This course has concessions available

Business Startup for Social Enterprise, Micro Enterprise, Sole Trader

Not your standard business startup course. Straddle the social and business divide by using your own life
experiences in paid or voluntary work to set up a business enterprise with a social focus. This course covers the practical steps needed to set up as a sole trader and/or a micro enterprise and/or a social enterprise.

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

Not your standard business start-up course. Cross the social and business divide by using your own life experiences to set up a business enterprise with a social focus.
The aim of the course is to enable students that are interested in setting up a new enterprise with a social focus to become familiar with the key steps that they need to take to underpin start up. The teaching encourages students to apply the knowledge and skills that they acquire on the course to progress their ideas.

What does this course cover

Establishing if your idea is viable as a social business and if you have the skills and knowledge required.
What will be the legal framework for your business, sole trader, a social enterprise, a micro enterprise, a limited company, becoming a franchisee, a community interest company, developing a partnership?
Writing a business plan - what should be in it?
How to cost a product or service
Accessing sources of income and managing the books.
Marketing your product or service.
How to write a business plan, cost your product or service, access sources of income etc.+

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives
There will be exercises and reflections during the course

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
No required study although it would be advantageous to acquire and study as directed by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

Mary Ward Centre courses: - Social Networking for Small Business Enterprises or Website Building for Small Business Enterprises or Bookkeeping Level 1 course or Payroll Level 1
If you have established that your business idea is viable and if you have the skills and knowledge required.
Writing a business plan, cost your product or service, access sources of income.
Marketing course.

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Concessions:

This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’