Get ready for Start-up September

By Anita Jaynes on 12 August, 2016

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Returning for its third year, we launch our Start-up September competition on Thursday September 1.

Start-up September is an incentive we came up with to celebrate our first birthday in 2014, with the idea of helping other new businesses get their ideas off the ground.

Each day of the month, we will be raffling a prize on Twitter. The competition is aimed at Wiltshire companies that have started out in the last two years, with the idea to support them with products and services that they might not be able to afford, but would add real value to their business.

Wiltshire Startup’s should follow us on Twitter @tbesw and tweet us with the hashtag #Iwanttowin. All participants will be entered into a daily draw pulled at 9pm each day.

Listed below is the fantastic selection of prizes that have been donated by more established Wiltshire firms. If there’s something that would be of real benefit to your business, set an alarm in your diary now to ensure you enter on the day and are in with a chance of winning.

Business West, the South West’s most influential business leadership organisation have donated 30 free spaces on their Swindon ‘Business Planning and Finance’ workshop. Every day of September entrants have the opportunity to win a space on this one-day course providing practical advice on key areas, such as: creating a business plan, sourcing finance, managing cashflow and creating sales projections. To find out more about it click here. 

Here is a full list of the prizes that can be won each day. Full details of each prize will be announced on the day its scheduled to be raffled. Thanks to all of our prize-givers and good luck to all of our entrants!

Day of September Prize Prize-giver
WIN EVERY DAY OF SEPTEMBER A place on Business West’s Swindon Business Planning & Finance Workshop Business West
1st Business Coaching Session Smart Coaching & Training
2nd A day’s free meeting room hire worth £150 at Basepoint Swindon Basepoint Business Centre, Swindon
3rd A year’s free membership of Kashflow for bookkeeping needs Banks BHG
4th Three free places on Nicola McHale’s next Business Leaders Seminar Vistage
5th A space on the easy-peasy sales course Sales Coaching Solutions
6th Two hour PR strategy session Fiona Scott Media
7th Complimentary business logo design Wood McKeever Group
8th 16GB SafeToGo Hardware encrypted USB and a goodie pack including security resources to secure your business data Cardwave
9th In-depth SEO analysis of your website, as well as a comprehensive key word research report Smarter Search
10th A day’s meeting room hire for up to 4 delegates at Regus Express, Chippenham worth £118+VAT Regus
11th A month’s free co-working package at one of four Enterprise Centres. TEN Centres
12th Personal psychological developmental assessment, including a personal meeting with a business psychologist. People Business Psychology
13th Free hosting and email for one year Cloud Heroes
14th 500 business cards and 500 letterheads as a start-up stationery pack Digiprint
15th Complimentary business plan AMS Accountancy
16th A free skype marketing audit worth £349 Purpol Marketing
17th Small Business Classic Membership for 12 months Enterprise Nation
18th £100 meeting room hire credit TEN Centres
19th Sales call training or sales calls made on your behalf Bluesky Revenue Generation
20th Free ticket to Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol Enterprise Nation
21st A year’s free membership of Swindon Chamber Swindon Chamber of Commerce
22nd A free finance consultation, together with a start-up booklet Morris Owen
23rd Free ticket to Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol Enterprise Nation
24th 1 year subscription to Xero Starter Plan or a Xero set up and training session. Sandra Silk Bookkeeping
25th Complimentary SEO audit Varn
26th Small Business Classic Membership for 12 months Enterprise Nation
27th Free job listing worth £120 Find a Creative Pro
28th 4 hours of one-to-one business advice and support TEN Centres
29th A year’s free subscription to the Inspire Business Programme Inspire
30th Small Business Classic Membership for 12 months Enterprise Nation
30th Sales lead generation package. Tain Brae

Please note: The competition is open to start-up businesses in Wiltshire only. All entrants must be in their first two years of business.