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Business Support OpenDay is part of CAN DO Fest – a vibrant programme of events that takes place every spring across Scotland, celebrating and supercharging entrepreneurship across Scotland.

Join us to find out how our newly launched Business & IP Centre Glasgow can help you start and grow your business.

11:00 - 4:00 Marketplace
Drop in any time between 11am - 4pm to meet us and our partners: British Standards, Business Gateway, People Plus, Catax, Prince's Trust, National Library of Scotland, Codeworks plus more to be announced.

11:00 - 4:00 1:1 business information sessions (30minute slots)
Business information drop sessions are aimed at anyone thinking of becoming self-employed, starting a business and established businesses. Our specialist staff will guide you to information sources to help you research your business idea, start your business, research new markets, find new customers and protect your Intellectual Property.

Workshops and Talks

11:00 - 12:00 People Plus: Link Up Start Up
Interested in starting a business or becoming self-employed? People Plus, deliverers of the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions, session covers the following

  • An overview of what self –employed means and level of commitment required to set- up and sustain a business

  • Advantages and disadvantages of being self –employed

  • Legal and technical implications

  • Over view of Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • What’s available re Start –Up Loans

  • Q&A session


11:00 - 12:00 Mint UK: How to create targeted sales and marketing lists
Looking for new sales opportunities? Find out how to make best use of the Mint UK database at this hands on workshop.

12:30 - 13:00 Finance for Business
Find out how banks can support business start up and growth at this session from Santander.

13:00 - 14:00 Harnessing Tomorrow’s Talent: Millennials are from Mars, Managers are from Venus.
ProjectScotland have vast experience of working with young people who are looking to progress into the workplace. Our specific focus on millennials in the wider context of intergenerational working gives you further understanding of the challenges that developing your young workforce can bring, along with tangible solutions that can help engage younger staff and encourage, develop and inspire a more diverse and unified workplace.

This talk will address and challenge the question ‘Young People these days are not ready for the workplace’ a phrase all too common amongst leaders and managers today. It includes a journey through the generations exploring (and challenging!) some of the stereotypical behavioural traits of Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millenials and Gen Z. The talk goes on to reflect on the original question and asks you to think about ‘Is your workplace ready for Young People?’. It also provides insight into the common issues businesses face when recruiting, retaining and nurturing young talent.

14:00 - 15:00 Beginners Guide to Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property (IP) is protection for creativity and innovation. An understanding of IP and its protection is important for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, design, brand name, literary work or a song. This session will give you the knowledge to identify the IP assets contained within your business and how best to protect them.

15:00 - 16:00 Resources for Business Start Up
This workshop will explain how to make best use of free resources at Business & IP Centre Glasgow to support your business start-up or expanding business, from accessing business profiles and factsheets to market research and company information.

Spaces at workshops are limited, if you would like to book a place in advance please email: business@glasgowlife.org.uk detailing workshop title and number of tickets.


Book your free place now and follow us on twitter @BIPCGlasgow for updates

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