Starting your own business in Manchester

Thanks to major infrastructure enhancements in the city, coupled with the media and marketing boom spearheaded by the BBC’s relocation in 2011, there has never been a better time to be a startup in Manchester.

If you’re planning on starting a new business venture in Manchester, take a look at some of the startup friendly events in the infographic by Alexander & Co that are taking place in 2016.

starting in ManchesterThe first one picked out is Leanconf, which caters for start-ups with the ‘lean’ business model – a modern way of growing a startup quickly which emphasises minimum production to begin with – or those interested in it. You will find a whole range of speakers delivering seminars, as well as co-current workshops and talks to get involved with. Crucially, there will be several networking opportunities with potential business contacts and fellow start-up owners. The event takes place from 21st to 23rd April at Manchester Town Hall.

Then there is SpaceportX, a venue based in Manchester’s fashionable Northern Quarter which helps entrepreneurs grow their business by providing office space, and also hosts a number of events relevant to startups throughout the year. If space is a priority for you at this stage, make sure you check them out.

The third event mentioned in the infographic focuses on the tech sector, an industry which has grown parallel to the media explosion in Manchester. Business Rocks will be held from 21st to 22nd April, meaning you might have to juggle your time between this event and Leanconf, depending on where your interest lies. The number of media opportunities and chances to meet up with investors mean that Business Rocks is a must if your startup has anything to do with tech. If you’re considering starting a shop in Manchester, it could also be a perfect opportunity for you to come and size up the city.

Like any important business decision, choosing where you’ll be based shouldn’t be done without a lot of research being undertaken and plenty of questions being asked. The events highlighted in this infographic provide the opportunity to get face to face with Manchester’s business community while also featuring an educational offering that can stimulate your creative side.

If you’re looking for a good opportunity to visit Manchester as a perspective business hub, coming for a relevant conference of exhibition can be a doubly useful exercise!

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