Kick-start your business with Central Library's Start-Up Day

Thursday 21 September
Manchester Central Library
Cost: Free



Budding entrepreneurs are invited to receive business advice from experts and hear their inspiring stories at Start-Up Day, at Manchester Central Library.

The free event – from 10am to 7pm - is to be held on Thursday 21 September and features a number of invited speakers, including Martyn Walsh from the Inspiral Carpets - along with several workshops teaching a variety of useful business skills.

The day’s events and activities will help aspiring entrepreneurs transform their ideas into a successful enterprise by bringing together successful experienced entrepreneurs, speakers and teachers for a full day of inspiration and networking.

Martyn Walsh will be among the successful speakers from the business world who will reveal their inspiring stories throughout the day.  Martyn is set to become a Creative Industries Guru in residence for Central Library’s Business & IP Centre Manchester (BIPC). He will be holding regular advice sessions in the BIPC for businesses in the creative and media sectors.

Names behind some of Britain’s biggest brands will inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, including Suzanne Brock from pet food company Nutriment, and Jason Bailey from GRUB, a Manchester based street foods events company.

Free practical workshops will inform attendees on how to protect their idea, write a business plan, develop a marketing strategy and research the market using the libraries’ up-to-the-minute intellectual property and business databases.

Representatives from Virgin StartUp and Google Digital Garage will be on hand to advise aspiring entrepreneurs on issues surrounding funding and will explain how to maximise their online impact for today’s digital age.


Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant