StartUp Day - Thursday 22nd January 2015
Join us and our partners at our new office and discover everything you need to know about getting your business off to a great start.
Reserve your free place now.
Business Training MadeSimple
Creating an effective marketing plan
Cocoba - StartUp Story
The journey from kitchen table idea to independent shop
Get Your Business Noticed Online
3 tips to secure your website success
Components of an effective business plan
Getting your accounts off on the right track
Options for funding your business
Insurance for microbusinesses: the 10 point checklist
Why come along?
It doesn't matter if you're just thinking about 'changing your life' in 2015 – or whether you have already taken the plunge and are starting out – our StartUp Day offers you the opportunity to:
- Meet our Company Formation team and form a limited company for free*
- Speak to Bank Managers from Barclays about business planning and finances
- Get hands-on StartUp Loan funding advice from Smarta
- Quiz our TaxAssist Accountants on what you need to be doing relating to taxes and accounts
- Build an online presence for your business with our domain and web partners, Names.co.uk
- Take advantage of free training via our Business Training MadeSimple mini workshops
*The 'Basic' £16.99 package will be free on the day. If you would like to purchase one of our higher priced packages, we will discount the package price by £16.99.
More about the day
Online presents a world of opportunities to new businesses, but it can sometimes be a challenge to know where to start. Mike Giannotti, UK & Ireland Small Business Marketing Manager at Google, will share practical tips that you can take to build your presence and generate customers.
Smarta, the UK’s leading small business advice provider will share expert knowledge on options for funding your business. As well as delivering a workshop during the day, the team from Smarta will be available to speak to directly on the day about funding options and why a Smarta Startup Loan could help your get your idea off the ground.
There is a lot to think about when starting your own business so you may need some support and guidance. Barclays is the leading number 1 bank for start-ups and we are here to help, whether it's honing your idea, developing an effective plan or funding, Barclays have a range tools to help. A group of Business Managers will be on hand to discuss your business, offer support and help bring your aspirations to life.
Join the team from Business Training MadeSimple who will give you a taster of their training courses when they share insights on how to create an effective marketing plan. The session will provide you with practical advice - and you'll have access to our Marketing Plan template too - our marketing director and marketing team will be on hand throughout the day - for any marketing related questions.
Names.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading domain and hosting providers will be available to help you navigate all things website related, from business opportunities in new domain names, to selecting the right website building and hosting solutions. Join the Names.co.uk workshop or catch up with 121 for specific advice.
With over 300,000 customers (and counting), Simply Business is now the UK’s biggest insurance broker for small and microbusinesses. For almost every business, a tailored insurance policy is a must. From core covers such as public and employer’s liability to solutions built for your specific trade, the range of options can seem endless. The team from Simply Business will be able to take you through the core business cover types, why you might need them, and how to get started.
This session is the perfect time to get your burning tax and accountancy-related questions answered! Perhaps you’re unsure whether to go limited or not, or if you need to be registered for VAT? Get the low down on bookkeeping or what relief you can get for expenses you incurred before you started trading. Do you know how much to put aside for your tax bill and when it will be due? Whatever the question, our panel of qualified and experienced accountants will be on hand to put to bed all those niggling questions about your new venture.
Darren Litton, founder of Cocoba channeled his passion for quality Belgian chocolate into a business. Darren will share his experience of setting up a 'cafe' with a difference - and the journey to launching his flagship cafe in Bluewater and getting his products stocked in Selfridges and selling online.
MadeSimple StartUp Day Partners
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