Write that business plan. Start that business.

With the support of our business startup courses and events, writing your business plan and starting a business for the first time doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Carefully designed for new businesses and for those with great business ideas thinking about starting up, join like-minded start-ups in a relaxed environment alongside our experienced Business Advisors to cover the practical steps you can put into action straight away. Concepts are explained in simple terms and no previous business experience is required.

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“Just finished the two day “1st Steps to Start-up” workshop by Nwes. Absolutely great! I came away feeling refreshed, inspired and capable. Couldn’t recommend enough.” – Ellen Wallace

1st Steps to Start Up | 2 Day Workshop | Free to attend

We’re proud to say that ‘1st Steps to Start Up’ has now supported over 5,000 budding entrepreneurs with how to plan and start a business. Well-documented in local startup circles, and continuing to receive excellent reviews, ‘1st Steps to Start Up’ is still free to attend, and in response to demand, is now hosted in a variety of locations. Attracting a great deal of interest through word of mouth alone, be sure to book your place quickly as each date has a limited amount of places!

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bookkeeping and tax support for small businesses

Bookkeeping and Taxation | Half Day Workshop | Free to attend

Perfect for start-ups, this popular free half-day course provides a comprehensive guide to the day to day monitoring of your business, ensuring you maintain full financial control. Hosted by an experienced Nwes Business Advisor, the course considers HMRC’s requirements in respect of bookkeeping and provides an understanding of the basic principles of Business Taxation and allowable expenses.

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Marketing Strategy | Half Day Workshop | Free to attend

This free half day course provides a clear insight into the main methods of marketing your business. Hosted by our experienced Business Advisor, consider which options are best-suited to your business and learn how to develop a professional marketing strategy across both digital and traditional channels.

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southend business events and startup workshops

Intro2Enterprise Southend | Workshop Series | Free to attend

‘A Better Start Southend’ and Nwes are delighted to announce an exclusive series of free start-up events for parents of children under four and expectant parents in Southend-on-Sea.

So, if you (or a Southend resident you know) have a business idea that you’d like to get off the ground, but you don’t know where to start, then come along to the Intro2Enterprise events running on:

Friday 27 April | 10am – 12noon
Friday 4 May | 10am – 12noon
Friday 11 May | 10am – 12noon
Friday 18 May | 10am – 1pm

at The Plaza Centre in Southend, SS1 2PT. Available to residents of the Westborough, Milton, West Shoebury, Victoria, Kursaal and Shoeburness wards of Southend, they will cover various areas across:

How to start up in business
Market research
Finance, loans and grants
Advertising and promotion
Legal requirements

alongside opportunities for further support. Creche facilities are available for young children for those attending the workshops and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

With limited spaces available, click below for more information on the A Better Start Southend website.

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