Free Business start up course

Online from 5th April 2021 - for Steyning and area residents who are not working at present

We have 20 places available on an entirely free business start up course! The course has 5 practical modules, and there's no academic requirements, just a real desire to start a successful business or boost the performance of your early start business.

At the end of the course you will have a fully formed business plan and cashflow forecaster but most importantly, an idea of how to run your business successfully and where to get funding if you need it!


Starts 5th April and runs every 2 weeks for 3 hours - total of 8 sessions


You will get access to expert business advisers, free resources and help with grant applications for start up funding. Anyone welcome, 18-100!

At the very least you'll make new friends and make the best use of this special time to explore your wildest business dream ...


Doesn't matter how big or how small, how fantastic or practical your idea is, we have heard them all and helped set up some AMAZING businesses like Bikeworks and Happy Computers.


£500 prize for the best business idea chosen by our Dragons Den at the end of the course!

Email sophie@smartdogcic.com for info and to reserve your place. 100% free, funded by the European Social Fund

Enrolment is by post or online and we will be running group sessions at the Steyning Centre when we are able to