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Multiple dates from Monday, January 27th to Friday, January 31st

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The PopUp Business School will be returning to Didcot to run a FREE five-day course to help anyone thinking about setting up their own business and to advise existing small businesses on how to increase their profits.

From Monday 27 January, the course will run daily from Monday-Friday at Didcot Civic Hall at 10am-3pm, and will include tips on marketing, how to create a website, attract more customers through social media and how to shape the business to suit – all without spending any money.

During the informal sessions, trainers help build people’s confidence to kick-start their new venture by teaching them the vital skills on how to set goals and what they can do when faced with new or unexpected challenges.

Last time the PopUp Business School visited Didcot in 2018, 53 people attended from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district areas, with others coming from further afield from Reading, Witney and Swindon.

Through the week 15 brand-new businesses were created, including a wedding photographer, a vegan fast food retailer, a life coach service and an entertainment hire company and, by Friday afternoon, nearly all had made their first sale. The other 38 attendees that attended all week were almost ready to kick-start their own enterprise too.

Cllr Robin Bennett, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration for the council said, “The PopUp Business School is a brilliant project, which has already helped many budding local entrepreneurs, and that’s why we’re bringing it back to Didcot. The course is free and open to anyone, whether you already run a business or are thinking of setting one up. It covers many of the skills you will need running your own business, in a fun and engaging way."

The workshops are being held in partnership with Soha Housing as part of South Oxfordshire District Council’s national award-winning project to support new business start-ups in the southern Oxfordshire area.

Anyone can sign up to attend the school via www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/didcot

Price: Free

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Didcot Civic Hall
Britwell Road
OX11 7JN

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