Business Start Up Workshops

A series of workshops comprising a general and enjoyable awareness morning followed by 3 sessions on key topics. all taking place at the Leith Business Hub at McDonald Road Library.

Start Up Awareness Seminar

Saturday 6 August 2011 10am – 12.30pm

If you are just thinking about, planning or even about to start your own business or become self employed you will benefit from attending this awareness session. Every session comprises of an introduction to Business Gateway; a short presentation on starting in business and an interview with a guest business person.

Start Up Workshop 1 – Marketing

Saturday 13 August 2011 10am – 1pm

Getting the marketing right for your business is crucial to its success. This workshop will help you to understand the things you need to consider for effective marketing

Start Workshop 2 – Business Planning

20 August 2011 10am – 1pm

It is essential to have a realistic, working business plan when you’re starting up a business. This workshop will help you create a robust business plan.

Start Up Workshop 3 – Finance

Saturday 27 August 2011 10am – 1pm

Good financial management is essential. Learn to manage a profit and loss account, produce a cash-flow statement, understand the meaning of working capital, describe the main sources of finance and understand the different legal structures of business

Booking is essential. To reserve a place call 0131 347 2820 or email


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