Strive Live

STRIVE LIVE

 

THE START-UP HUB ON YOUR SOFA

Face-to-face real life start-up projects are great. Trust us we’ve helped thousands of people through our 12 week Strive start-up incubators. Now thanks to the power of technology, we’re able to bring all the sense of community, teamwork and excitement to you on your own sofa. Strive Live is a live face-to-face training programme delivered over the internet.

So on Strive Live, you meet 30 other entrepreneurs looking to launch new businesses and work with them and our business advisers to get your business started. Every week you dial in for live training and discussions about starting a business, as well as getting loads of additional resources, learning content, support and one-to-one sessions with your trainers.

*Strive Live involves scheduled live training sessions, if you’re after a fully on-demand e-learning experience check out Strive On-Demand

 

 

Best of All Worlds

Combining our snazzy digital platform from our Strive On-Demand projects with the best of our live training from Strive Intensive, our Strive Live virtual incubator brings together the best of all our projects into one single blended solution. So what will you find on a Strive Live project?

Live Sessions
One of the best things of joining a start-up project, is meeting a community of people who just like you are trying starting a business. Strive Live is no different. We keep our live sessions small enough that you can chat to other people during coffee breaks, swap tips with everyone in training sessions, connect between sessions through our social media groups, and work in small groups on specific challenges to get your business launched.

Flip Learning
‘What the flip is that?’ Well in flip learning, we flip the traditional concept of turning up to training to hear stories and explanations. We pre-record all that content so you can learn it in your own time at your own pace. Skip back over tricky concepts, fast forward over bits you know, you’re in control. Then at our flip sessions we can dive straight into questions, discussions and putting what you’ve learnt into practice on your own business.

 

Old Fashioned Chats
Sometimes, all this new funky stuff is great but what you really need is a good old fashioned conversation. Whether it’s by phone or video call, at Strive Live there is always plenty of time for a chat.  You’ll get lots of time to talk with your own dedicated business adviser one-to-one. Because sometimes nothing fixes a problem better than chatting it over with someone who’s been round the start-up block a couple of times before.

 

E-Learning
All the magic of our online Strive learning is at your fingertips, so you can plug in for as long or short as you want to, and learn about every aspect of start-up life through videos, quizzes, and interactive sessions. Our e-learning also connects you to our advisers so you can fire questions at them as you learn and get help along the way.

STRIVE IN YOUR POCKET

You can join Strive Live through your phone or tablet, as well as on PCs and Macs.
Just switch on, log in and meet people like you.

Strive Live has modules on all of the topics below and more.

Being an Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs come in every shape and size, so how do you know if you could be one? During several sessions we explore what makes a good entrepreneur and how to become one, while tackling common personal barriers to starting a business.

In this topic, we will cover:

Why start a business?
Who can run a business?
Can you become that entrepreneur?
Setting your target, and striving for it.

Your Idea

Your idea is where it all starts. We’ll show you how to tell if you’ve got a good idea and how to turn that idea into a clear concept for a business, using unique selling points to make your idea stand out and be different from the competition.

In this topic, we will cover:

What’s your idea?
Assessing your business idea.
Unique Selling Points & why they matter.
Developing your idea.

Researching Your Business

It’s incredibly important to know what you need to know before starting a business. But what do you need to know exactly? Good, focussed research will give you the information you need to be able to make decisions about how your business will work. Our research tools will help you to focus on what’s important and find that information as quickly as possible.

In this topic, we will cover:

What do you need to know?
Target Research Tools.
Getting the information.
Keeping that information.

Customers

Once you’ve got your customers they are your most precious asset, so no business programme could be complete without looking carefully at how we can keep our customers and work with them.

COGS of Your Business

Providing a safe place for you, the public and your staff is very important. As are several other legal requirements you take on when you start a business. We explore these areas together, offering lots of useable information on what you need to do and where you can get support as your business grows.

In this topic, we will cover:

Health & Safety
Record Keeping
Company Insurance
Governance

Registering a Business

Registering a Company

In order to register a company, you must first decide what type of company will make sense for your business. We’ll explain and discuss the differences between limited companies, sole-traders, freelancers, partnerships, charities and community interest companies.

In this topic, we will cover:

Self Employment
Limited Companies
Partnerships
Charities & Community Interest Companies
Registering your company

Finding Money to Start

As you reach the point of having your business plan and understanding your cash flow, you are ready to look at how much you’ll need to spend to start your business. In this section of the programme we explore different places to get the finance to start your business and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

In this topic, we will cover:

Crowdfunding
Grants
Highstreet Banks
Enterprise Loans
Working to Find Money
Factoring Contracts

Base Camp

Deciding where you will start your business from, what equipment you’ll need and how you’ll get to your customers is crucial. So we’ll guide you through essential business equipment and explore working from home, shared offices, business premises and retail/catering units. After this session you’ll be able to set up your own business base.

In this topic, we will cover:

Workspace choices
Working from home
Virtual Offices
Shared Offices
Dedicated Offices
Industrial Units & Retail Spaces
Routes to Market

Sales

Our sales expert was responsible for sales which took his start-up from being a one-man band to a £2million turnover enterprise employing 120 staff. He’ll share how he did it and how you can do the same.

In this topic, we will cover:

Finding Customers
Developing Sales Relationships
Telesales
Sales Meetings

Bookkeeping

As soon as your business has started to trade, you’ll need to keep a record of all the money going out and coming in, we’ll show you how easy this can be using our prepared templates and spreadsheets.

In this topic, we will cover:

Expenditure Records
Sales Records
Cash Records
Working with an Accountant

Marketing

Our marketing expert has launched his own marketing agency and produced radio, TV and billboard campaigns. He’ll share the insights of his industry and how to run your own campaigns yourself.

In this topic, we will cover:

Marketing Strategy with 5Ps
Creating a Professional Campaign
Low Cost Marketing
Gorilla Marketing
Social Media Marketing

Art of Pricing

What will people pay for your product or service? It’s a difficult decision. To help you decide we explore many different approaches to setting a price and explain some universal rules of pricing which the experts use.

In this topic, we will cover:

Understanding Pricing
Is Pricing is Elastic?
Pricing Strategies
Setting a Price

Business Planning

At Enterprise CUBE we offer training to help people to know how to start and run a business. Knowing this, you’ll find that writing a business plan document is straight forward and easy, especially using our uniquely accessible Business Plan.

Cash Flow

Cash is one of the most important elements to a start up business, we’ll help you to predict when it’s going to come in and go out, so you can manage your company properly. Knowing this, is knowing your ‘cash flow’, and is the biggest difference between good and bad businesses.