Start Your Business SYLLABUS

MODULE 1: PREPARATION – BEFORE YOU START YOUR BUSINESS
  • 1.1. Self-assessment. Are you an entrepreneur?
  • 1.2. Market Research and competition analysis
  • 1.3. Developing, assessing and testing your idea
  • 1.4. Funding – how to finance your business idea
  • 1.5. Availing of help
MODULE 2: INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
  • 2.1. Income sources and pricing
  • 2.2. Marketing, advertising, promotion
  • 2.3. Building your marketing and sales strategy
  • 2.4. Make full use of technology
MODULE 3: SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS
  • 3.1. Your business structure
  • 3.2. Business name, brands and
  • intellectual property
  • 3.3. Legislation/regulation/permissions
  • 3.4. Registering the business
MODULE 4: RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS
  • 4.1. Budgets and cash flow
  • 4.2. Accounting, record keeping and taxes
  • 4.3. Business bank account and online banking
  • 4.4. Arranging finance
  • 4.5. Insurance
  • 4.6. Premises
  • 4.7. Home based business
  • 4.8. Staff, motivation and training
  • 4.9. Suppliers
MODULE 5: BUSINESS PLAN
  • 5.1. What is a business plan and why do you need one?
  • 5.2. Sections in the business plan
  • 5.3. Access help to write your plan
MODULE 6: LAUNCHING YOUR BUSINESS
  • 6.1. Planning a successful business launch
  • 6.2. Time management and delegation
  • 6.3. Personal development
  • 6.4. Building Your Business Network