New business founders are invited to hear inspiring stories from fellow entrepreneurs and receive expert business advice at Start-up Day, at Liverpool Central Library on 20th September.
The free event – from 10am to 8pm – features a number of special guest speakers. These include BBC Radio Merseyside presenter and business owner Ngunan Adamu and Kay Wadud, co-owner of Perfect Samosa. Google Digital Garage will show you how to market your business digitally and know your online customers. You can also receive one-to-one advice about making your business idea reality.
Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and Cabinet Member for Business, Economy and Skills, Cllr Gary Millar said, “It’s great to be speaking at and celebrating Start-up Day again, the variety of expert speakers and abundance of knowledge and help available to those starting out is exceptional and makes a huge positive difference to those going into business.
I know from my own first-hand experience that Liverpool’s Business & IP Centre continues to deliver intellectual property advice, mentoring and coaching sessions to support Liverpool’s SMEs from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business.”
It’s also important for me to recognise the work of the staff at our amazing Central Library and thank our many volunteer specialist mentors and advisors for their invaluable support.”
Start-up Day is being celebrated in Business & IP Centres in libraries throughout the UK, supported by Santander. In Liverpool, the library will also be joined by several local partners. The Women’s Organisation, St Helens Chamber of Commerce and Alt Valley Community Trust will all be offering presentations and the opportunity to speak to business advisors on the day.
John Keane, Liverpool Libraries’ Divisional Manager, said, “Start-Up Day is a fantastic opportunity for the Liverpool Business & Intellectual Property Centre to showcase the depth of business resources, advice and guidance that we can offer to anyone thinking about starting their own business.
“As well as having our own highly experienced team based at Liverpool Central Library, we also work with an amazing range of partner organisations, business advisors and mentors. We are also part of the Merseyside Enterprise Hub as well as the national Business and Intellectual Property Centre Network led by the British Library. This gives us access to a wide range of local, regional and national expertise.
“If you haven’t visited us before, then Start-Up Day is an ideal chance to drop in and find out more before taking the next steps to starting your own business”.