Online Training

First Steps Online was developed to help more people access the First Steps training, as our classroom sessions are always over-subscribed. It also allows us to offer extra training we are unable to cover in the 10 classroom sessions.

First Steps Online consists of an online course, regular live online training sessions, email support, an online support group and exclusive e-news.

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Course Curriculum

Module 1: An introduction to social enterprise

Module 2: Assessing Viability: Is your business idea viable?

Module 3: Post research ideas: Marketing your products and services

Module 4: An introduction to content marketing

Module 5: Social media platforms

Module 6: Email marketing

Module 7: Getting started with your website

Module 8: Operating your social enterprise

Module 9: Developing a budget and cash flow

Module 10: Pricing to be in profit

Module 11: Legal structures: share and guarantee

Module 12: Legal structures and governance in the social economy

Module 13: Investment strategies for social enterprise

Module 14: Creating your business plan and next steps

Live online training

Recent topics include:

  • Lean Business Planning
  • Digital Marketing Essentials
  • Investment Readiness
  • Self-care for social entrepreneurs
  • Bid and Tender writing
  • Registering your social enterprise

Watch a sample here

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Would you like to join our online programme? Get in touch here [link]

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