PopUp Business School Coming To Whanganui


22 December 2017

A PopUp Business School is coming to Whanganui in February. The 10 day course will run between 12 and 23 February 2018 from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm each day.

Whanganui & Partners have played a key role in bringing this event to Whanganui, in partnership with Māori business network, Te Manu Atatu and sponsors, Xero. It will be hosted at the new Innovation Quarter in St Hill Street.

Whanganui & Partners Strategic Lead, Innovation, Rene Olmos says, “This is the best model for start-ups - we’re going to develop your business idea, take you through the journey and help you succeed.”

Anna Watson from PopUp Business School Aotearoa says the course will “teach you how to build your own website for free, teach you the secrets of negotiation and teach you how to get stuff done,” as well as a range of other skills to help you get your business idea off the ground.

The PopUp Business School offers “a great opportunity for people who have always had that little spark of being an entrepreneur,” says Mayor Hamish McDouall.

Local business owner, Hayden Potaka has also endorsed the event, saying it will be “a unique opportunity for both your business and you personally to develop. It will energise the entrepreneur in you and provide you with the tools and desire to get your dream business going.”

This will be the second PopUp Business School held in New Zealand. The first was successfully held in held in Porirua by Tony Henderson-Newport, who has extensive experience working with start-up businesses and young entrepreneurs. He is an author, mentor and previously worked as a project, programme and portfolio manager.

Mr Olmos says, “This opportunity is open to everyone and we encourage anyone who has ever thought of starting a business to get involved. Registration is free, but there are limited spaces so I encourage you to head to the Pop-Up Business School website to reserve your spot.”

Pop-up Business School registration: http://www.popupbusinessschool.nz/whanganui.html

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