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Camden Freelancers: Focus on Fashion



Camden Freelancers: Focus on Fashion

Camden Freelancers: Focus on Fashion
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  • 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 business Focusing 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).

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    • Centa Business Services:
    • What you need to know about working for yourself
    • Who are Centa?
    • Getting ready to work for yourself
    • Things to consider
    • Obligations
    • Where to find further support
    • We are a social enterprise, driven by our mission, rather than a profit motive. We aim to:
    • Support Economic Development
    • Create and Sustain Jobs
    • Tackle Economic Exclusion
  • Centa has over 25 years experience of providing impartial advice to start-up and micro businesses 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 business; lonely!
    • 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?
    • Business structures
    • Limited Liability Company
    • Sole Trader
    • Partnership
    • Limited Liability Partnership
    • Funding
    • Grants
    • Bank Loans
    • Bank of F&F&F
    • Working/self-funding
    • Do your homework - Know your market!
    • Design for a market
    • Find a market for your designs
    • Marketing and branding – what is your USP?
    • Protecting yourself
    • Intellectual Property
    • Terms and Conditions
    • Trademark Registration
    • Understanding your obligations
    • Registering with Inland Revenue
    • Keeping records
    • Managing cashflow
    • Tax returns/NI contributions
    • You don’t have to go it alone:
    • Where to go for help
    • Business Link and Inland Revenue
    • Enterprise Agencies
    • Mentoring
    • College
    • If you are running a small business or about to start, you may wish to access our range of free services.
    • Or you may want specialist help with your business plan, raising finance, expanding your business - or simply free training and advice.
    • Free workshops in December:
    • Starting a Business: managing money and making a profit
    • Starting a Business: finding and keeping customers
    • Starting a Business: running a successful business
    • If we can’t help you directly, we will know someone who can. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
    • Please also visit our website at www.centa.co.uk
    • GO FOR IT! 
    • Sally Leonard : [email_address]
    • Centa Business Services
    • Centa House
    • 61 Birkenhead Street
    • London
    • WC1H 8BB
    • (Tel) 020 7278 5757
    • www.centa.co.uk