Lancaster’s enterprise week now under way

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An enterprise week has been launched to help reinforce Lancaster University’s links with the business community.

The university has unveiled a series of events throughout this week – all aimed at helping small and developing businesses.

Yesterday the city’s Business Improvement District (BID), one of ‘Campus in the City’s’ official partners, joined forces with the local Chamber of Commerce.

They set up camp in the centre of Lancaster for the day – bringing a mass of business support and advice with them.

Today the focus turns to creative businesses, and what help people need to launch their own enterprise.

Lancaster University Enterprise Centre is running a session aimed at emerging and early career creative freelancers and business owners.

The event will take place between 6-8pm and a spokesman from the Enterprise Centre said: “The aim is to create a blueprint for your practice or business and work out who needs to be involved to help you produce your work and reach your customers, clients or audiences.”

Tomorrow, the university’s Management School will focus on family businesses and the issues that they face.

Other highlights of the week include Lancaster University Enterprise Champion Simon Harrison running a business planning session for members of the Ethical Small Traders Association.

And on Saturday April 4, Joe Buglass, Enterprise Officer at the university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), will show visitors how to generate viable business ideas in just 15 minutes.