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Free Business Advice and Workshop

Let’s Do Business Workshop
Tuesday 20th February

Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY

The content at this workshop is aimed at pre-starts who have an idea but are not really sure how to take it further, and the workshop will include guidance on:

  • Market research
  • Basic marketing tools
  • Pricing your product or service
  • Key content for a business plan
  • Forecasting – sales and cashflow

If you think that you might benefit from this service, to arrange a booking please contact

Folkestone and Hythe District Council offers a wide range of high quality support services for local businesses through a contract with Let’s Do Business. This service includes a consultation with a trained and experienced advisor and we have had some really good feedback from people attending, and since last May have had approximately 60 people coming in for advice.

“The support has been invaluable. I had so many fundamental questions that I couldn’t just google to find the answer to.  The business support sessions helped me to understand that I just needed to focus on putting together a strong business plan,  if the plan didn’t work, or the research didn’t show enough of a demand then I could quit before spending money and quitting my job to set up on my own! It suddenly seemed manageable and worth it to spend time on a serious business plan.

The Business Advisor guided me through the writing of the plan.  Leon was easy to talk to and his wealth of business experience was clear, with a mine of information and knowledge.” – Charlotte Khan.  

Existing businesses, start-ups and pre-starts in Shepway can benefit from:

  • One-to-one advice sessions
  • One day workshops

Tailored business support from experienced business advisers covers:

  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Funding
  • Apprenticeship funding

If you, or your contacts, are thinking of starting or growing an existing business and might benefit from this service, please contact

One-to-one sessions are available to book on the following dates:

  • February 21
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • April 4
  • April 18

Location: Jubilee Room, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY.

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