Residents who may be thinking of starting their own business in 2020 will be interested to know that 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 profits.
From Monday 27th January, the course will run daily until Friday 31st January, at Didcot Civic Hall from 10am to 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 by new or unexpected challenges.
Last time the PopUp Business School visited Didcot in 2018, fifty-three 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, fifteen 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 thirty-eight attendees were almost ready to kick-start their own enterprise too.
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 South Oxfordshire area.
Anyone can sign up to attend the school via www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/didcot.