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TEG Virtual
Overview

Who Are We?

TEG Virtual is a registered CIC (Community Interest Company) Company No: 12795582

The aim of TEG Virtual is to help as many vulnerable and disadvantaged people as possible to start their own business. In this strange time lots of people have lost their job due to COVID-19, maybe never had a job or are leaving full time education to start a career. This can be really unsettling and we want to help in any way we can.

So, if you have just lost your job due to COVID-19, you are long term unemployed, a student in full time education based in Cumbria, or an entrepreneur based in Cumbria, we want to help you make the right choices for you.

What if you’re not based in Cumbria?

We are seeking to secure funding to help you take the Start Your Business course but you can still join and if we do secure funding and you qualify, you will receive a full refund.

What do we offer?

Our Online Accelerator course will help you decide if starting and running a business is for you. Let’s face it business ownership isn’t for everyone it can be a hard and stressful road to tread but if you are someone who is driven to succeed, it’s the most rewarding job in the world.

There will be new courses coming in the future but we wanted to start with the basics so you can make that all important decision in the shortest time possible.

Why sign up for TEG Virtual?

Well I’m fairly sure that if you have thought about starting your own business you will have googled ‘starting your own business’ and other similar search terms, and as you will know there are about 8,190,000,000 results…where do you start?

You don’t, how are you going to know which advice is right for you? You’re not!

So, we have taken all the hard work out of searching the web and put all our experience into our online Accelerator course. Everything is here from validation of an idea, to finance right through to development.

Read on to find out more…

Course Overview

The Online Accelerator course is designed to help you plan and create your business or validate your business idea.

  • Online Accelerator is practical, focussing on your own context and drawing upon TEG’s experience of designing high quality online course delivery.
  • It is suited to entrepreneurs who wish to validate their idea or those wishing to start a new business.
  • Some previous experience of business would be beneficial, but is not essential.
  • Online Accelerator is course led, providing you with expert advice, support and guidance as you plan your business or business idea.

Topics covered include:

  • Evaluating your business or business idea
  • Finance, everything from VAT to using Xero
  • How marketing and sales fit in to your business
  • Business management and how creating a process that helps not hinders is crucial
  • Leadership and how knowing who you are as a person and businessperson
  • Business Development and how to develop yourself and your business
  • Your own ongoing personal and professional development

As there are 6 modules you will be able to take your time and work at your own pace. The Incubator Forum is there for you to use to ask us questions. We leave no one behind.

Learning by doing is a key concept of this course. You will:

  • Have lots of opportunities to try out new skills and techniques and share your experience with other entrepreneurs from a range of contexts
  • Give and receive feedback on work, so there is an emphasis on collaboration and learning together online
  • Work on your own online course outline, planning engaging business activities and considering key issues such as when will you launch etc.

Course delivery and numbers

This course is delivered entirely online and no attendance at any TEG building is required.

You will see the ‘materials’ tab on some lessons, that means you can download the lesson to follow along or fill out.

Support

At the start of the course you will login with your email and password. If you have any problems we will be on hand to help you.

Certification

Participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a TEG Certificate of Completion. The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

In order to complete this course and receive a certificate of completion, you will need to:

  1. Actively take part in the group activities and make at least one substantive posting to the majority of the discussion topics conducted in the Incubator Forum.
  2. Provide constructive feedback on the course when asked to do so.
  3. Complete the six modules and lessons.
  4. Complete the module quizzes to ensure you are taking in all the learning.
  5. Participate in a minimum of two online meetings using Zoom delivered during the course.

There is no requirement for attendance at any TEG building at any stage of the course.

Fees

DescriptionCosts
Standard course fee£499.00
Free for young entrepreneurs based in Cumbria (contact us in the first instance)£0.00
Free for the unemployed, ex-offenders and ex-services based in Cumbria (contact us in the first instance)£0.00

Payment

All courses are plus VAT.

Register immediately online 

Click here to book your place. Payment by credit, debit card, PayPal or STRIPE is required.

Course aims

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have gained:

Knowledge of:

  • How to validate your business idea
  • How to start your business

A basic understanding of:

  • Finance – how this can affect your business and what you need to know
  • Marketing – finding the right customers and why branding is much more than a logo
  • Sales – how to approach customers and win sales
  • Management – business management is critical to success and so is having a system in place
  • Leadership – knowing who you are and why is crucial
  • Business Development – What to do as your business grows and how it can change

Skills to:

  • Start and operate your business
  • Negotiate with customers
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your business
  • Employ staff either full time or freelance
  • Manage your business
  • Develop your business

Assessment methods

There will be no formal assessment for this course, but there is a private Incubator Forum where we will find out how you’re doing and if you need help. Feedback is crucial to us providing the best course we can, so we use the forum for this and lots of other great things.

Level and demands

Computing Skills

In order to participate in this course, you must have basic IT skills and be confident using a computer for purposes such as word processing, preparing presentations, e-mail and searching the Internet.

This course involves using the online conferencing and meeting tool Zoom *. Such software is more technically demanding on the IT infrastructure than many other e-learning tools, so you should be prepared to spend some time at the start of the course getting your PC set up to use this software. For example, you might need to install a browser plug-in; install new hardware, such as a webcam; or adjust the settings on your PC. An IT Helpdesk is available to provide advice if you encounter any technical difficulties.

Please also note that as part of this course you may be required to prepare some slides and give a short online presentation.

Those with limited IT skills may find that some extra time is required for setup at the beginning of the course (IT support is provided free of charge as part of the course).

*You will not be required to purchase this software.

Computer specifications

This course is delivered online; to participate you will need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended Minimum computer specification.

We use a learning management system called LearnDash to host the course including:

  • The introduction and learning outcomes: Each unit starts with a summary of the topics to be covered and includes a list of learning outcomes for the unit.
  • The topics and content with a range of activities (some individual and some group) to explore the topic in more detail and start planning your own online course.
  • The course study: The course discussion forums are open 24 hours per day during the course so you can access these and the course materials anytime. Much of your learning will be done via discussion boards where you will share your work for feedback. You and the other participants will support each other to provide constructive feedback.
  • Summary and reflections: Each unit includes a summary providing an overview of the key points and includes a ‘reflections’ discussion forum to encourage you to reflect on your experiences and what you have learnt so far.
  • Further reading: Most units conclude with a list of further reading for those who have time for additional study.

Register immediately online 

Click here to book your place. Payment by credit, debit card, PayPal or STRIPE is required.

Who We're Working With

 

Head/Registered Office 

Buttermere Pavilion, Ingwell Hall,
Westlakes Science Park,
Moor Row, CA24 3JZ

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