Libraries supporting start ups, entrepreneurs and jobseekers across the north west

Blazing A Trail - fashion on the edge

Getting your foot in the door of any creative industry can be challenging.

Hear from our panel of experts about their experience in the world of Fashion.
Pick up top tips for climbing the ladder of success.

The panel includes:

Adnan Bayyat
, avant garde and couture designer
Nicola Hebson
, Curiosity Shop & Dead Good Jewellery
Sarah Johnson
, McQueen Independent
Sonia Ayaz
, designer

Book now!


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Visit the Google Digital Garage in Manchester Central Library

Google are offering free digital masterclasses for your business as well as one-to-one mentoring sessions with their digital experts.

The Garage is open Monday to Saturday, until 7pm Mon-Thurs and until 5pm on Fri-Sat.

For more details and to book go to:

You can also read about it in this story in Manchester Evening News!

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Looking for work?
Changing career?

Take a look at our info for Jobseekers and prepare for success! Don't forget libraries can be your office - research industries and companies, read about how to write a winning CV, and use a PC to apply online.


Sonia Ayaz

Sonia is our Library Entrepreneur at Manchester Central Library!

Read her blog and find out how libraries are helping her to launch her cruelty-free range of handbags.

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Our service

Ask About Business is a partnership between twelve library authorities across the north west.

Led by Manchester Libraries, Information & Archives service, Ask About Business provides information through libraries to support:

  • Pre-start and new businesses
  • SMEs
  • Jobseekers
  • Consumers
  • Inventors
  • Business students


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