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A fun & friendly, one-day start-up workshop for people who want to start their own business.

About this event

StartUp Saturday

Join Enterprise Nation, the UK’s leading small business network, to learn everything you need to get started on your business – in just one day.

In this jam-packed session, you’ll find out how to turn a business idea into reality.

Expect practical tips, inspiring stories, and a fun, interactive Saturday. Leave armed with all you need to begin your journey as a start-up founder!

StartUp Saturday agenda:

10:00am: Meet your entrepreneur trainer and get started

10:20am: How to uncover your BIG idea and research the market

10:40am: Five points to include in a business plan

11:00am: Foolproof your finances & master your technology – with HSBC & Currys

12:15pm: Manage your books – learn what you need to know, from a local accountant and QuickBooks

12:50pm: All things web – building a business online

1:00pm: Lunch break

1:40pm: Let’s get social – learn how to spread the word about your start-up

2:20pm: How to generate sales

2:55pm: Build a brand on a budget

3:30pm: How to grow your business without outgrowing the home

3:45pm: Where to find friends and further support

4:00pm: Meet the Enterprise Nation Chelmsford Local Leader, Emma Goode, to find out about further start-up support in the local area

4:10pm: Challenge and closing thoughts

4:20pm Close


There’ll be regular breaks throughout the day. All you need to bring is a pen, a notebook, and your keen mind.

StartUp Saturday classes are fun, friendly and welcoming. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, meet your classmates and share your experiences – on the day and on our website afterwards.

Meet the trainer: Navjot Sawheny

Nav is the founder of The Washing Machine Project, whose mission is to alleviate the burden of hand-washing clothes for everyone, everywhere.

He was born and raised in London, but his family are from unpartitioned India. Nav has always been passionate about helping others, whether it’s building life-saving cookstoves in rural India, acting as a trustee of international development charity Engineers Without Borders UK, building clean-water systems for an orphanage in Namibia or volunteering at a local homeless shelter for migrants in London. His particular interest lies in international development.

With over five years of professional engineering experience at global technology companies such as Dyson and Jaguar Land Rover, Nav sees the present as the perfect moment to combine his passions with a desire to help people start their own businesses.

About StartUp UK

Want to turn your good idea into a great business? Visit the StartUp UK hub to discover everything you need to know about becoming your own boss. The programme resources will offer you the education and inspiration to get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

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