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King's Lynn and Fakenham venues for First Steps to Start business courses

By Lynn News Reporter

Mobile takeaways are nothing new. Fish and chip and ice cream vans are part of our way of life. But a new breed of entrepreneurs are doing mobile differently.

Outside pubs, weddings, parties and festivals are just a few of the venues you’ll see these new mobile kitchens popping up at serving anything from aromatic crispy duck wraps, African cuisine to home made pie and mash.

Paul Gardner, of Nwes. (13229008)
Paul Gardner, of Nwes. (13229008)

One vegan start-up we’ve recently helped serves a palm oil-free menu in 100 per cent compostable packing, so appeals to those with an appetite to eat sustainably as well.

But the concept isn’t restricted to food. We often help people start pop-ups as this new way of trading means you can literally pop up doing virtually anything.

The Business Improvement Districts in Lynn and Norwich support pop-up shops. In the US, Pop Up Republic says the market has grown to $10bn, but is this only a trend?

More likely I think, as the internet changes the way we consume, pop ups are here to stay and allow us to engage with small, artisan businesses that provide fresh and innovative products that we’ll just love to shop.

To find out more if this style of trading could work for you, book a free place on our First Steps to Start course that next runs in Lynn on July 24 and 25 and Fakenham on August 1 and 2.

We’ll talk you through how to start a pop up or indeed any business along with information and lots of ideas to help you with your business idea. You’ll also get free one-to-one support from a business adviser locally to ensure you get started on the right tracks, including help to register you and your new business so you can get started properly.

Plus if you need some investment to get the business idea going, we’ll help you apply for funding through the Government’s Start up Loan programme.

For full details and to book a free place, visit www.nwes.org.uk/events or call 01553 970029.

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