SPECIAL events to help new start-ups and people contemplating starting their own businesses are to be held in Ramsey, St Neots and Yaxley.

SPECIAL events to help new start-ups and people contemplating starting their own businesses are to be held in Ramsey, St Neots and Yaxley.

The free business start-up workshops and enterprise coaching scheme is offered by Huntingdonshire District Council, Business Link and enterprise specialists NWES.

Enterprise coaching will be offered on October 12 and 19 (9.30am-12.30pm) at Yaxley Community Information Centre (by appointment only) on a one-to-one basis with a business start-up specialist, to help asses whether a business idea is achievable and highlight possible opportunities to move ideas forward.

Business start-up workshops will go through the basics, providing a guide to everything people need to know to create a business, including what the organisers say are the 'three ingredients' to success: choices about business structure; tax, national insurance and VAT; and insurance, premises and licences.

Workshops take place on Tuesday September 28, 9.30am to 12.30pm, and Thursday October 14, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, at the Priory Centre, St Neots; Tuesday October 5, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, and Friday October 22, 9.30am to 12.30pm, at the British Legion Club, Yaxley; and Tuesday October 12, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, and Friday October 29, 9.30am to 12.30, at Ramsey Community Centre.

INFORMATION: To book a place at Yaxley call 01733 247133 or for Ramsey or St Neots 0845 601 1000.