Enterprise week aims to inspire Blackpool starters

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Got any plans for the week of April 18 to 22? Are you a start-up business? Entrepreneur? Growing company?

Or just interested in making the break from your day-to-day job?

Blackpool Council, supported by major international operators and local businesses across the resort will be hosting its first Blackpool Enterprise Week aimed at enthusing and inspiring business start-ups and established companies.

The week-long series of events start with Financing Your Business at Viva Blackpool on Monday April 18, with special guest speakers from the world of business, and carry on throughout the week with a number of workshops, master-classes and interactive seminars on a wide range of subjects to help attendees make the most of their business.

There will also be presentations and practical workshops from global bank Santander, crowd funders SEEDRS and a number of established local businesses which have been helped by Blackpool Council’s business support schemes, Get Started, Business Growth and Blackpool Unlimited.

Themes for the week include Doing Business in Blackpool; Business Growth; Digital Marketing; Taking Care of Business; Inspiring Business Success and Marketing and Selling.

Coun Mark Smith, cabinet member for business and economic development, said: “Blackpool has long had a reputation for developing new enterprise and creating entrepreneurs and this year’s Enterprise Week promises to be one of the most exciting and adventurous yet.

“Among the highlights will be the launch of the Google Digital Garage, which will be the first time this innovative workshop for the digital age will have been seen outside a major city in the North West. In addition we will also be helping stage a number of key events including the How to Finance Your Business in Blackpool workshop. There will also be an impressive selection of guest speakers providing high quality advice and guidance throughout the week.

“The whole week will be an excellent opportunity for local business people to receive expert advice and share their expertise and experiences with others through a quality selection of free and professional events.”

As well as leading businesses from across the UK, Google representatives will also be giving a talk about latest trends. Blackpool Enterprise Week comes after Blackpool Council hosted its first Global Entrepreneurship Week events last November which saw more than 100 people attend a number of free events across its business venues.

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