Business Startup

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course is intended for anyone who is planning to launch a new business (or who has recently done so). The aim of the course is to develop a range of key skills required to successfully start a new business

Course Content

As you plan your new business, you will learn about:

How to prepare and develop a useful business plan

Identifying possible funding options and sources of professional advice and support for new business

Setting business objectives and identifying the resources required

Marketing techniques used in small business including going online, internet marketing and social media

Financial planning including cash flow forecast , forecasting sales and getting pricing right

Understanding Tax, NI and Regulations for new business

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Learners should have a good level of literacy and a basic understanding of the use of IT.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper

Assessment Methods

There is no formal qualification associated with this course. However the tutor will set learning activities as part of the learners? development on this programme.

Further Study Options

The college offers a range of startup training courses:
Grow your business
Setting up your own consultancy
Carrying out effective market research
Webdesign & creation
Digital marketing
Social media for business
PR Marketing and advertising

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.

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