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New Confidence for Business Start ups programme for 2015
Taster information session – Tuesday 3rd Feb 9:30am – 1pm.
Full programme – 7 workshops over 8 weeks
Confidence for Business Start-ups Programme
- Have you thought about working for yourself or making money for yourself in your spare time, perhaps building on a hobby, interest or skill you already have?
- Have you then dismissed it because you don’t know anything about running a business or being self-employed?
- Does it seem too scary to go in and talk to a business advisor at Business Gateway, because you don’t have a firm idea of what your business is or how you could make it happen?
- Are you serious about wanting to make money for yourself?This programme will help you take the next step from having an idea about working for yourself and build confidence that you can do it. There are 7 morning workshops, spread over 8 weeks, with the possibility for childcare in the crèche while you attend the workshops. Between workshops there is some homework for you to prepare for the next one and continue building up your confidence in you and your business.
Your business idea could be part time to fit around your other commitments or full time.
The programme starts with workshops on recognising and working to your strengths, resilience, and refining your business idea to create your business purpose and vision.
Later workshops introduce managing time, business essentials and creating your plan of action, including which other Free Business Gateway courses to attend to learn essential business skills, the next steps to create your business, and an introduction to a Business Gateway Advisor.
Contact Sue Mitchell on Sue.Mitchell@midlothian.gov.uk or 0131 271 3377