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Bristol Airport to sponsor Business Start-up Course

We’re delighted to be able to announce that we have added an additional Business Start-up Course to the calendar. The course, which will be sponsored by Bristol Airport and therefore FREE to attend if you are based in North Somerset, will run on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August 2013.

The business start-up course provides information and guidance to help deal with three key issues that will be fundamental to the performance and success of your new venture. The course will be delivered by an experienced advisor and will give you the opportunity to answer any questions or problems you may have.

Topics covered on the Business Start-Up Course are:

Day 1 – Getting the Basics Right

  • What is and why complete a business plan
  • Contents of the business plan
  • Reasons for failure
  • Legal status and business names
  • Income tax and National Insurance
  • VAT
  • Health & Safety
  • Premises
  • Insurances
  • Contracts, terms and conditions
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Employment Law

Day 2 – Finding and Keeping Customers

  • Marketing principles
  • Marketing Research
  • Assessing the competition
  • Profiling your customers
  • Customer care
  • Pricing your profits
  • Promotion, image, advertising, websites etc
  • Selling skills
  • Marketing plan

Day 3 – Making Money and Making a Profit

  • Calculating start-up costs and ongoing costs
  • Break even calculations, viability
  • Financial Records and book-keeping
  • Invoicing
  • Profit & loss, cash flow forecasts and Balance Sheets statements
  • Raising money and funding
  • Financial planning
  • Writing and presenting your business plan

The business start-up course is concluded by a summary of all the three days content that will enable you to produce a comprehensive plan for your business.

For further details or to book a place please contact Hazel Wintle on 01934 418 118 or

People on the buisness start-up course