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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Start Scale Grow (London) | Half Day Workshops | Free to attend

The Start, Scale, Grow programme is designed to give owners of start-ups and small businesses in London the knowledge, skills and confidence to scale and grow their businesses. Delivered by Nwes on behalf of the London Growth Hub, the free programme of business mentoring and workshops on offer uses expert advisors, practical tools and interactive learning.

Covering a wide range of topics, view the latest events on Eventbrite by clicking below.

  • Branding for Business Building
  • Foolproof Financial Planning
  • Using Paid for Social to Grow Your Business
  • Building a more Profitable and Resilient Business Model
  • Intellectual Property Workshop
  • Dynamic and Effective Presentations


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Third Sector Organisations | 2 Day Workshop | Free to attend

We’re delighted to announce a new two day workshop for Tower Hamlets residents running from 9.30am – 4.30pm in February at Whitechapel Enterprise Hub.

Do you run a community group, volunteer organisation, not for profit or social enterprise in Tower Hamlets or are thinking of starting one? In partnership with Start Up Ready and Tower Hamlets Borough Council, Nwes is running a free 2 day course to help you understand the fundamentals of running a third sector organisation covering a range of topics such as business planning, legal structures and models.

Day 1

  • Financial sustainability for 3rd sector organisations
  • Trading – key issues & generating viable ideas
  • Legal structures for not-for-private-profit organisations
  • Q&A/discussion


Day 2

  • Business modelling
  • business planning
  • Q&A/discussion


To register, simply complete our sign up form by clicking below.

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How to Start a Business

Have you always wanted to work for yourself and wondered what to do next and how to begin?

This event will give you an insight on how to start a business

covering the following:

  • Researching your idea
  • Making a Professional Plan
  • Working out how many customers you need
  • Identifying the best way to finance your business

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