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Prepare for a Pop-Up: the complete series

The Big House

Prepare for a Pop-Up: the complete series
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Type End Quantity
Wednesday 9 May: Getting started
6-9pm. This is the first workshop in the series.
1 hour before event starts Free  
Wednesday 16 May: Marketing + Promotion
6-9pm. This is the second workshop in the series.
1 hour before event starts Free  
Wednesday 23 May: Pricing Methods + Tips
6-9pm. This is the third workshop in the series.
1 hour before event starts Free  
Wednesday 30 May: Engaging Customers
6-9pm. This is the 4th workshop in the series.
1 hour before event starts Free  

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Are you a designer or maker from the creative or digital industries with products or services to sell? 

This is a complete series of four workshops plus an independent research task. The workshops are designed to help you promote your business, engage potential customers and make the most of opportunities such as trade fairs, craft markets and pop-up shops. 



The series has been designed by and includes contributions from experienced independent businesses. Each workshop builds upon the last to grow your confidence to pop-up in public. At the end of the series you will be asked if you would like to participate in one of the pop up markets due to take place in the Creative Quarter Avenues at Sneinton Market. This will be a opportunity for you to use all the knowledge gained during the course and put your customer engagement techniques to the test in a fun and welcoming environment.

Session 1: Getting started: What you need to know about trading
  • Describing your product or service to others
  • Practical issues including legal, tax, simple book-keeping
  • Action planning for a pop-up
Session 2: Marketing and Promotion 
  • Free or cheap methods you can use 
  • Getting started with social media
  • Photographing your products and using images
  • Outlining your marketing strategy - focusing particularly on driving footfall to your pop-up
Session 3: Pricing Methods and Tips 
  • How to price products/services relative to costs and context
  • Pricing strategies including offers and bundling
Session 4: Engaging Customers 
  • Display and selling techniques 
  • Using space creatively and effectively
  • Talking to customers
  • Building contact



4 x 3 hour workshops (6-9pm) on Wednesday evenings plus an independent research task. You must register for each workshop separately.



If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events team at or telephone 0115 710 0107.

Enrolling in the Programme:



Offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events and access to grants for creative & digitial businesses in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire. Visit for the complete details of the programe. Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram & LinkedIn


NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

Do you have questions about Prepare for a Pop-Up: the complete series? Contact The Big House

When & Where

West End Community Centre
Mackworth Rd
DE22 3BL Derby
United Kingdom


The Big House

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, The Big House project, provides free support for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based creative and digital businesses.


You could be eligible for free business support and funding. Register now at #TheBigHouse #ERDF


From developing potential business ideas, nurturing start-ups and new entrepreneurs, to working with more established businesses wanting to expandor diversify, our partner network can offer you specialist support. Our programme of grants, 1-2-1 mentoring, networking events, workshops and seminars can help you build your contacts and develop the skills and knowledge to succeed.

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