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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 an exciting 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.

The PopUp Business School in Wiltshire will be 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 https://www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/events.html


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