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Get A Masterclass In Getting Your Business Idea Off The Ground

<img src=’http://www.kcc.ac.uk/images/news/doug_richard_0214.jpg’ width=”300″ height=’200′ title=”Doug Richard:Former Dragons’ Den Investor” alt=”Doug Richard:Former Dragons’ Den Investor” class=’alignright’ /> <h2>Get A Masterclass In Getting Your Business Idea Off The Ground With Former Dragons’ Den Investor Doug Richard</h2> <p> BBC2’s original Dragons’ Den Investor Doug Richard is hosting a free masterclass at Kensington and Chelsea College to help UK entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground. </p><p> The day-long event is taking place on Thursday March 20 at the College’s <a href=’http://www.kcc.ac.uk/contact/chelsea.php’>Chelsea Centre</a> and will provide guests with a ten question toolkit that will help turn a brilliant idea or new business into a success story. </p><p> During his time on Dragon’s Den, Doug realised that every time someone pitched an idea to him, he would always run through the same <b>10 questions</> in his head to decide whether the idea or business was worth an investment. <br /> These <b>10 Questions</b> are now being shared with budding entrepreneurs during the special masterclass. By learning how to answer these questions clearly, concisely and accurately attendees will learn how to; </p> <ul> <li>Design a business model & plan that you can safely build a successful enterprise upon.</li> <li>Quickly identify problems and provide effective solutions</li> <li>Discover how to market your product or service quickly and cost effectively</li> <li>Identify resources that will help you sell, support and deliver your products and services.</li> <li>Identify industry risks that may limit your business’ success</li> <p> Speaking about the event Doug commented: <q>”The UK needs entrepreneurs now more than ever. There are so many brilliant people out there who can be part of Britain’s entrepreneurial future, and I can’t wait to meet them and get down to business.”</q> </p><p> To secure your free place at the event please register at: <a href=’http://www.schoolforstartups.co.uk/eep/kensington-chelsea-college/’>http://www.schoolforstartups.co.uk/eep/kensington-chelsea-college/</a>. </p><p> The event is being run by the Entrepreneurs and Education Programme CIC, which was co-founded by Doug Richard. </p><p> Kensington and Chelsea College is nationally recognised for providing students with excellent career enhancement opportunities and enjoys a high-profile reputation for excellence in Creative Arts, Management and Professional Development, and Health and Social Care. It also recently became an associate college member for The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural – a status awarded to very few colleges. </p><p> In addition, the college has strong links and partnerships with the many leading and influential creative and cultural organisations and employers on its doorstep. This has led to unique work and training opportunities for its learners, including job opportunities within V&A and Science Museum, to design students selling their creations on stalls at Portobello Market in the heart of trendy Notting Hill. </p>