Virgin StartUp Workshop: Turn your business idea into a fully-fledged start-up

As part of applying for a Virgin StartUp Loan and getting the cash to start your own business,  you’ll also get an exclusive invite to attend one of our Virgin StartUp workshops.

At the workshop you'll meet our Virgin StartUp experts who are trained to support you in making your business idea happen. They’ll take you through the key stages of business and financial planning so when you leave, you’ll know exactly what it takes to create a business and have an action plan that will help you take your idea and turn it into a successful and sustainable reality.

To attend a Virgin StartUp workshop, you must already have started work on your business plan and have begun your application to apply for a start-up loan. Which you can do here: -

After attending, you'll be asked to submit your completed application to Virgin Start Up within 5 working days and if you are approved, you will be given a loan and assigned your mentor within 10 working days.

What’s covered in the workshop:

Business planning - business concept, your market, competitors, your advertising and marketing strategy.

• Financial forecasts - how to forecast sales, what do your costs look like, how to develop a cash flow forecast and personal survival budget.

• Funding – we can help you access the funding you need to make your idea work and flourish through government backed Start Up Loan.

• Mentoring – using our bespoke matching system, we can set you up with a business mentor that has specific skills to help you grow your business.

Aside from all that, you’ll also get to meet other entrepreneurs with innovative ideas at the start of their business journey. This all helps with the confidence, inspiration and motivation to make your business dream happen.

Watch a video of one of our recent workshops.

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