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Summer School: How to start your own business – If you’re aged 16-25 (free)

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22nd July 2022

If you’re aged 16-25, attend our free Summer School to learn about starting your own business and decide if it might be right for you.

by Business & IP Centre Norfolk

The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Norfolk, part of the British Library Business & IP Centre national network, is the complete solution to your business information needs, supporting you from that first spark of inspiration to successfully starting and developing your business in Norfolk. We offer free and low-cost access to business intelligence, market research, 1-to-1 advice, workshops, networking and support for protecting your business ideas.

About this event

There are so many options to choose from when you leave school – like apprenticeships, university, work experience, getting a job…
Maybe you’re already working but can’t help thinking you’d prefer to use your skills elsewhere…

How about starting your own business?
It may seem a daunting idea at first, but there’s lots of free help on offer – why not start with this online Summer School, aimed at *16-25-year-olds, to see whether it’s something you could see yourself doing?

Delivered in conjunction with MENTA Business, each week from Thursday 28 July to Thursday 1 September (09.30-11.30) we’ll cover a different topic, and you’ll have the chance to ask questions throughout. There’ll also be the opportunity to hear from a successful young business owner about their experience of starting and running a business.

Workshop 1 – Thursday 28 July
Summer School programme overview
Introduction to BIPC Norfolk

Workshop 2 – Thursday 4 August
Understanding enterprise and yourself

Applying your skills to other jobs
Selling your services and skills
Identifying any additional skills needed

Workshop 3 – Thursday 11 August

Generating and evaluating new business ideas

Getting started with your idea
Finding your first customers

Workshop 4 – Thursday 18 August
Business planning and cash flow forecast

Pros and cons of being self employed
Trading options
Business funding
Developing a business plan

Workshop 5 – Thursday 25 August
Marketing and social media

Defining your customers
Choosing targeted marketing methods
Developing an ‘elevator pitch’
Logos and branding
Website domains and email addresses
Use of social media

Workshop 6 – Thursday 1 September
Introduction to intellectual property

Next steps
To get the most out of the Summer School, we recommend you attend all the workshops but if you can’t make all the sessions, don’t worry.

Use this summer to help decide your next steps and whether that might involve starting your own business – now or in the future.

Please note, you may still attend the Summer School if you will be 16 by 1 September 2022 but please ask a parent or guardian to register on your behalf if you are under 16 at the time of registration.
For more information about any of our events, please contact the BIPC Norfolk team at bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk


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