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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What's the best thing about Dodd & Co? Heidi Marshall. She has taken exemplary care of my business accounts - a true dental practice specialist. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of my colleagues.
-- Anne Nicholson