Business Boot Camp

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 5 Conc £0 Full £5 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 1 MAC 15/06/2019 15/06/2019 NHB19
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 1 MAC 27/07/2019 27/07/2019 NHB20

What will the course cover?

The course will take you through the main steps to take in starting a business, and will highlight the potential issues that most start-up and growing businesses face in the first months and years.

Who is the course for?

For anyone who is thinking of starting their own business or who has started their journey

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No skills required, just the desire to break free from working for someone else!

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

You will be armed with the knowledge required to get your business started and growing, across several important subjects, reducing the chances of losing money, time and, potentially, the business! Ideally, participants will have the basis to start a business – a new product, idea to commercialise, hobby to grow etc.

How is the course organised?

Explanations, tasks, and discussions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites, and look into the topics covered in more depth after the workshop.

How will my progress be assessed?

Informal feedback and discussion in the workshop session.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

All trainee entrepreneurs will be enrolled onto a dedicated website to allow interaction and follow up with the bootcamp instructor. There will also be a series of more detailed, subject driven sessions, to give detailed guidance across a range of essential areas. You may also want to look at enrolling on a longer course to get a more in-depth look at some topics (such as accounting or web design).

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook if you would like to take notes. Your workshop speaker may give you advice on some good websites to access to follow on from the workshop.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. You can also access computers/internet at local libraries. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.