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Wednesday 3 July 2019 @ 09:15 - 16:30


Cost: £20

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Make it happen: from a brainwave to a business

If you have a fantastic idea but aren’t sure how to go about turning it into a profitable business, this workshop is for you. It’s designed for anyone in the planning stages of their new business and will help you develop the essential skills and knowledge to set it up.

The workshop will include:

  • Pricing: how to price correctly, understand profit and loss and maintain your cash flow
  • Marketing: how to identify your target market and why they’ll want to buy from you
  • Networking: tips on how to do it and why it’s vital
  • Accountancy: a session with an accountant covering vital information on business structure and tax
  • A peer support session where you can share ideas and solve problems with other fledgeling businesses
  • Where to go for business support
  • A one-hour mentoring session with a business expert of your choice, after the workshop
  • An opportunity to take part in the Viva initiative and learn how to build a one-page website

Session hosts


The workshop will be run by Wes Game. Wes has worked with both new and established businesses for 20 years, helping them develop and grow. Wes currently delivers business start-up training as well as one-to-one mentoring and advice to newly set up businesses.


Amy Lishman, Brighton Chamber's Head of Membership Engagement, will be leading the peer support session.


You will also hear a case study from Bonamy Waddell and her journey setting up her business Bon Insight.


You will take part in a Q&A with an accountant from Kreston Reeves.

Please note lunch will not be included.


We have a small number of fully subsidised places for this workshop for those unable to afford a ticket. If this applies to you or someone you know, please contact


This workshop will be repeated in February 2020.




Catch the Wave is a new business support programme for anyone in the city who wants to launch and grow a business. It includes affordable workshops, useful resources and expert mentoring sessions.

Designed and delivered by Brighton Chamber, Catch the Wave includes practical, interactive sessions and runs from July 2019 to April 2020.

Catch the Wave is supported by:




For the full programme line up visit

Cancellation policy: Places are limited and events usually oversubscribed. Please give 7 days' notice via email or you must pay for your place in full.


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