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Running a business may seem daunting, especially if you are doing so for the first time.
The Careers and Employment service have designed relevant resources to provide you with a wealth of information in developing your business idea, whether you're working through the early stages of an idea or you're already up and running.
A useful activity when starting a business is to write a business plan or canvas. This can help to set out your thinking in a structured way. The key areas for consideration might include:
- People and Operations
- Products and Services
- Market and Competitor Research
- Swot Analysis and Potential Risks
A series of workshops, is run by the Careers and Employment service in the following areas, to support you through this process including:
- Researching your business
- Business planning
- Writing your business plan
- Financing your business
- Networking for business
- Building your online presence
- Generating sales and marketing
We offer one-to-one advice sessions for more individual support on any questions you may have or if you need feedback on your ideas and plans.
In addition, we have access to a wealth of information on a huge range of subject areas to support you further. You can request information on any topic below.
- Finding Business and Market Information
- Office and Premises
- Raising and Managing Finance
- Starting a Business
- Trading Abroad
- Trading Legally
- Understanding IT
Contact Careers and Employment Service if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the points above in more detail.