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Modules

1. Being Business Ready

Being Business Ready guides you through everything you'll need to consider to ensure you are prepped and ready for the road ahead.

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    Finding Your Why
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    The Pros and Cons of Owning Your Own Business
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    Your Product or Service
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    Who Are You Going Into Business With?
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    Where Will You Work?
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    Skills and Limitations
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    Goals, Objectives & Milestones
2. Laying The Foundations

Laying the foundations walks you through the day-to-day essentials of setting up your business and includes a comprehensive list of considerations to help you get up and running.

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    What Kind Of Business And Why
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    Incorporating Your Business Legally
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    Bank Accounts
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    Finance
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    Business Insurance
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    Registering for VAT
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    Business Premises
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    Technology and Infrastructure
3. Product Development and Supply Chain

In today’s digital age, access to information and technology, from AI and cloud capabilities to 3D printing, has opened up new and scalable product design opportunities. This module will take you through the process of developing a physical or non-physical product.

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    Product Development
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    Pricing and Margins
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    Buying or Manufacturing
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    Packaging
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    Supply Chains
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    Sales Channels
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    Insurance and Indemnity
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    Licenses and Certification
4. Franchising

If you’re considering taking your first steps towards running your own business with a franchise, the Franchising module leads you through the decision-making process and fine print to help you achieve this.

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    Types of Franchises
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    Franchise Research
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    Buying A Franchise
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    Network Marketing
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    Which Franchise For First Time Business Owners
5. Money, Financing and Accounting

Money, Financing and Accounting provides an overview of everything finance-related that you will need to know when starting your business.

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    Forecasting and Cash Flow
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    Management Accounts
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    Loans, Overdrafts and Other Funding
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    Creditors, Debtors and Invoicing
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    His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
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    Finding An Accountant
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    Value Added Tax
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    Equipment and Vehicles
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    Financial Planning and Wealth Strategies
6. Importing and Exporting

Importing and Exporting is an up-to-date module taking you through everything you need to know if considering overseas sales as part of your business plan.

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7. Employing People

Employing People guides you through the process and best practices to use when taking on additional members, from staffing to freelancers and interviewing to onboarding.

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    Recruitment
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    The Employee Experience
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    Retention
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    Payroll and Pensions
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    Employment Law and Contracts
8. Branding and Marketing

Branding and Marketing is a comprehensive module helping your business to generate awareness and drive sales.

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    Your Brand
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    Your Marketing Plan
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    Websites
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    Video
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    Shows, Exhibitions and Conferences
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    Social Media
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    Digital Marketing & SEO
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    Advertising and PR
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    PPC & E-commerce
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    Partnerships and Affiliate Scheme
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    Networking and Affiliate Groups
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    Finding The Right Group
9. Day-To-Day Operations

Day-To-Day Operations will guide you through the most common everyday activities to keep you focused, on track, and progressing through life as a small business owner.

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    Managing Suppliers
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    Health and Safety
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    Customer Service
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    Sales and Marketing Metrics
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    Work-Life Balance and Delegation
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    Helpful Software
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    Vetting Customers
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    Stress Management