Posted: Fri 17th Jan 2020

Updated: Fri 17th Jan

Free business school to offer help and guidance to Wrexham start-ups for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jan 17th, 2020

Wrexham Council has partnered with the PopUp Business School to help would-be start-ups in the area to get their ideas off the ground.

Designed to inspire people and help them find the confidence to try their ideas, the PopUp Business School specialises in helping people making money from doing what they love, for free.

The two week event, which will start on Monday 20th January at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub, is for people of all ages who are thinking about self-employment.

Attendees can expect a completely different approach to stating a business, explained co-founder Alan Donegan.

He added: “Most people think you need a business plan and funding to get an idea off the ground.

“We show people how to start with no money, get the confidence to try an idea and to find a customer.”

Shirley Whitcombe attended a course with the idea of setting up her own maternity and baby clothes business, and the advice she received inspired her to go ahead with her plans. she is now running her own shop, called bump-2-baby.

“Alan and the rest of the PopUp team confirmed to me that you can follow your dreams, and attending the course helped me make some important decisions,” she said.

“I thought the business school was fantastic. I learned such a lot as I am sure that everyone who attended did too.”

The training schedule includes a mix of practical sessions, one-to-one coaching, workshop sessions and peer support. They also introduce and talk about a range of work-focused skills aimed at helping people improve their job prospects, even if setting up their own business is a step too far.

For more information or to book a place, visit the Pop Up Business School website.

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