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Aspiring business owners’ get dream advice

posted 25 Aug 2010, 07:02 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 25 Aug 2010, 07:04 ]
Budding entrepreneurs, or even those who are just thinking about self-employment, are being invited to a free business bonanza advice session at Rotherham’s annual show thanks to a local project.

The ‘Start Your Business’ marquee being run by The Rotherham Enterprise Project, will offer business start-up’s guidance and tips on how to  turn their dream into a reality at the show at Clifton Park on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September.

Business coaches from the project will be on hand in the stand near the main arena, to give confidential enterprise support on how to bring ideas to life, start a business  or a social enterprise, and talk through types of free help which may also be available.

If your business is already up and running but still in its early stages, Business Community Support Officers from Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber will be available to provide free guidance and advice.

Also on hand will be support teams from Rotherham markets for those interested in setting up a stall for the first time, and for those new business looking for low cost premises, the RiDO Business advisers will be able to guide you towards the special business incubation centres situated around Rotherham Borough.

Geoff Link from the Rotherham Enterprise Project, which is funded by The European Development Fund (ERDF), said: “We are thrilled to be offering essential industry know-how for people passionate about pursuing their own business or who have an interesting idea but just don’t know where to start.

“We welcome everyone from all walks of life with varying degrees of business acumen to what will be a fantastic event in the town. Really it’s a chance to ask questions and receive productive answers from experienced professionals who can help shape an idea into something tangible.”

Some of our new start-up businesses will also be showcasing their products and services and will ne able to tell you how they got up and running. So come and see us at the “Start Your Business” marquee right next to the main arena.