Are you looking for a Business Start-up course that offers practical advice and develops skills vital to launching a thriving business? Or perhaps you’re already trading but want to grow the business of your dreams?
Business Start-up is full of practical tips on how to plan, establish and grow your business.
Part 1 explores if self-employment is right for you and provides the tools you need to consider your business idea in detail to develop a full business plan.
Part 2 covers topics vital to early success, including legal and financial issues, marketing and sales, customer service and quality. Both courses model good and bad practice using a series of engaging case studies.
For aspiring entrepreneurs, our Business Start-up course is the perfect way to turn ideas into reality, by building a solid business foundation.
If you’ve started your own business, or are about to take the leap, our Business Start-up online course offers 24/7 access to flexible online resources full of informative, practical advice, plus up to 6 months support from a personal tutor.
Through two distinct, yet complementary courses, Business Start-up covers insightful topics for every entrepreneur. On completion, you’ll be well equipped with the knowledge you need to make your business thrive.
Our Business Start-up course is ideal if you:
Part 1- Planning to start your own business
Part 2 – Succeeding with your own business
Study Business Start-up with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Linda who is just one of our first-class business tutors:
“I am passionate about business, both from an academic and practical point of view. I have been since I was the MD of a Young Enterprise company when I was 17. Since then I have had many jobs in industry, have helped many charities and, more recently, taught the subject. I have been in the classroom for over ten years, but also continue to support many small and new businesses to prosper. I believe that detailed feedback and encouragement to improve in small steps is the way to achieve educational potential. My qualifications include a BSc in Business Studies, MA in Organisational Behaviour, PCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and the graduate diplomas from several professional bodies including the Institute of Marketing.”
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
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It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £37.13
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
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