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Recognising that business has changed over the years the BEC has been considering how it continues to support the wide variety of businesses that use the services and accommodation. To meet this business need for our tenants and clients, we now have several Associate Business Counsellors specialising in all aspects of business and successfully delivering a wide range of courses and seminars on behalf of the BEC. 

Enterprise workshops


The Business Enterprise Workshop is a two- hour session where budding entrepreneurs and those thinking of starting a business or becoming self-employed can gather all the practical information they need before they start. We can help you to take your great business idea and equip you with the information you need to put it into action. 
A typical workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What is means to be self-employed – varying personal attributes required

  • Planning – where to go for help, research and information

  • Types of business entities available. For example, sole trader, partnership and limited company. What does each one mean for the individual

  • Basic information regarding tax payable and VAT

  • Marketing your business – know your unique selling point (USP)

  • Location and logistics – what to think about

  • Business Plans

  • Cash flow forecasts

  • Financing your business – what is required, where to go for help, ways to borrow


Community Development winner 2017

Business person of the Year

Karen West-Whylie

Corporate Social Responsibility – Winner

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