Looking to start up in business? Then this programme is for you!

The NBV Starting In Business Programme

From bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, whatever business you dream of starting we can help! Transform your idea into a business with the help and support of our great package of training and funding. On this programme, you’ll get to meet other like-minded people and benefit from the expertise of a company with over 30 years’ experience in helping people start businesses. NBV will be on hand to provide you with advice every step of the way.


This intensive 2-day workshop led by an experienced business trainer will teach you the nuts and bolts of starting and running a successful business. Included in the workshop: the skills needed to run a business, the importance of Business Planning, how to market your business, understanding opportunities and risks and how to manage money in a business.


“He who fails to plan is planning to fail!” – Sir Winston Churchill

It’s time to focus in on the Business Plan, the all-important ‘road map’ for your business. If you are looking to raise money through loans, investment or grants then you’ll need a business plan. If not, it’s simple: businesses with a clear, well thought out Business Plan survive and grow better than those without.

In this interactive full-day session you’ll learn the component parts of the Business Plan. You will learn how to ask yourself the right questions, the importance of comprehensive market research, how to calculate your start-up costs and how to develop realistic financial projections.

We will also talk about the additional support that NBV can provide once you are up and running including business advice, business workshops, networking, office facilities and much more.

Upon completion of the 3 days, you’ll get a certificate and, more importantly, you’ll have everything you need to get your business up and running!

Starting in Business Programme - NBV Client Starburst

NBV Client: Anika Vassell, Starburst Educational Support Services, Nottinghamshire | www.starburst-ess.co.uk

Starting In Business Client Feedback:

“I feel the course was well paced and pitched to the needs of all attendees. Good all round.” – Richard Hutchings

“An excellent course, invaluable information. Mike was great! Loved all his stories.” – Kerry Matthews

“Best business course I have attended.” – Ian Pickering

“This is a really helpful course and it covered many aspects of what I needed to know. I hope you can keep it going as long as possible!” – Ewa Szypula

“Brilliant content and delivered well in just 3 days! Really great course and have learnt a lot. Thank you Mike for encouraging to keep going and not give up!” – Emma Eaton-Knight

“Please continue to offer these courses, they are so important. Mike is brilliant at training and his delivery was very knowledgeable and memorable, thank you. I am excited about the future!” – Annette Bryan

“This was a great course, really worthwhile! I feel much more ready to launch my business now than I did before.” – Michelle Gregory

“Such a useful course. Will highly recommend. Brilliant trainer. SO glad I did this. Thanks!” – Ann Dunkinson

“I was very impressed with the courses and will highly recommend to others. I feel more confident with all the knowledge I’ve learnt and now know how to organise myself.” – Lara Wooley

“Beryl was really great. Very accommodating and always willing to help and offer advice.” – Chris Milnes

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The Starting in Business programme is available to individuals residing in the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire Leicestershire and Lincolnshire areas.