Budding entrepreneurs will be able to access expert business advice and information at a special event in Stockton this weekend.
The Enterprising Libraries Roadshow drop-in will take place in Stockton Central Library from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, 31 May.
The library service will be working with a number of existing organisations to provide expert advice and support for local people who would like some help with starting up a business.
During the event there will be a range of information, advice, talks and demonstrations from local business and support agencies including Enterprise Revolution, Transmit Start-ups, Regional Business and Intellectual Property Centre in Newcastle and Teesside University.
Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: “We are committed to doing everything we can to attract new business start-ups and to support their growth. This event is the ideal opportunity for anyone who is thinking of starting their own business to get some extra support and professional advice, I’d urge anyone who is considering self-employment to come down and make use of these valuable resources.”
The event is part of the wider Enterprising Libraries initiative to help start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. The Enterprising Libraries Fund has been provided with support from Arts Council England and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Entry to the event is free of charge. For more information contact Stockton Council's Libraries and Heritage Service Manager, Mark Freeman on firstname.lastname@example.org