The Skills Hub organised an inspiring, lively and informative ‘Be The Boss’ event on Thursday 26 September in the City Library. The event was focused on inspiring people who may not even have considered self-employment to take the leap and start up in business.

With the support of local start-up partners, including the BIPC, PNE, Reviving the Heart of the West End, FIRST (If We Can You Can), Millin Charity and the Prince’s Trust, a full programme of activities took place and provided people with the opportunity to develop skills, meet likeminded people, find out about local support agencies, and of course, be inspired to run their own business.

PNE kickstarted the event with a fun session on how to creatively generate business ideas, followed by a helpful session on marketing and branding top tips with local entrepreneur Andy Ditchburn from Perro. After a networking lunch and a chance to recharge batteries, FIRST delivered an interactive networking session and had everybody on their feet putting those networking skills into practice. We then heard from a panel of local businesses about the highs and lows of running their own business and their own journeys to self-employment, before ending the event on a high with a motivational speech on procrastination delivered by compere, Joshua Riffe.

It was a brilliant day and below are a few pictures from the event.

Enthusiastic and engaging compere Joshua Riffe
A lively and hands-on networking session
An informative and inspiring panel session with local businesses

If you were unable to make the event and would like some information about the support available when starting your own business, please contact us here.