Open Doors

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Learn about the FREE business support available to creative & digital entrepreneurs and SMEs through The Big House programme.

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WHAT IS THE OPEN DOORS WORKSHOP?

Whether you have a creative or digital business idea, have recently started up a creative or digital enterprise or have been trading as one for some time, The Big House can help take your business to the next level.

The Big House programme has already enabled many creative and digital entrepreneurs and SMEs to start up, grow and achieve their business ambitions.

This Open Doors' workshop will introduce you to all the FREE tailored advice and support available to you through The Big House programme.

You'll have the opportunity to discuss your plans and ideas with an experienced Business Adviser and map out a programme of support to set your business on its way.

WHAT WILL IT COVER?

The workshop will cover:

  • An introduction to The Big House programme

  • The help, support and opportunities available to you

  • An outline of who is in The Big House and the wider support network
  • Tailored recommendations for workshops and events to help your business, including our new ONLINE programme.
  • The option to book a free follow-up session with a Business Adviser or Mentor
  • An opportunity to network with local creative and digital businesses and entrepreneurs

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Open Doors is an informal small group session, aimed at creative and digital entrepreneurs and SMEs new to The Big House Programme. So, if you have a creative or digital business idea, are thinking about setting up a new business or becoming self-employed, or have been trading for some time, come along to find out more.

You should attend this workshop if:

  • Your business idea is in the creative and/or digital sector*, but you are not yet trading

or

  • You are a registered business or sole-trader in the creative and/or digital sector*.

and

  • You're aged 16+
  • You're based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire
  • You haven't accessed support from The Big House before

*CREATIVE & DIGITAL INDUSTRY SECTORS

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture
  • Crafts; Product, graphic and fashion design
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography
  • IT, software and computer services (including games and apps)
  • Publishing
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts

WHEN IS IT?

Wednesday 6 May

Starting at 10am and finishing at 11am. A Business Adviser will be available at the end of the workshop to answer any questions you may have or book a follow up session.

WHERE IS IT?

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT HOSTED VIA ZOOM.

HOW DO I BOOK?

This event is free, but you must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited, so make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place. Please note: If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support you will be placed on a waiting list - your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Big House Events Team.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events Team at bighouse@creativequarter.com or telephone 0115 710 0107.

WHAT IS THE BIG HOUSE PROGRAMME?

The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit bighouse.org.uk for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending. If you are not already enrolled, you will find the appropriate form at: https://bighouse.org.uk/enrolment-forms.

Please download and complete the form and bring it with you to the event, as it will be required when signing in. If you would like any further information on this event, please contact us at bighouse@creativequarter.com.

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2022.

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Wednesday 6th May 2020

10:00am - 11:00am GMT

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