idea as a “sales pitch” with your peers in a safe friendly environment. You’ll also find out how to access advice and support after you start trading and re-connect with one of our Outset advisors.

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops will take place via our online training room – all you need is a phone, laptop or tablet, with an internet connection, to join. One of our team will contact you a few days before and send you the link to use to join us.

What we ask from you:

As we are a funded project, we ask that when you sign up for our training sessions, you agree to complete 12 hours of training.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Eligibility criteria apply: please contact us to find out more. If you are not eligible for this project, we will put you in touch with someone who can help.

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