Date - Aug 01, 2017
Time - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Venue - RTC North, Loftus House, Sunderland
Cost - *Fully funded
KickStart is a 4 day programme to be held on August 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 9.30 am - 4.00 pm.
Please note - It is vital that you are able to attend all 4 sessions.
KickStart is a new business bootcamp, designed to get your new enterprise off to the best possible start!
You will be taken through an intensive business planning exercise with full support and guidance from professionals with industry knowledge and experience.
In addition to working through the practicalities of running a business, by the end of the programme you will have refined your business vision and product/service offer, identified your customers and how to reach them and will have an action plan to ensure your dream becomes a reality
RTC is not just a training company - we are home to a range of business support programmes. Sign up for KickStart for the opportunity to find out what help is available for small businesses in your area and grow your network by meeting our team of advisors.
Day One - 1st August 2017 - Making the Switch
Discovering drivers and barriers to success, individuals will explore the challenges and opportunities facing them when converting passion to profit. Individuals will consider the emotional, psychological, physical and financial aspects to running a business whilst assessing personal action planning. Risk analysis for the business will also be completed.
Day Two - 2nd August 2017 - Practical Finance and Business Planning
Focusing on money matters, delegates will be introduced to raising capital, budgeting, reducing costs and financial control. Discovering the fundamentals of business planning supported by industry specialists and peer mentors.
Day Three - 3rd August 2017 - Market Orientation
Individuals investigate all aspects of marketing, market orientation and customer demand. Delegates will review targeted market research and will investigate approaches to traditional and social media marketing and market planning. Delegates will review the importance of building and maintaining business relationships and have completed a draft business plan.
Day Four – 4th August 2017 - Business Surgery
Focusing on delivering the business message, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their business to our team of advisors who understand how to help businesses grow, find funding and build your network.
*Please note - This course is fully funded for eligible businessses in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Country Durham