Support includes: Drop-ins, network meetings, structured courses in enterprise set-up, signposting, hot desk work space, feasability studies and research, finance and investment. Most support is free / pro-bono (workspace and research is paid for).

  • Weekly drop-in for entrepreneurs (9-12 on Wednesdays ): support, info-sharing, reducing isolation
  • Free network meeting (5.30-7pm last Wednesday of the month): to practice networking skills and to hear a topical speaker and Q&A's
  • Structured courses in how to start up an enterprise
  • Signposting for appropriate information
  • Hot desk work space in an office environment
  • Feasibility studies and research
  • Finance - particularly investment

Wednesday morning drop-ins are at the Pod enterprise creation hub: 141-143 Princess Road, M14 4RE. Tel 0161 375 5222 info@thepodmcr.co.uk
Hot desk charges: £40 per month for 40 hours
S
erviced office space: from £150 per month
Registered business address: £48 per year or visit the website www.thepodmcr.co.uk or phone and leave a message

Support Reach: 
GM Wide
Bolton
Bury
Manchester
Oldham
Rochdale
Salford
Stockport
Tameside
Trafford
Wigan
Types of support on offer: 
Business/finance/accounting support
Development, strategy & capacity building
Finance & funding (supporting access to)
Governance and legal structures
HR & staff/volunteer management
Marketing/social media support
Networking/business & promotional opportunities
Research
Start-up support/advice
Training/learning
Work space