Thursday, 27 September 2007

BUSINESS SUPPORT OPEN DAY

Business Support Open Day Wednesday 21st November 2007 1.30pm - 6.30pm

The 1st floor exhibition space, Central Library, Leeds.

Thinking of starting your own business? Need help to make your business grow?

Everything you need to know under one roof. Take the first steps in achieving your goals. Talk to the experts and find out about:

Ø How to get started
Ø locating funding and premises
Ø protecting your ideas
Ø marketing and branding
Ø opportunities for business in Europe
Ø what you need to know about legislation and taxation

Visit the FREE exhibition
Exhibitors include: Business link, Leeds Chamber, Bulletpoint design, HM Revenue and Customs, Leeds City Council, Locate in Leeds,The Red Tape team, Ideas toDevelop,EIC, Forward Ladies, Mavcast Ltd, BAPIS

Programme of talks

1.20 – 1.30 Welcome and introduction to Business Information

1.30 – 1.50 Business Link – how we can help

2.00 – 2.20 How to find business premises – Locate in Leeds LCC

2.30 – 2.50 Branding your business – Paul Kerfoot of Bulletpoint Design

3.00 – 3.20 Protecting your ideas – Ged Doonan of BAPIS and Michael Harrison

3.30 – 3.50 How to get the most out of networking - Forward Ladies

4.00 – 4.20 Becoming self-employed - HM Customs

4.30 – 4.50 ABDN – support and networking for Asian and minority ethnic businesses

5.00 – 5.20 Funding and benefits of chamber membership - The Business Enterprise Fund/Leeds Chamber of Commerce

5.30 – 5.50 Setting up in business a guide for the over 50s - Prime

All talks are FREE and are open to everyone places are however limited so it is advisable to book ahead.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE: phone 0113 247 8266
or email piu@leeds.gov.uk