New research has revealed that 1 in 5 Mancunians are now working for themselves – with many either running a small business or ‘side hustling’ alongside their main employment.

However, these Manchester entrepreneurs are facing some struggles when it comes to self-employment – over a third admit to feeling lonely and wishing they had more contact with people in a similar situation.

Mobile business account, ANNA Money, are hosting a new kind of networking event in Manchester at the stunning new space Cultureplex, as part of the Manchester Design Festival, for freelancers and small businesses.

The Relight Your Fire event combines both comedy and business, giving attendees the opportunity to share their stories, speak to new people and genuinely enjoy themselves.

Daljit Singh, Chief Design Officer at ANNA, said“At ANNA, we aim to provide creatives, freelancers and small businesses around the UK with the tools to cut out the boring stuff so they can spend more time doing what they love. We know that being an entrepreneur comes with its challenges and with such a high concentration of independent freelancers, start-ups in Manchester we wanted to help them relight their passion for their business, have some fun and meet other like-minded people who might be in the same boat.” 

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Event details:

  • Thursday November 21st 2019
  • Cultureplex, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP
  • Free access
  • Cold beers from 6pm with the main event kicking off at 6:30pm
  • More drinks and food at 7:30pm
  • The chance to network with a community of likeminded freelancers, sole traders and entrepreneurs.

The Relight Your Fire series is brought to you by ANNA – “Absolutely No-Nonsense Admin”. ANNA Money is a mobile business current account that also does the time-consuming admin. Ideal for small business owners, their user-friendly features include speedy creation of purchase orders and invoices.

ANNA is open to any UK resident who is a director of a limited company or non-limited business, as well as sole traders and freelancers.

For more details and tickets please go to: Design MCR – Relight Your Fir

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