The Enterprise Club course it about how to start a business, and the skills needed to make that enterprise a success. There are a series of lectures dealing with different subject areas, students are expected to make notes, and apply these principles to the business that they have either started, or who are about to start.
There are some downloadable items for you to fill in for your own reference - a business plan and a marketing plan. The course will take about 7 hours to complete. If you are thinking of starting your own business soon - join the club - the Enterprise Club, and be guided by an entrepreneur who has been running their own business for over ten years.
We take a different element that will impact your ability to run a business. We look at why entrepreneurship is so important today, in these times - we look at money, debt and cashflow - and its impact on us personally, and income-producing opportunities and the various business models we could adopt and their pros and cons as a vehicle for us when starting a business.
We look at the entrepreneurs mind - how they think differently, and (being honest) do you actually have what it takes to do this? Are entrepreneurs born or made? Arguably - both. But (with anything) - its a skill! And if you want to learn how to run a business successfully - you need to develop the mindset and the skills.
We explore sales and marketing and social media techniques. One cannot run a business without customers! There is no point being the best kept secret in the world! People have to know about your business - so we look at how that can happen.
We look at people - the importance of teams. The African proverb says - "if you want to go fast - go alone. If you want to go far,go with others" - so if you want to build a successful, sustainable business - you won't be doing this in isolation. This course is the first step to get you off to the right start.
Your course tutor is an award winning entrepreneur who started her first business in 2004 in the same month of graduating with a Masters degree in Investment Management from City University in London with £150 (£100 from her overdraft and £50 from her mum). Lisa used to run an enterprise club and has worked with various entrepreneurs and start-ups over the years, and having done it herself - knows the troubles, the highs and lows, the worries, the stress the thrills and the questions and concerns that you may or may not have - and has put together this course to get you off on the right track.
How to set goals and stick to them
Lisa Newton BA MSc FMAAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award, in 2016 BE Mogul Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award. In 2015 and 2017 one of her companies won Best Bookkeeping Business London (Accountancy International Awards).
Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards, How to Franchise Your Business and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.
Lisa hosts her own show The Authors Podcast which can be found on the iTunes channel.
Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.
In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation, yoga and cosmic ordering.