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Know Your Market, Get Competitive

Discover why market research and other resources can boost your start up or small business to success.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshops is part of a series. It is strongly recommended that you attend all four workshops. Details of how to book are below.

This workshop will reveal how you can access market research and other information worth THOUSANDS to your business. And all FREE to use!!

Learn how to use the Business & IP Centre Manchester’s £5 million collection of UK and global business databases (including market research and company and financial information) to:

assess market potential

develop a viable business plan,

upskilling you to ‘know your market’.

At this session you will learn:​

Why market research & other sources of information are important to the success of your business idea​

How to find information on customers, market size, competitors, trends & other key data.​

The basics on conducting your own research​

How to use these tools to help complete your own business model canvas

This session is one of the modules in the Build A Business in GM Libraries core workshop programme. Other workshops:

Power Up Your Business

Intellectual Property: Protect Your Assets


To join this workshop you or your business needs to have a postcode within the following GM authorities:Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside or Trafford.

You also need to be:

The owner of a business


An aspiring entrepreneur with a business idea you want to develop.

For more information about the project go to:

Build a Business in GM Libraries is part funded by the European Union, with a grant of £1.3 million from ERDF funding, and managed by Manchester City Council. The project will run from January 2021-June 2023.


Apr 21 2022


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Stockport Central Library
Wellington Road, SK1 3RS


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