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​Microbiz is happening again in the Horsham District. Over the last 13 years Horsham Microbiz has delivered business support to micro and small businesses in the Horsham District. Whether they are pre-start, start-up or established, this was the go to business event and series of business masterclasses if you wanted to start and grow a business.

Horsham District Council took the brave move of changing the format and it is now back, with a great range of support delivered in both the urban and rural parts of the county. However, we need to know what support businesses need to start, grow and survive, so please spend 5 minutes completing this quick survey to ensure the support if what is needed: Survey link.

Many thanks for completing the survey and please feel free to share it. Here are some details of what is planned with new format Horsham Microbiz Business Support Programme:


There will be two Start Up Saturday sessions for pre-start and early stage businesses. One will be in Horsham Town and the other one will be in one of the rural towns in the district.


  • 21st October 2017
  •  9am to 1pm
  • The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, BN44 3XZ

Are you thinking of starting a business? Have you just started a business?

If so, then Start Up Saturday is THE event for you. Why should you attend?

You should attend if you want to develop some basic knowledge and motivation to get your business started and growing. We are throwing out the traditional business plan writing seminar and in this busy, interactive and fun filled morning you will:

  • Learn the art of the 'Hollywood Hello' and the 'Verbal Business Card' 
  • Create Business Models, not Business Plans
  • Discover 5 top marketing tips to make a difference
  • Learn to think: 'Just do it'
  • Hear from someone who has 'been there, done that'

And collaborate with other people who are also starting their business in the highly acclaimed peer to peer workgroups, expertly facilitated by industry leading peer to peer group facilitators, MDHub.

This is fuelled with copious amounts of tea and coffee and followed by a networking lunch, where you can practice your verbal business cards in the safe and welcoming environment of the Start Up Saturday. You will get your Start Up Saturday Survival Bag, with all the things you need to through the workout. 

You will meet other organisations that can help you on your Business Journey.

You will go home buzzing and excited about your Business Start Up.


  • 10 other business people
  • 1 facilitator
  • 1 subject expert
  • 5 sessions
  • 2 hours 

This is your opportunity to get together with other business people from the Horsham District to learn from each other and learn top tips and advice from a leading industry expert, on the topics you decide.

Each session lasts for 2 hours where you will get to hear the expert share their knowledge of the chosen topic, then have the opportunity, in a facilitated session, to discuss how this knowledge can be best used to grow your business.

These intimate and powerful groups keep the same delegates for the 5 sessions, giving you the opportunity to develop strong relationships with other business people that can make a real difference to your business.

The session are action orientated and you will have two actions that you will take away to implement in your business.

The Horsham Business Support Growth Groups are aimed at businesses that are already trading and have been for more than 12 months. It will give you an opportunity to get past the plateau and achieve your next objectives.

The Business Growth Groups are taking place in The Steyning Centre 9.30-11.30am on:

  • Thursday 21st December
  • Thursday 18th January
  • Thursday 15th February
  • Thursday 15th March
  • Thursday 19th April

To book onto the above Growth Groups click here.

All we need from you is commitment to the 5 sessions, an open mind, the ability to listen, the ability to question and the mindset to grow your business over these 5 sessions.

The Business Growth Groups are delivered by industry leading peer to peer action learning experts, MDHub.


Overcome barriers and face challenges that could prevent the smooth running of your new venture with a personal business advice session. 

These sessions are led by the Business Navigator Business Advisors. The advisors have many years of experience of either running their own businesses, running other peoples businesses or delivering business advice and consultancy.

In these sessions you will have the opportunity to explore the challenges that are holding you back and you will be able to take away from practical advice to implement in your business. You will also be given details of other organisations that will be able to help you as you grow and develop your business.

These sessions are available to any business at any stage of their development.

When you call to book your sessions you will go through a brief diagnostic to ascertain the best person to provide you with your one to one session.

You can take advantage of these sessions now by calling the Business Navigator Team and telling them you want to take advantage of the Horsham District Business Support session. Call now on: 0800 9774146.


  • Friday 17th November 2017
  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Horsham Training Centre, Hurst Road

2 hours of networking with the added benefit of an expert led masterclass.

The Business Knowledge Network will 2 hours of meeting people, learning and drinking tea, coffee and eating cake. We want to ensure that you leave with some really useful information and advice that you can implement in your business immediately.

You will get to meet other people and organisations that can help you develop your business.

You will meet other local business people.

You will get to ask questions to the expert presenter, please book onto this event by clicking this link.