Horsham

Although just one year ago Horsham experienced a slump in company formation, the area has always been an ideal location for businesses, with excellent working conditions, high educational standards, and low unemployment and crime rates. Based within the Gatwick Diamond and with a strong administrative and service sector, Horsham is home to a number of major employers, including the RSPCA, Kate’s Cakes and Sony DADC UK Ltd. Furthermore, after undergoing five phases of redevelopment and receiving an investment of around £230 million, Horsham’s retail sector has also gone from strength to strength, making it an excellent base for businesses from a range of industries.

If you have an idea for a new business or you have recently started your own business in Horsham, 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 Horsham, 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 workshops are still available. 
Location Horsham

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. 

Monthly from November.

‘Pitching Your Business’, awaiting further dates, please register your interest for more information. Some workshops are still available. 
‘Revisiting the Business Model Canvas’, 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’, 7 May 2015
‘Developing the team’, 4 June 2015
‘Support and information’, 9 July 2015
‘Your workshop’, 6 August 2015

Location: Horsham 

3. Peer-to-Peer Workshop Series

Dates:

  • 23 April 2015
  • 21 May 2015
  • 18 June 2015
  • 23 July 2015
  • 27 August 2015

Location: Horsham

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 call Gareth Sear, Business Start Up Manager, Business Hot House Programme, 01243 812041 or email.