Those looking to start-up their own business in Tendring are being encouraged to attend a one-day course on beginning your own firm.
Starting your own business can be an exciting but challenging prospect and help in the early stages can often make a difference to success.
Colbea, one of the area’s leading enterprise agencies, is running a workshop taking participants through a step-by-step guide on the process of setting up and structuring your own business, from managing finances and marketing to exploring the business idea and drawing up an action plan.
Tendring District Council’s Regeneration team is working closely with Colbea to provide business support to small, medium and start-up enterprises around the district.
Zoe Fairley, Tendring District Council Cabinet Member for Investment and Growth, is encouraging Tendring entrepreneurs to use the workshop.
“As part of our Tendring4Growth initiative we are keen to support up-and-coming businesses in our district,” Cllr Fairley said.
“We are looking to work with Colbea this year to help us achieve our ambition of growing the Tendring economy, and if you are looking at starting up your own business in 2019 then this workshop is a great place to start.
“Although Tendring has a better than average success rate for start-up businesses, it is by no means an easy feat and this workshop will help potential business owners go into the process with a much better understanding of the realities involved.”
Colbea Chief Executive, Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford, added: “Starting your own business can be one of the most daunting experiences an individual can undertake and if you don’t seek the right support in the early stages, your dream of entrepreneurship can fail even before it has had a chance to take form.
“We want to ensure that budding entrepreneurs turn every opportunity into a success and ultimately drive forward our local and regional economy.”
The workshop costs £5 and takes place at the Colbea centre in George Williams Way, Colchester, from 9.30am-4pm on Tuesday, January 29.