Innovation master class at Newcastle City Library offered for FSB members

Free advice is to be offered for FSB members on everything from marketing to creativity at Newcastle City Library

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon

A business master class is to be held for Federation of Small Business (FSB) members, encouraging them to innovate.

The free event at Newcastle City Library, which runs between 9:30am and 1pm on September 11, is being led by the Business & IP Centre Newcastle.

Its main objective is to support fledging SMEs that want to grow, but feel restricted by lack of time and creative inspiration.

Ted Salmon, FSB North East regional chairman, said: “We are always looking at ways to support our members to grow their business and enter new markets.

“The innovation event brings together leading experts to offer hands-on guidance that they can easily implement, in a compact event that won’t take over their whole day.”

The Business & IP Centre Newcastle is a partnership made up of Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Science City, Northumbria University and the British Library, with support from the European Regional Development Fund.

Manager Luke Burton said: “We meet lots of entrepreneurs and SME owners who are just so busy ensuring they are delivering on their monthly obligations that they either run out of time or steam, to innovate.

“Together with FSB we want to offer practical advice that these business leaders can utilise, whether it be a marketing tactic to better profile their company, or a creative execution to help win business.”

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