Starting your own business is becoming more and more achievable and desirable. People of all ages and backgrounds are launching start-ups including students, individuals who are unemployed or who have been made redundant, those in employment through to those who are in retirement. Setting up your own business is more achievable today than it has ever been thanks to increased support networks, changes in information technology, online free apps and a more diverse market place. As very few people can rely on a ‘job for life’ any more the opportunity to start your own business is more desirable than ever, benefits include taking charge of your own work patterns, creating your own income, achieving a better work life balance and overseeing your own career. The ‘Planning to Start a Business’ workshop will take you on a journey of how to develop your business idea, find out about sources of support available and the information you will need to prepare your start up business plan. This will be an informal and interactive workshop with lunch provided.