Starting your translation business: Your Business Plan

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Getting established in the translation industry

Course summary
Start time:Jun 13, 2014 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:Getting started with your Business Plan: Objectives, Planning, Budgeting, Promoting.
Description
A complete Business Plan proposal to start working as a translation professional.

You will receive a complete Business Plan prepared in Microsoft Project including:

I. Objectives: What should be included in your Business Plan?
II. Timeline: How long will every step take – how long do I need to get organized?
III. Budget: How much can I invest initially? What is essential, what is optional, what is free?

In addition: After the 60 min Presentation we will have one more hour to work on your personal Business Plan, identify any further issues, include or exclude items and adapt the Business Plan to your own personal needs and budget.

Webinar goal: To get you into the "think as a business owner" mood and identify all needs on time, plan in advance, always be a step ahead…



Target audience
Anyone who has completed his/her education in translation and wishes to start working in the field.
Learning objectives
You will be given a Business Plan that is editable and adoptable to your personal needs. I will explain all steps to you and you may modify the Business Plan according to your own pace, budget and goals.
In addition, the Workshop following the presentation will help you adjust your Business Plan to your personal needs.
Prerequisites
None.
Program
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A complete Business Plan proposal to start working as a translation professional.

You will receive a complete Business Plan prepared in Microsoft Project including:

I. Objectives: What should be included in your Business Plan?
II. Timeline: How long will every step take – how long do I need to get organized?
III. Budget: How much can I invest initially? What is essential, what is optional, what is free?

In addition: After the 60 min Presentation we will have one more hour to work on your personal Business Plan, identify any further issues, include or exclude items and adapt the Business Plan to your own personal needs and budget.

Webinar goal: To get you into the “think as a business owner” mood and identify all needs on time, plan in advance, always be a step ahead…
Virtual platform system requirements
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Run the connectivity test before purchasing a webinar: http://www.proz.com/faq/4997#4997

Virtual platform system requirements
For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
Registration and payment information
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Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat

Participation fee includes:

• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

How do I purchase my spot?

To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia was born in Germany.

She obtained the Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma from IATA/UFTAA in 1992 and successfully completed the One-year translator training program at meta|φραση School of Translator Training in 2010. She also obtained a diploma as a Personal & Business Coach from ILS GmbH in April 2015, and she is studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University.

She is working as a Technical Translator, mainly from German/English to Greek, at her own company, Metafrasma Ltd, since 2008. She also works as a Trainer for ProZ.com since 2011, and as a Tutor for meta|φραση School of Translator Training since 2015. She is the National Representative of STEMG for Greece, following the nomination by the HASDIG, providing training and certification for ASD-STE100.
Comments about this course

Starting your translation business: Your Business Plan

Jessica F. Rhodes Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:30
Member (2014)
English to Spanish
Do I need to have Microsoft Project to actually take this course?May 29, 2014

I'm extremely interested in this course, but I don't have Microsoft Project. In fact, I have a Mac. So will I still be able to take full of advantage of it?

Thanks in advance for any info you can give me.


 

Orrin Cummins Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 18:30
Japanese to English
+ ...
What about something like this?May 30, 2014

http://download.cnet.com/Project-Reader/3000-2076_4-10195695.html

Edit: Sorry I can't read, you said you have a Mac...well, there's this but I doubt you want to pay $25 for it:

http://www.moosprojectviewer.com/microsoft-project-viewer.php

This looks free and can supposedly read
... See more
http://download.cnet.com/Project-Reader/3000-2076_4-10195695.html

Edit: Sorry I can't read, you said you have a Mac...well, there's this but I doubt you want to pay $25 for it:

http://www.moosprojectviewer.com/microsoft-project-viewer.php

This looks free and can supposedly read MS Project files:

http://download.cnet.com/RationalPlan-Project-Viewer/3000-2076_4-10974459.html

[Edited at 2014-05-30 07:36 GMT]
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Jessica F. Rhodes Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:30
Member (2014)
English to Spanish
Thank you!May 31, 2014

I'm checking them out right now.

 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:30
Member (2008)
German to Greek
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Project FilesJun 8, 2014

Dear Jessica,

No, you do not need MS Project, since I have already converted the file(s) into PDF and MS Excel, since not everyone has a MS Project license. So, there is nothing to worry abouticon_smile.gif

Thank you Orrin for your tips!

Best regards,
Irene

[Edited at 2014-06-08 10:58 GMT]


 

Sabine Nordberg
United States
Local time: 05:30
English to German
VideoJun 14, 2014

Hi there! I registered and paid for this session but couldn't see it live. Where can I access the video and materials? The video center link only shows videos for purchase.

Thank you!
Sabine


 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:30
Member (2008)
German to Greek
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VideoJun 14, 2014

Sabine Mueller wrote:

Hi there! I registered and paid for this session but couldn't see it live. Where can I access the video and materials? The video center link only shows videos for purchase.

Thank you!
Sabine


Hi Sabine,

Sorry you couldn't make it. you shall receive the Video recording and the PowerPoint presentation (incl. other material) by the end of next week.

Best regards,
Irene


 

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