Event type Workshop
Location Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB
“One day, I want to work for myself or start my own business”. Does this sound like you? If so, you’re not alone – 60% of young people feel the same way. But how to make it happen?
If you’re between the ages of 16 to 25 and keen to seize the self-employment opportunity, these free workshops are for you!
You’ll get expert advice, resources and support – plus learning from people out there doing it already. You’ll learn how to start a new project or business and make a success of it, meet a new community of people like you who want to make something happen, and build your confidence, connections and ability to work on your own terms.
By attending these free workshops, you will get help to make a breakthrough to start your own business – and achieve more than you ever thought possible!
Find out what each workshop will cover and book your place:
Mon 5 Feb, 6.30pm – Launch session
Attend this taster evening session to explore what the Start Something workshops entail and meet your workshop mates!
Mon 12 Feb, 6.30pm – How do I start?
What’s a good idea? Explore how to spot enterprising opportunities, learn how to reach your customers and identify your individual skill-set.
Mon 12 March, 6.30pm – Writing a business plan and deciding what to sell
Find out how to write a business plan by researching your target audience and discover how to develop an online footprint for your idea.
Tue 17 April, 6.30pm – Spread the word!
Get expert advice on how to brand and market your product or service. We’ll help you identify your unique start-up story and learn how to hustle hard.
Tue 8 May, 6.30pm – Get your first customer
Understand that turnover is vanity and profit is sanity! This session is learning how to make money from your idea by making sales and delivering an effective marketing strategy that attracts customers.
Tue 12 June, 6.30pm – Show me the money
Learn what to sell, for how much, and where. Turn your customers into your biggest fans, and keep them coming back for more.
Mon 9 July, 6.30pm – Grow and profit
Take your business to the next level by understanding how to manage your accounts, raising funds, understanding the legals & more…
Tue 24 July, 6.30pm – Closing party
If you have attended a workshop session, you get a special invitation to the closing party to celebrate progress, meet professionals and explore further opportunities.