Business Plan 6

February 10, 2016

The past week has seen me storm through the rest of my business plan, get some good feedback from the Prince’s Trust as well as order most of the tools and marketing material I need to start in April. As it is right now, I’m going to be submitting my application for Business Launch group … Read More

Business Plan 4

January 30, 2016

Today I had my first meeting with my Business Plan Mentor at Prince’s Trust, he helped to answer some questions I had on the formatting and content as well as assure me that I’m on track with the business plan and that I should be able to get into Business Launch Group by March. This … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 4

January 22, 2016

The fourth and final day of the course was split in the morning with some more discussion and explanation on the layout of our business plans and then in the afternoon we gave short presentations on our ideas, experience and products. The booklets for the business plan are really well put together and really lead … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 3

January 21, 2016

Another great day of exercises and group discussion, further diving into the legal and financial complexities of starting and running a business. Specifically today was on HMRC and managing cash flow in and out of the business. The HMRC segment was done via Webinar and only focused on sole trader, this was very disappointing as … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 2

January 20, 2016

Day two of the course was very educational. We took a good look at marketing and sales, better defining our business ideas and looking at how to do market research and find a target demographic. Learning how to self analyse my services and demographic has really helped to narrow down on what I want to, … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 1

January 19, 2016

Today marked the start of the four day intensive Exploring Enterprise Course with Prince’s Trust. The agenda looked at examining personal finance while laying out the possible legal structures of a business and some ways of financing them. There was an inspirational talk at the end from entrepreneur with 40 years experience as well as … Read More

Prince’s Trust Introduction

January 18, 2016

In December 2015, I was looking for ways to start my own company and came across the Enterprise program with Prince’s Trust. The course was open to those under 30 and helped young entrepreneurs to get started in business by teaching legal, financial and marketing skills and helping mentor and seek financing for their ideas. … Read More