Wednesday 20th November 2019

Find the money you need to start up, look after it and relax

Venue: Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 1EW

10:30 - Registration


11.00 - 12.30 Workshop – Finance For Business Start-Up


13.00 - Networking Lunch


13:30 - 15.00 Workshop – Get Confident About Cash and Numbers and Keep The Taxman Happy!


15.00 - 16.00 Drop-in and talk about your business idea


17.30 - Informal networking – Start-Up Inspirations at Slug and lettuce


There are several potential sources of funding for business start-ups in the local area. The Get Started Team has had much success in helping local people to obtain Start-Up Loans from the Government’s scheme. There are also funds available from High Street banks. The first workshop today explores the different types of funding and the likely application process.

Bookkeeping can often be an afterthought when you are working hard in your business, something saved for when the work is over. But, keeping accurate records is essential, both to provide you with vital management information and to enable you to meet your commitments to HMRC. Tax is going digital and there are now many apps and much software that can help make accurate record keeping much less of a chore. The second workshop covers the essentials of bookkeeping, digital accounting software and management information.

There will also be plenty of time to talk with our Business Advisers about your business and your finances.

In the early evening, after all that information, why not join us for some light refreshment and meet some successful local business people talking about their business journey


Attending Start-Up Inspirations at Slug and lettuce

Kim Heubner - Brush and Tipple (started in 2017)
Kim and Tom – host painting parties in venues across Fylde Coast. This is an experience evening where you get to have a go at painting under the careful tuition of Kim – who makes it all simple and straightforward to follow. Even if you haven’t painted since school – one session and you’ll be walking away with a painting to feel proud of.

Martin Dennison - M D Handyman (started in 2014)
Wanted to be his own boss – worked locally for many years and had lots of skills that meant handyman services was the obvious option. Has been busy ever since!

Pawel Golebiewski – PMG Multi Services (started in 2019)
Worked for various companies in cleaning roles – including big supermarket chains. Absolutely dedicated to delivering the highest standards and very proud of the results achieved. Following lots of changes at work that meant he couldn’t possibly keep up his own very high standards because of shift changes and hours being cut on projects. Pawel decided to go it alone and take his services to people that really would appreciate his commitment.

Michelle Nunnen Jackson - Ladies & Gentleman’s Lounge (started in 2016)
Has gone from strength to strength – started with a barbers Gentlemans Lounge added tanning… added Ladies lounge

november, 2019

18nov10:30 am1:00 pmWorkshop – 10 Steps to Start Your Business13.00 Networking Lunch10:30 am - 1:00 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

18nov2:00 pm4:00 pmWorkshop – Why Would Anybody Buy Something From You?13.00 Networking Lunch2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

18nov4:00 pm6:00 pmDrop-in and talk about your business idea with one of our experienced Business Advisers4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

19nov10:00 am1:00 pmWorkshop - Financial Planning 13:00 Networking Lunch10:00 am - 1:00 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

19nov2:00 pm4:00 pmDrop-in and talk about your business with one of our experienced Business Advisers13:00 Networking Lunch2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

20nov11:00 am12:30 pmWorkshop – Finance For Business Start-Up12.30 Networking Lunch11:00 am - 12:30 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

20nov1:30 pm3:00 pmWorkshop – Get Confident About Cash and Numbers and Keep The Taxman Happy!12.30 Networking Lunch1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

20nov3:00 pm4:00 pmDrop-in and talk about your business idea with one of our experienced Business Advisers3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW

20nov5:30 pmInformal networking – Start-Up Inspirations - Slug and LettuceLight refreshments5:30 pm 8-14 Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PD

21nov2:00 pm5:00 pmDROP IN AND EXPLORE YOUR IDEA2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Blackpool Central Library, Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PX

22nov9:30 am1:00 pmDigital Know How Session with Lloyds Bank and Google9:30 am - 1:00 pm Blackpool Central Library, Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PX

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