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Build Your Own Business

Build Your Own Business Programme - Mercia Institute of Enterprise

Course starts: 4th October 2005

Number of sessions:
Every Tuesday for 8 weeks

Cost: Free of charge

This course is an adaptation of the successful Cambridge University course and offers workshops led by entrepreneurs and business people. The programme will be held every Tuesday evening for eight weeks running for two hours with one hour of lecture and one hour of networking - drinks and nibbles provided. Students, staff, local community / SMEs and entrepreneurs are all welcome to attend - free of charge.

If you are interested in starting your own business then this is the course for you. Come along and learn more about basic business skills and good business practice. This is an opportunity for you to network with entrepreneurs, local businesses, academics and receive free business advice at the same time!

Topics* covered will typically be:

  • Starting out: the climate and taking your first steps
  • Negotiating your way to success
  • How to protect your ideas: introduction to IPR issues
  • Raising capital, doing deals
  • Markets: finding, reaching and satisfying
  • Creative thinking in a business environment
  • Understanding financial control
  • Putting together the ideal business plan

A certificate of attendance will be given to all participants who attend 5 or more workshops.

Places are limited so register now at: or by contacting Mercia Institute of Enterprise on 02476 574002.

Dates: Tuesday 4 October 2005 - Tuesday 22 November 2005

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Council Chamber, University House

*Depending on availability, topics may be subject to change