Free expert help on hand in June if you are looking to start your own business

Enterprise Hub Roadshow will be holding a number of events during June offering invaluable help for anyone in the Liverpool city region wants to launch their own business venture. Tony McDonough reports

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People attending the free Enterprise Hub Roadshow will be offered free one-to-one sessions with experts


Fledging entrepreneurs are being offered free advice and support throughout June when the Enterprise Hub Roadshow is gets under way.

will run from June 4 to June 29 across the Liverpool city region, providing a calendar of events, training and advice for anyone thinking of starting a business and follows the highly successful Enterprise Hub Business Start-up Festival earlier this year.

Enterprise Hub is working with a variety of delivery partners across the region to roll-out the Business Start-Up Roadshow and is being spearheaded by Liverpool-based The Women’s Organisation.

Other partners include Prince’s Trust, Liverpool Central Library Business & IP Centre, Wirral and St Helens chambers of commerce, Granby Toxteth Development Trust, Everton Development Trust, Merseyside Expanding Horizons, Franchising Works,  Alt Valley Community Trust, and SAFE Regeneration.

This time through the ‘roadshow’ theme the emphasis will be on bringing Enterprise Hub events out into the community, giving local residents opportunity to get advice and guidance on their doorstep.

Start-up stories

Events will feature informative talks from local entrepreneurs who will share their business start-up stories, as well as offering key guidance about the lessons they have learned along the way and the advice they would offer to others.

Hands-on workshops will help to clarify the processes involved with starting a business, whilst budding entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to speak directly with business advisors on a one-to-one basis.

Those interested can find out more about all the events planned and where to drop into for advice or workshops by following a Facebook page ( where the full roadshow programme will be available.

Key dates include the Wirral Business Start-up Conference, taking place at The Lauries on June 6, the Women’s Business Start-up Conference at The Women’s Organisation on June 11 and the Sefton Start Up Conference at Rent a Space on June 11.

Business dream

Jackie Williams, Enterprise Hub project manager, and enterprise director at Liverpool social enterprise The Women’s Organisation, said: “With more and more people thinking about starting a business, it is vital that these individuals are supported with the knowledge and resources to feel confident in making that decision and really succeed.

“Through a range of informative events, hands-on training and one-to-one advice delivered by a team of experts, the Enterprise Hub Roadshow will simplify the process of going self-employed and give local people that all-important confidence boost to pursue a business dream.”

Enterprise Hub has already helped more than 4,000 people from across the region to discover more about the logistics of going self-employed.

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