Growing A Business?
Got a Brilliant Idea?
Join us for this TWO DAY summer school that will give you the skills and confidence to launch your own business.
Power Up Your Business! Part 1
Covering the practicalities of starting up a business e.g. business planning, managing finances, finding funding etc. These two 3-hour workshops cover the essential ‘nuts and bolts’ of starting up and running a successful enterprise, including:
• Legal structures
• Business planning
• Cashflow, Finance and Tax
• Finding funding
Know Your Market, Get Competitive
Giving valuable insights into unlocking the Business & IP Centre Manchester’s £5 million collection of UK and global business databases (including market research and company and financial information) to assess market potential and develop a viable business plan, upskilling you to ‘know your market’.
Power Up Your Business! Part 2
Covering the practicalities of starting up a business e.g. business planning, managing finances, finding funding etc.
Intellectual Property – Protecting Your Assets
Find out the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) and how it can be important to a new business. Make sure your product, service, website and brand are protected from would be copycats or do not infringe others’ rights.
To take part in this special summer school, you or your business needs to have a postcode within the following GM authorities:Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside or Trafford.
You also need to be:
The owner of a business which has been registered at Companies House for fewer than 12 months.
An aspiring entrepreneur with a business idea you want to develop.
Build a Business in GM Libraries is part funded by the European Union, with a grant of £1.3 million from ERDF funding, and managed by Manchester City Council. The project will run from January 2021-June 2023.