11th April 2018


Pop-up Business school comes to Swindon

Free places are on offer for business masterclasses

If you’ve ever thought about setting up your own business this information is for you.

The PopUp Business School in Wiltshire will be at:

Emery Gate Shopping Centre, Chippenham from 16-27 April

The Brunel Shopping Centre in Swindon from 30 April to 11 May 2018.

For more information and to book a place see www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/wiltshire

Pop-up Business school comes to Swindon


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Wiltshire Council is setting new entrepreneurs on the road to success by backing pop-up business schools in the county.

Ambitious go-getters are signing up for the free two-week courses in Chippenham and Swindon, which are run by experts in launching small firms.

Emerging entrepreneurs can learn tried-and-tested tips and tricks for establishing a business, with a wide range of sessions including:

  • Finding and pitching ideas
  • Marketing, selling and pricing
  • The web and social media
  • Law
  • Negotiating and networking
  • Money

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 said: “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. ‘30% of the people who come on our course start their business before the end of the workshop and 27% make their first sale.’

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council have worked together to bring the business school to the county.

The initiative is part of the £1.2m EU-funded SME Growth project which is already helping 416 businesses across the county to grow.

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.



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