Small Business Workshops

Do you have an amazing business idea, but don't know how to get it off the ground? Or do you manage a start-up, but are struggling to reach a wider audience? Perhaps you've taken a break from your business and now want to re-start trading with some fresh ideas?

Our expert business advisers are currently offering a variety of online workshops for small businesses based in Somerset, covering topics such as idea development, marketing, creating a sustainability plan, access to funding, business planning and finance.

Whether you're just starting out, or need some advice on how to take your business forward, our workshops are ideal, with our expert trainers helping you every step of the way.

When you sign up you'll have access to invaluable business skills and information such as:

  • What to include in a business plan
  • How to create a sales forecast
  • How to set marketing goals
  • What to include in a sustainability plan
  • How to access funding


Who should attend?

These workshops are only open to businesses in Somerset. They are suitable for those that are considering starting their own business, are new to trading, or are re-starting their business after a break, whether you're a freelancer or a company registered with Companies House.

***Please note, to book onto these events you must be a resident in Somerset, or your start-up business must have a registered Company’s House address in Somerset (this does not include North Somerset or BANES).***


Our experienced Business Advisers host each workshop, which are live via Zoom.

Dates available

Idea Development, Business Planning and Finance

This workshop is for anyone who has an exciting business idea and isn’t sure how to turn it into...

7th June 2022
Idea Development, Business Planning and Finance

Creating a Marketing Plan

Understanding your customers is the key to success for any start-up, indeed any business. If you...

14th June 2022
Creating a Marketing Plan

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is an incredibly fast growing and fast changing part of marketing, but it’s...

21st June 2022
Digital Marketing



These workshops are free to attend for residents who either live or have a registered business in Somerset. They are fully funded by the Somerset Authorities.

How to book

To book your place on a workshop, please browse the dates above and click on the link. From there, please follow the booking instructions. 

Further questions

If you would like more information about these workshops, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 01275 376 233.

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