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More start-up courses for businesses in Norfolk

By Lynn News Reporter

When you read this we might be either in, pending or out of Europe but at the time of writing the outcome is about as clear as a windscreen on an icy morning.

We’ll have also discovered whether the predication I saw on Facebook recently that we’ll leave Europe when the DFS sale ends was true or not. Actually I quite liked that idea as presumably we wouldn’t have needed to pay anything to the EU for a year, and we’d have got four years interest free on the divorce settlement too.

Paul Gardner, of Nwes. (8176471)
Paul Gardner, of Nwes. (8176471)

What is certain though is whatever economic landscape we’re now living in, entrepreneurs will continue to start new businesses or set up as self employed. It’s in our DNA.

Maybe that explains why we’ve seen many people attend our First Steps To Start Up courses so far this year with ideas for new businesses that span a huge range of sectors. It’s clear amongst all the uncertainty some are seeing opportunity. There doesn’t appear to be any sentiment to wait and see what happens and “getting on with it” seems to be the underlying motive.

Running a business, of course, is not for everyone. The programme helps explore whether self employment is right for you whilst getting to grips with the key areas around tax, how to set up, marketing and market research. Plus it’s also completely free if you live in Norfolk.

So just like setting off on a long journey, the better the planning, the better chance of getting there on time, on budget and with the fewest wrong turns – it’s no different to planning a business. We’ll help through that process and give you some useful tools to help you on your way.

Our next course runs in Lynn at KLIC on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12. We’re also running the programme in brand new venues this month including Fakenham on Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9, and Dereham, on April 29 and 30. For full details visit www.nwes.org.uk/events or call 01603 227840.


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