Calling Liverpool Entrepreneurs!
IN a city
gearing up to be Capital of Culture in 2008 attracting increased
investment and development, a brand new opportunity is about to roll
into town. Liverpool business owners will be able to access new
markets through the award-winning, but quirkily titled, Bacon, Eggs
and Entrepreneurs (BEE) when the 15th BEE branch opens at the Tate
Gallery Café, Albert Docks at 9am on Tuesday, 13th February.
Liverpool businesspeople are welcome to come along to a
"taster" meeting, by logging on to
And if they decide to join, they will become part of the UK’s most
cost-effective, independent business events network, able to attend,
free of charge, some 200 BEE networking events for over 10,000
entrepreneurs throughout the UK during 2007. The BEE branch
locations have a strong bias towards the NW, Midlands and Scotland.
BEE is designed to boost opportunities for ambitious business
owners. through networking: an activity this week endorsed by
Margaret Hodge, Minister for Industry and the Regions during
International Enterprise Week, who said: "I think you gain
more from networking than any other form of business support".
The Liverpool meetings will follow the BEE winning formula of
monthly networking events plus large scale speed networking
BEE founder, Tricia Fox says:- "We’re different because we
promise no horrendous early starts (so you can get the children to
school), no speeches, no set meals and no event fees. Just informal,
flexible meetings in settings conducive to effective networking. New
members tell me ‘I just feel comfortable here’."
Tricia Fox says:- "There’s something about BEE events that
removes the intimidating feeling you get when walking into a roomful
of strangers on your own. You don’t even need to put on a suit
unless you want to, and you can drop in at any time between 9-11am
and stay for as long as you want.
Business is all about people relationships. Even e-commerce
businesses need good people to man the machines and there should be
plenty of new e-business owners coming through the University of
Liverpool’s innovative degree in e-business, the first in the UK.
Whether you’re looking for staff, suppliers, investors, advisers,
new business partners or new customers, it’s all much easier to
handle face-to-face. You quite literally look for people you can do
While getting together with other business people may seem less
important than your core business activities in the short term, it
is actually vital to feed potential clients into the pipeline to
ensure your long term business success. And business owners are
often very isolated. To bounce ideas with peers about what works and
what doesn’t is a great way to find practical business solutions. As
a marketer, I think that teaming up with complementary businesses to
extend mutual referrals is the cheapest way to create a really
effective sales-force, where your peers recommend you to others.
That’s why effective networking opportunities give local businesses
a real economic advantage if they use them well, and we have support
tools online to help them achieve the most from a BEE meeting. Plus
a wealth of practical no-nonsense online business resources. Plus a
free online showcase for BEE members in our directory. We’re looking
forward to seeing Liverpool entrepreneurs in there."
Lancashire Business Fair 2007, Southport Floral Hall!
IT is back
again, the Lancashire Business Fair will be held on the Tuesday 27
February 2007, 10.30am to 3.30pm. With 50+ exhibitors, over 700
visitors and excellent networking opportunities, not forgetting free
wine tasting (Portland Wine Cellars), Chance to Win A Years Free
Golf (Hurlston Hall Golf Club) and FREE seminar programme including
winning public sector contracts, making advertising pay, do your own
market research, successful marketing on a shoestring, how to get
paid in full and on time as well as finding European business
Partners! All this is FREE to any one who wants to visit! For more
details, contact Liverpool BA on 0151 709 8932 or visit
Other dates for your diary is you can
not make this one are as follows:-
Manchester Business Fair. 27 March 2007 in the Sheridan (Second
City) Suite, 371 Oldham Rd. from 11am to 4pm.
City of Liverpool Business Fair. 1 May 2007 in the Liverpool Town
Hall, from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Fatal road traffic collision on Alexandra Road, Southport
Police are now appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision
which occurred at around 9.45am on Wednesday 7 February 2007 in
Queens Road near to the junction with Alexandra Road, Southport,
Merseyside Police have told us that:- "A blue-coloured
Volkswagen Transporter transit-sized van was travelling along
Alexandra Road, away from the town centre, when it collided with a
blue-coloured Toyota Yaris which was being driven towards Southport
The front seat passenger in the Toyota Yaris, who was a local, 72
year old woman was taken to Southport General Hospital where she
died from her injuries on Thursday 8 February 2007."
Anyone who witnessed or has information about the incident is asked
to contact officers on 0151 777 5730 or contact Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.
Robbery outside Roberto's Restaurant, Southport
Merseyside Police at:- "About 10.45am on Friday 2 February
2007 a local delivery driver called to the rear of Roberto’s
restaurant on Stanley Street. After he made a delivery nearby, he
returned to his white transit van and was approached by two men. The
driver of the van was threatened and a small blue metallic safe
taken from his van.
Both men ran off along Stanley Street towards Bold Street. The
driver was unable to see the faces of the thieves, however, they
were wearing identical, distinctive clothing.
The first offenders is described as being, 5’9” to 5’10” tall, of
slim build, wearing a grey fleece hooded top with diagonal pockets
and highly patterned camouflage trousers. He spoke with a local
The second offender is described as being about 5’7”
to 5’8” tall, of slim build, wearing a grey fleece hooded top and
highly patterned camouflage trousers.
The stolen safe was empty and has not been recovered, it is 2’ x 2’x
1.5’ deep and is metallic but painted light blue with two metallic
handles on either side."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800