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Workshop to provide expert advice to future businesses

10 March 2017

People with ambitions of starting their own business can find out all they need to know at an upcoming event - and it’s completely free to attend.

‘Thinking of Starting a Business?’, which is also open to those who have recently become self-employed, takes place between 5.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in West Street, Swadlincote.

Staged by the South Derbyshire Business Advice Service and supported by South Derbyshire District Council, it will offer an introduction to everything individuals need to know about being their own boss, from legal structures and marketing to tax and VAT.

Open to everyone, the session will also feature information about any grants or loans that people may be eligible for, whatever the nature of their business idea.

Cllr Bob Wheeler, Leader of South Derbyshire District Council, said:

“If you have ambitions of becoming your own boss and want to know more about the next step in what’s involved in running your own business, then this session will provide you with everything you need to know.

“With free, high-quality advice on offer it’s too good an opportunity to miss.

“There are some fantastic small businesses operating in South Derbyshire and we want to help the next wave come through.”

The South Derbyshire Business Advice Service offers people the free help and guidance they need with everything from creating a business plan and researching the market, to finding finance and recruiting staff – they can be contacted by calling 01283 595791.

Anyone wishing to book a place at the workshop can call 01283 595791 or email