New business start-up course launched in Evesham - The Evesham Observer

New business start-up course launched in Evesham

Evesham Editorial 9th May, 2017   0

A NEW COURSE is being run in Evesham to help people looking to start their own business.

Germinate Enterprise is a local scheme aimed at helping people explore whether the idea that people have for a new business might work.

The six week course, starting in June, is led by Chris Sheehan and Sarah Hewitt who have many years of running and mentoring businesses.

Course leader Chris Sheehan said: “With all the talk of Brexit and what lies ahead, it might seem starting your own business in such uncertain times may not be the best idea.




“However change means there could be new opportunities for a new local product or service that you might be the best person to offer,” he added,

Participants on the course work through a simple to use workbook exploring their idea, looking at whether there is a market for it and how the finances might work out.


The course has been set up by Germinate, a Christian charity which helps Churches support their local community.

CEO Jerry Marshall said: “After a year we have found that 60 per cent of businesses are supporting the business owner and their families”.

The business idea could be a social enterprise like a community café or farmshop or a business taking your hobby or previous experience to create a new market.

The six week course will be held at a local Evesham farm shop and run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for six weeks in June and July and cost just £30 to cover the workbook and refreshments.

Call Chris Sheehan via the Church House office on 01386 442213 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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