Business Start Up Workshops

Everything you need to set up a new business or move an existing business online.

Each workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. The cost is £100 per person per workshop. Full details and a guide to downloading Zoom will be sent to you once booked.


Each workshop will be delivered over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 5:00pm).

(with regular comfort breaks and 1 hour for lunch)


Workshops are taught by Robert Parga-Sims (professionally known as Bob James) (PGCert, SMACCPH)






Bob has written and taught business courses at The University of Surrey, Nottingham Trent University (Confetti), Leeds College of Music, ACM, BIMM, Henley Business School, Bucks New University and other Colleges and Universities.

He is a Senior Member of The ACCPH - The Professional body for Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists.


Workshop 1

Setting up a successful practise and business

  • Writing your business plan

  • HMRC

  • Legal requirements and Insurance

  • Copyright

  • Necessary software and hardware 

  • Websites, domain names and email

  • Accounting

  • Invoices

  • Credit control

  • Cashflow, profit and loss and break even

  • Work flow

  • Staff

  • Recording, licences and online best practise

  • GDPR and Privacy policies

  • Online meetings, appointments and communication

  • Licences

  • Ethics and best practise

Workshop 2


Promotion and Marketing Masterclass

  • Above and below the line marketing

  • Social media strategies and content plans

  • Collaboration rather than competition

  • Advertising

  • Networking

  • Mentoring

  • How to generate new leads

  • Sales funnels

  • Customer relationship management

  • Negotiation

Workshop 3


Creative workshop

  • Social media content

  • Playbooks and content spec for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube, Snapchat and others..

  • Creating images that work

  • The use of Video

  • Posters, flyers, leaflets and adverts

  • The logo

  • Ensuring you have the correct rights

  • Photoshop or Canva?

  • Unlocking your creative potential - anybody can do this, its all in the mind! (literally!)

  • Web design

  • Branding and perception


Workshop 4


How to run a successful online wellbeing practise (ie Hypnotherapy, holistic therapy etc).

  • Appropriate content selected from the above three workshops and delivery designed and targeted specifically for this sector. To also include recording and creating audios for distribution.

Please contact us to find out the dates of the next workshops and to apply for a place:

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Contact Us

01772 600426

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