Are you thinking of starting your own business and don’t know where to begin? Why not come along to the next two day business start-up course in Cannock Library.
A must for any would-be entrepreneurs in their early stages of planning their business! This course is part of the NEW Cannock Chase Council’s Enterprise for Success Programme.
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The 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 a wide range of issues, from registering your business, to financial planning and business plan preparation.
Whether you have a bright idea or would like more specific support around a particular business issue, the Enterprise for Success Programme can provide individual and tailored support through the course and 1-2-1 advice sessions.
Councillor Gordon Alcott, Portfolio Leader for Economic Development and Planning said “If you are thinking of setting up a new business, this new support programme provides useful information and advice to local residents to help sustain long-term success in their new business.
Cannock Chase District is a thriving area for local enterprise and business start-ups. We are committed to providing our residents with as much help and support in setting up a new business or becoming self-employed in 2017.”
For more information on the course or to arrange for your first step towards starting your own business, call Blue Orchid on 0121 516 0330 or speak to Cannock Chase Council’s Economic Development Team on 01543 464272.
Protek Recruitment – Case Study
Protek Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company providing professional technical staff for the construction industry and is the result of a lifelong dream of Fiona Harris, support from Blue Orchid helped turn her dream into a reality.
Fiona has spent a few years working in the industry for a number of companies. But Fiona’s passion was always to own her own business and she achieved this earlier this year when Protek began trading in February.
Fiona received help from Blue Orchid, who put her in touch with local business advisor Jane Pallister. Fiona had the experience and enthusiasm required, but was looking for the general knowledge she needed to run her own business.
Visit www.protek-Recruitment.com for more information about Protek Recruitment.
Fiona said “Having this FREE support has helped me to realise my dream. The course was very instructive and informative, Blue Orchid made the process of setting up my business much easier and I already have clients on contract as a result. I look forward to the future and the success it will bring”.
The Enterprise for Success Programme is part-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund Programme. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund , which is one of the funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf