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16 Aug 2017

Entrepreneur Network Event: Introducing Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE)

Do you have a burning ambition to run your own business or a fantastic business idea? Perhaps you’ve just started your own business and are now looking for support to grow?

Run by the University of Gloucestershire with ERDF funding, Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE), is a new project supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups to validate and develop new ideas, learn about the steps needed to take these forward, and get on the way to creating successful enterprises.

Through a tailored programme of workshops, enterprise reviews and networking events you will be able to access relevant contacts, advice and resources for your growing business.

To be eligible for the SaGE project you need to be based in Gloucestershire, and if already an SME trading or registered for no more than three years.

If this sounds of interest to you, please join us to find out more and be a part of the first SaGE networking event on Wednesday 16th August, 5.30-7.30pm, at The Growth Hub, Gloucester. This is a free event but booking is essential, please see details below.

SaGE events coming up:

Entrepreneur Network event; happening monthly, this is an ongoing network for entrepreneurs and start-ups to access and share support and inspiration. Each month will involve a talk and enterprise showcase, relevant and fun activities, and delicious refreshments! The first network is on:

• Wednesday 16th August, 5.30-7.30pm, at The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, GL2 9HW

Start-up weekends/days; these are two day events designed to provide inspiration, skills and a place to test new ideas for pre-start-ups and start-ups. By the end of the event you will have developed a lean business plan and have clear next steps for taking your ideas forward. Upcoming Start-up weekends/days:

• Saturday 9th & 10th September, 9-4.30pm both days, at The Growth Hub (as above)

• Monday 18th & 19th September, 9-4.30pm both days, at The Growth Hub (as above)

Enterprise Review; an amazing chance to meet one-to-one with a business growth advisor, and a relevant university academic, to focus on the specific needs of your enterprise with the aim of unlocking potential. From this meeting you will receive a report highlighting priority actions and next steps.

To book / find out more:

All events and reviews are free but booking is essential and a short eligibility form will need to be completed – please email for more information and to book your place: sage@glos.ac.uk.