Online Business Start-up Masterclass

This free online Masterclass covers all of the important aspects of setting up and running a successful business in the first 12 months.

What will you learn? 

Covering everything from getting into the right mind set to important financial control techniques, these four three-hour sessions are crammed with everything you will need to know and is led by an experienced Blue Orchid Business Advisor.

This event is designed to assist you whether you are about to start trading, or require help to grow within your first 12 months of trade. Experienced advisors will guide you through the main components relating to starting a new business.

Please note: the classes are only open to individuals and businesses based in York and North Yorkshire.

Sessions and dates

Session 1 – Exploring Enterprise – Monday 12 October from 9:30am – 12:30pm

• Reviewing the best legal structure for your business.

• What is self-employment and how do I register?

Session 2 – Market Research – Tuesday 13 October from 9:30am – 12:30pm

• Information and tools to help you research your idea, identify your target market and your competition.

• Branding and promoting your business.

• The tools to implement a successful sales strategy.

• Understanding your business start-up costs and raising finance.

Session 3 – Finance and Legal – Thursday 15 October from 09:30am – 12:30pm

• Understanding your business start-up costs and raising finance.

• Developing financial forecasts to assess the viability of your business idea.

• Income Tax, VAT and Corporation Tax.

• Accountancy records and invoicing.

Session 4 – Business Planning – Friday 16 October from 09:30am – 12:30pm

• What is a business plan?

• Do I need a business plan?

• Where do I start?

• Using a business plan for gaining finance

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