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SIE Enterprise Day – Ayr Campus 17th November 2011

Are you a student or recent graduate interested in self employment, student enterprise and entrepreneurship? If YES, then this event is for you!

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise is running a pilot programme of Regional Enterprise Days, taking place in five locations across Scotland during November in Aberdeen, Dundee, Ayr, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Intended to inspire students to think about enterprise and entrepreneurship, they are open to all students and feature workshops on how to get started, innovation, and opportunities to put questions to business experts.

The Ayr Regional Enterprise Day provides a full day of workshops and enterprise activities to help raise awareness of student entrepreneurship and local opportunities.  Sessions take place at the Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

“Getting Started” – 1.15pm -2.00pm
Meet young entrepreneurs running their own ventures and hear how they got started at university or on graduation. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and find out where to go for advice and support.

“What makes a good idea a good business idea?” – 2.00pm – 2.45pm
You have your good idea but now you are looking to turn that idea into a new venture that makes you money. This session will help you validate your good idea and decide whether you are on the right track for setting up a business.

“The Practicalities of Setting up a Creative Practice” – 3.00.pm – 3.45pm
This session will guide you through the steps involved in setting up a new creative practice, from how you actually go about it and finding the funding, to getting some traction in the market and developing your brand and reputation.

“Breaking the Rules” – 4.15pm – 5.00pm
An inspirational session from the Managing Director of one of Scotland’s most exciting and innovative Digital Agencies. Fatbuzz provide clients with a range of services including design, video production, marketing, social media and event management, Gordon will look at how innovations in media and digital design are changing the way people do business and communicate, and the opportunities this presents for entrepreneurs interested in creative industries and social media and marketing.

“Ask the Experts” – 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Throughout the afternoon there is the opportunity to meet advisers from PSYBT, Scottish Institute for Enterprise and UWS and get more information on setting up a business or feedback on your idea. Or simply pick up some information from their stands.

If you would like to attend, please register your interest here. If you have any questions, please email info@sie.ac.uk or telephone 0141 330 8793. SIE will aim to contact registrants approx 1 week before the event to confirm which individual sessions you would like to attend.

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