Wiltshire Council is setting new entrepreneurs on the road to success by backing a visit from PopUp Business School that starts next week.
Emerging entrepreneurs are encouraged to sign-up for the FREE two-week courses in Chippenham and Swindon, where they can learn “tried-and-tested tips and tricks” for establishing a business in a wide range of sessions including:
• Finding and pitching ideas
• Marketing, selling and pricing
• The web and social media
• Negotiating and networking
Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for the job creators of tomorrow to get their business off to a flying start. We are delighted to support these enterprising courses.”
Henry Nicholson from PopUp Business School added: “We help people start small businesses and to make money doing what they love. We’ll show you how to start without spending any money, make a great website for free, and get you to your first sale.”
He continued: “30% of the people who come on our course start their business before the end of the workshop and 27% make their first sale.”
The PopUp Business School visit was organised by Wiltshire Council in partnership with the Swindon Borough Council as part of the £1.2m EU-funded SME Growth project.
The project offers 12 hours of free business support and help from a network of experienced advisers.
If you have a business with fewer than 250 employees and would like to know more about how to receive support please visit: www.theenterprisenetwork.co.uk/smeg or call 01264 848311.
The PopUp Business School will be in Wiltshire at Emery Gate Shopping Centre, Chippenham from 16-27 April and at Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon from 30 April-11 May.
For more information and to book a place see www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/wiltshire