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ASPIRING entrepreneurs have been given the perfect boost to their plans to start up in business.

A new weekly advice scheme has started in Hartlepool, offering advice and one-to-one sessions for would-be bosses - all from the comfort of the Central Library in York Road.

The Enterprising Libraries project has arrived in town. A taster session was held to gauge the interest and the Enterprising Libraries project officer Alex Joel said: “We’ve had people come in to find out more but it is also about networking.”

Next to come is a programme of events which kicks off next month. It will encourage women to find out more about starting up in business.

And Alex is also planning weekly drop-in sessions at the Central Library on Wednesdays, from 10am to 4pm. They will include free one-to-one session.

Enterprising Libraries is an Arts Council-funded initiative aimed at supporting economic growth.

The scheme’s target is to turn library spaces into incubator areas for business ideas by providing coaching and advice.

To find out more about Enterprising Libraries, contact Alex Joel on email at




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