Course Description

Start Your Own Business

Waterford College of Further Education

This course is suitable for those who would like to acquire the skills to start up a business venture. The course will be delivered in a friendly educational environment and will provide access to local business people with hands on experience in the area.


• Explore the legal requirements and regulations pertaining to starting a variety of business structures
• Analyse the personal, functional and business factors that contribute to business success
• Research the relevant sources of business start-up information and support available to entrepreneurs
• Examine the market for new product or service niches
• Assess the potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the business
• Explain the role and function of a realistic and coherent business plan
• Examine the importance of complete and correct business documentation to include budgets, cash flow and financial statements
• Apply for the legal, financial and government agency and other support required by the business
• Conduct opportunity, feasibility and market research studies
• Design a product or service to be provided by the business
• Analyse revenue, costs, quality and customer service elements of the new business
• Analyse the internal and external business environment pertaining to a new business start up
• Create appropriate funding, marketing, finance, technology and staffing strategies for the business
• Construct a business plan
• Organise independent or third party review of the business plan
• Analyse the business and business plan post the external review, recognising strengths and making improvements

Course Code 5N1418
College Name Waterford College of Further Education
Course Category Business, Business Start Up and Entrepreneurship
Course Location Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland
Course Start Date 4th October 2017
Course End Date 25th April 2018
Course Fee 385
Course Duration 4th October 2017 – 25th April 2018
Course Times Wednesday evening 6.30pm – 9.30pm
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Course Provider

Waterford College of Further Education

051 870136
Admissions Office, Waterford city Ireland, Waterford, Republic of Ireland

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