Free business support workshops
  • Room 202, Marine Building

  • Room 202, Marine Building

  • Room 202, Marine Building

  • Room 202, Marine Building

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Free business support workshops will be delivered by Outset Plymouth and Santander for businesses and University of Plymouth students, academics and staff this August.

The workshops are hosted by the Formation Zone. Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk to book your place!

Monday 19 August: Outset Plymouth - An introduction to business planning

  • Need information on funding options for your business?
  • Don't know where to start with costing your products or service?
  • Need to create a cash flow?

This workshop focuses on the importance of implementing a business plan, whether you are an entrepreneur getting ready to launch, a newly formed business or an ambitious SME with growth aspirations. The session will look at formulating a strategy for your business. The workshop will start from scratch to give you the basics necessary to build a business or grow your existing enterprise.

Thursday 22 August: Santander - Scam Avoidance School (SAS)

Becoming a victim of fraud or scams is a worry for many people. With this in mind, Santander have developed their own SAS - a free, fun, informative and interactive event. Find out more to protect yourself from fraud and scams by booking for this event.

Friday 23 August: Outset Plymouth - An introduction to business marketing

This engaging workshop looks at the importance of a business's marketing strategy and explores the various facets that new enterprises need to consider when launching or growing their business. The session will cover:

  • customers and competitors
  • identifying your target market
  • your business brand
  • marketing investment
  • the value of marketing
  • exploring different marketing mediums
  • what strategy is right for you?

Wednesday 28 August: Outset Plymouth - An introduction to finance and funding

  • Is your start-up idea financially feasible or viable?
  • Have you started your business but are unsure if you have a strong financial foundation?
  • Do you need information or funding options for your business?
  • Don't know where to start with costing your products or service?
  • Need to create a cash flow?

The workshop will start from scratch to give you the basics necessary to build a business or grow your existing enterprise.

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