Dragons Den 2012

Flintshire Enterprise Club for budding business entrepreneurs – starts soon

The Flintshire Business Entrepreneurship Network being led by Comtek’s CEO Askar Sheibani announces a six month Flintshire Enterprise Club starting in January 2013.

If you’d like to find out what it takes to become an entrepreneur, get tips about how to develop a good business idea, discover who might invest in your business, and how social media may help, then Flintshire Enterprise Club could be just for you. Flintshire Enterprise Club starts on Friday 11 January 2013 and will meet regularly at John Summers Community Campus, from 9.30am to 12 noon.

There will be a series of professional workshops over six months including:

  • How to start your business
  • Researching your market
  • Managing your business
  • Pricing your product
  • Managing your business finances.

There will also be opportunities to visit businesses in the area, networking opportunities, and inspirational guest speakers. Budding young entreprenueurs and social entrepreneurs will get additional mentoring and support during the programme.

Councillor Peter Macfarlane, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Leisure, said:
“The Flintshire Enterprise Club follows on from our very successful Dragons’ Den Cymru, and both are part of the excellent work that is taking place through the newly established Flintshire Business Entrepreneurship Network. I would encourage anyone thinking of starting their own business to consider joining the Flintshire Enterprise Club. Helping local people in their search for suitable employment in today’s job market is key to all round mutual success.”

The Flintshire Business Entrepreneurship Network is being led by Askar Sheibani, Chair of the Deeside Enterprise Zone board and the Deeside Industrial Park Business Forum, Askar is the Welsh Government’s Business Entrepreneurship Champion and CEO of telecoms repair company Comtek.

Askar Shebani said:

“The Welsh Government has chosen Flintshire as a pilot region for this forward-thinking scheme, and its support is enabling the community and council to invest in local young entrepreneurs. With the help of Flintshire Council, the Welsh Government, has recognised the importance of utilising existing local business leaders, to provide a support network to nourish such a raft of emerging talent in Flintshire. The Flintshire Enterprise Club creates a rich environment where budding entrepreneurs can learn from the experience of those at the forefront of business and can be advised on how best to take advantage of opportunities. A pioneering scheme, this investment in the local community, will undoubtedly invigorate the local economy and society for years to come.”

Flintshire Enterprise Club is open to all ages, and anyone who has a desire to start their own business or a social enterprise is welcome to apply.

For more information, contact Communities First on 01244 846090, where you can register and speak to a member of the team.

Pictured are the Dragons’ Den Cymru Young Entrepreneurs- who are now members of the Flintshire Enterprise Club – with their business supporters: