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A fun & friendly, one-day start-up workshop for people who want to start their own business.
Join Enterprise Nation, the UK’s leading small business network, to learn everything you need to get started on your business – in just one day.
In this jam-packed session, you’ll find out how to turn a business idea into reality.
Expect practical tips, inspiring stories, and a fun, interactive Saturday. Leave armed with all you need to begin your journey as a start-up founder!
StartUp Saturday agenda:
10:00am: Meet your entrepreneur trainer and get started
10:20am: How to uncover your BIG idea and research the market
10:40am: Five points to include in a business plan
11:00am: Foolproof your finances & master your technology – with HSBC & Currys
12:15pm: Manage your books – learn what you need to know, from a local accountant and QuickBooks
12:50pm: All things web – building a business online
1:00pm: Lunch break
1:40pm: Let’s get social – learn how to spread the word about your start-up
2:20pm: How to generate sales
2:55pm: Build a brand on a budget
3:30pm: How to grow your business without outgrowing the home
3:45pm: Where to find friends and further support
4:15pm: Challenge & closing thoughts
There’ll be regular breaks throughout the day. All you need to bring is a pen, a notebook, and your keen mind.
StartUp Saturday classes are fun, friendly and welcoming. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, meet your classmates and share your experiences – on the day and on our website afterwards.
Meet the trainer: Sarah Jordan
Multi-award-winning entrepreneur Sarah is founder and CEO of Y.O.U underwear, a sustainable underwear business recently certified as the top-scoring B Corp in the UK and the world’s highest-scoring fashion brand.
Her previous experience includes more than 25 years in senior leadership roles across the not-for-profit, commercial and publishing sectors, and leading her own strategic digital consultancy business. Sarah was volunteering in Uganda in 2016 when she learned of the challenges women and girls face in not having access to underwear. From that, she set up Y.O.U underwear as a social enterprise, trying to change lives one pair of pants at a time.
A qualified neuro-linguistic programming practitioner and coach, and trustee of the charities Smalls for All and The Beam Foundation, Sarah has run a positive change agency since 2013, helping women achieve success in all areas of their lives.