Shropshire start-up course aims to boost businesses

A Shropshire business support group hopes to give people a helping hand into the world of business despite the current economic climate by running a new start-up course.

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) hopes more women will look to the future as 2013 begins and want to set up their own company. WiRE is running its Opening Doors Business Start-Up Course next month at its training centre.

The three-day intensive course covers everything people need to know about starting and growing a successful business.

A spokeswoman for WiRE said: “Business growth may be slower than we wanted or expected, but here at WiRE we are starting to hear more stories of growing rural businesses despite the economic challenges.

“In the main the businesses are growing because they are resourceful, tenacious and think slightly differently.”

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The next three-day start- up course is being held at Harper Adams University on Tuesday, January 22, Wednesday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 29, from 9am until 3.30pm.

The spokeswoman said: “It’s one of the very few business start-up courses on offer at the moment and gets rave reviews from delegates.

“There are no eligibility restrictions, you don’t even have to be running or intending to run a business immediately. You may want to refresh your skills or just be interested in how small businesses run. It costs just £150 for all three days and is open to anybody.”

Places need to be booked. For details, visit www.wire uk.org/events or call (01952) 815338.