This FREE two day course covers all aspects of setting up a business from getting the right mind set to basic financial control techniques, market research and writing a business plan. The course is led by an experienced Blue Orchid Business Advisor and will cover;


  • What it means to be self employed and the options available to you
  • Understanding which legal structure is right for your business
  • Information and tools to help you research your idea, identify your target market and your competition
  • Help you to start to put your ideas into a structure Business Plan which you can use to develop your business and raise finance


  • Understanding your customers and how to market to effectively target them
  • Branding and promoting your business
  • Understanding your business start up costs and raising finance
  • Developing financial forecasts to assess the viability of your business idea
  • Help you to start to put your ideas into a structured business plan

This FREE workshop is delivered as part of the Enterprise for Success Programme and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and Local Authority partners.