Each year Startup Portsmouth organise a start-up community summit for people in the City considering starting their own business. At this free summit budding business owners can interact with each other as well as local support providers to share ideas and experiences and support one another in their start-up endeavours.
You can drop in at anytime between 12am and 2:30pm on the day and talk to our market stall holders or take part in any of the free parallel learning sessions being offered throughout the day.
“Business is easy, especially now you can do it all online” - but is it? Hear from seasoned professionals about the ups and downs, the pitfalls and benefits of running an online business.
Spoken to a marketing firm? Been told you need a logo, website, social media presence, press releases, key messages . . . . the list goes on. If I am just starting out, what do I really have to have and what could I leave until later? This session should give you the answers.
These days there are thousands of cottage industries from food to clothing all hoping one day to be the next M&S. Hear retail success stories and learn more about how to stay in the game.
Business can be lonely and there isn’t always a colleague to talk to. Wondered if you can have the benefits of advice and support and be a sole trader. Hear how businesses are supporting each other with events, advice, support and money across industries and see what is right for you.
Got an idea? Want a bit more confidence before you throw your heart and soul into it? You can pitch your idea for five minutes and get five minutes instead feedback from our panel of entrepreneurs and business people and gauge whether you’re ready to get going.
It’s a popular question with answers so varied that often there’s a lot to know before you start your life as a social entrepreneur. Hear from people who have done it and are going strong about what it means to be a social entrepreneur and how they achieved success.
Got a number of fiddly questions? Tax return, copyright, when’s a contract a contract, do I need a mentor . . .etc? In this session you’ll be free to sit and ask direct questions of experts and move around to make sure you get all of your questions answered.
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