It's Easy to Enrol

Select a Learning Method

 

£105.00

Enable Javascript to automatically update prices.

Courses can be started at any time from anywhere in the world!

Small Business Start Up

Course CodeSGB1
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion
20 hour Short Courses from ACS Distance Education

Prepare to start up a new business over as little as one weekend!  Understand what is behind a successful business and benefit from hands on knowledge and experience with this Short Course.  Identify your potential customers, learn how to make a sale and how to then deliver your product or service.


The Small Business Start Up Short Course covers the following lessons:

  1. Introduction to Business -understanding why some succeed and others fail
  2. The Product or Service -What are you selling?
  3. Systems for Managing a Business
  4. How to find Potential Customers
  5. How to Make a Sale
  6. Delivering the Product or Service
  7. Pitfalls to Avoid

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

This is a self paced, 20 hour study program; with everything from your enrolment through to awarding of your certificate of completion, controlled by computer software developed by our programmers.

Utilizing cutting edge technology all the way; you can

  1. Enrol, pay course fees into pay pal; your payment approval then triggers an email explaining how to proceed, and access to the course.
  2. You are then given instructions (options to read or listen to an audio).
  3. Next you proceed to work through lessons as fast or slow as you wish; undertaking automated self assessment tests at the end of each lesson, choosing practical/additional learning tasks to undertake as you go.
  4. On concluding the final lesson; you undertake a major online exam; and on achieving a 60% pass rate, you are given a "Certificate of Completion" carrying your name and date, to download as a pdf, to save or print as you wish

NOTE:

Unlike our other 100 hour courses, there is no additional exam fee charged for the exam in this or any of the 20 hour short courses.





Check out our eBooks

Starting a Garden or Landscape BusinessExpert advice on how to get started in your own garden or landscape business! Packed with valuable business advice, horticultural and landscaping knowledge, and practical ideas - this book is a must have for garden lovers. It is great for anyone thinking about (or already involved in) a horticultural, landscaping or garden business. This updated re-print is only available as an e book. Originally published by Simon & Schuster. 125 pages
Business OperationsExplore how to improve the management and profitability of an existing business. Businesses do not run themselves - goals need to be set and decisions need to be made in order to achieve business goals. This book talks you through all of the different aspects involved in running a business from finance and forecasting to staffing changes and legal issues. Six chapters cover the daily challenges of running a business, people, the law, finance, product management, and risk management. 73 pages
Saving a BusinessIf your business is in trouble or under performing: you must read this!
Marketing PsychologyThe Marketing Psychology ebook will provide you with an understanding of the psychology behind the consumer decision making process. With 52 pages of insight into marketing psychology and consumer behaviour, this ebook help you understand consumers much more effectively. Marketing psychology is about understanding people’s purchasing behaviour and applying that understanding to the advertising, marketing and ultimately the selling of products or services.