Sign up for Entrepreneurs’ Forum

July 2, 2013 12:19 pm

New businesses and people thinking of starting a business are invited to attend FREE seminars aimed at addressing the challenges they may face.


The Entrepreneurs’ Forum, which has been developed by Ashfield & Mansfield Shared Regeneration Service, is part of the Ashfield and Mansfield Entrepreneurs’ Forum. These sessions are delivered by expert speakers and are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The two-hour workshops take place at The Summit Centre, Pavilion Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7LL. They all start with a 30-minute breakfast, lunch or buffet tea and are followed by a networking session.  The next workshop takes place on Friday 19 July at 12 noon and will provide advice from Gary Gorman of Paradigm Training Ltd on networking effectively and future sessions include:


  • Thursday 19 September, 7.30am – Email marketing with Jon Egley from the East Midlands eBusiness Club.
  • Thursday 7 November, 5.30pm – Cash collection techniques and overcoming reasons for non-payment with Steve Savva from Credit Management Training Ltd.


The Entrepreneurs’ Forum provides an opportunity for new businesses and people thinking of starting their own business to meet others in similar situations to share ideas and learn from each other, provide support and encourage inter-trading.  The forum also provides much-needed advice, support and information on a wide range of issues facing businesses as well as a one-to-one mentoring support programme.

The mentoring programme can provide support and motivation, help business owners to increase their business knowledge and experience, increase self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem, and provide the support necessary to deal with a wide range of business challenges.

Cllr Kate Allsop, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration at Mansfield District Council, said: “These seminars provide the ideal opportunity for people who have just started their own business or those thinking about starting a business to meet and learn from other like-minded people in similar situations.”

Cllr Warren Nuttall for Regeneration, Community Wellbeing and Corporate Services at Ashfield District Council commented that the events would provide an excellent networking opportunity. He said: “The seminars are an excellent forum for people to network, make new contacts and share best practice. They provide a positive and creative environment to help potential and new businesses to grow and I would strongly recommend them to anyone embarking on a business venture.”

More information on the Entrepreneurs’ Forum can be viewed in the brochure on our documents & links page.  To reserve your place at a future event contact us on 01623 463165 or email

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