Businesses urged to get an ideas boost at free event

Councillor Kevin Cranney

Councillor Kevin Cranney

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A free workshop is being held to help people come up with new profitable business ideas.

The three-hour event – which is being held at Hartlepool College of Further Education on Thursday, March 9 – will help participants generate ideas that are natural extensions of their business and therefore easier and quicker to develop.

The easy to understand workshop – which is delivered by Excalibur (UK) Ltd as part of the Innovate Tees Valley Project and is supported by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Economic Regeneration Team – will take place from 5pm to 8pm.

It will provide an introduction to innovation; new business idea generation; generating positive thinking and enthusiasm; and developing ideas and applying for funding.

People attending the workshop will also have the opportunity to sign up for an eight-week business innovation programme.

Councillor Kevin Cranney, chairman of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Regeneration Services Committee, said: “People attending this free event will learn what innovation is and what it can do for your business, how to turn ideas into action and how to generate new business ideas and then pick the best ones. I would encourage local businesses to attend this workshop as it will also offer advice on how to fund the next stage of growth and could help generate the idea that delivers real value to your business.”

Register at www.investinhartlepool.co.uk/events