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Starting Your Own Business [SMN10] 249.00 224.10

Course Overview 
Get your future off to a great start with ICS

How would you like to set up your own business?  Imagine the satisfaction of being your own boss and the challenge of developing your business ideas!

The ICS Starting Your Own Business course will help you make this a reality, taking you from your initial idea, through developing and presenting your business plan, to getting the financial planning correctly in place.

You'll learn all you need to know about trading effectively and be able to deal confidently with the problems that all small businesses face.

Key Topics
Your Business Idea
Financial Planning and Control
Budgetary Control
Budgets in Practice
Cash Forecasting
Break-Even Analysis
Working Capital and Balance Sheets
The Business Plan

The great news is that you don't need any previous experience to take this course.

Study Time
30 hours approx. For example: 2.5 hours per week to complete in 3 months, or 1.5 hours per week to complete in 6 months. Study as little or as much as you wish. 

As an ICS student you will have your very own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus our team of Student Advisors are only a phone call away for all the practical advice you may need - so we really are with you 100%

Exam Details 
This course includes a number of assessments that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward to your tutor for grading and comments. At the end of your study period, you complete a test, send it to us, and we'll send you your mark through the post.

ICS Starting Your Own Business Diploma 

What our students say 
"The course materials were very easy to work through and clearly set out. Whenever I needed to speak to someone at ICS, I received good information and all the support I needed throughout my course. I would definitely recommend ICS - in fact I already have and I hope to take another course in the near future." Claire Bottomley

Key Jobs 
Never before have there been as many opportunities for small business start ups. With the explosion in venture capital and financial services in general, self-employment is increasingly becoming the preferred career path of everyone from taxi drivers to dotcom millionaires.

Free With Course
An ICS study pack which contains a document wallet, sticky notes, ball pen and highlighter and ruler to help you get started.

Further Reading
There is no specific recommended reading for this course, but you may wish to read widely around your subject to enhance your knowledge as you progress.

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This product was added to our catalogue on Sunday 22 February, 2004.