Local Enterprise Agency trading in Camden for over 25 years. Not for Profit – Limited by Guarantee. One of 13 in London and approximately 120 nationwide. Typical year - 1500 enquiries, 120 new businesses started, 1000 trained and 500 business supported.
a. Starting a Business – managing money and making a profit This workshop is designed to support you as you start or develop your new business and focus on the financial side. It will give you invaluable insight into financial issues, guidance on how to successfully manage them and a better understanding on how to make a profit. 10am-4pm. b. Starting a Business – finding and keeping customers A basic understanding of sales and marketing is essential to start and sustain your business. This workshop will show you how to identify who your customers are, what is important to them, how to reach them and keep them coming back. 10am-4pm. c. Starting a Business – running a successful businessFocusing on the practicalities of prioritising your time and running your business is essential in being able to sustain a business. Everything needs to be done now so how do you decide what is most important? What skills do you and your business need to grow? From 10am-4pm. A one-stop-shop to show you how to register for self employment, set up and maintain business records, how to pay your taxes and National Insurance Contributions (NIC).
Camden Freelancers: Focus on Fashion
Centa Business Services:
What you need to know about working for yourself
Who are Centa?
Getting ready to work for yourself
Things to consider
Where to find further support
We are a social enterprise, driven by our
mission, rather than a profit motive. We
• Support Economic Development
• Create and Sustain Jobs
• Tackle Economic Exclusion
Centa has over 25 years experience of
providing impartial advice to start-up and
Our advisers understand the issues that small
business owners’ face; many have real
business experience themselves
Why run your own business?
Pros: flexibility; freedom; creative control; ownership; a
more rewarding career; could make you more money
Cons: lack of financial stability; easy to get ‘sucked in;
highly competitive; raising finance; the reality of
If it was easy, everyone would do it!
Key things to consider:
What sort of business do you want?
How are you going to fund it?
What are you going to sell/provide?
Who is going to buy it? Why?
Limited Liability Company
Limited Liability Partnership
Bank of F&F&F
Do your homework - Know your market!
Design for a market
Find a market for your designs
Marketing and branding – what is your USP?
Terms and Conditions
Understanding your obligations
Registering with Inland Revenue
Tax returns/NI contributions
You don’t have to go it alone:
Where to go for help
Business Link and Inland Revenue
If you are running a small business or about to
start, you may wish to access our range of
Or you may want specialist help with your
business plan, raising finance, expanding
your business - or simply free training and
Free workshops in December:
Starting a Business: managing money and
making a profit
Starting a Business: finding and keeping
Starting a Business: running a successful
If we can’t help you directly, we will know someone
who can. We would be happy to answer any
questions you may have.
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