Create an understanding of the responsibilities of opening a new business. Instill a need to prepare by conducting comprehensive Market Research which will be used to prepare an accurate Business Plan supported by a robust Cash Flow Projection.
This one day seminar explores the following:
- Is your business idea legal
- Have you the skills to manage a business alone
- If not do you have a family member or friend who can help you
- Do you have to work from premises or can you work from home
- Do you have the appropriate tools/equipment or vehicle
- Do you have sufficient funding
- Have you tested your idea in the marketplace
- Do you understand how to conduct Market Research and how to record its findings
- What is the purpose of your Market Research
- If it is to prove the business and raise funds, do you know how to present your case
This short course will examine all of these questions and help you to provide answers.
In addition it will afford you the tools to prove your business idea to others whilst also helping you to build your Business Plan and Cash Flow Projection.
Not only will you have the confidence to go ahead with your idea, but you will be much better equipped to make provision for the sustainable success of your venture.
Indicate your interest in attending by completing the attached questionnaire which should be returned with your application.
The course is delivered in two sections:
- a.m. Assessment and Evaluation
- p.m. Business Planning
Workshop fees includes refreshments and lunch.
Facilitator: Charles Morton
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Charles began his working life in the oil industry with Mobil Oil. During a nearly ten year period, he developed through the ranks of process control, operations, distribution, marketing and sales. During this time he studied for diplomas in sales management, marketing management & business administration.
Sold materials handling equipment including JCB, Terex, Clark and Michigan for international distributor of materials handling equipment.
Formed own company in 1987 assisting with business start-up for micro and small businesses in 1990. Activities included: market research, business planning, estimating cash flow projections, negotiating funding and agreeing contracts.
Moved to London 1999 and worked for enterprise start-up organisation InBiz LTD until 2008. During this time Charles assisted with the successful growth of InBiz from a company which employed 50 people at time of joining with a turnover of £850’000 to time of leaving 320 employees and a turnover in excess of £22 million. Charles also joined the Institute of Business Advisers and was inducted as a Prince’s Trust Mentor in September 2002. During his time with InBiz, Charles assisted with the start-up of 34’000 new businesses. It is accurately recorded that over 80% of InBiz