Running Your Own Business: A Starter Kit

Everything you need to know as you set off on your entrepreneurial journe.

Who should attend, and why?

This is the first in a series of three courses for new or soon-to-be entrepreneurs; the course will provide you with a starter kit that’s been informed by local successful entrepreneurs, one of whom will be on hand for their own story and advice.


By the end of this workshop you will

  • be clear about your business offer, and what will constitute success
  • know how to establish a business plan to satisfy and attract financial support
  • assess yourself against the key skills checklist for successful entrepreneurs
  • identify and assess your major risks
  • anticipate your main barriers to success, and how to minimise or prevent them
  • know when to push on, and when to call it a day…


  • Your story, your ambition; your elevator pitch
  • The customer response
  • Your offer, your USP, your success
  • Measuring up for success: do you have what it takes?
  • Creating an effective business plan
  • Risk assessment, and barrier busting
  • Key decision making moments
  • Where to from here? Action planning

Development Method:

The workshop will be a mix of facilitator input, group discussion, self assessment, practical activities, and access to a successful entrepreneur throughout the day.


  • ‘I found the course hugely beneficial in terms of my personal and professional development’ (senior manager, Warrington)

View Availability & Book

We’ll be launching our online availability checker and booking facility very soon. In the meantime, please message Arnie with your ideal dates either via the chat box, or email (