Basic Business Skills

Everything you need to know to run a small business on St Helena


Basic Business Skills Everything you need to know to run a small business on St Helena Burgh House Training & Development

About this course

Starting your own business is a dream many share and to prevent the dream becoming a nightmare it’s best to be prepared. Are you capable of running a business? Is your idea sound? It there a market for your product or service and can you successfully sell to that market? Will you drown in paperwork?

This course shows you how to find out before you give up your current job.



Module 1: Planning your business

  • Why you need a business plan

  • How it is used and by whom

  • What a plan should contain

  • How it should look

  • What to do next

Module 2: Marketing, Branding and Packaging

  • What is Marketing?

  • Market analysis & research

  • Product life-cycle

  • Marketing mix: the four ‘P’s.

  • Brands and branding

  • How design & packaging help us reach our target market

  • Hints and tips

Module 3: Basic Book Keeping

  • The importance of keeping up to date records

  • The basic principles of book keeping

  • Essential documents for the control of your business

Module 4: Winning Business through Tendering

  • What to expect during the tendering process

  • How to read the document and formulate a response

  • Key information that the response should contain

  • How to construct and lay out the response

Please note: This course is designed so that modules can be taken individually.


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I’m interested. What do I do now?

If you want to know more about how we could deliver this course, or any of our courses, for your business, department or other organisation please contact us for an initial discussion. We will meet with you and discuss your requirements and how we would go about meeting them. This initial meeting is free, and at the end we will write to you to explain how we can help you and what it would cost. If you decide not to proceed you pay nothing; but we are confident that you will see the benefits of training with Burgh House Training & Development.

Can’t you just do it for me?

We can provide most of the activities we train on an Interim Manager basis; we do the work this time, and train your staff as we work using Personal Coaching for Business. To learn more please see the Burgh House Limited Services Burgh House Training & Development Basic Business SkillsBurgh House website or just contact us.

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