Hundreds to take part in Global Entrepreneurship Week Start-Up event

Small business network Enterprise Nation has teamed up with the British Library to host the mighty day-long Biggest Ever StartUp Saturday event on November 21 which will see hundreds attend in London, while candidates in other areas including Newcastle, Exeter, Manchester and Leeds and Barnsley will see the live event on the big screen.

The supersized class will be hosted by best-selling author and small business expert Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation, co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain and chairman of online youth careers platform Plotr.

The day will offer a step-by-step guide to getting started, plus practical tips from a panel of individuals who have built successful businesses from scratch.

Emma said: “GEW is not only about connecting with the next generation of start ups but with existing business successes who want to take their business to the next level.

“The session aims to help people understand and recognise what makes them a exceptional and then how to develop a globally sustainable business, with a clear vision of where they want to be and how they are going to get there.

The British Library, which has a Business & IP Centre, dedicated to helping entrepreneurs to start up and grow their business, and has hosted the sell-out event for the last three years.

Isabel Oswell, Head of Business and Research Audiences at the British Library said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting this year’s Biggest Ever StartUp Saturday! We’ve helped over 400,000 entrepreneurs to start up and scale up their businesses since we opened in 2006, through giving them free access to our business collections and expertise and connecting them to our wide range of business experts and experienced entrepreneurs. StartUp Saturday will be the closing event in a season of networking at the Business & IP Centre and its national network, as we focus on helping entrepreneurs to make invaluable connections during this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week.”

In the space of a day attendees will discover all they need to know about starting a business; coming up with an idea, writing a business plan, making sales, creating a home on the web and keeping on top of the books – it will also offer friendly advice for businesses that are already started about how to it to the next level and grow.

It is set to be screened at the recently-opened Enterprise Nation Hub in Barnsley and libraries across the UK.

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