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Support for Start-ups and new ideas

Date: 17 September 2012 - Time: 9.30am – 1pm

You’ve got an idea for a business, but where do you start to make it happen? This workshop is perfect for people who want to become self-employed, start a business or launch a social enterprise.

With expert guidance, you’ll get a chance to explore your ideas, refine them and confidently understand what to do next to get your business off the ground.

The course will include:

  • Ways to identify if your idea is a good one
  • The stages you’ll need to go through before starting a businesses
  • Being self-employed vs forming a company
  • Writing an action plan for starting up
  • A chance to network with others looking to start a business

By the end of the workshop, you’ll learn and try out techniques to generate ideas for new ventures and will learn how to analyse those ideas to make sure they are worth pursuing. You’ll also gain an understanding of what steps they should be taking to turn their ideas into reality. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals, who are also exploring the option of starting their own business.

The facilitators are Clare Griffiths and Isebail MacKinnon. Clare Griffiths is an award-winning enterprise educator, who works at the University of Brighton, supporting students and graduates to develop their enterprise skills and entrepreneurial ideas.

Isebail MacKinnon is a SFEDI-accredited business advisor who delivers business support to small businesses in London and abroad. She has recently set up three micro-credit projects for enterprising women in Ghana and Uganda, having managed an award-winning project in East London.

Together, Clare and Isebail form Think Innovate Change LLP, and deliver and design training and innovation management tools for individuals who want to develop their creativity and innovation skills so that they can lead innovation and change in whatever they do, and turn their ideas into reality.

Venue: BMECP, 10A Fleet Street, 
Brighton, BN1 4ZE
Cost: n/a
Contact: Sarah Springford
Telephone: 01273 719097

01273 719097.


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