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Start your own business?. Derby Room, Leigh Library 30 March 2011. Organised by LASARS and Leigh Community Integration Project, with assistance from Greater Manchester Black and Minority Ethnic Network and Refugee Action. What was it for?.

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derby room leigh library 30 march 2011
Derby Room, Leigh Library 30 March 2011
  • Organised by LASARS and Leigh Community Integration Project, with assistance from Greater Manchester Black and Minority Ethnic Network and Refugee Action
what was it for
What was it for?
  • To inspire members of the refugee community to think about starting a business or social enterprise.
  • To help refugees to make contact with organisations that can help take these ideas forward.
what happened
What happened?

25 refugees attended.

Why so much interest?

Refugees are good at business!

Marks and Spencer, Burtons, Pataks

blue orchid
Blue Orchid

Business Training Courses:

Market research, Business planning, Finance

social enterprises
Social Enterprises

Can Wigan Council

help?

  • Enterprise coaches?
  • Grants?
a local entrepreneur
A local entrepreneur

The first supplier of halal meat and specialist Asian food in Leigh.

  • AsimYassin – talked about what it is like to start up your own business: lonely, exciting, risky.
discussion
Discussion:

Working lunch

Business ideas

  • Catering
  • Hairdressing
  • Import/ Export
  • Food processing (African)
what ideas
What ideas?

Paul Carroll , an “Enterprise Coach” has met with 5 refugees this week to help them explore the idea of starting up their own business.

Refugees are attending 3 training sessions from the HMRC on tax and running your own business.

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