A GREAT though not widely known resource for anyone wanting to start their own enterprise is the City Business Library (CBL), deep in the City and a short cycle ride, walk or bus trip from Hackney.
Next month CBL is to have a one-day pop-up shop: small businesses in the fashion industry showing and selling their products. Entry is free.
Costing £10, however, is a networking evening. This will be held from 6 to 8.30.
A panel of expert speakers, including a mentor and a lawyer, will answer questions, and entrepreneurs from Portobello Business Centre will reveal some secrets — how secret depends on the rigour of audience questions.
The library is one of the best resources for would-be entrepreneurs, especially its seminars led by independent consultants. They comprise a comprehensive selection covering online marketing, networking, social media and presentations and are free. Sign up via firstname.lastname@example.org or the CBL website.
* CBL, Guildhall, Aldermanbury, City EC2V 7HH, both events Thurs 13 Sep 2012. Pop-up shop 11am-5pm, The Business of Fashion networking 6pm-8.30pm. Press hyperlink for booking.
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