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Start-up businesses in Rushcliffe can sign up to a free two-day online workshop

Last updated: 12/1/2024 ""

Entrepreneurs can sign up to a free two-day online workshop covering the fundamentals of running a successful business, providing practical insights and tools to help boost the survival rates of new businesses.

The Nottinghamshire Start-up bootcamp is available to individuals based in Rushcliffe, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe and Mansfield. It is part of a wider Accelerator project which is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and delivered by East Midlands Chamber.

It provides essential support to pre and early-stage businesses and offers crucial interventions to boost the survival rates of businesses within their first three years of trading.

NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd is hosting the online programme on the following dates:

  • Thursday January 18 and 19 from 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Thursday February 22 and 23 from 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Thursday March 14 and Friday March 15 from 9.30am to 3.30pm

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Knowledge, skills, and characteristics needed by business owners
  • Sole trader, limited company, partnership – which is best for you?
  • Your legal responsibilities as a business owner
  • Marketing your business
  • Understanding tax, National Insurance and VAT
  • Record keeping and business banking
  • Start up and running costs.
  • Planning your personal survival budget
  • How to price your product or service
  • Importance of cash flow forecasting in any business

Rushcliffe Borough Council Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Business and Growth Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We are encouraging entrepreneurs across the Borough to take part in our free Start-Up Accelerator programme designed to provide the necessary tools, guidance, and resources to help businesses sustain, grow, and innovate.

“The programme is set up to help boost the survival rates of businesses within their first three years of trading and support is available through telephone, online, and face-to-face interactions to cater to the diverse needs of entrepreneurs.

“Don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive free tailored support and sign up today on the NBV Enterprise Solution's website.”

East Midlands Chamber Deputy Chief Executive Diane Beresford added: “According to the Office for National Statistics, an average of 91% of enterprises are still active after their first year of trading (from 2019), but this figure drops to 56% after three years.

“While it is a statistic that fares well against the national average, relevant interventions through our delivery partner NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd are vital in providing the support needed at the earliest stages of conceiving and running a business.”

NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd's Regional Director Andrea Huscroft said: “We are delighted that Rushcliffe residents and businesses can access this fully funded programme of support.

“Our local Start Up Adviser, Charlotte Jordan, has a great wealth of experience in support small business owners and the Start Up Boot Camp covers everything a budding entrepreneur needs to consider when setting up in business.”