Where would you find a clinical psychologist, a waste management expert and a photographer all in a room at the same time? At a PopUp Business School of course!
West Kent is working with other housing associations to bring these exciting free five-day workshops to Kent. Those that attend learn how to make money from their hobby without the need for a business plan, start-up loans or premises. The helpful team offers practical support, coaching and loads of advice to help those that attend turn their ideas into cash.
There are a number of events taking place right through into next year, click here for details.
This week the team was in Edenbridge. Three of our tenants Jamie, Rodney and Ryan attended to find out more about how to set up a waste management business and how to become a professional photographer. They were given lots of practical advice that included help to build a website and in the short video here they share their positive experiences of attending.
Simon Paine runs PopUp, he says:
"One of our participants told me the reason why she comes to PopUp Business is because of the positive energy, friendly approach and can-do atmosphere which is nothing like any other business course you'll go to.
The reason why we work with organisations like West Kent is they genuinely want to help their residents make progress. One of the best gifts they can give is the knowledge, skills and inspiration to start a small business without spending any money. What you get from a PopUp is genuine, practical help and definitely no business plans, no loans and a really supportive environment that helps you get started."