Kickstarter Manchester: The 7 Day Start Up Challenge

A seven day crash course in getting your business off the ground. For greater Manchester residents looking to start a business

Have you got a business idea that you've been dreaming of testing out? Looking for a way to create a job for yourself through self-employment? Join our FULLY FUNDED Kickstarter Manchester and soak in our expert advice and training to see if you can get your business off and running following our 7 day start-up challenge.

How will it work?

Day 1 Morning - LAUNCHPAD 11am-12pm Welcome and Introduction. Live on zoom, meet your expert mentors, set some 7 day targets, network with other Greater Manchester residents looking to start a business Afternoon – SET YOUR STRATEGY Led by business growth expert, use business strategy tools to set out your business vision and goals. Take part in this activity at a time that suits you. Day 2 – SUPERCHARGED SOCIALS Let’s Get Social 😊 three stage Twitter course. From the Do’s & Don’ts to winning business on Twitter and harnessing it as a tool for PR. Join in at a time that suits you and opt for the sessions that meet the level you are at. Day 3 – FINESSE YOUR FACEBOOK Are you confident you would know how to build your audience on facebook ? We will show how to beat their algorithms in everything from set up a to how to generate enquiries for free! Flexible learning time. Day 4 - I CAN INSTAGRAM Instagram is fast becoming a tool businesses can't ignore. But how do businesses stand out and ensure they are reaching their client base? Join this expert session to find out at a time convenient to you! Day 5 – SAFEGUARD YOUR STRATEGY Strategy Planning – Every business needs a plan to get ahead. A fancy marketing plan is great, but what underpins your model to ensure it survives and thrives? Join this session to find out. Day 6 – SEO MADE SIMPLE Whether using a website or web presence how do you get your business found online? Unpick the mysteries of Google with our expert. Day 7 – MENTOR ME 11am-12pm Final group mentoring session to re-cap learning, including and expert Q & A, let’s celebrate our completing the programme and get your questions answered.

Additional sessions to chose from will be added nearer the time. The programme is part of the Excelerate Labs programme which is part funded by European Regional Development Fund and is open to anyone living in the Greater Manchester area who is employed, unemployed or economically inactive and considering starting a business.

To clarify: This training is only available to residents living in Greater Manchester who are NOT already self-employed

Booking is essential. If you would like to speak to us, and find out more about this course, you can email us on or ring us on 0161 327 0967

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