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Whether you're passionate about a new business idea or you've been cultivating a budding start-up, our EnterprisingYou - Launchpad event is the first step on your entrepreneurial journey.


A chance to network: Connect with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and potential partners as you kickstart your journey. There will also be the opportunity to speak one-on-one with expert advisors.

Story Showcase: Hear from a successful local Manchester entrepreneur who turned their passion into a thriving business.

Taster Workshops: A great opportunity to get a taste of the free support on offer with valuable insights and practical tips on launching your own business.

We’ll look at:

Myth-Busting - What is your perception or hesitation about starting a business? Our advisors will debunk myths and provide a reality check.

Market Research - The basics of market research and finding out if your business idea has the potential to succeed.

Bootstrapping - Starting a business with little or no money.

Find out how your local BIPC can help by providing free access to essential resources such as market research, company data, business news, and intellectual property information.


Book your place now and take the first step towards turning your dream of being your own boss into a reality at EnterprisingYou – Launchpad.


The Session is targeted towards:

GM individuals (not strictly Manchester bound)

Individuals must be 16+ years of age.

Sole traders; Prestart businesses; Early post start businesses; Aspiring entrepreneurs (not started business yet)


EnterprisingYou is delivered by GM Business Growth Hub, which is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The £7.5m funding has been made possible thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding to deliver UKSPF projects, which forms part of the Government’s wider Levelling Up agenda.

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Take that first step and we’ll support you with whatever you need to succeed.


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