ELEVATE YORK – Elevate & Grow!


18th August 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you … planning to start a business or adapting to change an existing one? If so this is the workshop for you.

About this Event


Explore how AD:VENTURE can help your business in YORK to START / SCALE / GROW

We know there are lots of new and growing businesses in York we haven’t met yet, and we would like to remedy that!

Between 18th and 20th August, we have developed three virtual events to help you build on your business.

You will also have the chance to book a one to one (Virtual!) meeting with our brand new York based AD:VENTURE advisor, Alice Ingram to find out how she can help you with your business start up and growth plans.

Event Number 1

Elevate & Grow! 18 August 2020

Is having a good idea enough? Whether you are a pre-start or a young business, recent events have made many people rethink their ideas and restructure their business. This session is for anyone that is thinking of starting up their own business or changing their existing business model.

Market research is the bedrock of any business, we’ll discuss ways to ensure that you know:-

• Who your customers will be

• Why customers buy – have their needs changed during lockdown?

• Where and how to find your customers

• What are customers already buying and why

• Why your customers will choose you above anyone else

A guest speaker from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) will discuss what you need to know about:-

• Ensuring that you have control of your personal survival budgets

• Planning your business and cashflow

• Calculating how much money you need to start, to change or to grow

• Types of finance you can access


Logging on to the session:

You will receive a reminder email two days before the online workshop this will give you the link and password you will require to enter the session. You will be taken to a registration page, if you can fill out your details in and click register you will be taken through to the online workshop. The workshop will start prompt at 3pm however for our records you will be required to sign into the session. Therefore can I ask you log on to the workshop from 2.30pm. Once you are in the session, you will receive a signing in sheet, if you can follow the instructions via the email and sign the document online and click complete.


18 ELEVATE YORK – Elevate and Grow

19 ELEVATE YORK – Move On without Moving In

20 ELEVATE YORK – Networking Online and In Person

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.