Steps to Enterprise

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Thinking about starting your own business soon? This course will help you gain knowledge and tips, as well as providing you with practical exercises to build a great business.

A FREE* three-week and two-day intensive business startup course, packed with information, guidance, tips and advice. This hands-on practical course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a great business.

Together you will explore:

  • Your business idea in greater detail
  • How to build a business plan
  • Business status and legislation
  • How to protect your intellectual property
  • How to use market research
  • The many P’s of Marketing
  • The social media Big 5
  • The art of networking
  • Pitching your ideas
  • Insights from guest speakers
  • Tools and resources for your business

Entry requirements:

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications. However, you will need to take part in a brief writing assessment before enrolling onto the course. On completion, you will receive a college certificate. Applicants must be aged 19+.


£350**FREE if you are 19+, unemployed and on benefits, or under the earning threshold of £15,736.50 annual gross salary.


The course will run from Thursday 6th June 2019- Friday 21st June 2019

For more information or to book your place, please contact Shamala Nair or Sophie Alexis:

Tel: 0208 522 5749 or 0208 522 5700


Courses held at: Newham College of Further Education, CIPS, High St South, East Ham, E6 6ER

Case Studies:

I was training in computers and Microsoft. Since coming on the course I’ve learnt how to start my business efficiently and I’ve also made new friends. Now that I have completed the course I want to finish setting up my business and do some more training. To anyone wanting to come onto this course do it, you will learn everything you need to, to start your own business.

I am also studying at Newham College doing an English course. By completing this course I gained new information and specific knowledge relevant to starting my own business. I will carry on with my English course as well as perusing my business. To anyone wanting to come onto this course, it is worth it!

Before starting the course I was getting information together to set up my recruitment service. I have found the course very comprehensive and I even got to learn how to set up a business plan! Now that I have completed I want to put what I learnt into practice and I will be presenting my business to organisations.  This course has been very comprehensive and easy to follow.
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