Barnstaple Library will be hosting a line-up of speakers and creative workshops for people looking to start their own business. The free Start-Up day, sponsored by North Devon Council, will include experts from Google, Companies House, Natwest and Salt Media. The event on Thursday, September 21, is designed to motivate budding entrepreneurs, helping them turn their business ideas into a reality, whilst providing the opportunity for like-minded people to mingle and network. The day will commence at 9am in the library with a free networking breakfast and will include two keynote sessions with representatives from Google, who will reveal top hints and tips in developing successful social media strategies and using Google Analytics. Other speakers throughout the day will include James Court from Natwest Bank, Neil Butler from Companies House, Tom Moore from Stephens Scown and Nick Cooper from Salt Media. Sessions will navigate essential topics from social media and public relations strategies, to book keeping, design and marketing. Also on offer will be creative workshops on 2D and 3D design with Exeter Librarys FabLab Devon. Anyone interested in attending should register online for the event, which will include refreshments, lunch and networking opportunities. The day will come to a close at 4.50pm. Councillor Pat Barker, executive member for economic development at North Devon Council, said: This is a hugely impressive line-up of speakers and workshops for our town, thanks to Libraries Unlimited. The day has been designed to help support those that are early on in their business journey, and the topics span a range of essential topics for anyone considering setting up their own business. Our town is buzzing with creativity and ambition, and this day is full of information, advice, support and creative ideas for everyone. We are very proud to be a part of it and look forward to bringing our business community together in our fantastic town library. For further information and to book your place visit, bit.ly\/Start-upDay.