Inspiring Business Success during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Blackpool Council is hosting a week of free and professional events (16-22 November) at Blackpool Enterprise Centre, aimed to enthuse and inspire local entrepreneurs, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

All events will be held at the Blackpool Enterprise Centre on Lytham Rd, South Shore

GEW is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, and Blackpool Council is a top partner in both UK-wide and North Western activity. Each year, GEW plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business. From the 16 - 22 November 2015, Global Entrepreneurship Week inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

The activities at Blackpool Enterprise Centre, from large-scale events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors.

Cllr Mark Smith, Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “Blackpool has long had a reputation for creating entrepreneurs – people with bright ideas who are prepared to turn them into viable businesses.

“Through initiatives such as Blackpool Unlimited and Get Stated we’ve ensured there’s expert help available to turn hundreds of good ideas into sound businesses.

“Take this opportunity to explore your potential and exciting opportunities through a quality selection of free and professional events, where people can share expertise in the hope of bringing new ideas to life.”

As part of this week the Council’s Business Support Team will be hosting a week of free workshops, some targeted at those who are thinking of starting a business, and some for those who have already started. A wide range of topics including finance, on-line marketing and selling will be covered as well as the basics of how to start your business and a session on Social Enterprises.

The workshops are being held at Blackpool Enterprise Centre on Lytham Rd, where attendees will also get the opportunity to view the professional EC² office and meeting room facilities which are available to the local business community.

Click on the links to book your event

Monday 16 November 10 - 12pm Exploring Enterprise (Get Started)

Tuesday 17 November 9.30 - 12.30pm Road to Enterprise (Get Started)

Tuesday 17 November 1pm - 5pm Making financials work for your business AND make a profit (Geoff Reeves from Get Started)

Wednesday 18 November 9.30am - 11.30am An introduction to Trading Standards - Are you trading legally?

Thursday 19 November 9.30 - 1pm Find customers online – and keep them (XP Web Services / Word Forge)

Kev & Mike fro XP Web Services and Word Forge

Kev & Mike fro XP Web Services and Word Forge

Thursday 19 November 2pm - 3pm Introduction to Social Enterprise (Social Enterprise Solutions)

Thursday 19 November 5.00 - 7.00pm Inspiring Business Success - Pitching to Win (Bev Wood - Beverley Wood Design Ltd)

Bev Wood from Beverley Wood Design Ltd
Bev Wood from Beverley Wood Design Ltd

Friday 20 November 9.30 - 12.30pm Connecting with Talking Fingers (Happy Creative, Code Creative, Smart Media Solutions)

Simone Brooke - Happy Creative Ltd

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For more information and bookings contact 01253 477147 or email