Thursdays 17th, 24th, 31st Oct, 7th, 14th, 28th Nov 10am – 4pm
Aim: To enable learners to research and produce the key components for a business plan and present them to the Morley College investment team.
Morley College is planning to set up a retail outlet in Lower Marsh for student and tutor activities. It will be a working environment for students on enterprise courses, employability courses and accredited health and beauty courses.
It will provide self-employment opportunities for newly qualified beauty and holistic therapists and provide professional development for tutors. The shop will have spaces for workshops and short courses and will provide a ‘window’ and marketing outlet for the college on the high street.
This six-week course will provide students with the tools for organising a business plan. They will look at the key components of a business model including themotivation for the enterprise, itsmarket and themechanism through which the business will deliver its objectives.
Through research, site visits, role play and Q&A sessions with the client and customer groups, students will gather all the evidence required for building the business case for investing in the proposed business. This will include the shop’s unique selling proposition, target market, plan for customer relations and retention, business costings, revenue plans, financial management issues and governance structure.
By the end of the course, students will present their findings to a review panel for Morley College and their research will be used to inform a master Business Plan to be formulated by the course tutor, Colin Crooks (social entrepreneur in residence for Lambeth and CEO of Tree Shepherd).
Contact Lydia@treeshepherd.org.uk or call 020 3697 1540 for more details