Have you ever wanted to start your own business? It could soon be a reality as Wokingham Borough Council is set to run its popular ‘Business Start-up Course’ to help local residents set up their own business.
The borough council is offering a free six-week training course to help local people start up their own business. The sessions will provide practical help and guidance to support individuals in setting up a business plan, as well as offering assistance with areas such as marketing, managing risk and the financial aspects of starting a business.
The programme is offered in partnership with Enterprise Cube, an enterprise who specialise in providing a unique programme of interactive learning to help people start their own business. It is open to Wokingham Borough residents aged 18 and over. There will be a taster session on Friday February 12, from 11am to 1pm, at Wokingham Library with sessions beginning on Friday February 19.
Cllr Stuart Munro, deputy executive member for economic development and finance, said: "This programme is about helping people to help themselves. We believe in supporting residents to fulfil their potential and this project releases previously hidden talent. I am proud to be associated with this project. This is the third year we have run the programme and it’s really encouraging that people who came through the programme are still in business and growing."
Sonya Thomas, a previous graduate from the programme who has set up her own interior design company Larkspur Interiors, said: "It was a really fantastic course. Paul and Richard who ran the course were incredibly supportive and gave us really practical advice and information which was both easy to understand and useful."