How we can support your business

5. Entrepreneur Academy

Do you have a great new business idea that you want to get off the ground but need a helping hand to get started? Our Entrepreneur Academy may be just what you need. 

The academy provides an opportunity to gain the essential skills you need to set up your business. Topics include business planning, finance, marketing, legal aspects and online business promotion.

You will also get the opportunity to pitch your businesses idea to business leaders in a 'Dragons' Den' style competition for the chance to win £5,000 to help you get your business up and running.

The 2022-23 Academy will run at East Surrey College from 12.30-2.30pm on the following dates: 

  • Thursday 20 October
  • Thursday 17 November
  • Thursday 15 December
  • Thursday 19 January
  • Thursday 23 February
  • Thursday 16 March 
  • Thursday 20 April - Dragons Den Pitch (12-5pm)
  • Thursday 27 April - Wash-up session

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