Quickstart is our highly practical programme that will provide you with all the tools, knowledge and motivation needed to launch your own business in a month. The four weekly sessions are packed full of business startup information, freelance guidance, expert marketing insights and an overall positive attitude.
What is a business and how does it create value
Personal goals – what does success look like for you
What you offer (product or service) and why it’s valuable
Who is your customer and why do they care
Your Brand and Website
Establishing a tone of voice
Shortcuts to a great logo and business card
Building your website
Using social media to grow your business
Marketing and Sales
Creating a powerful and actionable marketing plan
Building social proof – testimonials, case studies, quality images
Beginners guide to Google Adwords, Facebook Ads
Finance and Legal
Finances: P&L, Cashflow, Taxes
Getting paid and accounting tips
Business structures, choosing the right one, and how to incorporate a company at Companies House
Meet The Team
Quickstart is delivered by a team of entrepreneurs and educators who between them have started 5 companies themselves and help others start over 100 successful companies
Toby Kress is the Head of Accelerator and currently works with 30 early stage companies, supporting their growth. Previously Toby co-founded technology startup Groop Gifts and has an MBA from London Business School.
For the last 5 years, Simon has been helping students transform ideas into killer businesses at Accelerator. With experience that spans law, finance, marketing and operations, Simon is your start-up Swiss Army Knife.
During her 3 years in London, Natasha has supported over 250 young people set up businesses at The Prince’s Trust, Queen Mary University and now at London Met University. She has previously set up a social enterprise.
Howard is a serial entrepreneur specialising in Growth Marketing. Howard was named in London’s ‘Silicon 60’ by the Evening Standard and Tech City Insider’s TCi100. He regularly contributes to The Huffington Post.
“For those who are serious about setting up a business, Quickstart gives you all the information you need to get set up and start getting your first few customers.”
“It’s been really motivating being surrounded by other entrepreneurs! The talks and sessions really helped me think about what value I’m creating and who to target.”
“Quickstart is an action-packed fun-filled programme that provided invaluable information that can be used to improve your knowledge on starting a business or improving an already started business.”
Dates and Times
Quickstart is run in four weekly evening sessions from 5.30pm – 8.30pm
The next Quickstart programme will start on Wednesday 23 January. Register your interest below.