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Pop-up business school is a resounding success!

11-11-2019

Local entrepreneurs have spent the last week discovering how they can turn their business dreams into a reality when the Pop-up Business School returned to the Halo Life Centre, Bridgend.

The course attracted 64 attendees, including budding beauticians, personal trainers and fudge makers, who learned how to set up a business on a budget.

The idea of Pop-up is to build a business without expensive loans and complex business plans. Attendees also learned about web development and how to use social media effectively, to promote their products and services. The course attracted people facing redundancy who were planning a new career as well as those who have recently retired and are looking to explore new avenues. Many attendees were looking to turn a hobby or interest into a business, for example, developing a professional quizmaster business or setting up a business that advises people about eating disorders.

The week-long event was completely free to attend and was funded by the European Social Fund, Welsh Government and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council.

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