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Calling all businesses and entrepreneurs – free business advice and drop in session


04 Feb 2020


Horsham District Council is running a business drop in session to offer practical help and advice to anyone thinking about setting up a new business or expanding the business they already have.

The free to attend session will take place at the Council’s offices in Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL on Tuesday 18 February from 11am to 3pm.

Are you thinking about starting a new business, or have you just embarked on your journey into running your own company?  Perhaps you are wanting to expand your existing business? If so, you may be feeling confused and overwhelmed by the amount of things you need to do and know in order to get going.  You may also be looking for some help with start-up funding.

Come along to this free event to access all the information you may need to help your business plans along the way.

Commenting on the event, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke said:

“I am really pleased that we are once again hosting this popular event.

“Helping local businesses to grow is one of our key priorities as a council. We will have plenty of specialists on hand at this event to answer your questions so do feel free to pop in for advice about running, growing or starting your new business.

“Anything from planning consents required, operating licences you may need, how to dispose of your commercial waste, to funding, free training and grants available – all are queries we can help you with.

We hope to welcome as many of you as possible on the day.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke

There will be a number of officers from a range of different departments across the Council as well as helpful business organisations in attendance.

There is no need to book an appointment.

Services attending from Horsham District Council:

Economic Development
Planning Development
Building Control
Strategic Planning
Waste and Recycling

Environmental Health
Licensing
Business Rates

Other organisations attending:

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Optivo - an ERD funded charity offering free training courses for anyone wishing to start their own business, or become self-employed.

Department of Work and Pensions

University of Chichester Business School (Business Hothouse Project)

Sustainable Business Network

Kinder Living – helping you run your business more sustainably

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Coast 2 Capital.

For more information see visit the Think Horsham website or see the business drop in Facebook event.

For media queries please email press@horsham.gov.uk .