Masterclass Programme 2009

Masterclass Programme 2009
Firstport
23.07.09


For those more familiar with business planning or those at very early stage indeveloping their initiative these 2 hour sessions have been designed for those who are not able to attend an 8 day course and want advice on specific areas of development rather than business planning as a whole.They will provide you with knowledge, basic tools and methods to think about your enterprise.


In order that we can run these events on a frequent basis and at no cost we will be running these classes in our meeting rooms and will ask participants to bring lunch along if they are attending two master classes in a day. You can book in to both or one of the classes in a day. We have grouped them simply to enable those from further away to be able to attend both should they wish.


Dates for upcoming events are listed separately.


Introduction, what is social enterprise    
Definitions, examples, who’s who, facts and figures  


6th July, 10:30am – 12:30pm    Inverness
18th Aug, 10:30am – 12:30pm  Edinburgh
10th Nov, 10:30am – 12:30pm   Dundee


Legal structures   
How to set up your social enterprise? Questions to ask and how to take this forwards.


6th July, 1pm – 3pm    Inverness
18th Aug, 1:30pm – 3:30pm    Edinburgh
10th Nov, 1:30pm – 3:30pm    Dundee


Practising your pitch and getting started  
Defining YOUR vision and first action plan and telling others about it  


3rd June, 11am – 1:30pm    Edinburgh
2nd July, 11am – 1:30pm    Glasgow
5th August, 11am – 1:30pm  Edinburgh 
2nd September, 11am – 1:30pm   Glasgow
5th October, 11am – 1:30pm   Glasgow
2nd November, 11am – 1:30pm    Edinburgh
Dates set to demand (min 6 people)    Inverness
Dates set to demand (min 6 people)    Aberdeen/Dundee


Sales and marketing   
Identifying and getting customers


2nd June, 10:30am – 12:30pm    Glasgow
6th July, 3:15pm – 5.15pm    Inverness
1st September, 10:30am – 12:30pm    Edinburgh
24th November, 10:30am – 12:30pm    Dundee



Impact measurement   
How do you know you are meeting your aims and making a difference?  


2nd June, 1:30pm – 3:30pm    Glasgow
7th July, 10:30am – 12:30pm    Inverness
1st September, 1:30pm – 3:30pm    Edinburgh
24th November, 1:30pm – 3:30pm    Dundee



Operational and resource planning   
Planning equipment, staffing and action planning as you push ahead


16th June, 10:30am- 12:30pm    Glasgow
7th July, 1pm – 3pm    Inverness
15th September, 10:30am – 12:30pm    Edinburgh
8th December, 10:30am – 12:30pm    Dundee/Aberdeen


Cash-flow planning   
Cash is king in any new business start up – how will you plan and manage cash flow? 


16th June, 1:30pm to 3:30pm    Glasgow
7th July, 3:15pm – 5.15pm    Inverness
15th September, 1:30pm – 3:30pm    Edinburgh
8th December, 1:30pm – 3:30pm    Aberdeen/Dundee


We also have the dates in October  set aside to run our intro, legal and sales and marketing master classes on the 5th and impacts, operational planning and cash flow classes on the 6th. Location will be determined in line with demand.


To book onto any of these sessions please contact Elaine Ogg by emailing elaine@firstport.org.uk or calling 0131 220 0511.


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