Self Employment:

2 and 3 September 2017 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!

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 built a strawbale house in Bulgaria.

Why not come along and see if they can help you develop your business?  This 2 day course at Hackney City Farm costs only £130.00. 

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.

Tea and coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch or order at the cafe at HCF.  Both days begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm.  For details of how to get to the venue, go to:

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