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One-Day-Taster Sessions for Women Considering Self-Employment
Price: £12.50 per person or £20 for two if you bring a friend!
Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Date: Wednesday 4th December 2013
Date: Wednesday 26th March 2014
Starting and running a business may be easier than you might think. This workshop is an opportunity for you to put your toe in the water, explore what’s involved and see for yourself just how easy it can be to set up and run your own business.
If you have a business idea, a hobby you’d like to make money from, or are simply wondering if you’ve got what it takes, this event will help you decide whether or not you want to take yourself and your ideas seriously. In the company of like minded women you will have a lot of fun and explore topics that include:
• What is an Entrepreneur?
This flexible workshop will help answer your questions and support you in exploring how self-employment might work for you.
Thinking of Starting A Business?
A Comprehensive Course For Women Considering Starting A Business
Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm one-day-a-week for 8 weeks
Date: May 1st – June 26th 2013 every Wednesday (no session May 29th)
Date: Jan – March 2014 (no session week of half term)
Places are limited to 8 participants so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Starting and running a business takes not just an idea but motivation, time, energy and skill. This is an opportunity to explore what’s involved and see for yourself just how easy it can be to set up and run your own business. If you have a business idea, a hobby you’d like to make money from, or are just wondering if you’ve got what it takes, then this course is for you. In the company of like minded women you will have a lot of fun and explore topics that include:
• What is an Entrepreneur?
This highly engaging and participatory course is comprehensive and specifically designed for women. The course runs one-day-a-week over a 9-week period. There is no session over half term week.
A course for enterprising women who have set up their own businesses
Dates: Wednesdays only 16th Oct – 20th Nov 2013 (no session 30th Oct half term)
Venue: Chipping Campden School, Chipping Campden
Time: 9.30am –2.30pm
Price: £220.00 includes group sessions and a one-to-one coaching session
Next Steps is for women who have already registered a business and want to re-view, re-focus and re-new. The course has a focus on better understanding your product/service and your customers. This means marketing! Taking part in Next Steps you will:
Here’s what Debbie Sarjant said about Next Steps: “This is a chance to focus on the development of your business, plan for the future and move things on. It’s a chance to be with other women running small businesses and learn from their experiences. It reminds you what your business means to you and gives you practical selling and marketing tools. You will leave feeling supported and energised to take the necessary Next Steps.”
Janet Barbour said: "The opportunity to FOCUS on what I am doing and where I am going was absolutely invaluable at this stage. I really benefited from a small informal group and learnt so much from every individual.”
Next Steps gives you jargon-free motivation and direction, a chance to review what you have already put in place, and gain specific tools. As the driving force in your business, you’ll benefit enormously from group support and a fresh professional overview. You will be given the time and space to develop a strategy to grow your business and reach more customers. This hands-on, practical course will be highly interactive. While it will require you to work hard, it will also be stimulating, fun and encourage you to accept new challenges.
The following workshops take place throughout the year in Chipping Campden, Fairford and Tewkesbury. Please call 01386 701 868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page that is regularly updated for dates and venue information.
“Work/Life Balance” with Sarah-Jane Menato
“Internet Security” with Olly Kemp
“Tax Self Assessment” with Jim Heywood from HMRC
“Legal Surgeries” with Vanessa Hammond from Nick Hutchinson Solicitors
"Looking the Business" with Berith
“Time Management and Prioritisation” with Sarah-Jane Menato
“What is an effective web site and how do I get one?” Olly Kemp
“Knowing your Features from your Benefits” with Sarah-Jane Menato
“Writing good copy” with Debbie Sarjant
“Negotiating skills” with Sarah-Jane Menato
“Simple book and record keeping” with Louisa Coley
If you have a workshop you would like to offer to the CWiB network, please get in touch. Additionally, if there is a workshop you would like to attend, please get in touch. We have generous experts on hand with a wide range of skills that are usually very willing to run workshops for us.
Cotswold Women in Business is proud to have supported many amazing women in the development of their businesses and ideas. These women include:
Some of the wonderful people who contribute their time and expertise to Cotswold Women in Business include:
Jane Heaton www.janeheatonassociates.com
Many thanks to you all,
Previous participants have said:
Sharon Callcott: “I have a focus now and a direction to move in to make a success of this venture. We all left today feeling that we had been empowered to move ahead and that our ideas and contributions were valuable.”
Ruth Wright: “I am near to banking my first £1,000! Everyone says I look well, self employment obviously suits me. I have some delightful clients and I can't tell you what a relief it is not to be an employee. I am building up my hours and from May onwards I will be committed as fully as I want to be.”
Fiona Perry: "Sarah-Jane’s energy, enthusiasm and encouragement are second to none and you can’t fail to come away from her courses inspired and fired up with a desire to succeed. Her realistic approach is refreshing and she doesn’t pretend that running your own business is easy. This is countered with her genuine belief that once we tap into our potential, the sky’s the limit. I am in my fourth year of trading with an annual turnover that is steadily growing and has exceeded all my expectations."
Suzanne Lomas Smith: “I joined the course as a way to meet new friends after 6 years living overseas. I met a group of creative, capable women and, with guidance and support, learned how to move my business idea from a woolly place in my head to a concrete reality. I would not have achieved this alone. The course, in manageable bite-size tasks, steered me through all aspects of creating an effective business of my own. Cotswold Women in Business is an invaluable local resource. I am very grateful to have taken part in such an effective training programme!”