A free PopUp Business School that provides participants with the knowledge and tools needed to start their own business without any finance is returning to Bridgend County Borough for one week only this October.

Taking place at Halo’s Bridgend Life Centre from Monday 28 to Friday 1 November 10am until 3pm, the PopUp Team will be running the leading alternative business course showing practical ways to start a business for free and encourages participants to take the first step in setting up their own enterprise. You don’t need a business plan or any start-up capital.

The week-long event is completely free to attend and is funded by the European Social Fund, Welsh Government and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council. The Employability Bridgend team will be on hand to provide you with any extra support following the course.

With different subjects on offer each day, the week-long course covers everything from how to start a business for free, to sales and marketing. You don’t have to come every day but the more you come, the more you will get out of it.

Cllr Dhanisha Patel, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations, said:

“The PopUp Business School is a fantastic opportunity for local individuals with a keen interest in starting their own businesses. Setting up your own business can be scary and lonely, the pop-up business school will help people to learn new skills and gain the knowledge and confidence needed to take that first step. Employability Bridgend will continue to work with clients after the event to support bringing their idea to fruition.

“We’re proud to be supporting this as partners of the Bridgend PopUp Business School and would encourage as many business-minded people as possible to attend this life-changing event.”

Places are limited, so booking is essential, secure your free place now online at the Bridgend PopUp Business School website (www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/Bridgend)