Free Business Support for Lichfield and District Residents

Blue Orchid, a local enterprise for success programme, have free business planning courses available for Lichfield and district residents thinking of starting an enterprise, plus some post-start support.  

The courses will run every 6-8 weeks and will also offer support after the course, to get people up to speed with their business planning and start. Finally, many post-start businesses can also have a free business diagnostic and advice meeting (subject to criteria).  

The programme is funded by ERDF, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and Lichfield District Council.

Please see below a course information sheet and dates.  

Course

A must for any would-be entrepreneur in the early stages of planning their business.

This FREE two-day course covers all aspects of setting up a business from getting the right mind set to basic financial control techniques, market research and writing a business plan. The course is led by an experienced Blue Orchid Business Advisor and will cover:

Day One

  • What it means to be self-employed and the options available to you
  • Understanding which legal structure is right for your business
  • Information and tools to help you research your business idea, identify your target market and your competition
  • Help you to start to put your ideas into a structured Business Plan which you can use to develop your business and raise finance.

Day Two

  • Understanding your customers and how to effectively target them
  • Branding and promoting your business
  • Understanding your business start-up costs and raising finance
  • Developing financial forecasts to assess the viability of your business idea
  • Help you to start to put your ideas into a structured Business Plan which you can use to develop your business and raise finance.

Why should I attend?

  • To help you find a clear path to self-employment whilst not missing any key issues
  • To determine whether self-employment is right for you
  • To access tools and resources to be able to fully research and plan your business
  • To enable you to fully assess the viability of your business idea.

How to Join?

This is a Two Day Business Start-up Course and places must be booked in advance.

To reserve your place please contact either;

 Blue Orchid on 0121 516 0330 or email startup@blueorchid.co.uk

Or

GBSLEP Growth Hub on 0800 032 3488 or email info@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

 

 LOCAL ADVISOR JANE PALLISTER ( 07775 730466 email j.pallister@blueorchid.co.uk

TWO DAY BUSINESS START UP COURSE SCHEDULE

 

EVENT TYPE

DATE

TIME

AREA

VENUE

Two Day Business Start Up Course

12/13 Jan

10:00 - 16:00

Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest house

Two Day Business Start Up Course

17/18 Jan

10:00 - 16:00

Solihull

Solihull Library

Two Day Business Start Up Course

24/25 Jan

10:00 - 16:00

Cannock

Cannock Campus South Staffs College

Two Day Business Start Up Course

1/2nd Feb

10:00 - 16:00

Bromsgrove

Wellbeing Centre

Two Day Business Start Up Course

7/8 Feb

10:00 - 16:00

Tamworth

Tamworth Library

Two Day Business Start Up Course

15/16 Feb

10:00 - 16:00

Redditch

Redditch Library

Two Day Business Start Up Course

21/22 Feb

10:00 - 16:00

East Staffs

The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton

Two Day Business Start Up Course

2/3rd March

10:00 - 16:00

Lichfield

Lichfield Library

Two Day Business Start Up Course

8/9th March

10:00 - 16:00

Solihull

Solihull Library

Two Day Business Start Up Course

16/17 March

10:00 - 16:00

Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest house

Two Day Business Start Up Course

23/24 March

10:00 - 16:00

Cannock

Cannock Campus South Staffs College

Two Day Business Start Up Course

28/29 March

10:00 - 16:00

Bromsgrove

Wellbeing Centre

Two Day Business Start Up Course

5/6th April

10:00 - 16:00

Tamworth

Tamworth Library

Two Day Business Start Up Course

11/12 April

10:00 - 16:00

Redditch

Redditch Library

Two Day Business Start Up Course

19/20 April

10:00 - 16:00

East Staffs

The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton

Two Day Business Start Up Course

27/28 April

10:00 - 16:00

Lichfield

Lichfield Library

 

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