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Colony Selected to Host Mastercard's 'Thrive Street' 2023 Event

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23 May 2023

Join Mastercard UK at Colony One Silk St for a day full of tailored free workshops and masterclasses, focused on supporting small businesses by giving them the tools and resources to grow and thrive!

Elevate Your Small Business Growth at 'Thrive Street' in Manchester: Join Us for Masterclasses, Networking, and Refreshments!

We are thrilled to announce that our Colony One Silk St coworking space has been selected as the host venue for the second edition of Mastercard's 'Thrive Street' event in Manchester! As part of the Strive UK initiative, this event aims to empower micro and small businesses in the digital economy. We invite you to join us for a day filled with insightful masterclasses, valuable networking opportunities, and delicious refreshments.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday 7th June

Location: Colony One Silk St, Manchester, M4 6AQ

Registration: Free for all members

Empower Your Business with 'Thrive Street':

'Thrive Street' is designed to support the growth and success of small businesses by offering free business masterclasses, networking sessions, and refreshments. Join us for an enriching day where you can learn from industry experts, connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, and fuel your business growth.

Event Itinerary (subject to change):

12:00 - 13:00: Arrival and buffet lunch (light refreshments available throughout the day)

13:00 – 13:10: Introduction from Holly Moore (10 minutes)

13:10 – 13:45: Masterclass 1 – Anna Jones, social media and creative storytelling (35 minutes)

13:50 – 14:25: Masterclass 2 – Saloma Kelly, Instagram reels (35 minutes)

14:30 – 15:15: Masterclass 3 – Atinuke Awe, Pitching for funds, accessing alternative finance, fireside discussion (45 minutes)

15:20 – 15:45: Masterclass 4 – Daniel Edwards, importance of research (35 minutes)

15:50 - 16:35: Masterclass 5 - TBC (Santander) (45 minutes)

16:40 – 16:55: Closing words from Holly Moore (15 minutes)

17:00 – 19:00: Networking session (alcoholic drinks available)

Expand Your Network and Collaborate:

After the masterclasses, we invite you to stay for a networking session from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded business owners who face similar challenges. Forge new relationships, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations that can drive your business forward.

Enjoy Refreshments:

Throughout the day, light refreshments will be available to keep you energized and focused.

Join the Strive UK Movement:

By participating in 'Thrive Street,' you become part of the larger Strive UK movement, which has already supported over half a million small business owners across the country. This initiative complements government programs like Help to Grow, focusing on inclusive growth and empowering micro and small businesses in the digital age.

We are excited to host the second edition of Mastercard's 'Thrive Street' event at our Silk St workspace in Manchester. Join us on Wednesday 7th June for a day filled with knowledge, networking, and refreshments. Learn from expert speakers, expand your network, and discover new opportunities for your business growth.

Remember, 'Thrive Street' is free for all our members and participants. Be sure to mark your calendars and register to secure your spot.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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