FREE workshops for budding entrepreneurs
The half-day events cover an array of topics including 10 steps to starting your business and improving your company’s online presence and social media. There’s also help with digital accounting and how to get to grips with the basics of company finances.
Get Started, funded by Blackpool Council, is a friendly, professional service for enterprising residents looking to start, establish and grow a new business. The team of qualified advisors has a wealth of experience and is able to cover all the key issues people face when setting up a business from scratch.
The Get Started team are based in the Enterprise Centre on Lytham Road and have enjoyed a lot of success in supporting businesses. Last year, the team helped 66 individuals to start businesses and these entrepreneurs employed a further 18 people.
Kriss Wilson, Small Business Adviser (pictured above) from Blackpool Council’s Get Started service, said: “We’ve helped hundreds of people to get their business idea off the ground and these workshops aim to answer the many questions people have about working for themselves.
“Being profitable in business is one of the main priorities and concerns for budding entrepreneurs so our finance sessions make sure everyone knows what’s expected so they can run a successful business.
“The 10 steps to business session is great for people exploring how to get their venture off the ground but are unsure if self-employment is right for them. We often see people who want to turn a hobby into a business to bring in a bit of extra cash or they want self-employment to fit around their existing commitments such as being a carer or looking after children. Whatever the scenario, the Get Started advisors are here to help.”
Details of the workshops, which are held at the Enterprise Centre on Lytham Road and Blackpool Central Library on Queen St, can be found on the Blackpool Unlimited website blackpoolunlimited.com/events or by calling 01253 477147
Read about some of our Get Started success journeys here