More free business workshops on the way

Published on Thu Mar 23 2023

Burnley Council is delighted to announce that our FREE “Go For It” skills for business workshops are returning for another series in May and June.

Ideal for new businesses, or anyone considering setting up for the first time, the three workshops will cover business start-up essentials, marketing and finance. Our workshop facilitators are experienced business professionals who are passionate about bringing their knowledge and skills to Burnley businesses.

It follows the success of previous Go For It events, including a series earlier this year.

Feedback from the latest events showed that delegates really enjoyed and benefitted from the programme:

“I have been amazed by the quality of advice and ease with which you can access this invaluable help. As a new start-up business in Burnley, I have learned everything I need to have the best start possible. I highly recommend anyone thinking of starting their own business to attend.” Paul Walsh – One Tap Marketing

“All the people on the course took different ideas of starting up business to the group and all groups gelled really well making it a very friendly, positive atmosphere. An excellent learning curve for myself and lots of information to digest.” Kathryn Passmore (prospective start up)

The council’s strategic head of economy and growth Kate Ingram said: “The Go For It workshops have proved a great success, so much so that we wanted to stage another series of events as soon as possible to provide essential help and support to new-start businesses across the borough.”

Places are limited so if you would like to secure your place please click on the relevant dates below. For more information about the workshops email the council’s business support team at economy&

The workshops will be held at the newly renovated Room and Power co-working hub at Padiham Town Hall as follows:

Thursday 18th May 5-8pm Business Essentials

Thursday 8th June 5-8pm Marketing Essentials

Thursday 29th June 5-8pm Finance Essentials

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