Events

Blackpool Enterprise Week - A packed week of events

Blackpool Enterprise Week 13-17 November 2017 (in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week)

MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER

START-UP INSPIRATIONS (Delivered by Get Started)

  • 10.00 - 12.00 at RENAISSANCE ROOM BLACKPOOL WINTERGARDENS

An inspirational session with practical advice for those taking or thinking of taking the first steps to self-employment and starting a business.

Self-employed people assisted by Blackpool Council’s Get Started service will talk about their experiences in getting their business going.

This will be followed by a Question & Answer session, where the business owners will be joined by experienced Business Advisers.

GROWTH MAPS WORKSHOP (Delivered by The Business Clinic)

  • 14.00 - 16.00 at BLACKPOOL ENTERPRISE CENTRE

This thought provoking business and marketing planning workshop for established businesses is designed to inspire participants to develop plans to deliver growth and healthier long term profits.

TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

FUNDING YOUR BUSINESS (What’s available for local businesses and how to use it. Plus meet the funders and providers)

  • 09:30–12:30 at RENAISSANCE ROOM & BARONIAL HALL BLACKPOOL WINTERGARDENS

This event will feature the British Business Bank explaining Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and include Fund Managers talking about their part of the scheme - Microfinance, Debt Finance and Equity, with examples from real businesses

Followed by Business Support Exhibition

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER

GREEN BUSINESS FUND WORKSHOP (Delivered by the Carbon Trust)

  • 09:00-12:00 at SOLARIS CENTRE

The workshop is for small companies to learn how to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs within their business and how to access further services from the Green Business Fund

ONLINE PRESENCE WORKSHOP (Delivered by Get Started)

  • 13:00-16:00 at BLACKPOOL ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Designed to provide practical advice and examples to assist small businesses to improve their online presence and visibility.

INSPIRING BUSINESS SUCCESS – LEE WHITE FROM CUBBIES (Delivered by the Business Support Team)

  • 17:00-19:00 at BLACKPOOL ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Local entrepreneur Lee White from Cubbies talks about his business journey in an interactive session designed to inspire business start-up and growth. Followed by Q&A.

THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER

GET STARTED ALUMNI BREAKFAST AND PEER WORKING SURGERY (Delivered by The Business Clinic)

  • 08.00 - 10.30 at BLACKPOOL ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Introductory session aimed to develop a peer group, meeting regularly and addressing business issues such as people, planning, finance and marketing

HOW TO CREATE COHESIVE BUSINESS MODELS (Delivered by Geminus Training)

  • 09:30-16:30 at BLACKPOOL ENTERPRISE CENTRE

So often we focus on “what” we sell rather than “why” we sell it. When you start to think about your “why”, you take the first step in developing a more cohesive business model. When you combine this train of thought with a powerful modelling tool such as the Business Model Canvas, you will be able to develop highly effective value propositions and business models ranging from individual projects through to your entire business.

FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP (Delivered by Get Started)

  • 12:30-16:00 at SOLARIS CENTRE

Practical advice and tips for new and young businesses to help get in control and maintain control of their finances.

YOU CAN DO IT INSPIRATIONS (Delivered by Get Started)

  • 14:00-16:00 at BLACKPOOL & FYLDE COLLEGE

An inspirational session with practical advice for those taking or thinking of taking the first steps to self-employment and starting a business.

Self-employed people assisted by Blackpool Council’s Get Started service will talk about their experiences in getting their business going.

This will be followed by a Question & Answer session, where the business owners will be joined by experienced Business Advisers.

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER

SALES MASTERCLASS (Delivered by Get Started)

  • 09:30-12:30 at DERHAM LOUNGE BLACKPOOL WINTERGARDENS

Definitive advice and guidance on more effective selling for all businesses.

You have just spent your life savings and borrowed all you can to get started in Business, but need to win more customers!

A 3 hour fun and interactive workshop packed full of hints and tips on how to gain new business and how to maximise on the sales opportunities