Do you aspire to set up your own business but don’t know how? Or do you want to learn a range of financial, marketing and website skills to help with your future career? Our online, self-paced course will teach you essential business skills to set you up for life from a finance and investment expert. How does the course work? The course is online, can be started at any time and is self-paced so you can fit it around existing commitments. The course material is delivered via your online account on our website. Each week consists of a video to watch, followed by a practical (but theoretical!) task. Together, the video and task should take an hour to complete. We are a licensed Skills Section Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Once you’ve completed the course, we will complete your personalised assessor’s report, and sign off your skills section as completed. What does the course cover? This three-month course covers the basic skills you need to set up your own business. You’ll learn how to: • Create and research your business idea. • Create a business plan, together with the basic finance skills you need to get to grips with the financial side of running your own business. • Create a brand identity and the different ways of advertising and marketing your business. • Build a website, including selecting a domain and choosing your hosting platform. • Use search engine optimisation skills, including how to rank on Google searches.
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