Start your own Online Business

Start your own Online Business

Pre-course questionnaire, Timings, Resources and Downloads

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

Please complete this pre course questionnaire as soon as you can, and submit it.

You will receive an email from IPSO FACTO with a Microsoft Teams invitation. On day 1 please join the meeting at 08:30 to test your connection before starting at 09:00.

Start your own business Online training course

Start your own Business schedule

The link below is the same as that emailed to you with your joining instructions.

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 385 482 147 966
Passcode: LCQoWj

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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 will be your trainer for the first three days of the course.

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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

Day 1: Start your own Online Business

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

Training Location: Online

Tim Whitaker

Day 2: Start your own Online Business

Training Location: Online

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

Training Location: Online

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.

Tim Whitaker

Day 4: Start your own Online Business

Training Location: Online 

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

Training Location: Online 

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