Starting your business – a 4 week programme, starting 4th Nov

Starting Your Business – a four week programme to give you the skills and knowledge to help you turn your business idea into a reality. 

Starting Friday 4th November and every Friday through 25th November

The aim of the workshops is to introduce you to the basics of how to start a business. It will look at business structures and how to register your business. The sessions will highlight the importance of business planning, costing and pricing, marketing and how to financially plan for your start up. On completion of the workshops you will have a strong foundation of which to bring your business idea into reality.

Please note: This course takes place each  for four weeks in total . Sessions start at 10am and end at 1pm. You will need to register for and attend all four sessions (for maximum benefit and to complete the programme).

The Programme – session by session.

Friday 4th Nov: 10am- 1pm – Workshop 1

Introduction to Starting Your Business In this workshop we will introduce you to business planning, record keeping and the different types of business structures.

Friday 11th Nov: 10am- 1pm – Workshop 2


What are the 7 Ps of marketing and why are they important to the growth of your new business? Do you have a Unique Selling Point? It will also look at SWOT, market research, marketing and action planning.

Friday 18th Nov: 10am- 1pm – Workshop 3

Introduction to financial planning Taking the fear out of business finance! We show you how to take the guesswork out of creating forecasts. We will also look at funding options for your Start-up.

Friday 25th Nov: 10am- 1pm Workshop 4

Promotion and Sales You will look at promotional strategies for your business and how to sell your product or service. It will encourage you to know the importance of effective communication with your potential customers.

Business Support is available free of charge to all Torbay residents from all backgrounds with the aim of harnessing local entrepreneurial talent. It is fully funded by Torbay Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

TDA delivers practical, high quality business skills workshops covering everything you need to know about starting a successful business, 1:1 support and a complete online learning resource as well. Join our flexible, award-winning programme and gain support through every step of your business journey, from developing your idea.

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