Getting Your New Business off the Ground – FREE 2 Day Workshop in King’s Lynn

  • Date 20th March, 2019
  • Time 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Venue Kings Lynn Innovation Centre, Innovation Drive, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5BY

Event Description

Before booking, please note that it’s compulsory to attend both days (this is a two day event).

Covering the key issues that new start ups face, this programme is full of ideas and simple techniques that can help you get the best out of your first year of trading.

We’ll show you how you can keep marketing costs low whilst still getting great impact and look at practical ways you can get you marketing working effectively. You’ll also take away some simple tips to you check your advertising stands the best chance of working.

As cashflow is the key to survival in the first year, we’ll look at clever ways you can increase sales and show you how to create simple forecasts to help you keep on top of progress. You’ll also learn easy techniques to keep track of your profits and avoid the problems that cause many business failures early on.

During the two days we’ll talk about taking on your first employees and how to manage them effectively and take a look at what finance options there are to help you grow the business. We’ll also discuss key tax and book keeping requirements for soles traders and limited companies and how to avoid HMRC penalties.

To qualify for this free programme your business must be less than 12 months old when attending the course and you must be able to attend both days. You, or your business, must also be based in Norfolk or Suffolk.

Day 1 – What to do in the first few months | 9:30 – 16:30, 20th March 2019 

  • Let’s talk strategy
  • Brand and logos
  • Marketing and the Sales Funnel
  • How to produce engaging advertisements
  • Digital Marketing – what’s it all about
  • Sales and closing techniques
  • Taking on staff and what makes a great team
  • Viability and how to make a profit

Day 2 – Managing the cash and tax | 9.30 – 16.30, 21st March 2019

Following on from Day 1, you will be given the opportunity to work on your own business projections if you wish, utilising the spreadsheet template provided. Or follow our working example on the screen.

  • How self assessment works
  • The key features of business tax
  • Income Tax and National Insurance for small businesses
  • The essentials of book keeping and financial records
  • How to create a cashflow and sales forecast
  • How to build your own profit and loss forecast
  • A short guide to business finance and banking for start ups



Comments from our First Steps to Start Up programme :

“this really was an excellent day – without this course I would definitely have made some basic mistakes thankyou!”

“the course totally changed the way I look at business … so glad I invested the time to attend… I can’t recommend it enough”

“thankyou for your excellent support…. The material covered, and the friendly presentation style really brought the subjects alive”

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