JCI Business Academy

8th August 2016

Do you have an original business idea? Are you hoping to take the next step on the career ladder? Ever dreamt of setting up your own company? On the 10th and 11th September, the steel city will become a hub of innovative ideas and passionate pitches, as JCI Sheffield launches its first Business Academy, sponsored by Inox and the JCI UK Foundation.

Featuring an impressive panel of speakers and high-quality workshops, this event is suitable for everyone with an interest in business - whether you're a promising student, an experienced entrepreneur, or just seeking some career inspiration. Over the weekend, you'll learn how to create and develop your own business concept, culminating in a Dragons' Den style pitch. Don't worry - our 'dragons' are much less intimidating than their BBC counterparts! Experts in their respective industries, our panel will provide you with insights into their entrepreneurial achievements, and offer practical advice for starting your own company. Book here Program * Saturday Key note speaker - Julie Kenny An introduction to starting a business - Natalie Fletcher, Business Sheffield. 10 traits of a successful entrepreneur - Bob Brown, Inspire2Aspire. Lean Canvas: one page business plan - Ben Hawley How to powerfully market to your target audience - Sarah Brown, Inspire2Aspire Naming your business - Bob Brown, Inspire2Aspire. Group work Sunday Making the connection - Auriel Majumdar, I.AM Top tips I would tell the younger me - Richard Wright, Executive Director, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. Money, money, money - Paul Bamford, Independent Financial Adviser, Cheetham Jackson. Group work 'JCI does Dragon's Den' - our panel of 'dragons' include: Julie Kenny, Richard Wright, Gareth Carson and Auriel Majumdar. * please note whilst JCI Sheffield endeavours to run all session as described above, we reserve the right to make changes to workshops, speakers and running order without notice

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