27th November 2023 @ 10:00 am
Sinéad Duffy

Course Content

The course content is designed to support micro and small enterprises to develop and create sustainable self employed job opportunities through a series of capacity building sessions, including but not limited to:

  • Traits of the Entrepreneur, Am I suited to being self-employed?
  • Setting up a business – types of business and legal implications.
  • Funding my business, set up costs and getting support
  • Marketing- making my business work, creating a market for my business
  • Sales and financial forecasting –  Profit &Loss and Cash Flow
  • Business accounts.
  • Understanding your customer. Profiling your customer
  • Finalising your Business Plan including Market Research, Financial Planning/Forecasting & Self and business SWOT analysis.
  • Unique Selling Points of Your Business.
  • Start-up supports – Clare Local Enterprise Office, LEADER, Chambers of Commerce, DSP Grants. 


Course Outcomes

 Upon completion of the courseit is proposed that all who attend in full will leave with the following;

  • Business plan template complete or near competition
  • Understand what supports are available
  • Understand who are the business customers
  • Know how to promote a business
  • Understand the basics of managing business money and how to work with my accountant