Pop-Up Business School visits Romford to teach residents how to start a business

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 May 2019

Romford town centre. The Mercury Mall.

Romford town centre. The Mercury Mall.


Residents are invited to sign up to a two-week training course in Romford that provides participants with the support and tools to start a business.

Havering Council is working in partnership with Wates Residential to deliver a major regeneration project over the next 12-15 years.

As part of that project, there will be investment in education, training and skills to support the commitment to deliver a borough-wide legacy.

The free Pop-Up Business School is visiting the Mercury Mall from May 13 to 24 to help potential entrepreneurs and small businesses kick-start their careers.

Leader of the council, councillor Damian White, said: "Our ambitious regeneration plans aren't just about bricks and mortar.

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"I want all our residents to fully realise their ambition and potential and encourage Havering entrepreneurs to take full advantage of this practical business training on offer."

The training schedule includes a mix of practical sessions, one-to-one coaching, workshop sessions and peer support.

Workshop topics include starting a business without investment, sales and marketing, building a free website and how to find customers.

Alex Meade, lead project manager for the Pop-Up Business School, added: "We believe would-be entrepreneurs don't need a complex business plan, expensive legal advice and a frighteningly big business loan; just an idea, some basic marketing skills and plenty of passion.

"It would be fantastic if some people went on to start their own business as a result of the course, but there are also lots of other benefits in terms of picking up new skills, gaining confidence and understanding more about the opportunities on offer."


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