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Thinking of Starting a Business?

Host: South Derbyshire Business Advice
Venue: Melbourne Sporting Partnership, Sports Park, Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8DG
Date: Tuesday 2nd October, 2018
Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Cost: FREE

This 'Thinking of Starting a Business' event is aimed at people who are contemplating running their own business or have recently become self-employed.

The event will provide an introduction to everything that you need to think about to be your own boss, from legal structures and marketing, to tax and VAT. It will also tell you about any grants or loans that you may be eligible for, whether you are setting up as a hairdresser or a manufacturer.

The Venue is: Melbourne Sporting Partnership, Melbourne Sports Park, Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, DE73 8DG and takes place from 5:30pm – 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Although the event is free, places are limited so those interested in attending are being urged to book early to secure their place.

This event is being staged by the South Derbyshire Business Advice Service (supported by South Derbyshire District Council). The Service also offers FREE one-to-one business advice to both new start and existing businesses in South Derbyshire - to make an appointment ring 01283 595 791 or email:

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