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Being Your Own Boss

An introduction to what you need to think about when starting your own business

Thinking about starting your own buisness but not sure what to do next? Or maybe you have already started but need some extra help to boost sales or profit? If this is you then enrol on this FREE course.

This course is designed to take some of the mystery and fear out of setting up your own business and becoming your own boss. It includes impartial advice and suggestions on what you need to consider when setting up your own buiness and is a must for all you would-be Richard Bransons!


Your Instructor


Chris Holden
Chris Holden

In a career spanning over two decades within the UK brewing industry Chris held a series of senior management positions including Director of Market & Customer Insight, Research & Planning Director and Head of Market Analysis. He also chaired the British Beer & Pub Association Statistics Panel for over 10 years.

In 2012 he set-up his own Company and has successfully been providing strategic insight and business analysis to a range of clients from start-up and sole traders, through to national and global businesses.

Specialist areas include Strategic & Business Analysis, Marketing Planning, Category Management and Value Chain Analysis.

He also writes on a regular basis for a number of trade publications covering the hospitality industry.


Frequently Asked Questions


Starting your own business sounds difficult to do?
Becoming your own boss isn’t as difficult as you may think and a lot more people are doing it than you realise.
Who would benefit from taking the Being Your Own Boss course?
Anyone who is thinking about setting up their own business. Existing business owners may also find that this course provides some useful reminders or prompts to look at things in a different way which will help improve your sales.
Will taking this course answer all my questions about setting up my own business?
Every business or potential business is different, with its own unique opportunities and challenges. What this course will do is to take some of the fear and mystery out of starting your own business as well has prompting you in terms of the other things you need to look into.
Is this Being Your Own Boss course only available on-line?
No it isn’t. To find out how Ashdale Consulting can deliver this and other courses specifically for you simply email chris@ashdale-consulting.com.
Why is this course free?
At Ashdale Academy we understand that paying for any training course regardless of cost can be difficult. That’s why we provide this course for free to help give confidence to individuals and organisations that enrolling in our other courses offers great value for money.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and currently has no end date! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for up to 3 months - across any and all devices you own. After that time as part of our commitment to on-going improvements Ashdale Academy reserves the right to remove, update or amend this course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would be sorry if you were unhappy with the course. But it may simply be that this style of learning is not the right way for you to take on-board new knowledge or skills.
Can I do the course if I am not based in the UK?
The course is open to everyone and whilst the principals are the same no matter what country you are in some of the examples are UK specific.
What happens if I make decisions based on this course and it costs me financially?
The use of our information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that Ashdale Business Consulting Ltd are not liable for any success or failure of your business that is directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of our information, products and services on this website.

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