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Get off to a great start West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency Business start-up sessions April - June 2012

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These FREE sessions are aimed at anyone who is thinking of setting-up a business or about to start trading. They cover the basics from business planning to managing money and getting customers. The sessions are run by Enterprise Facilitators who have many years experience in helping to set-up new businesses. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions during the sessions and you will also have the chance to network with other people who are setting up their own business.

Business Start-Up Sessions (April-June 2012)

Starting a Business (9.30am-4.30pm)

What is a business plan?

Why do I need one?

What should be in it?

Can I work from home?

Can I claim back my costs?

Do I have to pay tax?

What laws do I have to follow?

There is a lot to think about when you’re setting up a business and it all starts with understanding what you want achieve. This session is all about exploring where you want to be and how you’re going to get there. We will take you through each section of a business plan using a handy template that you can take away at the end and we’ll also cover essentials like income tax and national insurance. Find out more about the basics such as choosing the right name for your business and stay on the right side of the law with an introduction to regulations like insurance and data protection. Calderdale

Kirklees

Wakefield

Tuesday 3 April

Tuesday 10 April

Tuesday 17 April

Wednesday 2 May

Wednesday 9 May

Wednesday 16 May

Thursday 7 June

Tuesday 12 June

Tuesday 19 June


Managing Money (1.30pm-4.30pm) You need to know how to manage the money coming in and out of your business so we’ve put together an easy-to-understand session that will help you get to grips with the basics of financial planning. Find out how to calculate your costs and the options for pricing your product or service. You will also learn more about forecasting your sales and how to work out your cashflow and profit. This session will help you get organised with the introduction of a simple book keeping system and keep you on the right side of the law with an overview on business tax and VAT.

How much should I charge?

How much will each customer buy?

How will I know if I’m going to make a profit? Will I sell enough to pay the bills?

Should I charge VAT?

How do I do my accounts?

Calderdale

Kirklees

Wakefield

Wednesday 4 April

Wednesday 11 April

Wednesday 18 April

Thursday 3 May

Thursday 10 May

Thursday 17 May

Wednesday 6 June

Wednesday 13 June

Wednesday 20 June

What is a cash-flow forecast?

Getting Customers (9.30am-12.30)

Who are my customers?

Where are they?

How do I sell?

How will I tell them I’m here?

What is marketing? Should I advertise?

How do I keep customers coming back?

Your customers should be at the centre of your business so we’ve gone back to basics in this session to help you gain a better understanding of marketing practices like research, promotion and sales. By the end of the session you will know how to research the market so that you can position your product or service in a way that meets your customers’ needs better than the competition. We will introduce promotional techniques that will help you to reach potential customers and take you through a step-by-step guide to making a sale. This session also covers branding and advertising. Calderdale

Kirklees

Wakefield

Wednesday 4 April

Wednesday 11 April

Wednesday 18 April

Thursday 3 May

Thursday 10 May

Thursday 17 May

Wednesday 6 June

Wednesday 13 June

Wednesday 20 June

Enterprise Groups (10am-12noon) Enterprise Groups are a great opportunity for you to get together with other people who are about to start their own business or have just started trading. There will be an Enterprise Facilitator at the group so you will get the chance to ask questions as well as network with other start-up businesses. Calderdale

Kirklees

Wakefield

Thursday 19 April

Thursday 26 April

Thursday 5 April

Tuesday 15 May

Tuesday 22 May

Tuesday 1 May

Thursday 21 June

Thursday 28 June

Thursday 7 June


How to book: To book your FREE place, call 01924 786500 or email info@wyea.co.uk*

Where to go: Calderdale The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER Kirklees The Stable Block, Brewery Drive, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD4 6EN Wakefield New Commerce House, 168 Westgate, Wakefield, WF2 9SR *Places on these sessions are limited. If you are booked to attend but are not able to make it, please call to let us know as soon as you can so we can release your place.

The enterprise arm of Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.


WYEA Events guide April - June 2012  

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