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Plan to Start a Business - Part-time


Course outline

This course will interest you if you have a business idea and want to start a business. It will teach you how to explore and research the business market to create a professional business plan.

Topics include:

  • The structure and importance of a business plan
  • Conduct market research to understand the needs of the market area
  • Estimate the financial needs of a business to budget and make decisions
  • Plan and monitor cash flow forecasts
  • Be aware of the legal requirements for a small business
  • Understand marketing principles and how to create a marketing plan

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course, however, we may be running it again in the future.

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Course dates / times

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No qualification awarded.


8 weeks

Level Other
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a good standard of English is required.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual learning plan (ILPs) encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


There may be opportunities to progress onto other courses both in the community and at Nottingham College centres. The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities for learners wishing to further their learning in this subject area.

Other Business and Enterprise courses in the community include Develop a Business Idea.

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FREE careers and next steps advice for adults on Community courses

To help you consider what to do at the end of the course, Community classes will be visited by Futures, one of the leading organisations for careers advice. We have received very positive feedback from adult students who have already taken part in Futures sessions, and Futures aim to make the session fun, engaging and informative for all. You will also be able to access further advice and support from Futures after your course has finished.

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