Advisory Service for businesses and the creative industries.

Business Support Service

Winchester City Council is working with Enterprise First to introduce a business support service for businesses, including the creative industries, located in the Winchester District. The service will provide one to one business advice, training, networking and mentoring.

The business support service offers help with writing business plans, securing funding or advice regarding expansion. Funded by Winchester City Council the free service aims to remove the barriers that stop people from starting and growing a business in the District.

Networking
Businesses who are you are keen to meet with like minded business owners to share and support the local area are invited to come along to the informal networking. The events are held every month and are free to attend although businesses will need to purchase their own drinks and food, as required.

Networking events will be held between 9am and 11am at Café Winchester (28-29 St Thomas Street, Winchester SO23 9HJ) on the third Thursday of every month. You can book for the networking at Eventbrite.

Training
The first free training courses are listed below:

Low Cost, No Cost Marketing
Date: Friday 28 July 2017

Time: 10am to 1.30pm
Location: Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester SO21 1HZ
Description: A three hour workshop packed with ways that you can promote your business without costing you a fortune.

How to Make Social Media Work for your Business
Date: Friday 8 September 2017

Time: 10am to 1.30pm
Location: Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5AL
Description: Ways to get the maximum benefit from social media without it swallowing up all of your time.

Start Your Own Business
Date: Friday 15 September 2017

Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: Winchester University Business School, West Downs Campus, Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5HT
Description: Improve your chances of start-up success by understanding the key steps that need to be taken to get your business up and running.

Book Keeping
Date: Friday 29 September 2017
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: No.5 Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0HN
Description: With a friendly and hands-on approach, this workshop aims to help you to have a clearer understanding on how to manage your accounts.

All events are free and spaces can be reserved by ringing 01252 319 272 or by e-mailing info@enterprisefirst.co.uk.

Enterprise First, are putting together a training schedule and are interested in hearing from businesses about their training needs, contact Andy Pringle, Business Development Manager at Enterprise First, at andy.pringle@enterprisefirst.co.uk to give your suggestions.

One to one business support
Appointments for one to one business advice can be made by contacting Enterprise First on 01252 319 272 or emailing info@enterprisefirst.co.uk.

This is a business advisory service and is not able to critique work.