1st Steps to Start-Up – FREE 2 Day Workshop 29th & 30th June 2020 – Free Virtual Event

1st Steps to Start-Up – FREE 2 Day Workshop 29th & 30th June 2020 – Free Virtual Event

If you are looking to start a successful business or go self-employed this exciting, innovative online workshop is designed for you.

This two day event delivered by our experienced Business Advisor Richard Voisey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-voisey-83b56a10) will improve your understanding of the steps you need to take to start a successful business and avoid some of the common pitfalls facing start-ups.

This unique programme is delivered though an interactive live video platform alongside access to many helpful tools and provides lots of opportunity to join in the discussions and activities.  Our aim is to help develop vital knowledge and increase confidence so you can move forward quickly in turning your plans into reality.

This workshop is fully funded and therefore free for you. Both days must be attended and you must live in Norfolk or Suffolk.  You will receive easy to follow instructions of how to join us online and ideally you will have access to a laptop, PC or tablet although it is possible to join using a smart phone.

Please note that this webinar is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the New Anglia LEP Start Up  programme to help SMEs.  Therefore registration forms are required.


  • Date 29th June, 2020
  • Time 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Venue Virtual Event

Event Description

29th & 30th June 2020 09.30-16.30

During the two days we will cover:

  • Are you ready to go self employed or start a business?
  • Effective market research
  • Choosing a business name
  • What makes a good advert
  • The essentials of social media and digital marketing
  • How to set up your business and stay within the rules
  • What business records you’ll need to keep
  • Decoding accounting language and make it easy to understand
  • How tax works
  • How to write a business plan
  • How to write a cashflow/financial forecast and work out your profit
  • Where to get funding for start ups

After you leave this course you will:  

  • Be able to see if your idea can make a profit
  • Have the tools to help you do effective market research
  • Know how to reach the right customers for your business
  • Create adverts that get attention and work
  • Know which business structure will work best for you
  • Understand basic tax and bookkeeping requirements for sole traders and limited companies
  • Know how to create a cashflow and work out your profit.
  • Be able to write a clear business plan to help you get finance
  • Have more confidence to make a success of your new business
  • Know where to get help in the future

Just wanted to say thank you for today, I really enjoyed the session you delivered via Zoom. Must admit i was thinking the course would be 14 hours of my life i would not be getting back, but i stand corrected, very much enjoyed the delivery, it was easy to interact with yourself and with other class members, the subjects covered where informative, relative and valuable. – Sally Ling

Just want to say thanks again for sharing your insights and knowledge with us over the last 2 days on the course. I’m so inspired and super excited to get started on my mobile cafe business!  – Tricia


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