Have you ever considered increasing your earning potential through self-employment? Have you considered starting your own business as a flexible means of income?
Finding a work-life balance can be tricky but this can be especially challenging when you have parenting responsibilities.
Developed by Robert Gordon University, this Women in Business enterprise skills programme has been designed to support women with parenting responsibilities who are considering starting their own business as a flexible means of income. This interactive workshop programme will take you through the necessary steps to create a feasible and viable business that works for you.
Women in Business is fully funded by the Scottish Ministers, Pre-start Pathways Fund, delivered by University of the West of Scotland, for women with parenting responsibilities living in Renfrewshire.
About the programme
Live workshops will be hosted online every Monday and Wednesday 10am to 12noon.
What you will learn
WEEK 1 - MOTIVATION AND VALUES
The first session will help you get to know others in the group and learn more about the programme. You will be encouraged to think about your motivations for becoming self-employed and explore your own personal values.
WEEK 2 - MY BUSINESS AND ITS CUSTOMERS
Learn how to map out what your business offers by using cutting edge theories and tools. Get to know what makes your customers tick and learn how to meet their needs effectively.
WEEK 3 - RESOURCES, ACTIVITIES & PROMOTION
Consider the essential activities, resources and partner of your business. We will also consider how to effectively promote your business through branding, marketing and social media.
WEEK 4 - MAKING MONEY
How do you ensure that income exceeds expenses? How can you cut costs and increase income? Consider pricing strategies for your products and services.
WEEK 5 - KEEPING IT LEGAL
Learn the laws around running a business, business types (Ltd., sole trader etc.) Find out about self-assessments, national insurance, VAT, bank accounts and get introduced to support providers in the local region.
WEEK 6 - MAKING IT HAPPEN
Learn how to gain confidence in yourself and your business. Get tips on how to pitch your business effectively and set goals for the future.
WEEK 7 - WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Learn how to overcome common challenges and consider resources and networks available to you.
Applications for fully funded places are now open. Submit your application for the Women in Business short course by clicking the grey ‘register’ button above.
All general inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.