EVENTS are being held in Warwickshire to help people who want to start up their own business.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce will be sharing top tips and information from advisers and entrepreneurs who have already set up their own businesses.
There will be two events. The first is being held at Gallaghers Wine Merchants, in Rugby, from 6pm until 8pm on September 28 and then a second event will take place at the
University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley, Coventry, from 5pm until 7pm on September 29.
Chamber advisers, who understand that starting a business can be daunting, especially considering the economic climate, will be on hand to talk through potential issues but also highlight the rewards both personally and financially.
Increasingly individuals are approaching the Chamber for support with a ‘side hustle’, where they currently work in a regular job but also have a business interest on the side that they may look to take more seriously and grow.
The Chamber can also provide lots of support for those individuals who have a skill or interest where they’ve always dreamt of starting a business but have never quite had the courage to make it a reality, as well as providing support and advice to those individuals who have recently started a business, and want help to grow or diversify.
Chamber spokesperson Keely Hancox said: “Start-up businesses are the lifeblood of the economy as they have the potential to grow, take on staff and become bigger businesses over the course of time.
“In some cases, they want to start small and stay small because it’s a lifestyle choice.
“Either way, they are great for the economy and here at the Chamber we can offer advice and support to those individuals who are taking the plunge. September always sees a spike in the number of people looking to start a business as they’ve had the summer holidays to think about what they want to do and might decide to take a new direction.
“We are particularly seeing more and more people who have an existing ‘side hustle’ – so a business that they run in their spare time and are considering how to pursue their venture full-time.
“We also have some great examples of people who are retired – or older-preneurs as they are affectionately known – using the knowledge they have built up during their career and turning that into a business.
“The key to making it a success is getting the right advice at the right time, and we have a great team of advisers here at the Chamber who can offer advice and support to individuals who are setting up in business, including all the basics of how to get started”, she added.
For more information on starting a business, get in touch with the Chamber on 024 7665 4321 or email [email protected]