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How to start a business successfully

Being successful in business isn’t just about spotting a gap in the market and taking advantage. Success comes from having a viable business idea that can be sustained over a long period. This workshop will help you test your business idea and ensure that it gets off to a good start.


For a person who thinks they have a great new idea for a product or service, or new business owners who are looking for some extra guidance on how to get their business on the right track.


In this workshop we will discuss:

  • The key factors that lead to business success.
  • Are you in business for the right reasons?
  • Why you need a business plan.
  • How to prepare a business plan.
  • How to think through your ideas and expose possible shortcomings that you may need to address.
  • How to measure progress towards targets.
  • How to build credibility and convince others (bankers and suppliers) that you know what you're doing and where your business is heading.


Starting up a business is far from easy. But the good news is that research shows that businesses that plan to succeed actually do succeed.*

Come along to this interactive workshop and we will equip you with the knowledge necessary to survive and thrive in the business world.

* A study showed that new businesses which had a written business plan grew around 30% faster than those which didn’t. Multiple effects of business plans on new business ventures – Burke, A; Fraser, S and Green, F; Journal of Management Studies Vol. 47 Issue 3 pp. 391-425, May 2010.

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