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Online: Start-up Day – July 2020

July 13, 2020 & July 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Our start-up day is the first step on the way to building a successful business. 

You’ll cover the most important elements of getting ready and getting started, along with those roadblocks that we see so often when great ideas meet reality.

Hearing from specialist trainers with years of experience supporting start-ups and running their own successful businesses, you’ll have the chance to ask the questions that are keeping you awake at night. And what’s more, you can ask your fellow entrepreneurs and freelancers too. 

Our start-up day puts you right at the coalface of your business, and helps you give yourself the best possible start to a new business or career.


When is the course?

This online Start-up course is held over two mornings:

Monday 13th July, 10am-1pm

Tuesday 14th July, 10am-1pm


What will I do?

During this Start-up course you’ll tackle 4 of the biggest parts of starting your own business:

Be The Boss: Develop the skills and mindset to keep up the pace, and identify your own entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses. Being your own boss is never easy, but this workshop will help you visualise a way forward to get the most out of yourself.

Product, Place, Price, Promotion: Learn the art of turning a great idea into a great business, the two are further apart than you think. But with the guidance from this workshop, you’ll identify your unique selling point, how to price your products, and where to find your customers.

Sell Me This Pen: If you can’t get your point across in 60 seconds, it’s too complex. Learn how to confidently deliver your pitch in a short, sharp and successful way. Master the Golden Circle framework to make your conversations more convincing, and develop the confidence needed to pitch under pressure.

Bean Counting: Cashflow is the killer of small businesses, so mastering it before it becomes a challenge will give your idea the time it needs to grow. Master your profit margins and keep your business in the black, by learning how to avoid leaks and learning where to look for finance and funding. 


Who’s taking this course?

Tamsyn Harrod has over 10 years’ experience in marketing, sustainability and strategic business support. Currently the director at BoomCircle, she is a high standard collaborator with superb problem-solving skills and has the ability to energise those around her. Her positive attitude and knowledge will be guaranteed to encourage you on launching your new business idea. Tamsyn thrives on her passion: helping to drive sustainability by understanding people, the detail and most importantly by getting the ‘good stuff’ done.


Where is it held?

This is an online course, held using Zoom. Get ready by Downloading Zoom to your computer. After booking a place at this event, you’ll receive an email from us to register and then you’ll get your link to join the meeting. This online course involves exciting discussion, interaction, and practical activities with others in your shoes.

We’re keeping our online course numbers low to give you the best possible experience. So, make sure you book your place sooner rather than later! If the course is full, contact us on startandgrow@glos.ac.uk and we’ll add you to the waiting list.





Start-up Days are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.


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July 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am
July 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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Tamsyn Harrod