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Business Start-Up Courses Online and in London

Have you started your own business? From developing a business plan to networking and managing your brand, browse our courses to gain the skills you need to develop and grow your new business.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. Strategy: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further build your career confidence by learning intermediate strategic management practices and procedures to help implement your company’s strategic plans.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

  2. Developing and managing your brand

    Course Date: Mon 7 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    A brand defines how people see and relate to your business or product. A well-developed brand strategy makes your brand recognizable, relatable and your business more successful and valuable. In this course we will focus on the process of create a strong, memorable and compelling brand strategy that goes well beyond designing a logo.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

  3. Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An overview of the various steps to consider when setting up as a sole trader.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  4. Developing a successful business plan

    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Whether you want to start-up a business or expand one that you are already running, this course will give you the skills to prepare a compelling and practical business plan to achieve your goals.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  5. Developing a marketing strategy

    Course Date: Mon 25 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Looking in depth at communicating your brand offline or online, you will be provided with the foundations to create a

    marketing strategy to suit your business and budget.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  6. Business skills for creative businesses

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £175.00

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