Blackpool is a great place to start a business

People like you start successful businesses every day in Blackpool – some start enterprises employing many people, some people work for themselves and earn a good living.

Everyone can benefit from a little help and our Get Started service has helped more than 1250 local people to start a business or become self-employed over the past 12 years. We hold Blackpool Enterprise Week every year to inspire and provide real practical assistance to a new group of local entrepreneurs.

During the week there’s 11 FREE workshops and events full of insight, inspiration and practical advice. There will also be plenty of opportunity to talk about your ideas with our Business Advisers. Pick and mix the workshops and events that suit you.

Each day covers a different subject:


DAY 1 – Monday 18th November 2019

Be your own boss – turn your idea into a business

Today’s sessions are designed to inspire and provide practical advice to both those who have a good business idea, but aren’t sure how to take the steps to start a business, and those who still need some assistance developing their idea, and everyone in between!


DAY 2 – Tuesday 19th November 2019

Take your medicine – painless financial planning

Our experience has also allowed us to develop an easy to use workbook, taking you step by step through the financial planning process. Today’s workshop guides you through this simple, thought-provoking process and will encourage you to complete your financial plan.


DAY 3 – Wednesday 20th November 2019

Find the money you need to start up, look after it and then relax

Today’s workshops explore the different types of start-up funding and the likely application process, and when you have the money look after it with the essentials of bookkeeping, digital accounting software and management information.

In the early evening, after all that information, why not join us for some light refreshment and meet some successful local business people talking about their business journey


DAY 4 – Thursday 21st November 2019

Drop in and explore your idea

Come into Blackpool Central Library and talk about your business idea or any issues you are having with one of our Business Advisers. You can also find out how the resources in the Library can help you to research your business idea.


DAY 5 – Friday 22nd November 2019

Digital know how session with Lloyds Bank and Google

Tune your digital skills and learn about building your online presence, building a digital marketing plan and also the importance of cyber security with the experts at Google and Lloyds Bank.


Blackpool Enterprise Week 2019 is designed to help ignite your entrepreneurial spirit so you can join the hundreds of local people each year, who have bright ideas and work hard to turn them into viable businesses. So come along, talk to us, participate and benefit from our range of free workshops and events, and start your own business journey.