A top line-up for entrepreneurs

A NEW calendar of networking events has been set up for entrepreneurs in Hartlepool.

Monthly meetings from September to April are being planned by the Hartlepool Business Forum.

They will take place at Hartlepool College of Further Education conference centre.

The meetings will start with a buffet at 5.15pm followed by presentations from 6pm.

The full line-up is – Thursday, September 22: Business networking safari with tour guide John Megson.

Thursday, October 20: Top 10 marketing tips with Chris Grieveson from the Hartlepool Mail, Samantha Lee from Publicity Seekers and others to be announced.

Thursday, November 24: Social media revealed with Pascal Fintoni from the Centre for E-Business.

Thursday, January 26: How to win contracts with Graham Frankland from Hartlepool Borough Council, Elaine Wyllie from NE Procurement Services for NHS and others.

Thursday, February 23: How to fund your business with representatives of banks, local authority and other organisations.

Thursday, March 29: How to get more for less with representatives from Sora Consultants and Hartlepool College of Further Education.

Thursday, April 14: An event called An Audience With in which a high-profile speaker yet to be announced will talk about their experiences.

For more information contact Mr Megson via the Hartlepool Enterprise Centre in Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 8EY, tel (01429) 867677, fax (01429) 264304 or email john.megson5@ntlworld.com. For more details visit www.hartlepoolbusinessforum.co.uk