Would-be entrepreneurs encouraged at Be Your Own Boss event
Anyone thinking of setting up their own business is invited to a free event aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship in the city.
The event, being organised by Bristol City Council, will be held at City Hall on Friday, February 22.
The Be Your Own Boss event, which will take place between 10am to 2.30pm, is being planned by the council in collaboration with Outset Bristol and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Gill Cockwell of Gilly Woo Couture will be giving a keynote speech offering advice to those hoping to become self employed.
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Gill will be talking about the barriers she has faced as well as the success she has had during her career as a fashion designer.
The morning session will also feature two new entrepreneurs who will be sharing their journeys into self-employment after receiving support from the Outset Bristol programme.
From 12.45pm to 2.30pm there will be an open session with business support stands and advisors on hand to discuss options.
Mayor George Ferguson, who will be speaking at the event, said: “I have said I want Bristol to be the most entrepreneurial city in the country. It is vitally important we both attract new businesses into the city and encourage our own home-grown enterprises by assisting entrepreneurs and start-ups.
“We shall work with our universities, colleges and schools as much as possible, as well as excellent organisations such as Outset Bristol, to promote an enterprise culture.”
Andrew Dean, programme director of Outset Bristol said: “We have been involved in the creation of nearly 180 businesses over the past two years and look forward to continuing this support for budding entrepreneurs into the future.”