Business Planning and Finance - Start-up workshops in Swindon and Wiltshire

Four people in business clothes sitting around a table

Designed to support potential and new entrepreneurs, this subsidised business planning workshop will help you to create and develop a robust, investment-ready business plan and financial forecast.

You will receive a copy of the templates that will tick the right boxes with investors and lenders and there is an opportunity to network with like-minded people and discuss your business goals in a supportive environment.

You will also be offered a one-to-one meeting with a business adviser, which usually takes place one month after the workshop, to discuss your business plan and help with your start-up loan application. This workshop also includes a buffet lunch.

Key areas covered in this one-day workshop include:

  • Producing a robust business plan
  • Branding and marketing
  • Sourcing finance
  • Managing cash flow, profit and loss, and book keeping
  • Creating sales projections

"The business planning workshop has altered my perception from being stuck on a roundabout going in circles to standing at a crossroads instead. 

The straight and direct discussions about cost and financial management provided focus to options available to finance a new business. The information was clear and constructive, with real life examples and interactive workshops making sure the class understood the message." - Paul Stayte

Upcoming Business Planning and Finance workshops, click to book your place:


Business planning and finance for business

Swindon – 18th June 2019

Business planning and finance for business

Swindon – 20th August 2019

Business planning and finance for business

Swindon – 15th October 2019

Business owners not registered in Swindon or Wiltshire can attend a similar business planning workshop in Bristol.

We also run workshops on marketing, social media and online marketing.

  • Have a question?

    Speak to our expert team of business advisers today, who will advise you on your next steps to applying for a start-up loan or growing your business. Alternatively, simply pick up the phone and call the team on 01275 378872.

  • Receive further support

    These Business Planning and Finance workshops are run as part of our Swindon & Wiltshire SME growth programme, where you will receive a complimentary 12 hours of support to grow your business, including workshops on social media, marketing strategy and online marketing.

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