Get ready for business

- , 10.00 - 17.00 FREE

Find out how to set up your business and avoid common start-up pitfalls in seven easy steps

This high energy and practical full-day, 6-hour workshop (including regular breaks with refreshments) is your practical guide to setting up your business.

Our experts will cover the following steps to help you develop your business idea from concept to market and will include: 

Creating a robust business

  • Reasons why businesses fail
  • Is it for me?

  • What are the characteristics of an entrepreneur
  • What skills, talent or experience are required?
  • Do I work 9-5 or 5-9?
  • Why start a business?

  • Importance of your values
  • Starting a business in its simplest from – Minimum Viable Product

  • What is needed for you to start your business?
  • Researching the market
  • Testing and validating your idea
  • Getting started – Legal and operations – the things you need to know!

  • Company formation
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Let’s build a simple but effective business plan

  • Types of business plans – traditional vs modern
  • The Business Model Canvas
  • Time to build your plan!

  • Practical advice will be enhanced by interactive exercises to embed your learning and ensure you can apply what you’ve learned. By the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to successfully set up your own business.

    This workshop is part of a two day offering. So do book to attend the follow on fully funded workshop What next for my business idea? for more business information.

    Attend this workshop in these boroughs:

    Croydon - Wednesday 17 July 2019

    Greenwich - Wednesday 14 August 2019 

    Lambeth - Thursday 22 August 2019

    Waltham Forest - Wednesday 4 September 2019

    Newham - Thursday 5 September 2019

    Tower Hamlets - Wednesday 11 September 2019

    Bexley - Thursday 12 September 2019

    Southwark - Wednesday 18 September 2019

    Lewisham - Thursday 19 September 2019

    Haringey - Wednesday 25 September 2019

    The project is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the British Library, ten participating London boroughs and generously supported by JP Morgan and Arts Council England.


    Name: Get ready for business
    When: - , 10.00 - 17.00
    Price: Admission: Free entry