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About Course

Online training package to support socially
excluded young people to enter entrepreneurship

Course Content

Module 1: What is Entrepreneurship?
As the first module in this course, you will get to know the building blocks of entrepreneurship. Specifically, the module will cover: · The definition of being an entrepreneur. · The importance of creating great ideas and how to start the idea generation process. · Where to start with finding viable problems that exist in your marketplace. · Recognising your own skills, qualities and attributes that will help you progress in a specialist area or industry. · Identifying a niche to dominate a small corner of the marketplace and developing products and services that people want to buy. The knowledge that you will gain through module 1 will underpin all of the learning in the rest of the course. As you study the learning material, you will begin to formulate an idea of what type of entrepreneur you want to be and the goals that you want to achieve.

  • Introduction
  • Power point slide
  • Word document and pdf to download
  • Supportive Videos
  • Let’s play
  • Lets reflect

Module 2: Innovation, Creative Mindset and Building Confidence.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy and you will need many different qualities, skills and areas of expertise to make your venture a success. The focus on this module will be in the following areas: · Demonstrating innovation and a creative mindset. · Showing confidence in everything that you do. · Becoming familiar with the concept of innovation and what it means in the context of entrepreneurship as well as how to weave it into every aspect of your work. · Developing creativity, identifying ways to be creative and why creativity in business is important. · Why mindset is significant and how confidence plays a role in your entrepreneurial journey.

Module 3:Budget and Funding
In this module you will learn about the important factors about Budget and Funding within a Business. • Ability to look for the proper funding for one’s business • Developing and expanding one’s business and network Business success depends on healthy finances and that will be the focus of the third module in this course. This module will be brought to a close with a look at evaluating financial performance and the importance of doing so. You will explore: · The world of budgets in clear and simple terms · What a budget is, how it is used and most importantly how to prepare one for your business venture. · The funds you have available at any given time which is crucial for a successful business. · The ways in which a business can be financed and how to source finance correctly. · The funding and fundraising opportunities to start or grow your business.

Module 4: How to write a business plan
In Module 4, you will learn about the business plan, including what it is, why it’s important and how to develop one that’s tailored to your business idea. You will learn: · What a business plan is. · How a business plan is structured and written. · How to draft each section in your business plan from the executive summary through to defining the marketplace you serve, SWOT Analysis, the products and services that you sell, the customers you are targeting and the systems, processes, policies and procedures that will allow you to deliver your product or service. · Techniques for writing up a company profile, conducting market research and identifying what you need to deliver your product or service. · Preparing detailed financial information.

Module 5: Law and Regulations.
Being fully compliant with the law and the various regulations that exist as well as codes of practice is important for any new business. With an understanding of the laws that you must comply with it sets your business on the right track and prevents problems further down the line. In this module, you will learn: · The various business laws that you should be familiar with as well as the industry standards and codes of practice that you should comply with, whether this is relating to health and safety or everyday best practice. · The basics of business law so you can put in place the right guidelines for staff and ensure that your business is operating within the regulatory requirements.

Module 6 : Marketing
Marketing is fundamental to your success as an entrepreneur. If people don’t know who you are or that your business exists, it will be very difficult to thrive or even survive. Within this module you will learn: · What marketing is and why it is important. · The difference between traditional and digital marketing and the various types of marketing. · The importance of developing a marketing strategy and how to do so. · Choosing marketing channels and platforms online. · Implementation of affordable market tools. This chapter will look at the topics of business visibility, dissemination and advertising strategy, Logos and the power of social media.

Module 7 :How To Make Your Start Up A Success
This chapter will examine the issues of professionalism, communication and teamwork. Relationship building with clients and colleagues, human resources, benefits from people’s skills and competencies.