The Barrow Business and Enterprise Support Project

Free training, seminars & workshops

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Starting a business over 50

Dates: 21st February, 28th February, 6th March, 13th March (4 session programme)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Online

The best time to start a business is when you are mid-40s onwards.  Ray Kroc took McDonald’s global but he started when he was in his late 50s.

So age is a number – the most important factor in business is developing a product or service that meets a need.

Has your career hit a dead end?  Does your job not inspire you?

If so explore the option of starting a business.  After a career or 20-30 years you have developed specialist skills that have value but perhaps aren’t being utilised or recognised.  Make them your business – from administration to project management to event organising.

This 4-week programme will encourage you to look inside yourself and identify the skills that you can use to set up a business.  Once mined we will guide you on how to frame the business offer and lay the foundations for success.

You will finish the programme with an action  plan and a framework to create a business with target customers and confidence to go it alone.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Skills Shop, 2-6 Derry Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 2EF

What does Emergency First Aid at Work cover?

  • First Aid responsibilities
  • Reporting incidents and near misses
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing infection
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Performing effective CPR
  • How to use a defibrillator (AED)
  • Treating for hypovolaemic shock
  • Chocking
  • Dealing with minor bleeds
  • Dealing with minor burns
  • Help someone having a seizure
  • Treating minor injuries
  • Treating anaphylactic shock

This course meets the requirements of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (Northern Ireland 1982). The course is delivered and assessed by Skills Shop in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.