Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader

Course Dates: 06/03/24 - 20/03/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
An overview of the various steps to consider when setting up as a sole trader.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader
  • Course Code: CGF03
  • Dates: 06/03/24 - 20/03/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
  • Tutor: Yana Lapitskaya

Course Code: CGF03

Wed, eve, 06 Mar - 20 Mar '24

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Becoming one’s own boss is a perspective that is becoming increasingly interesting in our modern era but the practical aspects of the set up can be daunting. This course aims at clarifying the various steps that need to be undertaken before starting, along with some advices for a successful activity kick off.

You can choose to attend this course either live online or in person.
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Preparing goal and business plans
• Prospect client base
• Preparation & administrative basis
• Setting the right fee for your services
• Invoicing & cashflow management
• Knowing the right tech & tools (calendar, invoicing)
• Growing your business.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Know how to prepare before becoming a sole trader
• Know and understand the different administrative steps to take to register as a sole trader
• Recognise and manage the administrative aspect of their business once starting
• Have the tactics and tools to develop their business.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have general computing and internet skills. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course consists of practical activities, discussions and demonstrations. One to one guidance and support will be given throughout.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No associated costs. Just bring a notepad and a pen. Course handouts will be provided by your tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Grow in confidence with networking – for work and business, Developing a successful business plan, Developing and managing your brand, Brand identity, Self-presentation skills for business people, Business plan: Financial planning and forecast, Business skills for creative businesses, Strategy: introduction, Social media for business.

Yana Lapitskaya Tutor Website

Yana Lapitskaya is a highly experienced business and marketing professional, bringing her expertise to CityLit with enthusiasm and warmth. As the Founder of Yay!Starter Marketing, an award-winning agency, and a Co-Founder of a tech startup YAi, Yana has a wealth of entrepreneurial and marketing experience. Earlier in her career, Yana has worked with industry giants like Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, managing marketing campaigns for events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. She is an experienced speaker, presenting at international events and mentoring at four startup accelerators in Europe and the USA. Additionally, she collaborated with an elearning company OpenClassrooms to create their Digital Marketing Apprenticeship courses for British and American students. With a deep passion for helping adults learn and grow, Yana's courses are engaging and informative. Join Yana in her business and marketing courses at CityLit to gain practical knowledge and enhance your career prospects.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.