Five Steps to Running Your Own Business

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details




Business & Law

Course Start Date

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 3 Weeks

Course Time

10:00 - 12:00

Course Fee

£ 20.00
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Course Overview

Five Steps to Setting Up Your Own Business” is a concise and comprehensive 4-week course that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the essential knowledge and tools needed to turn their business dreams into reality. This program is thoughtfully structured to guide participants through the key stages of launching a successful venture.

Taught by experienced professionals, this course at Trafford College empowers students to confidently take their first steps in the world of business ownership. Whether you’re an aspiring startup founder or looking to refine your entrepreneurial skills, this 4-week program offers a condensed, yet thorough, guide to launching a successful business venture.”

Course Requirements

Participants are not required to possess any previous knowledge or expertise. We welcome individuals with a genuine enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to actively engage and contribute.

What you will Learn

The course begins with the crucial step of idea generation, helping participants identify their business concept and assess its viability. Students learn how to conduct market research, identify target audiences, and create a business plan that forms the foundation of their entrepreneurial journey. Marketing, branding and a social presence can be part of this course.

The final step focuses on practical aspects of business operations, including budgeting, time management, and setting up effective systems to run a business smoothly.


There will be no formal assessment


A variety of leisure and community courses are offered for your enrolment, including but not limited to:
Hair and Media Make-up
Health and Social Care
Art and Design
Childcare and Education
Digital Skills
Hospitality and Catering

Career Options

Completing a short course like Five Steps to Running Your Own Business” can provide valuable insights and foundational knowledge about entrepreneurship. While it may not make you an expert, it can open doors to various career options and entrepreneurial opportunities. Here are some potential career paths and options after completing such a course:

Entrepreneurship: Of course, the most direct option is to start and run your own business based on the knowledge and skills gained from the course.

Small Business Owner: Begin and manage a small business in a field that interests you, such as a retail store, a service-based company, or an online venture.

Business Development: Work for a startup or an established company in a business development role, helping them grow and expand.

Sales and Marketing: Specialise in sales and marketing, helping businesses promote their products or services.

E-commerce Manager: Manage and grow an online store or e-commerce platform.

Product or Service Development: Use your skills to create and launch a new product or service, either as an entrepreneur or within an established company.

Franchise Owner: Consider investing in a franchise based on the business model you learned about in the course.

Non-profit Leadership: Apply your business knowledge to lead or contribute to the management of a non-profit organisation.

Public Relations or Communications: Work in public relations or communications, helping businesses and organisations with their messaging and branding.

Further Education: Use the short course as a stepping stone for more extensive education in business or entrepreneurship.

Remember that the success of your career options will depend on your ongoing learning, practical experience, and your ability to adapt and apply what you’ve learned in the course to real-world business situations. Continuing to build your expertise and network in the field will be essential for long-term success.”

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units

Contact Details

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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