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Ideas into Business

If you have thought about how nice it would be to work for yourself but have never had the confidence to do it, why not come on this course and see if starting your own business is for you.

This one-day course will introduce you to the world of self-employment and business start-up. It will give you an insight into what it involves the factors you need to consider to determine if it is for you.

Our tutors all run their own businesses and so they can give you a real insider’s view of what it is like. They can help you assess your ideas and help you convert them into a viable business.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those interested in starting a business or becoming self-employed but are not sure how to go about it
It is for residents of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough aged 19 and over, that are unemployed and claiming either: Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, or Universal Credit (JCP eligible groups)

What does the course consist of?

Business is about having an idea that has potential to make money and earn you a living. The course will help you to:

  • Find out if you have the right personal attributes for self-employment
  • An insight into what setting up a business involves
  • Discover what the risks and benefits are
  • Where to get help
  • Decide how to take the next steps

Dates and Locations

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Progression Routes 

Successful completion of the course will help you decide if working for yourself is for you.  We highly recommend that that if you are really interested in setting up a business you join the Understanding Enterprise course where you will gain all the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to run a successful company. You might also want help with IT or, Social Media to help improve your networking and marketing.

How to book your course place

To find out more information and for details of our other courses, please call Paul Riddick on 01923 698474.  Alternatively, drop a short email complete with your day time telephone number to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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Register for a course now and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your place eligibilty permitting.