StartUp Saturday


Attend the Biggest Ever StartUp Saturday to start your business in a day on 19 November

Fun and friendly one-day business class

Join small business expert, author and founder of Enterprise Nation Emma Jones MBE and other aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how to turn your idea into a business in just one day.

Even if you've already started your business, there's lots to learn at StartUp Saturday!

What you'll learn:

  • How to uncover your BIG Idea and research the market
  • Five points to include in a business plan
  • The must-dos: Register the company, presented by ICAEW
  • Protecting your IP
  • Straight forward finance and easy budgeting techniques
  • Set-up tips on office tech, furnishings and fashion!
  • All things web: Building a home online
  • Simple sales roadmap and embracing social media
  • Make some noise! Successful marketing on a budget
  • Team work: How to grow the business without outgrowing the home
  • Happy customers and balanced business: You can achieve it all!

Book tickets for the event:

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What else you get:

StartUp Saturday classes are fun, friendly and welcoming. You'll have plenty of time to ask questions, meet your classmates and share your experiences - on the day and on our website afterwards.

The ticket price includes a free start-up book, worth £12.99, which includes over £500 worth of savings on business essentials!


Where? BIPC Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London [book now]

When? 10am-4.30pm


The line up for the day:

09.30am: Registration opens

10.00am: Welcome from BIPC and Enterprise Nation

10.05am: How to come up with an idea and write a business plan

Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation

10.40am: All things accounting: Company structure, tax and who to tell when starting out

Graham Potts, ICAEW

11.15am: Get protected: What you need to know about IP and insurance

Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation

11.30am: How to build a home for your business on the web

Nick Leech, group director, 123 Reg

12:15pm: How to run your business from anywhere


1.00pm: Lunch break

2.00pm: Hear the success stories: Previous StartUp Saturday students share their experiences

  • Lucy Peacock, co-founder, Harper Scout 
  • Ross Bell, founder, Kric 8
  • Dale Milliken and Matthew Ovington, founders, Research Connections
  • Esther Thompson, Teahuggers

2.30pm: Social media: How to master the top five platforms

Justin Jackson, Digital Remit

3.15pm: Make me famous: How to get your start-up in the headlines

Liz Slee, small business PR expert

3.45pm: How to make sales offline

Alison Edgar, founder, Sales Coaching Solutions

4.15pm: How to grow the business without outgrowing the home

Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation

4.30pm: Close

Emma Jones

About Emma Jones:

Emma Jones is an energetic and enthusiastic business expert, founder of Enterprise Nation, co-founder of StartUp Britain, and author of business books that include Spare Room StartUp, Working 5 to 9 and The StartUp Kit. In June 2012, Emma was awarded an MBE for services to Enterprise.

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