This course covers everything a new business owner should know. It is equally suitable for budding entrepreneurs and those who already have a small business up and running.
The course content is designed to be entertaining as well as informative, with examples from Dragons Den and real-life stories of successful (and less successful) start-ups from the UK and around the world. There will be a range of activities to teach you the realities of running your own business and generating revenue quickly with minimal up-front risk.
Neil Shearer MBA, BSc, FCMI is a senior executive with significant strategic and operational business experience. He is also a highly developed leader with planning, project management and analytical skills. Neil is an accredited Coach on the Government Backed Growth Accelerator Programme, a qualified Prince2 Practitioner and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Neil is a director with CB1 Associates a consultancy delivering improved business performance. His most recent corporate role was with MRC Technology, a healthcare life science business, as Director of Corporate Resources. Prior to this he was involved in establishing UK Sport, the organisation supporting British Olympic athletes, as Director of Corporate Services. Neil commenced his career at Whitbread PLC with a background in strategic planning, culminating in his role as Commercial Director.