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Start Up a New Business

Learn to do it better and with less risk.

The Business Start Up short course will provide you a learning experience that can help you start your own business. Based on hands on knowledge and experience, this short course takes the learner each step that is involved in starting and planning for a business. Eliminate risks and understand the functions that a new business will need in order to become successful (whether it is a small business or large organisation).

This self-guided course allows you to work through the course at your own pace. There are no deadlines or cut off periods. There are many optional activities that will not only extend your learning experience, but will be relevant to you, the industry that you are wanting to enter and will also see you doing practical activities that can help you establish a business.

The Small Business Start Up Short Course involves seven lessons as follows:

LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION - A REALITY CHECK
Businesses don’t need to fail
Getting a product that is saleable
Establishing management systems
Finding potential customers
Selling to potential customers
Delivering the product
Know your strengths
Types of Businesses
Review what you have been learning 

LESSON 2 THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE
Passion is not enough
Consider your options
Scale of Business
What you might sell
Supply and demand
Understanding change
Developing ideas for businesses
Primary industries
Manufacturing
Professional services
Future growth areas
Time saver services and products
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 3 SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING A BUSINESS
Cost of systems
Compliance and procedures
Business systems
Total quality management (tqm)
Innovation management
Information technology
Staff management
Employee induction
Performance management
Financial management
The simplest approach
Planning in business
Creating a strategic plan
Risk
Strategy formation and implementation
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 4 HOW TO FIND POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS
How can you become visible?
Technology
Media
Trends
How to attract attention
Target marketing - strategies, market segmentation, etc. 
Competition
Market research
The marketing mix
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5 HOW TO MAKE A SALE
What makes a good salesperson
Who is the customer
Making a decision
Rational decisions
Heuristic procedures
Decision making processes
Selling online
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 6 DELIVERING A PRODUCT OR SERVICE
Presentation and packaging
Ways of delivering products and services
Virtual consulting
Virtual education
Mail order retailing
Selling downloads
Customer satisfaction
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 7 PITFALLS TO AVOID / RULES TO FOLLOW
Managing money
Keeping cash flowing
Persistance
Doing market research
Keeping up with change
Sales focus
Being different
Niche products and services
Business coaching
Review what you have been learning

Final assessment

 

About this course:

  • It is self paced -work when you want, take breaks when you want
  • It can be completed over around 20 hours; but you can take longer and learn more if you wish
  • It is delivered fully online with any extra support if needed from Business experts on our help desks
  • Very practical set tasks take you beyond just reading (Some online courses may just involve reading and being assessed - but not our courses!)
  • Automated self assessment tests scattered through the course
  • Certificate of Completion upon achieving a 60% pass rate on a final assessment 

 

This course is an ideal learning experience for anyone seeking to start a small business -on any scale, from home or away.

 

Support along the Way from Experts

You have access to expert tutors through our student help desk all the time you are studying this course. Our school maintains help desks in both of our offices -in Australia and the UK; and has staff on duty five days a week manning phones, online chat and emails. Any questions that you have about what you are studying will be dealt with promptly (usually the same working day, often immediately).

  • If there is something you read or research that you don't understand, ask for help.
  • If you want to learn more about something you encounter through these studies, have a conversation with one of our faculty tutors
  • If you need direction to find more information, ask
    If you need advice on moving forward with your work, career or studies after the course ask. (Free career and business advice is part of the service provided to all of our graduates).

 

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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

If you are wanting to start your own business, whether fast or slow; this is a course that won't take too long to complete, but can make all of the difference to your chances of success or failure.

  • If you haven't read about or studied business before; this is a fast way of getting a handle on really important considerations
  • If your business knowledge or experience is a little rusty, this is a great way of refreshing your thinking before you make decisions that could be really significant.
  • If you want to start or buy into a business, but don't know what; this course can be a great way of prompting you to think about the options available to you.
  • If you are unemployed and thinking about options to become self employed; this course can present you with possibilities and give you a perspective and the knowledge to make more informed decisions about what is the best option for you.

 

How does this course work?

You can enrol at any time

Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam. ( email- [email protected] )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course. [email protected]



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