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Free lessons to start your own business

A new training programme for older people interested in starting their own business is getting underway soon – and you can find out more at a free drop-in session in Acton.

Startup School For Seniors is a free e-learning course to help the over-50s learn how to start a successful business. The drop-in session will take place on Thursday, 20 April, from 10am-1pm, at Act One Cinema, The Old Library, High Street, Acton, W3 6NA.

The online course is due to start on Thursday, 11 May and offers the chance to get start-up advice and support from industry experts.

Building a successful business

The course is funded in partnership by Learn Ealing and the Greater London Authority and runs for eight weeks. Entrepreneur Suzanne Noble and business coach Mark Elliott will guide you through the steps to building a successful business – whether your business venture is a social enterprise or a designer-maker, consultant, or content creator.

Startup School For Seniors is entirely online to give the flexibility to fit into busy lifestyles. During this course, participants will:

  • Gain valuable insights and acquire new skills.
  • Build connections and meet like-minded people.
  • Receive 1-on-1 mentoring sessions to address the challenges you may face.

Take the first step in getting your business off the ground by registering here.

“Turn your dream into reality”

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for decent living incomes, said: “Being your own boss is hard work but can be incredibly rewarding and invigorating. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone aged 50 and over to help turn their dream business idea into a reality.”

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