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Roots and Shoots - Business start up course for women

Tuesday 16 July 2024
Time: 10:00
Price: Free
Roots and Shoots - Business start up course for women
Roots and Shoots - Business start up course for women

The Growing Club is running a 6-month start-up course for women in Preston and Lancashire who are ready to start a small business.

As part of the Boost Lancashire business start-up support programme, funded through the Preston UKSPF, this is a fully funded start up course for women from Preston and other eligible districts across Lancashire.

The purpose of this course is to:

  • Take women through a systematic programme of starting a solid, sustainable business.
  • Equip participants with the skills to run a sustainable small business
  • Ensure systems are in place to make things run as smoothly as possible from day one
  • Provide peer support to break the isolation, build confidence and provide accountability

Most small businesses fail in the first two years because the business owner does not have business skills to support their good idea.

This start-up course addresses that problem to ensure participants have the skills and the support they need to launch and grow a sustainable business.

How much does this cost?

This programme is funded from UKSPF via Boost Business Lancashire.

There are just 10 places so you will need to confirm your commitment to attend at least 85% of sessions to be given a place.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for a place on this course visit Eventbrite - A business start up course for Lancashire Women.

They will book a call with you to discuss if this is the right course for you, complete the paper work and answer any questions you may have.

Sessions run on a Tuesday morning 10am to 1pm, in central Preston.

If you are keen to join, please ensure you book the following programme dates in your calendar now.

  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 7 and 21
  • June 4 and 18
  • July 2 and 16 and 30
  • No session in August
  • September 10 and 24
  • October 8

Boost Business Support in Preston is supported by Preston City Council's - UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF). The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.


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