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Free business school coming to Faringdon 4th to 8th Feb 2019 - book now

on Wed, 16/01/2019 - 8:49pm

From Monday 4 February, a FREE five-day business course will be coming to Faringdon to help people kick start a new business and to support independent businesses grow and succeed. 

The intensive course is being sponsored by Vale of White Horse District Council and run by PopUp Business School.  The school will be opening at 10am at the Pump House in the town centre and will include lots of practical sessions, advice, one-to-one coaching and builds a support network from everyone attending.  

Last year 53 people attended the course in Didcot and by the end of the week 15 new businesses where set up and ready to trade and another 39 were almost ready to get going.  During the Didcot sessions, entrepreneurs set up a wide range of companies including wedding photographer, a vegan fast food retailer, a life coach service and an entertainment hire company.  

Workshops in Faringdon will run 10am-3pm each day from Monday through to Friday and provide advice on how businesses can be set up for free and use social media and websites to find new customers. 

Cllr Mike Murray, Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “This course is a part of our ongoing commitment to support local business and the economy.  The different sessions have something for everyone – from an individual with a business idea to a growing sole trader ready to take the next big step.” 

Alan Donegan, Co-Founder of the PopUp Business School said "We are very excited about coming back to Oxfordshire, and it’s always amazing going to a new town to teach people how to make money doing something they love."  

The course is available FREE of charge to anyone wanting to attend and is supported by Vale of White Horse District Council, Faringdon Chamber of Commerce, Faringdon Town Council, Vale4Business and Sovereign Housing. 

To book your place, go to

From a VoWHDC email received 14/1/19