Open Doors - An introduction to The Big House Programme 9.30-11.30am and 1.00-3.00pm

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This workshop will introduce you to all the FREE tailored support available to you through The Big House, provide an initial assessment of your business, and direct your next steps

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Whether you have a creative or digital business idea, recently started up a creative or digital business or have been trading as one for some time, this 'Open Doors' workshop will introduce you to all the FREE tailored advice and support available to you through The Big House programme, provide an initial assessment of your business, and direct your next steps to set your business on its way.


During the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your business ideas and plans with an expert advisor and map out a programme of free business support that will help you to achieve your business ambitions.

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
  • Testimonials from people who have already benefitted from the programme
  • An assessment of where you are now and what you would like to achieve
  • Tailored recommendations for workshops and events to help your specific business
  • The chance to meet other new creative and digital businesses
  • Planning your next steps!


Open Doors is an informal and small group workshop for anyone who has an business idea, is thinking about setting up a new business or becoming self-employed, has set up a business recently or has been trading for some time. You should attend this workshop if:

  • Your idea or business is in the creative and/or digital sector.
  • You're aged 16+
  • You're based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire


Spaces are limited so please make sure to book today to guarantee your place.

There are two opportunities to attend this workshop:

9.30-11.30am and 1.00-3.00pm on Thursday 30th August

To book a place on this event, please email Insan Farooqi at stating which time you would prefer.

These workshops are FREE but you need to be enrolled with The Big House programme to attend. If you haven't already enrolled you can do so at the workshop or follow the instructions below.


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


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 here

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


The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events and access to funding grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. To find out more please visit our website

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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Thursday 30th August 2018

9:30am - 15:00pm GMT

Unit 36, Avenue C
Sneinton Market
England, NG1 1DW, United Kingdom

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