Introduction to Self-Employment with Laurie Bernard

Do you have a vision, a dream of success, of running your own business? It’s time to achieve your goal of becoming self-employed.

This workshop is all about preparation and what’s involved in starting and running your own business:

  • Preparing yourself
  • Preparing your finances 
  • Preparing your business idea

When: on Wednesday 5th July 2023, 2 – 3:30pm. This workshop is open to anyone interested in becoming self-employed.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Are you ready or not?
  • What are the must-know facts?
  • Figure out the financials
  • Think marketing
  • Who’s the customer?
  • Bringing it all together
  • Choosing your business name
  • A bit of essential tax
  • Business planning
  • Premises – home or business? 


This is a FREE workshop delivered with the support of brilliant PBC Business Advisor Laurie Bernard.

If you want to donate a small amount to PBC supporting our cause “Organising Free Training Courses For Small Businesses”, please click the Donation Button below:

The webinar will be delivered online, via Zoom. Each session will be recorded in order for all of you to have the opportunity to watch it again later.

To register please complete the online registration form by clicking the button below:

Once you submit your form, the PBC team will send you all the details on how to join the webinar.

The ‘Introduction to Self-Employment’ webinar is 1.5 hours long and will be delivered three times between January and July 2023, same content every time.

About Laurie Bernard:

A business growth specialist, Laurie has been working with PBC for over 20 years delivering high-quality business training, consultancy, advice, and mentoring. He specialises in marketing and general common-sense business advice and has been described as dynamic, motivational, inspirational, and knowledgeable. Read more here.

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Jul 05 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Zoom Webinars/Meetings
Portobello Business Centre


Portobello Business Centre