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Starting Your Own Business


Business, Finance and Management

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



6 weeks



Available at

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to look at the option of starting your own business. It will explore the possibilities available and how to take the next step in creating your business. Giving you the chance to turn something you enjoy into employment. The course runs for 6 weeks, sessions last for 2 hours, and it is taught during school hours and during term time.

What will I learn?

What is out there already

Looking at the competition and any gaps your business could fill?

The legal requirements to set up

Type of business ownership you require. The different legislation you need to
know. The requirements for Tax and VAT registering your business.

Money matters

The costs involved and managing these. We will cover how to present the
numbers through projected cash flow, profit and loss and break-even point.

Resources required

What do you already have and what will you need.

Making a business plan

This will put all that you have researched into a formal plan.

Marketing your business

Making a marketing plan to fit your business.

Review and evaluation

Covering how you will check the success of your business.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements with this course.

Additional Costs and Information

You just need a pen and notebook and calculator

You may be entitled to fee remission if you meet the criteria. To find out more please contact us on 01225 756289
*Subject to change where required to meet learner needs

The course will run one day a week at our Chippenham campus, the dates available are below:
06.02.23-27.03.23 Monday 12:30-14:30

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