Self Employment

2 and 3 September at Hackney City Farm: £130.00

Did you know the majority of Natural Builders in the UK are self-employed?

This 2 day module has been specially developed to help you get your business up and running.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Identifying your customers
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Working out how much to charge: personal budgets, overheads, profit margins
  • Cashflow forecasts
  • Drafting a business plan
  • Tax & VAT

Don’t despair if you think this module sounds ‘dry’ – it isn’t.  It’s good, focused fun! Prior to the module you will be sent a list of information to bring with you and you will leave with a draft business plan.

Eileen & Allan Sutherland will facilitate the course.  They are great exponents of self employment as a vehicle for achieving life/work balance.  Allan uses a Permaculture approach to business planning.  Eileen is a co-director of Straw Works and together they have built a strawbale house in Bulgaria.  Why not come along and see if they can help you develop your business?

Tea & Coffee will be provided on both days. Please bring your own lunch or order from the cafe at Hackney City Farm.  Both days begin at 10.00 and end at 4.00.

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