Help is on hand to turn New Year dreams of being the boss into reality

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By fromepudding | Sunday, January 05, 2014, 14:39

Free advice clinics will be on offer for local people who dream of setting up their own business in 2014.

Frome Chamber of Commerce is launching a new set of Discuss

and Do business events, running from January to March, to help fledgling

entrepreneurs turn their New Year resolutions into reality, as part of the

Enterprise Mendip scheme which aims to help more people start their own

business in the district.

Each month, local businesspeople will be on hand to help people

who are researching a new business idea, young start-ups or small businesses

which have been up and running for a few years.

"The New Year is often a good time for reflection and

making resolutions. So if you want to make 2014 the year to turn your start-up

idea into reality then the Chamber of Commerce wants to be there to help," said

Chamber President Nigel Harris.

"We're launching monthly drop-in advice clinics under the

Discuss and Do banner at the Cheese and Grain from January. These free sessions

will be ideal for budding entrepreneurs beginning their research into setting

up a business, new start-ups or people who've been in business for up to three


"At the sessions you'll be able to get free advice and

support from local business people who'll be on hand to talk about anything

from writing business plans to finances and legal issues you might need to

think about."

The sessions will happen on 24 January, 21 February and

21 March at the Cheese and Grain, from 2.30pm until 7pm. There will be no need

to book an appointment, people can just drop in between those times to ask

questions about how to set up and be successful in business.

The Discuss and Do drop-in advice clinics are part of

Mendip District Council's Enterprise Mendip initiative which is happening

across the district and are also part of the Chamber's efforts to make Frome a

thriving town for business

"There's more information at or

we'd encourage local businesspeople to join the Discuss and Do LinkedIn Group,

where they can ask questions and get help, or like the Facebook page or follow

@discussanddo on Twitter."



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