Pop Up Sutton – The Entrepreneurs Space is a new and exciting business support programme for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
The fully funded 18-month programme consists of workshops and personalised advice sessions, all aimed at guiding start-ups through the process of setting up and running a business, or taking an existing business to the next level.
Entrepreneurs on the programme will have the chance to showcase their business to a ready-made audience, with a dedicated, pop-up space in Sutton High Street.
Sutton is evolving. New development, new business, and new investment are changing the borough and opening up opportunities for future growth.
Opportunity Sutton, the economic renewal and regeneration arm of Sutton Council, is committed to supporting new and existing businesses and working alongside them to unlock their potential.
Opportunity Sutton’s vision is for Sutton to be a borough that welcomes entrepreneurs, that nurtures its businesses, and removes barriers to enterprise. Initiatives include discounted business rates for new and expanding businesses, a business e-pack to support and assist all businesses in the borough, and a series of business events throughout the year, often promoting local business or providing information and support.
Pop Up Sutton – The Entrepreneurs Space is being launched, in addition to these initiatives, to provide startups with a platform to test their business models and to equip them with the skills they need to grow and prosper.
Sutton’s attractive, viable and prosperous business environment is demonstrated by its ever-expanding business base; in 2015 there was a 9% increase in businesses, when compared to the previous year. Home to thousands of growing and prosperous small businesses, Sutton has one of the highest business survival rates in outer London. If you are setting up a business, then Pop Up Sutton – The Entrepreneurs Space is a great way to get started as the programme seeks to guide you through the process of taking your business idea to the next level.
Are you just starting out in business? Or do you have a business, but don’t know how to take it to the next level?
Pop Up Sutton seeks to enable you to take your business idea and turn it into a reality, or move your company forward, in terms of its development.
The 18-month business support programme is open to businesses at any stage of the startup process, and to residents inside and outside Sutton, with a vested interest in locating their business in the borough.
You can join the programme at any point over the course of its 18-month span, but you will have to commit to attending a series of mandatory workshops to gain access to the pop up space.
Workshops, which will cover topics ranging from financial planning to visual merchandising, will be grouped together and delivered in one day, to minimise time spent away from your business.
Once completed, you will have access to a pop up space once a month in Sutton High Street, where you can promote and sell your products or services to the public.
AIMS & OUTCOMES
Over the course of the 18-month business support programme, you will receive ongoing advice and professional evaluation.
Progress will be reviewed at six-month intervals, to ensure your business is on track. There will also be monthly reviews, after each trading session, to discuss trading performance and ideas and tips for future events.
At the end of the 18 months, our aim is to remove the obstacles that many new business start-ups have to overcome, in order to succeed, as well as create a number of sustainable businesses that are ready to take the next step on their journey, in Sutton.
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