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D2 Business Starter Programme - 8 Session Workshop

The D2 Business Starter Programme is an exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore their business potential and learn how to set up a new business with series of flexible funded workshops and one-to-one support. The support is delivered by experienced professionals working with small groups at local venues. Whatever stage your business idea is at,
this FREE programme can offer you all the support you need to become a successful entrepreneur and to get your business started!

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Once you are enrolled, you will be invited to attend a series of workshops over a number of weeks covering the following topics:

Session 1 - Tuesday 28th January at 4:30pm til 5:30pm

  • Enrolment 
  • Meet the Trainer 

Session 2 - Tuesday 4th February at 10am til 2pm 

  • Benefits of Self-employment
  • Help to generate your ideas
  • Assessment of Individual Skills
  • Knowledge and Experience
  • Next Steps/Goals Setting and Action Planning

Session 3 - Monday 10th February at 10am til 2pm

  • Introduction to a Business Plan 
  • Basic Business Structures 

Session 4 - Wednesday 26th February at 10am til 2pm

  • Business Basics
  • Competitors 
  • Customers 

Session 5 - Tuesday 3rd March at 10am til 2pm

  • Understanding your Customers and Clients
  • Consider your Sales, Marketing and Advertising Plans 

Session 6 - Tuesday 10th March at 10am til 2pm

  • Consider the Financials 
  • Pricing Structures and Models
  • Profit Forecasting

Session 7 - Tuesday 17th March at 10am til 2pm

  • Negotiation
  • Practical Day to Day
  • Legal Considerations.

Session 8 - Tuesday 24th March at 10am til 2pm

  • Finalise Business and Marketing Plans
  • Review all

Session 9 - Tuesday 31st March at 10am til 2pm

  • Meet with Enterprise Adviser
  • Identify Next Step

Venue: Chesterfield - East Midlands Chamber, Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road, Chesterfield S41 8ND

For Further Information - please call 01332 851289 or email