Module Overview

Start Your Own Business

This module will introduce the learner to the concept of self-employment and examine the establishment of a new business, from initial idea through feasibility and market analysis to the legal obligations of the new business owner.

Module Code

HTSC H2029

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Entrepreneurship and Self Employment

Qualities of an entrepreneur/self-employed person;The small business environment in Ireland

Law and the small business

The legal framework for self-employment and small business in Ireland; the requirements to register with Revenue, Companies Registration Office, etc.; record-keeping obligations

Business idea generation and evaluation

Examining a range of business ideas; choosing an idea to develop; evaluating the market potential; examining the resources required to establish the business - capital, labour, premises, machinery, materials, etc.

Business planning

Researching and preparing a business plan


Forecasting capital demands, cashflow planning, accessing various sources of capital, maintaining financial records

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100