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Start up Manchester: The 7 Day Start Up Challenge

May 11, 2021 @ 10:30 am - May 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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Start up Manchester: The 7 Day Start Up Challenge

A seven day crash course in getting your business off the ground. For Greater Manchester residents looking to start a business

Have you got a business idea that you’ve been dreaming of testing out? Looking for a way to create a job for yourself through self-employment?

Join our FULLY FUNDED Start-up Manchester Programme and soak in our expert advice and training to see if you can get your business off and running following our 7 day start-up challenge.

How will it work?

Day 1

Morning – LAUNCHPAD 10.30am -12.00pm

Welcome and Introduction. Live on zoom, meet your expert mentors, set some 7 day targets, network with other Greater Manchester residents looking to start a business


Led by business growth expert, use business strategy tools to set out your business vision and goals. Take part in this activity at a time that suits you.


Let’s Get Social 😊 three stage Twitter course. From the Do’s & Don’ts to winning business on Twitter and harnessing it as a tool for PR. Join in at a time that suits you and opt for the sessions that meet the level you are at.

Day 3 –

Morning – MENTOR ME LIVE 10.30am -12.00pm

Live zoom group mentoring catch up with your enterprise expert. Have burning questions from your learning so far? Want more information on anything start up related that the course hasn’t covered?


Are you confident you would know how to build your audience on facebook ? We will show how to beat their algorithms in everything from set up a to how to generate enquiries for free! Flexible learning time.


Instagram is fast becoming a tool businesses can’t ignore. But how do businesses stand out and ensure they are reaching their client base? Join this expert session to find out at a time convenient to you!


Strategy Planning – Every business needs a plan to get ahead. A fancy marketing plan is great, but what underpins your model to ensure it survives and thrives? Join this session to find out.


Whether using a website or web presence how do you get your business found online? Unpick the mysteries of Google with our expert.

Day 7 – MENTOR ME 10.30am -12.00pm

Your 7 days are up! But we will meet again for one final group mentoring session to re-cap learning, including and expert Q & A, let’s celebrate our completing the programme and get your questions answered.

Additional sessions to chose from will be added nearer the time.

The programme is part of the Excelerate Labs programme which is part funded by European Regional Development Fund and is open to anyone living in the Greater Manchester area who is employed, unemployed or economically inactive and considering starting a business.

To clarify: *This training is only available to residents living in Greater Manchester who are NOT already self-employed*

Booking is essential.

If you would like to speak to us, and find out more about this course, you can email us on hello@thewo.org.uk or ring us on 0161 327 0967

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11th May 2021


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