News release: Got a good idea? It could earn you some money!

Media and Promotion Office (2003) News release: Got a good idea? It could earn you some money! Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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Budding Richard Bransons and Anita Roddicks will be learning valuable lessons from
the professionals this week.
'Want to start your own Business' is a special event for students organised by the Harris
Innovation Centre at the University of Central Lancashire, on Wednesday 19 March.
Guest speakers include Meena Pathak from Pathak's Foods and Chris Hodgen from
Absolute Media, both of whom will bring their own experiences and a wealth of
expertise to assist would-be entrepreneurs.
The full day programme will consist of seminars designed to tackle all aspects of
starting your own business, from spotting the initial gap in the market, constructing a
business plan and raising the finance, to an analysis of why some businesses fail.
"This is THE event for all budding entrepreneurs", says Innovation Officer, Peter
Rawling. "We are trying to help all students who've ever thought about running a
business by giving them a comprehensive overview of all the aspects they need to
consider from professionals and experts in their field."
The Harris Innovation Centre is based at the Harris Knowledge Park, University of
Central Lancashire on Garstang Road. "The Innovation Centre focuses mainly on
helping staff and students adopt and market their own business concepts through the
University, helping to bridge the gap between the academic and the commercial worlds.
14 March 2003
Photo opportunity: 'Want to start your own Business?' will be held from 9 am to 5 pm
at the Harris Conference Centre, Garstang Road, Preston. Journalists and photographers
are invited to attend the event between 12noon (after Meena Pathak's talk) and 2.00pm.
For further information, please contact Peter Rawling, Innovation Officer, Harris
Knowledge Park, tel: 01772 894491.

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