By Ian Moncrief-Scott, Business Start-up Trainer & Consultant


Language: English
All Levels

Course description

According to reliable sources 60% of new start-ups go bust in the first 6 months and others say that 90% fail within the first 12 months. The author of START ANY BUSINESS can prove that official Government statistics verify 97% of attendees of the training courses he devised and delivered for 13 years were still in business more than 2 years later. Key to their survival rests in very early personal preparation and not the “Just Go for It!” approach where commitments to borrow money, leave paid employment, buy stock, lease premises and rush to appoint professionals would have destroyed their prospects and harmed their future. The course is based on a live version delivered to more than 2,500 aspiring entrepreneurs and consists of three modules, the basics, marketing and finance.  It is a practical and straightforward guide to starting any small business. Importantly, the course will help you decide if being in business is right for you. It has been is designed to give you the tools to start any business before you make commitments. START ANY BUSINESS is constructed in a modular style so that you can dip in and out of sections as you need them and will lead you through the process of producing your own business plan.

Related Skills

Course overview - 24

  • SWOT

  • LifeChanging

  • Peronal Survival Plan

  • Setting-Up Costs

  • Operating Costs

  • Budgeting

  • Funding/Assistance

  • Legal Structures

  • Working From Home

  • Premises

  • Business Plan

  • Customers & Clients

  • Competitors

  • Handling Competition

  • Promotion/Website

  • Selling

  • Estimates/Quotations/Price Lists/Invoices

  • Pricing

  • Book & Record Keeping

  • Money In - Money Out

  • Profit & Loss

  • Income Tax, National Insurance, VAT/Sales Tax

  • Cashflow

  • Congratulations

Meet your instructor

Ian Moncrief-Scott
Ian Moncrief-ScottBusiness Start-up Trainer & Consultant
Ian Moncrief-Scott has over fifty years of broad business experience, mostly gained at international level, based in the UK. As a former senior executive for a global publishing and information technology company headquartered in the USA, he has contributed to numerous client-facing procurement and outsourcing initiatives worldwide. Ian has created and participated in numerous small businesses in the UK, Isle of Man and elsewhere. He has also represented the Isle of Man Government Department for Enterprise in several of its business support schemes Ian designed and delivered extensive training for its Micro Business Grant Scheme. In recognition of his long-term service to the Department, Ian was nominated for The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion and awarded an official Certificate of Recognition in 2018.