Diverse and Inspiring launch of AD:VENTURES 'Get me started' programme in Wakefield.

29 January 2019

This Jan saw a diverse and inspiring group of entrepreneurs attend the launch of AD:VENTURES ‘Get Me Started’ network at the Yorkshire Deli, Wakefield.

Supported by the European Regional Developmental programme, these FREE networking and support sessions will connect new and young businesses to people with the similar experiences and challenges, providing a valuable insight to help with their growth plans.

Innovative and resourceful business leaders - from industries as diverse as web development to pet food & nutrition, via health & wellbeing and via snack food manufacturing - shared a wealth knowledge in this very first session, proving that it doesn’t have to be lonely starting a business.

Daniel Downs said it was “A valuable session for sure and will grow from strength to strength” as the weeks go on, relationships build and discussions become richer.

Some of the challenges business discussed included: -The science behind pricing -The misconceptions of FREE not being valuable -Finding the right talented team to suit your business -As the Business owner how do you make efficient use of your own time -Legal and Contractual obligations and How to -Sales techniques

It’s not too late to benefit from the start up networks & peer to peer discussion as the next sessions will run every third Thursday. Each session will be structured depending on topics covered previously. The next session will take place on Thursday 21st February, from 8:30-10am will feature Alexis Bradbury focusing on Sales - Everything from cold calling and business development to e-commerce, interactive tools, digital content development and SEO/PPC.

By Kelly Galvin