Sustaining Self-Employment (Free)

What is the business support?

The University of Lincoln and FSB have joined forces to offer up to 100-free places on a new short course which aims to support self-employed people and entrepreneurs with the process of starting, running and growing their own business whilst also raising the credibility of entrepreneurs, providing practical advice. This course is studied entirely online, using video, text-based resources and self-assessment tests so learners can fit the course around other commitments, choosing when and where to study to meet their needs.

Restrictions

Free to members of The Federation of Small Businesses

What could it do for your business?

The University of Lincoln and FSB have joined forces to offer up to 100-free places on a new short course which aims to support self-employed people and entrepreneurs with the process of starting, running and growing their own business whilst also raising the credibility of entrepreneurs, providing practical advice. This course is studied entirely online, using video, text-based resources and self-assessment tests so learners can fit the course around other commitments, choosing when and where to study to meet their needs.

The first 100 places on this short course are being offered for free-of-charge to FSB members in the Greater Lincolnshire & Peterborough Region in the first instance, funded in partnership by the University of Lincoln and the FSB. The programme will address 2 distinct phases of small business ownership, divided into 6 modules with 4x30-minute activities per module.

Certificates of completion will be awarded by the University of Lincoln after each phase.

Phase 1: The Start-up Business - Beginning and structuring a small business
i. Defining the requirement and expectation
ii. Researching the market place
iii. Understanding the customer needs
iv. Assessing the financial needs and structure
v. Writing a business plan
vi. Ensuring viability

Phase 2: The Growing Business - Effective control of expansion and the employment of others
i. Cash flow and profitability projections
ii. Promoting your service and/or product
iii. Planning and maximising the use of resources
iv. The legal and regulatory environment
v. Dealing with the employment of people
vi. Presenting the business plan

Who runs it?

The University of Lincoln and The Federation of Small Businesses

How to find out more

Please visit the website

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/llmc/

 

Contact Information:

Email:
enterprise@lincoln.ac.uk