More than 100 would-be entrepreneurs took part in a week-long series of events to help them launch their business dreams.
The series of free seminars and advice sessions were part of the first Global Enterprise Week which aims to encourage more people to consider a career running their own business.
It took place at the Enterprise Centre in Lytham Road South Shore and this year, for the first time, Blackpool was one of GEW’s top partners in both the North West and the UK. The events at the Enterprise Centre ranged from securing finances for businesses, exploring the road to enterprise through to marketing a business and an introduction into finding customers online and promoting companies through various social media platforms.
There was also a chance to work with Blackpool Council’s Trading Standards department and support about how to win that vital pitch in front of prospective clients.
Coun Mark Smith, Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “We are delighted that Global Entrepreneurship Week has been such a success in Blackpool. The events at the Enterprise Centre show there is a real zest for business in the resort. With such a variety of events taking place, we are further encouraged by the range of people coming through the doors with fresh ideas for business and we hope to work with them more closely in the future to make their dreams a reality.
“The Enterprise Centre is the ideal place to start and grow your business with excellent facilities and experts on hand to guide new companies through what can be a trying experience of setting up a business and surviving and thriving.”
Following on from the GEW events, the council’s Business Support Team will put on more seminars and bring more leaders to the Enterprise Centre.