Hackney Business Week 15-18 November

The Hackney Business Week 15-18 November

Are you planning to be the next big thing? A week of free workshops will get you on the road to being the best in the business.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Hackney Council in partnership with Own-it, Fashion Enter, the Golden Company and HBV Enterprise have arranged a series of free evening workshops at the Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, Hackney E8 3ND.

How to become a market trader: 15 November, 5-8pm
Delivered by Hackney Council’s Market Services. There are 649 pitches in the five markets with market inspectors in each to provide guidance and support to new and existing traders. This seminar will provide an introduction to the support offered by the Council, including market regulations, standards and conditions for traders to work to.

How to enter the world of fashion: 16 November, 5-8pm
Delivered by Fashion Enter Ltd, which works with sister company Fashion Capital to provide support to the fashion industry and those seeking a career within it. This seminar will give an introduction to different jobs available, routes into the industry and training available.

Calling all young entrepreneurs: 17 November, 6-8pm
Delivered by the Golden Company, a social enterprise based in Hackney. This interactive seminar will guide you through the perils and pitfalls of setting up your own business including how to design and launch your own products, run a market stall and turn your ideas into reality. There will be opportunities to ask questions and pitch your ideas to a panel of young entrepreneurs.

Protect your creative ideas and intellectual property: 18 November, 5-8pm
Delivered by Own-it, an organisation which offers intellectual property (IP) advice and support for creative businesses. Being copied and someone else ripping off your creative ideas is a major concern once you start to sell, publicise and promote your creative work. Learn how to protect your ideas and find out what steps you can take to prevent others from exploiting your creative work for their own gain.
This interactive seminar will offer a basic guide to the law, covering copyright, patenting, trade marks, licensing and design rights with a focus on basic contractual issues to avoid disputes when working with clients, creative partners or your manufacturers.
The event includes an element of group exercises to test your newly gained knowledge and strengthen your confidence when adapting it to your own creative practice.

For more information, please contact:
Keeley Bergin on 020 8533 9197 or at

Further Hackney Business Week activities are being delivered by HBV Enterprise. For more information, please visit