Enterprising new business support service for Winchester businesses

Press Release: 05/07/2017

Business Support Service

Winchester City Council is working with Enterprise First to introduce a business support service for businesses located in the Winchester District.

The free service offers help with writing business plans, securing funding or advice regarding expansion and a programme of events. Funded by Winchester City Council, the service is intended to help remove barriers to starting and developing a business in the District.

Cllr Rob Humby, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Business Partnerships, said:

We are delighted to be working with Enterprise First to support the provision of this new service for businesses located in the Winchester area. The business support service is one of Council’s many business support initiatives introduced to help business in the Winchester District to thrive and prosper. We also offer a package of grants for businesses and employees entering the work place, support for the District’s market towns and signposting to various services, support and advice organisations

Business people keen to meet with like-minded local business owners to share insights are invited to come along to the informal networking

The first networking event in Winchester will be held on Thursday 20 July between 9am and 11am at Café Winchester in St Thomas Street and then subsequently on the third Thursday of every month thereafter. You can book for the networking here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/win-cafe-winchester-tickets-35812936457.

The first free training courses will be: Low Cost, No Cost Marketing on Friday 28 July; How to Make Social Media Work for your Business on Friday 8 September; Start Your Own Business on Friday 15 September and Bookkeeping on Friday 29 September. Future training and networking opportunities will be posted at www.enterprisefirst.co.uk

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