The event, being held at The Glass Box, Taunton Library on Wednesday 13 September 2017 from 10:00 am, will take the form of a morning workshop run by enterprise agency Business Information Point aimed at providing all the basics needed to take those first steps in trading.
Lunch is provided and the afternoon will include a talk from someone who has started a business from scratch and succeeded internationally; advice on cyber security and tips on the use of social media.
As well as offering valuable insights and links to further help, the event will give people a rare opportunity to meet others in the same situation as themselves.
There will also be a range of companies, organisations and individuals on hand to give free advice on anything from how to apply for grants, who to ask for licences and where to go specialist help.
Organisers of the event are West Somerset, Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor District Councils working with Cosmic and BIP who run Get Business, Get Digital sessions for people living and working in those districts.
Councillor Anne Fraser, portfolio for economic growth at Sedgemoor, said: “We have been really pleased with the impact the project has had so far and felt the time was right for a whole day, one-stop event for people facing the potentially scary prospect of going it alone in business or launching a new idea.”
“We have a higher than average number of smaller business in this part of the world and the third highest self-employment rate in the UK,” said Councillor Andrew Hadley, portfolio holder for Economic Regeneration at West Somerset Council. “Events like these help ensure new start-ups get the best possible start. Meeting like-minded people and knowing that you’re not alone in facing the challenges presented at the initial stages can be a great boost too when starting out in business.”
Kate Dodson, Cosmic Director, said: “We have met so many good businesses in these districts that we have been privileged to give a guiding hand and hope to meet even more through this free event.”
Councillor Mark Edwards, Executive Councillor for Business Development at Taunton Deane Borough Council said “We’re really pleased that Taunton is hosting this day for budding entrepreneurs. I’d encourage anyone whether already started in business or at the stage of the initial idea to come along. There will be plenty of useful hints and tips to help give fledgling businesses the best start.”
To reserve your place at the event visit Get Business Get Digital scroll down to the event details and click to book.