Google helps search for Blackpool entrepreneurs

The New Blackpool Enterprise Office, Lytham Road, Blackpool.
The New Blackpool Enterprise Office, Lytham Road, Blackpool.
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Global internet giant Google is to have a presence at a week of activities in Blackpool to encourage business.

Google has chosen Blackpool as its destination to showcase the latest trends for entrepreneurs to grow their business.

The digital information giant is one of the headline acts at Blackpool’s first ever Enterprise Week which takes place from April 18 to 22.

Blackpool Council will host the week of free and professional events at venues across the resort, aimed to enthuse and inspire business start-ups and established companies.

This is one of the first times Google has taken its Digital Garage workshop outside a major UK city.

There will also be presentations and practical workshops from global banking giant Santander, Crowd Funding with Crowdcube 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.

Viva Blackpool will be the venue for the launch of BEW with the Enterprise Centre on Lytham Road, being used for workshops, networking events and masterclasses.

Blackpool Enterprise Week comes after the town 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.

Themes for BEW include Financing Your Business, Business Growth, Digital Marketing, Taking Care of Business, Marketing and Selling and Inspiring Business Success.

Coun 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.

“This is a great opportunity to find out more about ways to grow your business, with all the speakers providing a different area of expertise that can be really useful for business owners.”

For events list see www.blackpoolunlimited.com or email info@blackpoolunlimited.com