Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Self-employment fair aimed at inspiring budding entrepreneurs

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A self-employment fair from business start-up agency Outset Swindon and Wiltshire aims to inspire a new generation of small business owners.

The four-week employment fair will offer a virtual series of talks, workshops and information sessions for anyone going through redundancy, unemployed, or simply looking for a career change.

Attendees will hear first-hand about the journey of starting a business from business owners offering valuable insights into the pros and cons of going it alone.

Following the events, attendees will have the opportunity to access tailored workshops, events, and one to one guidance from Outset business advisors.

Derek Tanner, business coach at Outset Swindon and Wiltshire said: “Often people don’t know where to begin when considering starting a business, they can find it daunting or simply lack the confidence to pursue their ideas.

"At Outset we help people to develop the skills and the confidence they need to set up and get started on their own.

"The Self-Employment Fair is going to be a great opportunity for anyone who would like to learn more about what it might take and the free support we offer.”

Duncan Robinson, senior enterprise advisor, said: “Following a year of unprecedented redundancies and uncertainties, more and more people are looking to start their own business and work for themselves.”

The overall Outset service has engaged with nearly 30,000 individuals leading to the creation of thousands of new businesses and new jobs nationally.

The event will take place every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks from June 22. For more information, visit www.outset.org/sefair