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Week Three of Enterprise Hub Business Start Up Fesitval 2018

The final week of Enterprise Hub’s Business Start Up Festival 2018 is upon us! The festival, starting on 22nd January, will give aspiring business starters the opportunity to learn more about what steps they should next take to make their business idea operational and increase their chances of success. Whether it’s planning, funding or marketing, the festival aims to inspire, educate and equip the business people of tomorrow.




The festival is open to anyone with an interest in starting their own business or becoming self-employed. Our partners across Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, St Helens, Halton and Knowsley are hosting a number of free events across the Liverpool City Region.

Here’s what to expect in week three…

Tuesday 6th February

Event: Information & Networking Event with St Helens Chamber
Where: St Helens Chamber, Salisbury Street, Off Chalon Way, St Helens, WA10 1FY
When: 4pm – 6:30pm

A good opportunity to network and get information about starting up your business later on in the day. St Helens Chamber have helped hundreds of people pursue their dream of becoming their own boss.

For more details, contact: connor.tutty@sthelenschamber.com or 01744 742096

Event: Find Out About Franchising and Business Start up
Where: Speke Education & Training Centre, Boulevard Business Park, Unit House, Speke, L24 9HZ
When: 10am – 4:30pm


Speke Education & Training Centre’s work involves helping sustain regeneration in Merseyside, whether that be skills provision for unemployed people or promoting lifelong learning amongst the employed. Learn more about the option of franchising with our partner Franchising Works and pose your questions about how to go about starting your business.

For more details, contact: Vicky.berry@franchisingworks.org or 0151 352 8463

Event: Start Up Business Planning Workshop with Wirral Chamber
Where: Pacific Sheds, 1 Pacific Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 1LJ
When: 9am

Wirral Chamber of Commerce is the fastest growing chamber in the UK. They centre around driving business growth and competitiveness not only on a local stage, but an international stage too. Attend this workshop to gain the knowledge needed to start your business plan.

For more details, contact: 0151 650 6940





Event: Enterprise Hub Start Up Conference Wirral
Where: The Lauries, 142 Claughton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6EY
When: 10am – 1pm


Another chance to attend one of the main conferences of the festival, this time on the Wirral. Hear how local business owners brought their business idea to life, network and hear expert advice from a range of Enterprise partners.

For more details, contact: 0151 650 694

Event: Enterprise Hub Start Up Conference Knowsley
Where: The Suites Hotel, Ribblers Lane, Knowsley, L34 9HA
When: 9:30am – 11:30am


Another chance to attend one of the main conferences of the festival, this time in Knowsley. Hear how local business owners brought their business idea to life, network and hear expert advice from a range of Enterprise partners.

For more details, contact: enterprisehub@thewo.org.uk or 0151 706 8113

Event: Inspiring Entrepreneurs Live Screening with BIPC
Where: Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW
When: 7pm – 9pm

A fantastic opportunity to hear from business owners who have experienced great online growth, becoming well known brands. This will be a live screening of talks with Tom Adeyoola, founder and CEO of Metail, Rikke Rosenlund, founder of BorrowMyDoggy, Karen Hanton MBE, founder of Toptable.com and Sara Murray, technology entrepreneur and founder of Buddi. This will be streamed across a number of locations, with an opportunity to ask questions.

For more details, contact: 0151 233 5835

Book on to this event now via Eventbrite


Wednesday 7th February

Event: Start Up Lite Sessions with Alt Valley
Where: The Communiversity, Altcross Road, L11 0BS
When: 9:30am – 12:30pm


Our friends at the Alt Valley Trust join the festival activities once again on Wednesday with this workshop which will provide essential information on starting your business.

For more details, contact: Kayleighclark@altvalley.co.uk or 0151 546 5514

Event: Find Out About Franchising and Business Start up
Where: Speke Education & Training Centre, Boulevard Business Park, Unit House, Speke, L24 9HZ
When: 10am – 4:30pm

Speke Education & Training Centre’s work involves helping sustain regeneration in Merseyside, whether that be skills provision for unemployed people or promoting lifelong learning amongst the employed. Learn more about the option of franchising with our partner Franchising Works and pose your questions about how to go about starting your business.

For more details, contact: Vicky.berry@franchisingworks.org or 0151 352 8463


Thursday 8th February

Event: Enterprise Hub Start Up Conference Halton
Where: Widnes Vikings, Select Security Stadium, Lower House Lane, WA8 7DZ
When: 10am – 12pm

Another chance to attend one of the main conferences of the festival, this time in Halton. Hear how local business owners brought their business idea to life, network and hear expert advice from a range of Enterprise partners.

For more details, contact: enterprisehub@thewo.org.uk or 0151 706 8111




Event: Entrepreneurs Clinic Drop in with BIPC
Where: Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW
When: 1pm – 4pm

Liverpool Central Library launched its Business and IP Centre in 2015; the service is based on the successful British Library model which provides access to free advice and support, giving people the opportunity to take advantage of free intellectual property and enhance their business expertise. Budding entrepreneurs can drop in on Thursday to utilise this service.

Event: How to Market your Business with Alt Valley
Where: The Communiversity, Altcross Road, L11 0BS
When: 9am – 4pm


Alt Valley Trust present the fundamentals of marketing your business, a large part of every business’ success. Lunch provided.

For more details, contact: Kayleighclark@altvalley.co.uk or 0151 546 5514


Friday 9th February

Event: Meet the Adviser Live Stream with Enterprise Hub
Where: Enterprise Hub Facebook – www.facebook.com/MerseyEntHub
When: 1pm – 2pm


If you can’t attend any of the events, tune in for advice from the comfort of your phone. Every Friday of the festival there will be a Facebook Live Q&A with a selection of Enterprise Hub business advisers. Send your questions in advance, post your questions on our page during the session or simply listen to some top tips.



Event: The Onion Drop in with Merseyside Expanding Horizons
Where: The Onion, 16 The Palatine, Bootle Strand Shopping Centre, L20 4SZ
When: 10am – 4pm 


Due to be repeated every Friday of the festival, Merseyside Expanding Horizons are skilled at bringing together voluntary, private and public sector agencies to encourage cross-sector working across a range of social projects. They have built a reputation as a ‘safe pair of hands’ for their work on numerous innovative projects on a local and national scale. The drop-in session will give you a chance to ask their representatives your questions.

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