Business start up boot camps for Thurles and Nenagh

If you are contemplating starting a new business you might consider attending an intensive one day Start Your Own Business Boot Camp on Thursday 6th June in Thurles.

If you are contemplating starting a new business you might consider attending an intensive one day Start Your Own Business Boot Camp on Thursday 6th June in Thurles.

The Boot Camp is being organised by the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board and covers topics such as: What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur, Exploring Opportunities, Set Up Costs, Market Research, Tax and Legal Considerations, Business Planning etc.

A fee of €30 applies which may be waived in the case of unemployed individuals in receipt of benefit who might be eligible for the Department of Social Protection’s Back to Work or Short Term Enterprise Allowances.

The Tipperary North County Enterprise Board have also planned a 10 week Start Your Own Business Course in Nenagh which will be delivered over 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings, commencing on 5th June. The course will run from 7pm to 10pm at the Abbey Court Hotel and FETAC Level 5 Accreditation is optional.

The course covers topics such as Self Assessment/Start Your Own Business, Legal Issues for Start Ups, Preparing a Business Plan, Researching the Market, Marketing the Small Business, Finance- Budgeting & Costing, Funding Sources/Approaches, Basic Bookkeeping & Taxation, Networking & Sales and ICT & the Small Business.

The course will equip participants with the necessary business skills and a business plan which may form the basis of a grant or loan application.

A booking fee of €60 applies and like the Boot Camp the fee may be waived in the case of unemployed individuals in receipt of benefit who might be eligible for the Department of Social Protection’s Back to Work or Short Term Enterprise Allowances.

Speaking to this paper about the courses, Geraldine Manning, Business Development Officer with the Enterprise Board said that “the CEB has a wide range of supports available for business development and works closely with Microfinance Ireland who offer loans of €25,000 or less to individuals or existing businesses who have been refused credit by the banks. Priority is generally given to those that work through their business proposition on the Start Your Own Business Course and consequently participation is highly recommended”.

Places may be booked on-line at www.tnceb.ie/training.htm or alternatively contact the TNCEB office at 067 33086. To access any of these supports or for further information contact the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board, Connolly Street, Nenagh, www.tnceb.ie or e-mail at info@tnceb.ie. County and City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and by the European Union.