Global Entrepreneurship Week – the world’s largest festival of entrepreneurship and Gosport is part of it.

Gosport Borough Council leads a local partnership to stage a programme of activities to engage with residents starting their own business and established small businesses to promote the advice and support available to them.

The other partners are Enterprise First, Basepoint Gosport, the Gosport Discovery Centre, Caroline Dinenage MP and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.  Support is also provided by local business leaders and professional services firms who share their entrepreneurship stories and top tips on starting and running a successful business.

The annual programme of FREE events is staged each November to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship (GEW) under the banner of Enterprising Gosport and is now in its fourth year.

GEW 2017 Enterprising Gosport Programme (and watch this space for updates)

Meet Your Local Experts

  • Wednesday 15th November 1800-2000 at Basepoint Gosport, Aerodrome Road PO13 0FQ
  • local independent professional services firms and business owners give their top tips on starting and running a business
  • topics to be covered include
    • employing staff
    • marketing
    • sales
    • social media
    • accounting
    • funding
  • network with the keynote speakers and fellow attendees over refreshments
  • booking required via email or telephone 01329 848700
  • Sponsored and hosted by Basepoint Gosport, supported by Enterprise First and Gosport Borough Council

Gosport Informal Networking (GIN) @ The Boat House

  • Thursday 16th November 0930-1200 at the Boat House Cafe, Gosport Marina PO12 1AH
  • a free networking club for start-ups and small businesses that meets every two months
  • chat with your peers over tea/coffee about starting and running a business and make new contacts whilst overlooking Portsmouth Harbour
  • book your place via Eventbrite
  • facilitated by Enterprise First and supported by Gosport Borough Council

Gosport Enterprise Fair 2017

  • Friday 17th November 1330-1630 at the Jervis Gallery, St Vincent College, Mill Lane PO12 4QA
  • local entrepreneurs from a range of sectors share their business start-up stories and tips for success, including
  • ‘women in enterprise’ panel discussion and audience Q&A chaired by Caroline Dinenage MP
  • networking exhibition with organisations that can help you start and grow your business
  • booking required via email
  • hosted by Caroline Dinenage MP and sponsored by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and Gosport Borough Council
  • over 100 people attended GEF 2016

How To Make Self Employment Work For You

  • Tuesday 21st November 1000-1600 at the Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street PO12 1BT
  • a short course to learn the methods and procedures necessary to make a success of self-employment
  • to book your place call the Discovery Centre on 023 9252 3463 or pop in to reserve your place
  • hosted and delivered by Gosport Discovery Centre

Web Design For Your Business

  • Tuesday 28th November 1000-1600 at the Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street PO12 1BT
  • a short course to introduce the concepts of website creation and hosting, using the WordPress platform
  • to book your place call the Discovery Centre on 023 9252 3463 or pop in to reception
  • hosted and delivered by Gosport Discovery Centre