Different subject areas were focused on and discussed each day. Topics included:
- Starting a business with no money
- Building a website for free
- Getting to the top of Google searches
- Taking online payments
- Marketing and social media
- Taxes and company structure
What is the PopUp Business School?
Founded in 2012 by Alan Donegan and Simon Paine, the partners thought that traditional approaches to starting a business, like applying for start-up loans and producing business plans, can put people off who may have great ideas.
Over the last six years, the school has partnered with housing associations, universities, Jobcentre Plus and local authorities to help start more than 1,500 businesses in communities across the UK.
At the Didcot event, entrepreneurs set up a wide range of companies including a life-coaching program, art therapy workshops, bath bomb cosmetics and more.
Councillor Robin Bennett, cabinet member for economic development and regeneration at South Oxfordshire District Council, took part in a live interview with Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxford to talk about the PopUp Business School happening in Didcot next week.
He was also joined by Helen Haines who attended one of our PopUp events in Faringdon last year. Helen is the Director of Work Experience Specialist Ltd, a company that offers dynamic, innovative, straight forward solutions to organisations with a requirement to deliver work experience or work place visits.
To see all future PopUp Business School events, click here.