Friday, 19 December 2014

Enterprise Club Sessions 2015


Thinking of starting a business?
Come along to Leeds Central Library's Enterprise Club

The Enterprise club provides an opportunity to network and access information, support and advice on starting and running a business from set-up onwards.The workshops are open to anyone thinking about setting up their own business or becoming self employed and are FREE.


12th Jan 2015 6pm-7.45pm- Is starting a business right for you?
26th Jan 2015 6pm-7.45pm - bookkeeping,tax and NI
9th Feb 2015 6pm-7.45pm- Marketing your new businesses
2nd March 2015 6pm-7.45pm- Business resources/the importance of intellectual property
16th March 2015 6pm-7.45pm- Social Media for business


To find out more and book into the workshops contact:
Business & IP Centre Leeds
Tel: 0113 2478266
Email: bipcleeds@leeds.gov.uk


The Enterprise Club runs at:Leeds Central Library
3rd Floor Meeting Room
Calverley Street
LS1 3AB

Friday, 12 December 2014

Need help with your book-keeping? Advice on taxation? Free one-to-one accountancy advice




Need help with your book-keeping?
Advice on taxation?

Free one-to-one accountancy advice

Thursday 18th December 2014

For further information or to book an appointment please ring (0113) 2478266

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Small business Saturday 6th Dec


Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday and beyond https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/
Small Business Saturday - getting the UK to support small businesses on December 6th, and beyond.




Friday, 7 November 2014

Bike to the Future Wednesday 19th November #gewconnect #gew2014


“To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship week the enterprise club in association with the business & IP centre Leeds presents “Bike to the Future”

The cycling industry is enjoying a high profile with the Tour de France Grand Depart having taken place in Leeds this Summer and Yorkshire is firmly at the forefront of the boom in this industry.
We have invited 3 local entrepreneurs to tell us how they turned their passion for cycling into a business – each of them has their own, very different story to tell and although this event will be of interest to those of you in the cycling industry it should also appeal to anyone who is thinking of turning a hobby or an interest into a business.

 Our speakers are Steve Marsden from od-design http://www.od-designs.co.uk/ , Nathan Hughes from Union of peddaler’s http://unionofpedallers.cc/ and Marek Szczeplek from Aurelius cycleshttp://aureliuscycles.com/ each of them has a bike related business and each of them will tell their own story and answer your questions – it will be a chance for you to learn what’s involved in getting your business on the road, what the pitfalls and rewards of starting your own business are …like the tour de France it will be an evening not to be missed.

Monday, 3 November 2014

The Small Business Saturday Bus is coming to Leeds on Monday 17th November 2014


Coming to a town near you – nationwide bus tour to hit the road to promote Small Business Saturday 
The organisers of the UK’s next Small Business Saturday - when small, independent businesses in communities across the country will be in the national spotlight - have announced that a nationwide bus tour will begin on November 17th to promote the event to both consumers and small business owners around the UK. The tour, in the liveried Small Business Saturday bus, will kick off in Victoria Gardens, Leeds before travelling to 13 other destinations before arriving in Camden, North London on December 4th.

The full itinerary is:
Nov 17   Leeds (Victoria Gardens, Leeds Central Library)
Nov 18   York
Nov 19   Edinburgh (Grassmarket)
Nov 20   Belfast
Nov 21   Manchester (The Northern Quarter - Oak Street)
Nov 24   Chesterfield (Market Square)
Nov 25   Nottingham (Trinity Square)
Nov 26   Norwich (The Forum)
Nov 27   Birmingham (Shirley Shopping Precinct - Solihull)
Nov 28   Cardiff
Dec 1     Bristol (Central Promenade)
Dec 2     Plymouth (Frankfort Gate)
Dec 3     Lambeth, South London (The Cut)
Dec 4     Camden, North London (Queens Crescent Market)

“The first Small Business Saturday last year was an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK,“ explains National Campaign Director Michelle Ovens.

“Our bus tour last year was a very visible way of bringing Small Business Saturday to centres around the UK and was instrumental in drumming up interest, support and enthusiasm. We are visiting even more places this year and hope small business owners and consumers will visit the bus to get information and find out ways in which they can support small businesses and make the day work most effectively for companies in their own communities,“ Michelle adds.

Senior politicians led by the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Ed Milliband; Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne; Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable; Chuka Umunna, the Shadow Business Secretary and Matthew Hancock, the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, all took to the streets last year to encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses.

Small Business Saturday UK has also attracted the support of leading business organisations including Federation of Small Businesses, the Association of City and Town Management, Association of Convenience Stores, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association, as well as corporates like American Express, O2, Lloyds Bank and NatWest and prominent entrepreneurs Theo Paphitis, Karren Brady, Charlie Mullins and Martha Lane Fox.
American Express founded the hugely successful ‘Small Business Saturday’ initiative in the U.S. in 2010 and is an active supporter of the programme in the UK, as part of its on-going commitment to encourage consumers to shop small.

Business owners can already download marketing packs from the Small Business Saturday web site whilst further information can also be found on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page (www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk) Twitter page (@SmallBizSatUk) and website (www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com).

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 17 - 23 November

What is going on in Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Business & IP Centre Leeds:

17th Nov:-The Enterprise Club (Leeds) - business resources & introduction to Intellectual Property book at http://www.bipcleeds.eventbrite.co.uk

17th Nov:- Intellectual Property clinic 4-7 please book by tel: 0113 2478266

17th Nov:- Small business Saturday Bus Tour, Victoria gardens outside the central library http://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/ https://bdaily.co.uk/entrepreneurship/31-10-2014/nationwide-bus-tour-to-hit-the-road-to-promote-small-business-saturday/

18th Nov:- Business Start Up Workshop - Pudsey, book at http://www.bipcleeds.eventbrite.co.uk

19th Nov:- Bike to the future, Book at http://www.bipcleeds.eventbrite.co.uk

20th Nov:-  Business advice session to help you grow and develop your business please book by tel: 0113 2478266

 All events are free.

Check out more events at http://uk.gew.co/