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Croydon Business Support

While almost 12,000 businesses operate in the London Borough of Croydon, the number of jobs available in the area has declined significantly since 1998 and its facilities have become steadily less attractive to visitors and employers alike.

Yet Croydon, which is now tipped as up-and-coming due to a number of re-development projects, has plenty to offer new businesses. A bustling town centre with shops, restaurants, bars and cafés, it has exceptional transport links and a more skilled workforce than many other parts of London.

If you have an idea for a new business or you have recently started your own business in the Croydon area, the Business Start Up Hot House Programme could provide you with the support and expertise you need to thrive in your first year of operation.

Whatever your business idea, the Programme includes a range of stimulating and challenging business and personal development activities that are ideal for people from all work and education backgrounds.

Register your interest here

Based at venues in Croydon, the Programme will give you access to:

1. Business Start Up Boot Camp

Two days of highly interactive, fun and informative business learning designed to help you define, refine and develop your business idea.

Dates - awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some subject specific workshops are still available. please see below. 
Location 3Space Croydon Business Hub, Croydon

2. Business Knowledge Workshop Series

Build on your knowledge with 10 all-day workshops, covering everything from marketing to finance. The workshops are also available as standalone components, priced at £50 (plus VAT) per session.

  • ‘Pitching Your Business’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
  • ‘Business structures, legalities and tax’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
  • ‘Know Your Jungle’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
  • ‘Marketing’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
  • ‘Finance’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
  • ‘Marketing in the digital age’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
  • ‘Developing the team’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
  • 'Support and information’, 21 April 2015
  • ‘Revisiting the Business Model Canvas’, 19 May 2015
  • ‘Your workshop’, 16 June 2015

Location 3Space Croydon Business Hub, Croydon

3. Peer-to-Peer Workshop Series

Find solutions to your business questions and problems and learn from other business owners in 10 facilitated workshops, lasting two hours. 

Dates

5 May 2015
2 June 2015
30 June 2015

Location 3Space Croydon Business Hub, Croydon 

4. Personal Coaching Sessions

Overcome barriers and face challenges that could prevent the smooth running of your new venture with 10 one-hour Personal Coaching Sessions.

For more information contact Gareth Sear, Business Start Up Manager, Business Hot House Programme, 01243 812041 or email