Manchester Council is working closely with the Business Growth Hub and Peopleplus Enterprise to bring residents 'Start Smart' business support. If you're a sole-trader, running a business or thinking of starting one, you could be eligible for the government-backed programme at no cost to you.
Start Smart offers a variety of help for those looking into self-employment. Some of the resources include:
1-2-1 appointments with a dedicated and trained Business Advisor from PeoplePlus Enterprise
Seminars, workshops and talks from industry professionals such as 'Marketing your Business' and 'Bookkeeping & Finance'.
Information about accessing finance for your Business
Continued support for up to 12 months
Links to PeoplePlus Enterprise partners such as Lloyds Bank, Women in Business and Google Digital Garage.
This support has been available all year and is set to continue into 2019 across Greater Manchester.
Upcoming workshops include:
Book-keeping Wednesday 28th November 10am - 4pm
Action Together C I O 95 Penny Meadow Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6EP BOOK HERE
Employment Law Wednesday 28th November 10am - 2pm
Stockport Local Heritage Library
Wellington Road South
SK1 3RS BOOK HERE
Social Media drop-ins
Wednesday 28th November
12pm - 5pm
Wigan Life Centre
WN1 1NJ BOOK HERE
If you'd like more information on these or other workshops, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 507 6366.