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Business Breakfast – Social Media for Young Businesses (Halifax)

Social Media for Young Businesses (Halifax)

08.30-09.00 Registration and breakfast
09.00-10.00 Presentations
10.00-10.30 Networking opportunity

The University Business Centre in Halifax with funding from the Adventure Project Invites business working in the Digital sector in Calderdale to join us for a series of monthly breakfast events. These events aim to provide a place for businesses to gain new knowledge and skills and network with other people working in the sector. Our sixth breakfast seminar will focus on social media for young businesses. Sarah Allison will be the guest speaker for this event.

Sarah is a social media trainer, lecturer, and consultant who wants to help you improve your digital skills so you can land your dream job, make more connections or win more business. 

The landscape is changing quickly and so many business owners and professionals feel that they just aren’t ready for it. Perhaps you feel that way?

Sarah will provide tips, advice and practical examples on how best to benefit from the use of social media. She sees it as her job to be constantly learning, keeping up to date with trends and technologies and applying new techniques so she can share them with you in order for you to fast track your journey.

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Am I eligible?

The AD:VENTURE project is aimed at providing support to young and growing businesses with an eligibility focus on:

  • SMEs under 3 years old
  • Based in the Leeds City Region
  • Trading in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality)
  • Commitment and plans for achieving growth in turnover and creation of jobs

Business Workshop in Bradford – Marketing for Growth

Business Workshop in Bradford – Marketing for Growth

  • Have you just started your business and want to ensure you have the correct marketing strategy in place?

  • Do you struggle to keep on top of all the new digital technologies and platforms, or which you should be focusing on?

  • Do you need a marketing plan that you can take away and implement tomorrow?

Led by digital strategist Jonny Ross from Fleek Marketing (one of Yorkshire Business Insider’s ‘42 under 42’), this 3 hour marketing masterclass gives an overview of all the main marketing channels and social media platforms, explaining how to use them and exploring which ones are best to reach different target audiences.

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Date And Time

Tue, 9 April 2019

09:30 – 12:30 BST

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Location

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Devere House

Vicar Lane, Little Germany

Bradford

BD1 5AH

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The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

Social Media Masterclass York

Social Media Masterclass York

Bring along your laptop or device and make some updates to your social media as we work together throughout the day at this one day workshop.

We will also be exploring social advertising in more detail during the day and starting to develop a social media strategy specifically for your business.

Course Outcomes:

  • Create a focused and achievable marketing strategy for your business
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of how to optimise and gain more from LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ and more
  • Achieve results in marketing, advertising and business development by mastering current techniques on social media
  • Learn the shortcuts and tips to improve your social media knowledge and efficiency
  • Learn how to manage a crisis / incident on social media
  • This workshop is being delivered by Janet Bebb from Social Progress.

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There will be a half an hour break during the day. A light lunch will be provided.

Date And Time

Fri, 12 April 2019

10:00 – 16:00 BST

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Location

Innovation Centre

Smart Suite, IT Centre

York Science Park, Innovation Way

Heslington, York

YO10 5DG

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The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

Business Workshop York – Marketing for Growth

Business Workshop York – Marketing for Growth

  • Have you just started your business and want to ensure you have the correct marketing strategy in place?

  • Do you struggle to keep on top of all the new digital technologies and platforms, or which you should be focusing on?

  • Do you need a marketing plan that you can take away and implement tomorrow?

Led by digital strategist Jonny Ross from Fleek Marketing (one of Yorkshire Business Insider’s ‘42 under 42’), this 3 hour marketing masterclass gives an overview of all the main marketing channels and social media platforms, explaining how to use them and exploring which ones are best to reach different target audiences.

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Date And Time

Thu, 28 March 2019

09:30 – 12:30 GMT

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Location

Innovation Centre

Smart Suite, IT Centre, York Science Park

Innovation Way, Heslington

York

YO10 5DG

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The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

Social Media for Young Businesses (Halifax)

Business Breakfast – Social Media for Young Businesses (Halifax)

08.30-09.00 Registration and breakfast
09.00-10.00 Presentations
10.00-10.30 Networking opportunity

The University Business Centre in Halifax with funding from the Adventure Project invites business working in the Digital sector in Calderdale to join us for a series of monthly breakfast events. These events aim to provide a place for businesses to gain new knowledge and skills and network with other people working in the sector.

Our sixth breakfast seminar will focus on social media for young businesses. Sarah Allison will be the guest speaker for this event.

Sarah is a social media trainer, lecturer, and consultant who wants to help you improve your digital skills so you can land your dream job, make more connections or win more business.

The landscape is changing quickly and so many business owners and professionals feel that they just aren’t ready for it. Perhaps you feel that way?

Sarah will provide tips, advice and practical examples on how best to benefit from the use of social media. She sees it as her job to be constantly learning, keeping up to date with trends and technologies and applying new techniques so she can share them with you in order for you to fast track your journey.

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Date and Time

Fri, 29 March 2019

08:30 – 10:30 GMT

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Location

University Business Centre – Halifax

Piece Mill

27 Horton Street

Leeds

HX1 1QE

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Am I eligible?

The AD:VENTURE project is aimed at providing support to young and growing businesses with an eligibility focus on:

  • SMEs under 3 years old
  • Based in the Leeds City Region
  • Trading in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality)
  • Commitment and plans for achieving growth in turnover and creation of jobs

Kirklees Business Conference 2019

Kirklees Business Conference 2019


Wednesday 13 March 2019
8.00am – 2.30pm
The John Smith’s Stadium, HD1 6PG

Huddersfield’s largest B2B event is back for 2019!

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What is Kirklees Business Conference (KBC)? Why attend?

  • Organised by the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, representing local businesses for over 166 years.
  • Largest B2B event in Huddersfield, with over 550 attendees in March 2018.
  • A one-day opportunity for your business to grow your network, get supported and represented.
  • Exclusive networking opportunities to get connected and meet potential clients.
  • The seminar programme is at the forefront of business needs and delivered by local and national experts.
  • 43 stand exhibition with sponsorship opportunities to get your brand front and centre.
  • Hosted in a Premier League stadium easily accessed from M62 and via the rail network.

Where is Kirklees?

 

 

 

 

 


Venue: The John Smith’s Stadium


KBC 2019 will feature:

  • 43 Stand exhibition, showcasing local businesses.
  • ‘Kirklees: the place to make it’ panel discussion.
  • Expert seminars on the ‘Psychology of Pricing’ and ‘The Power of PR.’
  • 3 Drop-in business clinics
  • Exclusive networking opportunities including the Business Breakfast and Business Lunch.

Basics of Social Media Workshop

Basics of Social Media

Every business these days can benefit from social media marketing. Each business needs to understand which platforms can work for them, how to develop a social media strategy, and what type of content works well to make it all come together. This workshop is the perfect introduction to Social Media for Business.

Overview

  • Why social media marketing matters to your business
  • How to find the right social media channels
  • Building a basic social media strategy & plan
  • Exploring social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest & more
  • Basic principles of social advertising
  • How to communicate online with customers
  • Creating eye-catching content
  • Apps, Tools and Platforms to help work smarter not harder
  • Social Media Branding

Business Benefits

  • Having a clear focus and social media strategy to work through

  • How each social media channel functions
  • Understand where to focus your efforts online and why
  • How social media marketing will benefit your business
  • Basics of social advertising

How to use apps, tools and platforms for your social media marketing and content creation

This workshop is being delivered by Janet Bebb from Social Progress.

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Date And Time

Tue, 2 April 2019

09:30 – 12:30 BST

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Location

Wakefield Town Hall

Old Court Room

Wood Street

Wakefield

WF1 2HQ

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Think Big…..Think AD:VENTURE

Delivering expert help and advice to high growth businesses from start up to expansion, AD:VENTURE is here to help your business venture reach it’s full potential.

The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

Enhancing Resilience in Business

Enhancing Resilience in Business

Tuesday 30 April, 5.30 – 8.00 pm

Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from adversity, frustration, and misfortune and is essential for the effective leader. This workshop will teach you practical and proven psychology tools that will improve your own resilience in difficult situations so that you can remain in good mental health. The aim of this session is to help you recognise when you might need support and develop self-confidence and motivation. This workshop will identify ways in which you can enhance your own resilience within the business context.

What’s happening?

Through a series of workshop activities, we will explore:

  • What is resilience?
  • Why is it important for business success?
  • Strategies to manage stress and build resilience

When?

Tuesday 30 April 2019
5.30 – 8.00pm

Registration and tea.coffee and biscuits will be available from 5.00pm to start promptly at 5.30pm.

Where?

Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD.

Please register in the main reception area. Parking is free after 4.30pm.

Cost?

The workshop is free to eligible businesses – however, this is a popular event so please can we ask if you can’t attend to let us know in good time so we can tell people on the reserve list and to cater accordingly. Places are limited so please book early.

To register for a place:

Please register for a place if you are a business under three years old with a desire to grow and employ people. Ad:Venture is focussed on supporting new and high-growth businesses. If you are eligible you will be asked to complete a Company Record form before you attend. If you are eligible for the workshop we will contact you to confirm your attendance.

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Facilitators

Dr Danielle McDermott is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology. She has experience working within the Criminal Justice System and has delivered training in emotional management and reflective practice to Prison Officers working with challenging clients.

Dr Helen Stivaros is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology and has worked with staff and students in reflective practice and building resilience. She is a qualified yoga and meditation practitioner.

Dr Lisa Webster is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and her research focuses on resilience and wellbeing in adolescents. Along with Helen, she has delivered staff training on resilience and wellbeing.

If you have any questions, or for any further information, please contact Louise Miller, Ad:Venture Project Manager at Leeds Trinity University.

Leeds Trinity University is proud to be part of Ad:Venture; a business support programme aimed at helping businesses in the Leeds City Region with real growth potential to achieve their ambitions. We are looking to support businesses that have ambitions to grow and create jobs. The project is supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme.

 

The Art of Selling – Wakefield

The Art of Selling – Wakefield

This masterclass takes place over two full days. Please note that it is necessary to attend both days. The dates and rooms are:

Thursday, 7 March, 09:30 – 16:30 – The Castleford Suite

Thursday, 14 March, 09:30 – 16:30 – The Woodhouse Room

This two day programme will help you to:

Identify your customers’ real needs
Develop a great sales pitch that you can implement into your business to boost your overall sales performance
Create a structured approach to the sales process, understanding the ‘how to’ as well as the ‘what to do’ when it comes to sales activities
Introducing negotiation principles and closing a sale
Take part in interactive and practical activities to help boost your confidence and belief in your sales ability.

Your facilitator: Paul Rhodes

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in a number of blue chip companies in a variety of marketing and leadership roles. He now specialises in developing and delivering courses with a Strategic, Commercial and Marketing bias for new and established enterprises. Paul’s consulting roles have included developing strategic plans for new entrants into markets and working on strategic projects in a range of sectors including retail, textiles, chemicals and renewable energy.

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Date and Time

Thu, 7 March 2019

09:30 – 16:30 GMT

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Location

Wakefield One

Burton Street

Wakefield

WF1 2EB

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Am I eligible?
The AD:VENTURE project is aimed at providing support to young and growing businesses with an eligibility focus on:

  • SMEs under 3 years old
  • Based in the Leeds City Region
  • Trading in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality)
  • Commitment and plans for achieving growth in turnover and creation of jobs

LEGAL KICK-START: GETTING THE FOUNDATIONS RIGHT

LEGAL KICK-START: GETTING THE FOUNDATIONS RIGHT

Legal requirements can seem daunting when you make that decision to start-up. This is true for many, but the fact is to operate legally, and to protect your business interests……they can’t be avoided.

But the good news is, they are much easier to manage if you understand your obligations sooner rather than later.

If you take the time to understand the basics at the outset it’s really not as scary as it seems, and you can make informed decisions on what the right approach is for you and your business.

Led by legal specialists from Shulmans LLP (a UK top 200 corporate law firm), this free half-day seminar will give you an overview of the legal matters that really matter in your start-up journey.

We’ll cover:

CONTRACT FORMATION

Contracts form the bedrock of the business world. Avoid the potential for unwanted legal landslides by understanding how enforceable contracts are formed, and how to manage them throughout their lifetime.

IP – PROTECTING YOUR IDEAS
It’s essential to protect your Intellectual Property, and a common mistake for start-ups is to create ideas without understanding how to protect them. We’ll look at an overview of IP, how it arises and what you can do to protect it.

EMPLOYMENT

Taking on your first members of staff is a major commitment. This step on your business’ journey can be daunting and it has even been known to make or break a start-up. We’ll talk you through some of the key terms of employment and ways to navigate the hazards that catch many new employers out.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Buying or leasing your first business premises is a huge milestone for a start-up. It’s essential before you contract to buy or to lease that you have understood what your commitments are, the costs associated with buying or leasing a property and your exit strategy. We’ll talk you through common pitfalls to avoid and key points you need to consider, which should give you the confidence to make the best decision for your business.

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Date And Time

Wed, 10 April 2019

09:30 – 12:30 BST

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Location

Shulmans LLP

10 Wellington Place

Leeds

LS1 4AP

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This event is delivered by Shulmans LLP and is part of the AD:VENTURE Business Support Programme.

The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.