Start Your Own Business
QQI Level 5 (5N1418)

Course Description

This course is suitable for those who would like to acquire the skills to start up a business venture.  The course will be delivered in a friendly educational environment and will provide access to local business people with hands on experience in the area.

Course Content

  • Explore the legal requirements and regulations pertaining to starting a variety of business structures
  • Analyse the personal, functional and business factors that contribute to business success
  • Research the relevant sources of business start-up information and support available to entrepreneurs
  • Examine the market for new product or service niches
  • Assess the potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the business
  • Explain the role and function of a realistic and coherent business plan
  • Examine the importance of complete and correct business documentation to include budgets, cash flow and financial statements
  • Apply for the legal, financial and government agency and other support required by the business
  • Conduct opportunity, feasibility and market research studies
  • Design a product or service to be provided by the business
  • Analyse revenue, costs, quality and customer service elements of the new business
  • Analyse the internal and external business environment pertaining to a new business start up
  • Create appropriate funding, marketing, finance, technology and staffing strategies for the business
  • Construct a business plan
  • Organise independent or third party review of the business plan
  • Analyse the business and business plan post the external review, recognising strengths and making improvements

Duration

7 th October 2019 – 3 rd February 2020

Sessions

Monday evening 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Costs

€385