Central Library in Liverpool hosts ‘Start-up Day’ for aspiring entrepreneurs

Library’s Business & IP Centre will be the venue for free workshops, talks and events to equip budding business owners with the tools to turn their dreams into reality on Thursday, September 21

Cllr Gary Millar, who is the ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ at his weekly business advice clinics held in Liverpool Central Library. Picture by James Maloney

 

Liverpool’s Central Library will host its first ‘Start-up Day’ for would-be entrepreneurs this week.

The library’s Business & IP Centre will be the venue for free workshops, talks and events to equip budding business owners with the tools to turn their dreams into reality on Thursday, September 21.

It is part of a national drive – Enterprise Hub Start-Up Week – to celebrate the country’s next generation of entrepreneurs and is being co-ordinated locally by The Women’s Organisation.

Cllr Gary Millar, Liverpool’s Mayoral Lead for Business and International Growth, will launch the day at 10am and events will continue until 6pm.  All activities are free and open to everyone.

Speakers will include staff from the Homebaked co-operative bakery, Garth Dallas (owner of Dallas Legal), Nicola Wass, (founder and CEO of So-Mo), Jo Harrop (founder of PLACED) and Barrington Powell (professional magician and compere).

Trainers from The Women’s Organisation will also host an Enterprise Hub start-up conference as the day’s opening event.

Google Digital Garage will be visiting Liverpool Central Library for the first time to advise aspiring entrepreneurs how to maximise their online impact.

Practical workshops will guide attendees on how to protect their idea, write a business plan, develop a marketing strategy and utilise the library’s up-to-the-minute company information and market research databases.

Assistant Mayor, Cllr Millar, who with the help of several volunteer mentors, runs a regular free business advice clinic in the Business & IP Centre, said: “This is a great opportunity for people interested in starting their own business to find out more about how to go about it from people who’ve been there and done it.

I’ve felt the pain, excitement and satisfaction of setting up a business, and I always did better when I sought out help from those who’d faced similar hiccups, problems and opportunities.

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