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Do you have a business that you want to start up? Or an initiative or project that would benefit your local community – and need some help?

Allia Future Business Centre is running a new series of free workshops that give you practical support and professional advice to help you get your idea off the ground.

We speak to Emma Mee, programme manager at Allia, about the new support programmes, and Lucy Amos, who will deliver the one of the sessions, to get a heads up about who can apply and what people can expect.

Allia’s mission is to support businesses and early-stage ventures to create positive impact and bring opportunities and employment to their local community, as they thrive and grow. With funding support from Cambridge City Council, their new programme is aimed at those who live and / or work within Cambridge – to offer free business advice and practical support in four separate sessions, held at their Future Business Centre on King’s Hedges Road.

The Future 20 Launch at Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge on June 21, 2019 (21560940)
The Future 20 Launch at Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge on June 21, 2019 (21560940)

“We want to reach new entrepreneurs and people with the ambition of starting something new in Cambridge,” Emma explains. “Ideally, we’re looking for social ventures or impact-focused start-ups in particular, though we’d like to help any business or project that would have positive impact on its local community. Someone might have an idea based around a local problem, or a business idea that would improve local spaces or people’s lives.”

Lucy, who will deliver the first workshop on marketing, says “This session equips people with easy and simple marketing tips, and is aimed for those with little or no previous marketing experience. Digital marketing can be quite daunting, but this workshop gives accessible and non-technical advice so that anyone can try it out – and start seeing results.”

Emma Mee, of Allia (21560947)
Emma Mee, of Allia (21560947)

People can attend one or all of the four sessions, that are planned for the next few months:

  • Marketing to make your impact: December 13, 2019
  • Impact measurement and management: January 14, 2020
  • 7 steps to purpose: get unstuck and do what matters most: January 16, 2020

The final workshop will be announced in the new year.

For more information and to book a place, go to bit.ly/FBC-workshops

Allia Future Business Centre, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2HY

hello@futurebusinesscentre.co.uk | 01223 781200 | www.futurebusinesscentre.co.uk

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