Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Enterprise Club and Business Start up Sessions for 2014

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.

6th January 2014 6pm-7.45pm- Is starting a business right for you?
20th January 2014 6pm-7.45pm - bookkeeping,tax and NI
3rd February 2014 6pm-7.45pm- Marketing your new businesses
17th February 2014 -6 pm-7.45pm Business resources/the importance of intellectual property
3rd March 2014 6pm-7.45pm - Getting your business online
17th March 2014 6pm-7.45pm- Social Media for business
Frances Day-Social Media for business

 We also have workshops around Leeds with a variety of business support organisations, to point you in the right direction:

14th January 2014- Horsforth Library 10.30am-1.30pm
11th February 2014- Compton Road Library 10.30am-1.30pm
11th March- Armley Library  10.30am-1.30pm
15th April- Garforth Library  10.30am-1.30pm

Eventbrite - The Enterprise Club (Leeds) - Marketing Your business

We have a group The Enterprise Club (Leeds) on LinkedIN for attendees of the the Enterprise Club. It has useful information for Business Start-Ups, discussions and special promotions. Why not join up to this group now? Here is the link:
To find out more and book into the workshops contact:
Business and Patent Information Services
Tel: 0113 2478266

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

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Social Media for businesses workshop at the enterprise club book free...

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.

 Topic- Social Media for businesses Presented by Frances Day from Marketing Doctor

 Frances Day heads Marketing Doctor, she is a Chartered Marketer and has been working in marketing for the last 25 years. She started her working life working in the design and print industry and later working in a family-run double glazing business, for the Halifax Bank and finally for Leeds College of Art as Marketing Manager, before starting her own business.

Creativity is embedded in everything that we do, and Marketing Doctor prides itself on giving the right advice that gets results for the client. Guaranteed, or their money back! Marketing Mondays are predominantly based on the Marketing Doctor’s Facebook page but shared on Linked in and Twitter. Once a week, one business receives the Marketing Monday award for using creative and innovative ways of promoting their business.

To find out more contact:Business and Patent Information Services Tel: 0113 2478266 Email:piu@leeds.gov.uk

Friday, 15 November 2013

Spring into Action 2013

Wednesday 6th March 2013. For owner/managers of small businesses and anyone planning to start a business -
a day of presentations, workshops and exhibitors. Hosted at Leeds Central Library.

Monday, 28 October 2013

In the Den with the Dragons, Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Leeds 19/11/13

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 18th Nov - 22nd Nov, we are bringing a panel of formidable Dragons from the very first series to the latest. This special event will give you the chance to learn from our no-nonsense experts about what makes a winning pitch and how to scale up your business.

Find out how they’ve all risen from start-ups to stars in the business world and how you can apply their tried and tested techniques to your own business.

The panel discussion will be streamed live from the British Library in London, after you’ve heard from local entrepreneur Claire Mitchell from Chillipeeps in Leeds. Plus, you can put your questions to all speakers and network with other local businesses.

Local speaker: Claire Mitchell, Chillipeeps, Via live webcast: •Kelly Hoppen MBE, Current Dragon and owner of Kelly Hoppen Interiors•Piers Linney, Current Dragon and co-CEO of Outsourcery •Doug Richard, Series One Dragon and founder of School for Startups

Book free: http://leedsintheden.eventbrite.co.uk/
Henry Moore Suite, Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
Leeds United Kingdom
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 from 17:45 to 21:00 (GMT)

Friday, 20 September 2013

Top tips from the Marketing Maestros..

Top tips from our Marketing Maestros Following our fantastic Inspiring Entrepreneurs event in partnership with Barclays on Monday evening, here are some of the top tips from our panel of Marketing Maestros......read more at the Innovation and enterprise blog

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Enterprise Club-Is starting a business right for you? 23/9/13

The Enterprise Club-Is starting a business right for you?
Monday, 23 September 2013 from 18:00 to 19:45
Leeds Central library 3rd floor meeting Room

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.

Book on eventbrite http://theenterpriseclubleeds4.eventbrite.co.uk/ To find out more contact:Business and Patent Information Services Tel: 0113 2478266 Email:piu@leeds.gov.uk

A Leeds Business Week Event

Sept 23-27: Over 60 great business events for all! FREE to attend, REGISTER:

We are holding more events as part of Leeds Business Week, take a look:

Pre business start-up workshops 24th and 25th Sept

Event on 24th September: http://leedsbizweek.com/events/view/22/start-up-workshops

Event on 25th September: http://leedsbizweek.com/events/view/30/start-up-workshop

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Leeds Business Week Events: Pre business start-up workshops 24th and 25th Sept

Event on 24th September: http://leedsbizweek.com/events/view/22/pre-business-start-up-workshops

Event on 25th September: http://leedsbizweek.com/events/view/30/pre-business-start-up-workshop 

due to circumstances beyond our control the 25/9 workshop can no longer take place at Chapel allerton library. It has therefore been relocated to the Reginald Centre, 263, Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 3EX. It will start at 10.30 as the original event was scheduled to do. With a mixed menu of business support organisations…..where do I go? Who do I speak with? How do I access business support?

1. An overview of business support within Leeds – Leeds City Council
2. How to access, Business and Patent Information Services – Library Business Services
3. Business advice and guidance – Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber
4. Making Tax & Book keeping less painful – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
5. Maximising your marketing ability – Chartered Institute of Marketing
6. Are you eligible for the Enterprise Allowance scheme? – Job Centre Plus
7. Networking (between speakers and attendees)

FREE but booking essential please click on the links above to register on the Leeds Business Week Website

Twitter: #leedsbizweek 

Monday, 15 July 2013

Enterprise club 22/7 -the importance of IP to new businesses

PRIME on the Road 17/7/13

The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) is holding a FREE Information and Networking Event. Join us to find out more about the Prince’s Charity, being your own boss and supporting enterprise in your community. http://www.prime.org.uk/

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Patent Searching Workshop 10/7/13

due to unforseen circumstances we have had to cancel the workshop for the 12th June it has been rescheduled for the 10th July. Tickets are available to book for this new date:

Monday, 22 April 2013

Pre Business Start-up Workshop - May - July 2013

Have you been thinking about starting a business? Are you looking for some information about what's involved? 

Come along to one of our free business start-up workshops. Running weekly throughout May, June and July 2013 each workshops will give you an opportunity to hear about support available from the council, Leeds Chamber of Commerce, WGN Chartered Accountants and Jobcentre Plus.


 Morley Town Hall 1st May

Horsforth Library 21st May

Moor allerton Library 7th June

Armley Library 17th June

Gaforth Library 4th July

Otley Community Centre 17th July

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Spring into Action 2013

Budding entrepreneurs in the city were invited to Spring into action in March when business and patents, city development and the local chamber got together with the support of Europe Direct to create an event for local businesses.

The aim was to encourage small businesses in the city to take the next step to getting their business to grow, survive and flourish in these challenging times by creating a morning of networking opportunities, workshops, activities and access to local business support.

On the day over 100 attendees and exhibitors took part in the event.

We kicked off with a networking breakfast in the Tiled Hall cafĂ© where local entrepreneur Pete Mills of Calls 9 talked about the challenges he faced in growing his business, mistakes he’d made along the way and what made running his own business worth the blood sweat and tears!  The event then moved up into the 1st floor exhibition space where Tina Boden from Enterprise Rockers got everyone facing their fears and networking so successfully that only switching the lights off and on stopped them!

18 local business support agencies had exhibition stands at the event where business owners could get a wealth of information about trading in Europe, Protecting their brands and products, finding premises, funding opportunities, marketing their products and taking on staff.

Workshops were run by a local accountancy firm WGN, a marketing company Aer8, HMRC and Business and Patents which covered selling, finance, tax and National Insurance and protecting brands and products.

The packed day concluded with everyone coming together for a talk by Geoff Barker of HMRC and feedback from the attendees was very positive with almost everyone taking something useful from the day.


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Spring into Action 2013 6th March FREE business support event

A day of presentations, workshops and exhibitors - designed to support you and your business in 2013.
  • 8.30-8.55am : Registration and networking breakfast 
  • 9.00-9.30am : Presentation: Entrepreneur Pete Mills of Calls9: The journey from trainee solicitor to running his own digital agency. Pete's talk will include the highs and lows, what lessons he and partner Adam Roney have learnt since starting, how they built up their customer base, and things they wish someone had told them BEFORE they started!
  • 9.55-10.30am : Presentation: Business networking, nightmare or necessity? With Tina Boden, Enterprise Rockers
  • 10.45-11.45am:  Workshop A: Introduction to accountancy & bookkeeping. With Jane Tindall, WGN (max 25)
    Workshop B: How to make your marketing work. With Deborah Goodall, Aer8 Marketing (max 25)
  • 12.00-1.00pm : repeat of Workshops A and B above (max 25 at each)
  • 1.00-2.00pm : Break and chance to visit exhibitors with information on sourcing finance, patenting, finding premises, growing your business and more. 

If you need help with patenting and copyrights Ged Doonan of the Business & Patents Information Service will present a short talk on protecting your ideas during this lunch break.
There are a number of breaks built into the day enabling you to network with other delegates and visit the exhibitors.  Book your place now here. http://springintoaction2013-es2002.eventbrite.co.uk/?rank=1#