Start your own Online Business

Start your own Online Business

Pre-course questionnaire, Timings, Resources and Downloads

Welcome to our start your own online business course. You should access most of the information for the course in this page. However, some larger files are accessed via a link to Dropbox.

Start your own online business training course

*PLEASE COMPLETE: this pre course questionnaire about your business idea.

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Start your own Business schedule

Session 1: 09:00 to 10:00 [break 10:00 to 10:15]
Session 2: 10:15 to 11:15 [break 11:15 to 11:30]
Session 3: 11:30 to 12:30 [lunch 12:30 to 13:30]
Session 4: 13:30 to 14:30 [break 14:30 to 14:45]
Session 5: 14:45 to 15:45 [summarise and close 15:45 to 16:30]

Tim Whitaker: Founder/Director IPSO FACTO

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Start your own online business training course

About the course

The course is aimed at those who are in the process of starting a new business, and includes elements of finance, sales techniques, communicating with clients, capturing prospect data, SEO tools, website choices, website platform, domain names and social media platforms to promote your business.

Course materials in Dropbox

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Day 1: Start your own Online Business

A high level look at business finance including useful software packages.

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Day 2: Start your own Online Business

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Most people on this course will have no sales experience. This part of the course will provide sales techniques that could help propel your business and improve your sales conversion. There’s no hard sell involved.

Tim Whitaker

Day 3: Start your own Online Business

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Communicating with potential customers, capturing their details and following regulations are covered in the morning. Looking into one of the most popular website tools, “WordPress” and exploring Googles marketing tools will give you an idea of the task at hand.

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Day 4: Start your own Online Business

Online Microsoft Teams Meeting 22nd February 2024

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 393 371 681 320
Passcode: ed4ijF

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Today will focus on a quick win for you, with the free Google Business Profile followed by choosing a domain and hosting company. The afternoon will focus on a critical part of your websites development and look at finding the best keywords and adopting a keyword strategy for your website.

Brian Mathers

Day 5: Start your own Online Business

Microsoft Teams Meeting 23rd February 2024

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 393 371 681 320
Passcode: ed4ijF

Today we’ll start exploring different websites and discussing options, followed by launching and developing a relationship with Googles search engine. Then measuring performance with Google Search Console and finish by discussing how you may benefit from social media amplifiers.

Brian Mathers

Start your own business course Resources

Course materials also in Dropbox

***Click on the Dropbox link above to download course materials.

Files in Dropbox include:

Links to more resources:


AI Resources

Useful resources recommended by course delegates:

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All documents and files associated with this Start Your Own Business course are copyright to Tim Whitaker of IPSO FACTO and Brian Mathers of ICT advisor 2022. Copies must not be made without the express permission of the copyright holders. For permission to copy please contact Tim Whitaker by email: or call on 01489 588453

Emergency “Google Meet” link if Teams should go down during a course:

Call: 01489 588453  first just to make sure its not just your Teams.