Santander's Starting up on a shoestring

    Join Santander to find out how to get your business off the ground when money is limited.

    Starting a business is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, and when faced with an endless to-do list, working out how to cover the cost of everything can feel overwhelming. But, by thinking differently about your start-up, you’ll discover there are lots of ways you can make your budget stretch further than you might think. From reaching your target market to managing cashflow, using digital tools to focusing your market research, there are ways to get your ideas off the ground on a shoestring.
    In the session you'll be given some practical ideas to ensure you’re starting your business in as smart a way as possible. You’ll be guided by Andy Pendleton, one of Santander’s Business Banking Managers, who works with hundreds of businesses just like yours each year.


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During this session, we will explore ways to identify and develop the basic skills needed to start a successful business, including passion, leadership skills, understanding your competitors, and much more. The aim of exploring these fundamentals is to give your business a firm foundation to develop, grow and thrive.

During the workshop we will discuss:
How to identify your passionHow to discover what’s purposeful and meaningful to you personallyHow to draw attention to your values, principles and mission in lifeHow to explore the real reason why you want to start a businessHow to discover what it takes to make it happenAnd finally, how to show up authentically, unapologetically and on purpose.


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