Get Started

, 10.00 - 17.00 FREE
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Get the knowledge and information you need to successfully launch a business

In this full day workshop we will cover the essentials of what you need to do to set up and launch a business. It will cover:

  1. A self-assessment of whether you are ready to launch a business or not

  2. Finding the facts - answering some of the typical questions that arise when starting in business

  3. Must-know marketing – find out how marketing to the right customers and in the right marketplace can ensure your success

  4. Financing a new business – start-up funding options you can consider

  5. Figuring out the financials – we’ll help you demystify business finances and we’ll explain some important accounting terms

  6. Bringing it all together – we will help you get your business plan started

After attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify effective market research techniques

  • Identify and quantify the market opportunity

  • Develop competitive service/product offers

  • Develop a successful marketing strategy

  • Generate sales, break-even and profit and loss forecasting techniques.

  • Produce a clear business plan

  • Understand how to raise finance from banks, investors or other sources of funding

  • Know where else to go in order to gain additional support and advice

Don’t forget we have over £5m worth of online market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor amongst others, company data for over 144 million UK and global companies, over 60 million patents and more. With a Reader Pass you can access all of these resources for free before or after your workshop (or in the break if you can’t keep away!) and get your business ahead of the competition.

This workshop is run by Centa Business Services, a long standing social enterprise and registered Enterprise Agency providing business support in central London. This event is fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the British Library as part of the Innovating for Growth Start-ups programme – a series of workshops, events and advice clinics, designed to support new business and innovation in London.



Name: Get Started
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 10.00 - 17.00
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
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