Last week the new business start-up programme for Liverpool City Region ‘Enterprise Hub’ was declared ‘open for business’ as it launched at The City of Liverpool College, and is kicking off in style with the ‘Enterprise Hub Business Start-up Conference’.
Part funded by European Regional Development Fund, the Hub will provide support to over 6,000 residents of Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Wirral and Halton over the next three years. The programme will help local residents to assess their business ideas, develop a business plan, understand their tax and national insurance liabilities, create an innovative marketing plan and access finance to get started.
The first major event of the Enterprise Hub calendar following the launch comes to Liverpool on 13th July in the form of a Business Start-up conference. The conference run in partnership between Enterprise Hub partner The Women’s Organisation and Start-up Direct will offer men and women from Liverpool City Region opportunity to find out about how they can benefit from the free support on offer. Local entrepreneurs who are already running their business will share their experiences of getting started and advice on things to think about along the way. Those attending will also be given opportunity to join in workshop style activities to understand the practicalities of self-employment and will discover how to work with enterprise hub to move their ideas forward.
Nick Bell, Startup Direct North West Regional Development Manager said “Startup Direct Liverpool are very pleased to sponsor the Enterprise Hub Start-up Conference. As a leading delivery partner for the UK government’s Start Up Loans Scheme we have already helped more than 1,500 UK businesses access more than £12M of funding. The Enterprise Hub will provide the tools and support for even more local entrepreneurs to launch or expand their business and our new Liverpool office is ready to help them access funding. Talk to us via the Enterprise Hub or visit www.startupdirect.org.”
The Enterprise Hub Business Start-up conference will run 10am-1pm at 54 St James Street in the Baltic Triangle. If you would like to book on the conference CLICK HERE to reserve your ticket.
For more information about enterprise hub please contact Enterprisehub@thewo.org.uk or 0151 706 8113.