New Zealand Community Education Centres

Starting a Small Business

Considering taking the big leap into self-employment and opening your own business? Get insights into what's really involved from a successful local businessman, find out what you need to know and learn the tools available to help you on your way.

Description

Over the four sessions, we’ll explore the characteristics of a successful business owner and evaluate the considerations to be made when judging if a business idea is viable.

We’ll look at the potential costs involved in starting a business and creating a budget for goals, as well as business viability. We’ll also cover tailoring a marketing plan to your business type and the different marketing options available. Being compliant is an important part of being in business and we’ll discuss the different requirements to meet key government legislation.

Bring pen and paper.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
• Determine if a small business is for you
• Identify if your business is viable or not
• Recognise the costs associated with small business start-ups
• Formulate a tailored marketing plan to meet your business needs
• List necessary requirements to keep your business compliant
• Create a budget to evaluate the viability of a business idea 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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