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Free business school in Test Valley

This December, potential entrepreneurs across Test Valley can benefit from free business training through a week-long course.

Test Valley Borough Council is supporting the free event next month, run by The Pop Up Business School, to help those who are thinking of starting a new business. The course, which runs from December 7 to 11, will offer advice and guidance on how to run an organisation, and how to adapt and increase resilience during these difficult times.

The council is being joined by other authorities, including the New Forest, Eastleigh, East Hampshire and Havant in coming together to ensure that learning and networking opportunities are available for anyone who is looking to begin a new venture during a challenging period.

This collaboration means that the course can be delivered free of charge to all attendees. The course is broad and covers topics such as sales and marketing – including advice on how to set up a website for free – as well as the professional considerations all businesses have to take around tax and legal issues.

Councillor David Drew, Economic Development and Tourism Portfolio Holder at Test Valley Borough Council, said:  “We’re determined, as an authority, to support residents who have entrepreneurial ambitions, and this is an excellent opportunity to do just that.

“Through this course local residents can develop their business skills and knowledge alongside other like-minded people. I am delighted that we are working with our neighbouring authorities to bring such an innovative way to start and maintain a business, and I look forward to meeting the successful business people it brings together.”

For more information, and to book your place, please visit