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D2 Business Starter Workshop 2020

The D2 Business Starter Programme provides Derbyshire residents with the opportunity to explore the business potential of their idea and learn how to practically set up a new business in a series of 9 flexible free online workshops and 1-2-1 advice. 

You can JOIN in any of these workshops or ALL of them.  Click Here to Enrol Online.
If you want to join when it's already started, please contact 01332 851289 or email to confirm any spaces available. 

Workshop 1 - Engagement Session(Tuesday 18th August at 10am - 2pm) 
Meet with the project team and other participants to learn about the programme. We will be finding out more about you and your business ideas to tailor our delivery to meet your individual needs.

Workshop 2 - Business Goals, Vision & Values (Tuesday 25th August at 10am - 2pm)
Start to decide what your business could look like and what you want it to achieve, by assessing your skills and sharing your vision and goals. This workshop gives you solid foundations for your business plans and the springboard to develop your business idea.

Workshop 3 - Business Basics  (Tuesday 1st September at 10am - 2pm)
Learn about business models and legal structures to decide the best way to establish your business. You will gain an understanding of all your legal requirements and discover the support available to you.

Workshop 4 - Customers & Competitors (Tuesday 8th September at 10am - 2pm)
We will give you the tools to assess your marketplace, define your target market and learn what your competition looks like to ensure your new business will flourish and thrive. Discover what can set you apart from the competition and define your unique selling points.

Workshop 5 - Sales & Marketing (Tuesday 15th September at 10am - 2pm) 
Discover effective marketing techniques to identify your best customers, understand their needs and design your business around them. Learn how to create sales and marketing plans providing ongoing support for your venture.

Workshop 6 - Financial Planning (Tuesday 22nd September at 10am - 2pm)
Learn how to ensure financial stability through identifying funding options, start-up costs and expenses. Start to create cash flow forecasts and understand basic accounting methods. We will show you how to keep effective records along with the key considerations for pricing your products and services, putting you on the path towards sustainability and profitability.

Workshop 7 - Laws & Legisations (Tuesday 29th September at 10am - 2pm) 
We will guide you through all the laws and legislation you need to start your business on a legal and compliant basis from the start. We will share with you information on the wealth of support available to navigate your business with ease and efficiency.

Workshop 8 - Business Planning (Tuesday 6th October at 10am - 2pm)
Nail your market research, define your unique selling point and create the image you want your business to have. A workshop to build on the progress you'll have made by this point.

Workshop 9 - Enterprise Graduation (Tuesday 13th October at 10am - 2pm)
We offer you a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your progress through sharing and perfecting your business ideas in our Enterprise presentations. We support you in developing innovative action plans detailing the next steps in your business venture.