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In partnership with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce


For a successful business, you need a viable business idea, the skills to make it work and the funding. Discover whether your idea has what it takes.

Forming your business correctly is essential to ensure you are protected and you comply with the rules. Learn how to set up your business.

It is likely you will need funding to start your business unless you have your own money. Discover some of the main sources of start up funding.

Businesses and individuals must account for and pay various taxes. Understand your tax obligations and how to file, account and pay any taxes you owe.

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

Marketing matters. It drives sales and helps promote your brand and products. Discover how to market your business and reach your target customers.

Some businesses need a high street location whilst others can be run from home. Understand the key factors from cost to location, size to security.

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

It is likely your business could not function without some form of IT. Learn how to specify, buy, maintain and secure your business IT.

Few businesses manage the leap from start up to high-growth business. Learn what it takes to scale up and take your business to the next level.

Marcus Wright
Enterprise Relationship Manager
01227 824641

After a private sector career spanning 11 years in senior management, Marcus then focussed on the education sector and moved into Further Education working for a variety of colleges across London and the South East.  Heading up the business engagement unit in each college engaged with working with start-ups, micros, SME’s and large Corporates. 

In 2012 he moved into Higher Education and joined the University of Kent as Business Development Manager with a particular focus on Large Corporate engagement driving contract research, training, consultancy and knowledge transfer. 

His most recent move into the role of Enterprise Relationship Manager for the University now sees him leading on Student, Staff and Alumni Enterprise along with supporting pre and early phase enterprises with a start-up journey covering all initial stages at an extra-curricular level; concept, develop, launch & grow.