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Are you thinking about starting a business? Do you dream of being your own boss, exploring the world of self-employment, or even launching a profitable side hustle?

Whether you have a great business or product idea you'd like to turn into a thriving venture, EnterprisingYou is here to support you every step of the way on your entrepreneurial journey!

Our EnterprisingYou - Launchpad events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs like you gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to successfully take the first step towards making your business dreams a reality.

Event Highlights


Networking: A chance to mingle with people who share your ambitions. Our experts will also be on hand to give you valuable guidance.

Success stories: Hear from a successful local entrepreneur who started from scratch, just like you. Real-life examples of what's possible.

Taster workshops to get you started: A taste of the free support on offer, designed to be easy to understand and practical. Here's what you'll explore:

  • Myth-Busting: Get rid of any doubts or misconceptions you might have about starting a business. Our experts will give you a reality check and help you see things clearly.
  • Market Research: Learn the basics of finding out if there's a demand for your product or service.
  • Bootstrapping: Discover strategies for starting a business even if you don't have a lot of money to invest upfront. It's about being resourceful and making the most of what you have.

Upcoming EnterprisingYou - Launchpad events


EnterprisingYou - Launchpad events are held monthly, rotating through each Greater Manchester Local Authority throughout the year.

To register your interest for any of the events below, please complete the short form to the right and a member of the team will be in touch.


27th June | 4pm - 7pm – Tameside

(in collaboration with Tameside Talks Business and Tameside Council)


11th July | 9.30am - 12pm - Manchester


13th September | 9.30am - 12pm - Oldham


3rd October | 9.30am - 12pm - Salford

What our attendees say

The event has been very helpful today and cleared up some things for me. Most people think its a big thing to start a business but everything starts with the first step.

I've got some good information today and made a few contacts. Also signed up to further support to take my business idea to the next stage

Today's been very useful in terms of getting myself to think out of the box.