Build A Business Workshop

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Starting Up? Growing A Business? Got a Brilliant Idea? Join us for this 2 Day in-person workshop that will give you the skills and confidence to launch your own business!

FREE 2-Day Build A Business Workshop

Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th September 2021 

9.30am - 4.30pm

Bolton Library and Museum Services, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE


Day 1:

Power Up Your Business!

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

• E-commerce

• Cashflow, Finance and Tax

• Marketing

• Finding funding

• Pitching


Day 2:

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’.

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.

How to Book

You can book via Eventbrite here (one ticket per person).


To take part in this two day workshop, 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.

Published: 23rd August 2021