How to start a business: The basics

This session will provide you with the key information and tools to plan and start your own business.

What to expect from this webinar

Whatever your reasons may be for considering being your own boss, we are here to support you and help you decide if this is the right path for you.

We will cover:

  • Personal finance
  • Planning – how much do you need to earn?
  • Researching your market – who your customers are, understanding your competition and what the trends are within your chosen field
  • Business structure – what are the core business structures? How to decide which is right for you and how to register as a business
  • Creating your start-up action plan – an outline
  • Marketing
  • Pricing
  • Naming the business
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Forecasting
  • Financing, banking, insurance, and VAT
  • Tax

Please note: A link to access the webinar, on GoTo platform, will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email. You may need to look in your ‘Junk’ folder to find it.

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Essential Info

25th July 2024

18:00 - 20:00

National (all regions)


Advertising & Marketing, Business Development, Finance, Starting Up.

National Webinar - Available across Scotland

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