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Ready for Business, Free Business Start-Up Workshop

This free, interactive series of workshops offers those in Hastings, Bexhill and Sidley considering self-employment or aiming to get a new business off the ground the perfect starting point.

The workshop offers £750 worth of business support for free covering all the business skills needed to launch a successful enterprise - from exploring business ideas and marketing to assessing finances and creating a strong business plan.

This free programme is delivered by Let's Do Business Group as part of the *CHART programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Please note to be eligible you must be based in the CHART qualifying areas in Hastings, Bexhill, St Leonards on Sea, Hollington, Ore and Sidley. Open to anyone that's not yet up and running, or that has been trading for under 12 months.

These FREE sessions will take place online via Zoom whilst social distancing measures are in place (dates below). NOTE - you can access Zoom easily from your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Apply by 31 March to get the support you need to turn your business idea into a reality.

Workshop dates/times:
The programme consists of 4 x 2.5 hour online sessions via Zoom with our expert start-up coach, each from 10 am to 12:30 pm.

If you have any specific needs or cannot attend all the sessions in your location please just drop us a line to and we can discuss options.

• Wednesday 7 April 2021

• Wednesday 14 April 2021

• Wednesday 21 April 2021

• Wednesday 28 April 2021

TO APPLY, please visit:


*Connecting Hastings and Rother Together (CHART) Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Programme is delivering the CHART CLLD Local Development Strategy to support projects that bring a fresh approach to tackling deep-rooted problems in deprived communities within Hastings and Bexhill. The Programme uses European Structural and Investment Funds.
By Christie Bristow-Diamond from Let's Do Business Group, 1 month ago.

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