Free Business Start Up Support

Dodd & Co, working in conjunction with the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, are now running a free business start up course from our Rosehill office in Carlisle and another from Newton Rigg in Penrith. This 3 day course is specifically designed for those who are thinking of becoming self employed or those who have a business in the early years of trading.

The course is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and each of the 3 days will provide valuable information and the ‘know how’ to get your business off the ground and keep it there:

Day One – Business Planning, Sustainability & Self Employment Issues

  • What is self-employment and what does it mean?
  • What is your business?
  • What is a business plan?
  • What else?

Day Two – Marketing, Social Media, Promotion, Sales & Pricing

  • Creating a marketing plan
  • The ‘how’ of marketing
  • Setting a selling price

Day Three – Finance, Bookkeeping, Business Banking & Credit Control

  • What is bookkeeping?
  • Tax and Self employment
  • Business account advice
  • Credit control

If you are interested and think you and your business would benefit from attending one of our courses please get in touch with Lesley Robinson on lesleyr@cumbriachamber.co.uk to check your eligibility and book your place.

Click here to see the thoughts of those who have sat the course already.

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I started my business 12 years ago and can confidently say engaging the services of Dodd & Co Accountants, has been one of my best business decisions. You can rely on professional, efficient and above all informative assistance whenever you need.  I find Dodd & Co to be proactive and actively prepared to work on my behalf, taking the initiative and contact me should they feel they have information that would benefit the efficient running of my company. They have experts in all the relevant fields and provide me with a comprehensive and above all friendly service.  
-- Julie Shead