EVENTS aimed at people thinking of starting their own business are being held across Worcestershire this week.

Enterprising Worcestershire, which is funded by Worcestershire County Council, the district councils and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is running a programme of three events aimed at giving new and growing businesses the lowdown on funding and resources available in the region.

The three events have been organised from November 14 to 16, in partnership with University of Worcester's business school.

Events are aimed at those thinking of starting their own enterprise or those in the first few years of trading.

Enterprising Worcestershire project manager, Ross Whinnett, said that the free events provide business owners the "perfect opportunity" to network with local specialists and source expertise and information that has been designed to support start-up and growing businesses.

"These events are a great opportunity for anyone thinking of starting their own business to come and learn about the support and grants available as well as broaden their horizons regarding finance and the future growth of their business," he said.

“Topics covered in the workshops will include access to grant funding, how crowd funding can be channelled to kick start your business and how to maximise high growth potential.

“There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the suite of free business support programmes that are available to eligible businesses within the county."

Events are being held tomorrow at The Granary in Kidderminster, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm, on Wednesday at Evesham United Football Club, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm, and at University of Worcester Riverside this Thursday, between 5pm and 7.30pm.

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