KickStart - A Bootcamp for New Business

Date - Sep 25, 2017
Venue - RTC North Colima Avenue Sunderland SR5 3XB
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KickStart is a 4 day programme to be held on September 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th from 9.00 am - 4.30 pm.

KickStart is a new business bootcamp, aimed at individuals thinking about starting a business as well as businesses that are newly formed, it isdesigned to get your new enterprise off to the best possible start!

You will be taken through an intensive business planning exercise with full support and guidance from professionals with industry knowledge and experience.

In addition to working through the practicalities of running a business, by the end of the programme you will have refined your business vision and product/service offer. You will also hav identified your customers and how to reach them and will have an action plan to ensure your dream becomes a reality

RTC is not just a training company - we are home to a range of business support programmes. Sign up for KickStart for the opportunity to find out what help is available for small businesses in your area and grow your network by meeting our team of advisors.

Day One - 25th September 2017 - Making the Switch

Discovering drivers and barriers to success, individuals will explore the challenges and opportunities facing them when converting passion to profit. Individuals will consider the emotional, psychological, physical and financial aspects of running a business whilst assessing personal action planning. Risk analysis for the business will also be completed.

Day Two - 26th September 2017 - Practical Finance and Business Planning

Focusing on money matters, delegates will be introduced to raising capital, budgeting, reducing costs and financial control. Discovering the fundamentals of business planning supported by industry specialists and peer mentors.

Day Three - 27th September 2017 - Market Orientation

Individuals investigate all aspects of marketing, market orientation and customer demand. Delegates will review targeted market research and will investigate approaches to traditional and social media marketing and market planning. Delegates will review the importance of building and maintaining business relationships and have completed a draft business plan.

Day Four – 28th September 2017 - Business Surgery

Focusing on delivering the business message, participants will have the opportunity to pitch
to our team of experienced advisors who understand how to make businesses grow, access funding and build supportive networks to enhance growth.

It is preferable that you are able to attend all 4 sessions, however if there are any dates you cannot make please discuss with a member of our team on 0191 516 4400.


**Eligibility Criteria and Costs**

Please note - This course is fully funded through Skills Support for the Workforce funding (SSW) for eligible individuals/businesses in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Country Durham. If delegates are not eligible for funding to access RTC training courses, places can be purchased at full cost plus additional accreditation fees. Alternatively, RTC training courses can be tailored to meet your specific requirements or be delivered in house.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility or have any further questions about our training offer please feel free to contact a member of the RTC team on 0191 516 4400 or email