Start Your Own Business in Coventry or Warwickshire

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Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:15

Start Your Own Business in Coventry or Warwickshire


Coventry University Enterprises Business Solutions


Ramada Hotel & Suites
Earlsdon, Coventry CV1 3GG
United Kingdom

Please note that as part of the registration process, if you are accepted into the programme, we will need further information from you - but we will make this as painless as possible. The programme is part ERDF funded and all delegates must be confirmed as eligible. If you have any questions please contact us at


  • CUE Business Solutions is offering a series of workshops, accelerator programmes and LaunchPads through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, the activity is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund but free to you. If you have an innovative Technology-based business idea and have not yet started a business please see whether this FREE workshop would help you. This workshop will help you decide whether self-employment is right for you and give you some practical skills to get you going.

What we'll cover:

  • Personal budgeting – this will include a practical exercise to understand how much money you will need to earn from their business to survive personally.
  • Goal setting – what do you need/want to achieve from your business? Includes a practical Vision Orbit planning exercise to set personal and business goals.
  • Identifying the gaps - analysing yourself and your ideas - includes a practical exercise looking at your abilities, skills and experience, creative ideas and interests and how these can be matched to your business ideas.
  • How to register your business -the different business structures in the UK and how to start them. This will include a practical exercise on the advantages and disadvantages relating to your business idea.
  • Basics of business planning - a practical but brief introduction to the business model canvas offering you the chance to sketch out your business ideas on your own canvas. Don’t worry though – we run a further workshop that looks at the lean model canvas in more detail.

Please note - the workshop is interactive and you will need to participate in exercises to get the most out of the session.

You will be contacted by our business adviser to establish eligibility for the programme and to ensure this workshop offers you the best fit for your needs.

If accepted into the programme you will be asked to arrive promptly at 9.30 for a 10.00am start. We aim to finish at 1.15pm. Refreshments are provided.

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If this workshop isn't what you are seeking drop us a line at in the first instance - giving your name, business idea and contact number and we'll call you back to discuss the options.

CUE Business Solutions is a division within Coventry University Enterprises Limited and part of the Coventry University Group.

DATA PROTECTION: This workshop is provided free to you if you meet the eligibility criteria. We will use the information you supply: A) to provide business support to you and make referrals to partners and other providers of relevant services as appropriate; B) to share with Coventry City Council / Warwickshire County Council (as Accountable Bodies for the programme) and DCLG (or their sub-contractors) for monitoring evaluation and audit purposes. We will keep all information you provide confidentially and treat it in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1988.

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