Start-up Business Course

Start-up Business Course from Nikki Hesford

When you're starting a business, there are so many new things that you need to learn – from what legal structure to operate as, insurance, premises, sourcing products, to getting a website, route to marketing, and actually getting sales.

About the course

This Start-up Business Course has been designed to answer all those questions, saving you many hours of aimless Googling. It guides you through the most common challenges that a start-up business will face, and comes with monthly Zoom mentoring, where you have the opportunity to ask experts those burning questions.

All content is available from the moment you buy and there's no time limit. The course does not force you to progress through every lesson – you can dive straight into the lessons you need help with and skip the stuff you already know.

Who's this course for?


Level: Beginner

How long is the course? Hours of video content, written content and live mentoring, use as needed.
Is there a time limit? No time limit, progress at your own pace.
What's included?
  • a mixture of written and video content on 18 key start-up areas
  • downloadable tools such as business plan templates and financial forecasting sheets
  • exclusive videos from high-profile entrepreneurs such as Kirsty Henshaw and the UK's #1 Motivational Speaker Brad Burton, discussing their own journey and challenges
  • monthly Zoom mentoring where you have the opportunity to ask your questions
Course price

This course normally costs a one off life-time licence fee of £145 but we have a special Start Up Donut offer.

Use the code DONUT20 to get 20% off the course fee AND get 'The Ultimate Digital Marketing Course' (worth £75) added for free!

About the instructor

Nikki Hesford

The Small Business Academy, founded by multi award-winning entrepreneur Nikki Hesford, is a support hub for small and start-up business owners, offering quality training and mentoring that is affordable.

Nikki appeared on Dragons Den in 2011, subsequently received £250k of private investment and scaled her e-commerce fashion brand, winning multiple business awards, including the prestigious Natwest Everywoman award. When setting up her first business, she was frustrated by the lack of practical advice for start-ups, with many training courses lacking the depth and detail to be genuinely useful or costing far more than a new business could afford.

The Small Business Academy has become a leading resource, trusted by thousands of small business owners to provide trustworthy help and information, without ever trying to upsell.


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