Category: Free business event

Halifax Jelly April

Halifax Jelly April

Join us for a day’s FOC Co-working!!

Jelly is an informal co-working event where freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners bring their laptop or other work and work, chat and collaborate with other small business owners.

The ethos of Jelly is to be accessible to all so the venue, tea, coffee and WiFi are provided FREE of charge. Co-working means meeting up with like-minded people to work together in a different environment, to exchange help and advice, and maybe come up with a new idea to collaborate on.

If you’re working at home currently and want to try co-working or simply want to meet some new people in a similar situation to you please feel free to come and join us as a one off or every month. Similarly, if Friday’s your WFH day why not join us at University Business Centre – Halifax at Piece Mill, Horton Street.

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Date and Time

Fri, 26 April 2019

09:00 – 16:00 GMT

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Location

University Business Centre – Halifax

Piece Mill

27 Horton Street

Halifax

HX1 1QE

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Jelly Co-Working is supported by AD:VENTURE – Providing expert help and advice to growth focused businesses, AD:VENTURE is here to help your business reach its full potential.

AD:VENTURE can support businesses in or locating to: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York and is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

Halifax Jelly March

Halifax Jelly March

Join us for a day’s FOC Co-working!!

Jelly is an informal co-working event where freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners bring their laptop or other work and work, chat and collaborate with other small business owners.

The ethos of Jelly is to be accessible to all so the venue, tea, coffee and WiFi are provided FREE of charge. Co-working means meeting up with like-minded people to work together in a different environment, to exchange help and advice, and maybe come up with a new idea to collaborate on.

If you’re working at home currently and want to try co-working or simply want to meet some new people in a similar situation to you please feel free to come and join us as a one off or every month. Similarly, if Friday’s your WFH day why not join us at University Business Centre – Halifax at Piece Mill, Horton Street.

BOOK HERE

Date and Time

Fri, 29 March 2019

09:00 – 16:00 GMT

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Location

University Business Centre – Halifax

Piece Mill

27 Horton Street

Halifax

HX1 1QE

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Jelly Co-Working is supported by AD:VENTURE – Providing expert help and advice to growth focused businesses, AD:VENTURE is here to help your business reach its full potential.

AD:VENTURE can support businesses in or locating to: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York and is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

Halifax Jelly February

Halifax Jelly February

Join us for a day’s FOC Co-working!!

Jelly is an informal co-working event where freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners bring their laptop or other work and work, chat and collaborate with other small business owners.

The ethos of Jelly is to be accessible to all so the venue, tea, coffee and WiFi are provided FREE of charge. Co-working means meeting up with like-minded people to work together in a different environment, to exchange help and advice, and maybe come up with a new idea to collaborate on.

If you’re working at home currently and want to try co-working or simply want to meet some new people in a similar situation to you please feel free to come and join us as a one off or every month. Similarly, if Friday’s your WFH day why not join us at University Business Centre – Halifax at Piece Mill, Horton Street.

BOOK HERE

Date and Time

Fri, 22 February 2019

09:00 – 16:00 GMT

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Location

University Business Centre – Halifax

Piece Mill

27 Horton Street

Halifax

HX1 1QE

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Jelly Co-Working is supported by AD:VENTURE – Providing expert help and advice to growth focused businesses, AD:VENTURE is here to help your business reach its full potential.

AD:VENTURE can support businesses in or locating to: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York and is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

Start Your Own Business Monthly Drop in Session

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Start Your Own Business:

Monthly drop-in information sessions at the University Business Centre Halifax, Calderdale.

Are you thinking about starting your own business or becoming self-employed? Would you like to know more about the support available to help start and grow your new business?

Did you know you can get loads of help through AD:VENTURE, and these sessions will give you the chance to look at options that could help you.

UBC in Halifax are hosting a monthly drop in morning where you can pop in and chat with your local Calderdale advisor. This drop in will provide advice and information to qualifying businesses to help you grow and develop as you start your own business.

It’s easy, no booking needed – Just drop in from 9:30 – 12:30 every 2nd Tuesday at the Piece Mill.

So, what are you waiting for, start your AD:VENTURE today!

AND ONE LAST THING! LIMITED OFFER TO NEW AD:VENTURE ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES!

Leeds Beckett University are offering you the chance to kick start your growth plans in 2019 with free support worth over £6000.

So, how does it work?

It’s easy, AD:VENTURE eligible businesses who are new to the programme can register a business address and get access to hot desking space.

This means you could locate in Halifax, Leeds or Wakefield free of charge for 6 months!

If eligible you’ll also get a one to one diagnostic tailoring their package of support through Ad:Venture programme. This includes expert mentoring, masterclasses and consultancy. Each business can access a minimum of 12 hours support. This will fuel growth, increase turnover, create jobs or develop new products and services.

We have a stronger understanding of who we are, why we’re doing this and who we should target. Moving to our new offices at the University Business Centre is a huge step forward for us and we are looking forward to what the future holds.’’ (Andy Jack, Candle Digital, An AD:Venture supported business).

Open to new and growing businesses less than 3 years old and located in the Leeds City Region this offer is available until July 2019.

For more information AD:VENTURE and eligibility, please visit our website

AD:VENTURE is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme

Finance & The Cloud – Digi Breakfast Seminar

Finance & The Cloud

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 fourth breakfast seminar will focus on harnessing the power of finance systems in the cloud to support business growth. Martin Mellor from Mellor Finance will provide information and best practice on developing and maintaining such systems and practices.

In this session

10 years ago businesses had limited options when it came to getting accurate, timely & meaningful data to help them make decisions – most common were either excel spreadsheets or Sage loaded on a terminal with CD backups and needing specialist knowledge to use it – both of which could be extremely time consuming and complex to manage with significant potential for error.

Cloud accounting is revolutionising the systems and data that are available to SME businesses that allows multiple users real time access from mobile devices along with any number of connected apps to customise the outputs for each business, saving time and reducing error rates whilst enabling better decision making.

In this session Martin will introduce and explore many of the options that are available, explaining key features and demonstrate just how powerful the results can be.

Martin Mellor is an award-winning CIMA qualified senior finance management specialist and trainer.

Martin spent his early career working with some of the biggest businesses in the UK such as IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Next & British Aerospace however keen to do “more” in 2015, Martin established his own business – Mellor Financial Management – with the aim of providing financial management and training support to the SME business community.

Martin combines work as a portfolio Finance Director for a selection of SME clients across West Yorkshire with running training workshops and 1:1 executive coaching aimed at helping business people “cut through the jargon” and gain a better understanding of Finance.

In his work as an FD Martin helps to drive strategy and financial performance with his clients , sharing the burden of running a company with their owners. As part of this role, Martin is a recognised partner of a number of software companies that provide accounting systems & technology solutions.

Martin was named as adviser of the year at the 2018 Yorkshire Accountancy Awards and was also a shortlisted finalist at the 2018 Northern Finance Director awards.

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
• ERDF Eligibility criteria do apply and business must be 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, only selling to the public and hospitality)
• Commitment and plans for achieving growth in turnover and creation of jobs

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Date and Time

Fri 25 January 2019

08:30 – 10:30 GMT

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Location

University Business Centre – Halifax

Piece Mill

27 Horton Street

Halifax

HX1 1QE

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Finance, Funding & Grants – Invest in Bradford Enterprise Network Event

Finance, Funding & Grants

We would like to invite you to our free Invest in Bradford Enterprise Network event.

The aim of the event is to inform your business about funding,finance and grants that your business may be eligible for. Finding out more about funding options is an excellent way to unlock the growth potential of new and established businesses. Many businesses just don’t know about support that is available.

At the end of the event, you will leave with a better understanding of funding support available, the eligibility criteria and the processes to obtain funding/finance.

The event will also provide an opportunity for businesses to network and meet experts working in finance. Our Business Advisers will also be available to give information and answer any questions about support services available through Invest in Bradford.

The following speakers will be presenting at the event:

Jeremy Meadowcroft – Business Enterprise Fund (providing loans to SME businesses that will help them thrive and grow when other lenders can’t fully assist.)

Ravinder PanesarAd:Venture (providing free business development support and guidance for businesses less than 3 years old, with growth potential.)

Melissa Liburd – (providing an overview of programmes of support available in the Leeds City Region.)

There are a number of pay and display car parks close by:

http://www.ukcarparks.info/sharpe-street-car-park-bradford#sthash.aaoHzLEi.dpbs (directly behind Margaret McMillan Tower).

https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/bradford-hall-ings/

https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/the_broadway_centre/bd1/bradford/?arriving=201812181030&leaving=201812181230

The nearest train stations to the venue include Bradford Interchange and Foster Square Train Station. Both train stations are 5-10 minutes walk from the venue.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Format / Agenda

7.30 – 8.00 Welcome/Registration/Tea/Coffee/Networking

8.00 – 8.10 Opening speech and welcome by Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe.

8.10 – 8.25 Business Enterprise Fund

8.25 – 8.40 Ad-Venture

8.40 – 8.55 Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

8.55 – 9.00 Q & A session

9.00 – 9.30 Close of Event/Open Networking.

For more information about the event please call 01274 437727 or email info@investinbradford.com.

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Date and Time

Wed 30 January 2019

07:30 – 09:30 GMT

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Location

Margaret McMillan Tower

Princes Way

Bradford

BD1 1NN

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Get Me Started – Wakefield Start-Up network

Are you starting or growing a business in the Wakefield district?

You needGet Me Started The new Wakefield network for start ups and scale ups.

Delivered by AD:VENTURE’s Cara and Keith, these free networking and support sessions will connect you to a network of people with the same challenges as you, providing valuable insight to help you with your growth plans.

You’ll be surprised at the advantages a network like this will offer you and your fledgling start up, helping making your growth journey easier.

Here are a few commons benefits of start up networks & peer to peer discussion,

  • Learn from each other’s mistakes
  • Share tips of the trade
  • Passing on knowledge
  • Make new connections
  • Learn new business skills

This network is free to attend, but please book your place to secure your spot.

Get Me Started will take place every third Thursday from the 17 January at Yorkshire Deli, 71a & 71b Northgate, Wf1 1BX Wakefield

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Bradford Business Pathway – Do-It-Yourself PR Bootcamp (FULL DAY)

Bradford Business Pathway with Ad:Venture

Is your business under 3 years old? Are you a start up or pre-start? This flexible and dynamic pathway unlocks the growth potential of new businesses. Offering you knowhow and moral support, and with the backing of university expertise, you can benefit from:

  • Short, regular sessions
  • Courses delivered by a hand-picked team of business growth specialists

Our 7 bite size weekly sessions run from 10am to 12:30pm at the well equipped Heaton Mount Conference Centre, with free onsite parking. We are also offering one full day session Tuesday 5 March, which will run from 10am- 4pm. We ask that you aim to attend a minimum of 5 of these high quality, fully funded sessions to feel the full benefit of what we have to offer.

Wednesday 16 January: Developing Your Brand

Wednesday 23 January: Digital KnowHow

Wednesday 30 January: Marketing for Growth

Wednesday 6 February: Building Business Relationships

Wednesday 13 February: Practical Sales Techniques

Wednesday 27 February: Taking the Stress Out of Getting Paid

Tuesday 5 March: Do-It-Yourself PR Bootcamp (FULL DAY)

Wednesday 6 March: The Fundamentals of Finance

Further course details are outlined below. You can pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend during the online registration process.

Please note that your business must be under 3 years old, or at start-up or pre start stage to qualify. Your business must also be based within Leeds City Region*. Some sectors are not eligible, but we will contact you if this is the case for your business. We are sorry, but we can only accept one delegate from each business.

Thank you from the Ad:Venture Team!

*Leeds City Region includes includes the ten local authority districts of Leeds, Bradford, York, Kirklees, Barnsley, Wakefield, Selby, Calderdale, Harrogate and Craven.

Bradford Business Pathway Workshop Information

Wednesday 16 January – Developing Your Brand

This thought-provoking session will encourage you to explore the personality of your business and the power of your brand. It provides an opportunity to step back and see your business as others do. Expect to leave this session with:

  • a step by step guide to developing and establishing a powerful brand for your business
  • an enhanced appreciation of what makes an effective business brand

Wednesday 23 January – Digital KnowHow

This fast paced and intensive session covers the essentials of digital marketing. From search engines to social media, email to pay per click, explore the power of the new marketing mix. Expect to leave with:

  • tips on how to manage your digital profile
  • a better understanding of how to market your business in a digital age

Wednesday 30 January – Marketing for Growth

Discover how to plan and implement marketing activity more effectively. Expect to leave this fast paced and interactive session with a better understanding of:

  • propositions and target markets
  • how to carry out market research
  • how to set a pricing structure
  • promotional tools such as PR, advertising and direct mail
  • how to develop a brand

Wednesday 6 February – Building Business Relationships

Develop confidence and pick up practical tips on how to build long-lasting, fruitful relationships which will enable you and your business to flourish. Expect to leave this session with the knowledge to:

  • map out your networks
  • understand key roles within networks
  • tailor your messages to different audiences
  • build rapport
  • develop rewarding business relationships

Wednesday 13 February – Practical Sales Techniques

Forget outdated, high pressure sale techniques. Instead, discover the natural fit between a need and your product or service. Expect to leave this insightful session with your own step–by-step guide to:

  • simple sales strategies
  • the buying and selling process
  • end to end sales, including starting a sales conversation, handling objections and the all-important close
  • handling customer data

Wednesday 27 February – Taking the Stress Out of Getting Paid!

Your cash flow is the life blood of your business. Money in the bank is a key enabler for business growth and allows you to invest in company essentials, so effective financial administration is paramount to all businesses. This entertaining and interactive session will show you how to avoid cash flow adversities. Learn how to:

  • implement successful credit control processes and systems that ensure you are prepared, on time, every time
  • maintain essential cashflow in your business
  • maximise cash in the bank for continued business growth

Tuesday 5 March – DIY PR Bootcamp (10am – 4pm)

Led by marketing and PR Consultant Ros Walker, this full day boot camp enables businesses to plan their PR activity away from the distractions of day to day business. This working session will cover:

  • what makes a good story
  • how to grab the attention of journalists
  • how to write a compelling press release
  • lots of other ways to achieve valuable exposure for your business

Expect to leave this “away day” style session with:

  • a draft press release for your business
  • an enhanced list of media contacts
  • the knowhow required to generate media coverage
  • increased confidence and ability to promote your business

Wednesday 6 March – The Fundamentals of Finance

This 100% practical session leads you through financial terminology and explains how to interpret financial information, enabling you to prepare more meaningful budgets that can make your business more profitable. Expect to leave this session with an overview of options for raising finance and the ability to:

  • differentiate between income, expenditure, assets and liabilities so you can present meaningful information to providers of finance
  • understand how to make your business more profitable
  • understand common mistakes fledgling businesses make with regard to tax
  • understand the latest on the implementation of digital taxation and records
  • work with your accountant more effectively

Bradford Business Pathway – The Fundamentals of Finance

Bradford Business Pathway with Ad:Venture

Is your business under 3 years old? Are you a start up or pre-start? This flexible and dynamic pathway unlocks the growth potential of new businesses. Offering you knowhow and moral support, and with the backing of university expertise, you can benefit from:

  • Short, regular sessions
  • Courses delivered by a hand-picked team of business growth specialists

Our 7 bite size weekly sessions run from 10am to 12:30pm at the well equipped Heaton Mount Conference Centre, with free onsite parking. We are also offering one full day session Tuesday 5 March, which will run from 10am- 4pm. We ask that you aim to attend a minimum of 5 of these high quality, fully funded sessions to feel the full benefit of what we have to offer.

Wednesday 16 January: Developing Your Brand

Wednesday 23 January: Digital KnowHow

Wednesday 30 January: Marketing for Growth

Wednesday 6 February: Building Business Relationships

Wednesday 13 February: Practical Sales Techniques

Wednesday 27 February: Taking the Stress Out of Getting Paid

Tuesday 5 March: Do-It-Yourself PR Bootcamp (FULL DAY)

Wednesday 6 March: The Fundamentals of Finance

Further course details are outlined below. You can pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend during the online registration process.

Please note that your business must be under 3 years old, or at start-up or pre start stage to qualify. Your business must also be based within Leeds City Region*. Some sectors are not eligible, but we will contact you if this is the case for your business. We are sorry, but we can only accept one delegate from each business.

Thank you from the Ad:Venture Team!

*Leeds City Region includes includes the ten local authority districts of Leeds, Bradford, York, Kirklees, Barnsley, Wakefield, Selby, Calderdale, Harrogate and Craven.

Bradford Business Pathway Workshop Information

Wednesday 16 January – Developing Your Brand

This thought-provoking session will encourage you to explore the personality of your business and the power of your brand. It provides an opportunity to step back and see your business as others do. Expect to leave this session with:

  • a step by step guide to developing and establishing a powerful brand for your business
  • an enhanced appreciation of what makes an effective business brand

Wednesday 23 January – Digital KnowHow

This fast paced and intensive session covers the essentials of digital marketing. From search engines to social media, email to pay per click, explore the power of the new marketing mix. Expect to leave with:

  • tips on how to manage your digital profile
  • a better understanding of how to market your business in a digital age

Wednesday 30 January – Marketing for Growth

Discover how to plan and implement marketing activity more effectively. Expect to leave this fast paced and interactive session with a better understanding of:

  • propositions and target markets
  • how to carry out market research
  • how to set a pricing structure
  • promotional tools such as PR, advertising and direct mail
  • how to develop a brand

Wednesday 6 February – Building Business Relationships

Develop confidence and pick up practical tips on how to build long-lasting, fruitful relationships which will enable you and your business to flourish. Expect to leave this session with the knowledge to:

  • map out your networks
  • understand key roles within networks
  • tailor your messages to different audiences
  • build rapport
  • develop rewarding business relationships

Wednesday 13 February – Practical Sales Techniques

Forget outdated, high pressure sale techniques. Instead, discover the natural fit between a need and your product or service. Expect to leave this insightful session with your own step–by-step guide to:

  • simple sales strategies
  • the buying and selling process
  • end to end sales, including starting a sales conversation, handling objections and the all-important close
  • handling customer data

Wednesday 27 February – Taking the Stress Out of Getting Paid!

Your cash flow is the life blood of your business. Money in the bank is a key enabler for business growth and allows you to invest in company essentials, so effective financial administration is paramount to all businesses. This entertaining and interactive session will show you how to avoid cash flow adversities. Learn how to:

  • implement successful credit control processes and systems that ensure you are prepared, on time, every time
  • maintain essential cashflow in your business
  • maximise cash in the bank for continued business growth

Tuesday 5 March – DIY PR Bootcamp (10am – 4pm)

Led by marketing and PR Consultant Ros Walker, this full day boot camp enables businesses to plan their PR activity away from the distractions of day to day business. This working session will cover:

  • what makes a good story
  • how to grab the attention of journalists
  • how to write a compelling press release
  • lots of other ways to achieve valuable exposure for your business

Expect to leave this “away day” style session with:

  • a draft press release for your business
  • an enhanced list of media contacts
  • the knowhow required to generate media coverage
  • increased confidence and ability to promote your business

Wednesday 6 March – The Fundamentals of Finance

This 100% practical session leads you through financial terminology and explains how to interpret financial information, enabling you to prepare more meaningful budgets that can make your business more profitable. Expect to leave this session with an overview of options for raising finance and the ability to:

  • differentiate between income, expenditure, assets and liabilities so you can present meaningful information to providers of finance
  • understand how to make your business more profitable
  • understand common mistakes fledgling businesses make with regard to tax
  • understand the latest on the implementation of digital taxation and records
  • work with your accountant more effectively

Bradford Business Pathway – Taking the Stress Out of Getting Paid

Bradford Business Pathway with Ad:Venture

Is your business under 3 years old? Are you a start up or pre-start? This flexible and dynamic pathway unlocks the growth potential of new businesses. Offering you knowhow and moral support, and with the backing of university expertise, you can benefit from:

  • Short, regular sessions
  • Courses delivered by a hand-picked team of business growth specialists

Our 7 bite size weekly sessions run from 10am to 12:30pm at the well equipped Heaton Mount Conference Centre, with free onsite parking. We are also offering one full day session Tuesday 5 March, which will run from 10am- 4pm. We ask that you aim to attend a minimum of 5 of these high quality, fully funded sessions to feel the full benefit of what we have to offer.

Wednesday 16 January: Developing Your Brand

Wednesday 23 January: Digital KnowHow

Wednesday 30 January: Marketing for Growth

Wednesday 6 February: Building Business Relationships

Wednesday 13 February: Practical Sales Techniques

Wednesday 27 February: Taking the Stress Out of Getting Paid

Tuesday 5 March: Do-It-Yourself PR Bootcamp (FULL DAY)

Wednesday 6 March: The Fundamentals of Finance

Further course details are outlined below. You can pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend during the online registration process.

Please note that your business must be under 3 years old, or at start-up or pre start stage to qualify. Your business must also be based within Leeds City Region*. Some sectors are not eligible, but we will contact you if this is the case for your business. We are sorry, but we can only accept one delegate from each business.

Thank you from the Ad:Venture Team!

*Leeds City Region includes includes the ten local authority districts of Leeds, Bradford, York, Kirklees, Barnsley, Wakefield, Selby, Calderdale, Harrogate and Craven.

Bradford Business Pathway Workshop Information

Wednesday 16 January – Developing Your Brand

This thought-provoking session will encourage you to explore the personality of your business and the power of your brand. It provides an opportunity to step back and see your business as others do. Expect to leave this session with:

  • a step by step guide to developing and establishing a powerful brand for your business
  • an enhanced appreciation of what makes an effective business brand

Wednesday 23 January – Digital KnowHow

This fast paced and intensive session covers the essentials of digital marketing. From search engines to social media, email to pay per click, explore the power of the new marketing mix. Expect to leave with:

  • tips on how to manage your digital profile
  • a better understanding of how to market your business in a digital age

Wednesday 30 January – Marketing for Growth

Discover how to plan and implement marketing activity more effectively. Expect to leave this fast paced and interactive session with a better understanding of:

  • propositions and target markets
  • how to carry out market research
  • how to set a pricing structure
  • promotional tools such as PR, advertising and direct mail
  • how to develop a brand

Wednesday 6 February – Building Business Relationships

Develop confidence and pick up practical tips on how to build long-lasting, fruitful relationships which will enable you and your business to flourish. Expect to leave this session with the knowledge to:

  • map out your networks
  • understand key roles within networks
  • tailor your messages to different audiences
  • build rapport
  • develop rewarding business relationships

Wednesday 13 February – Practical Sales Techniques

Forget outdated, high pressure sale techniques. Instead, discover the natural fit between a need and your product or service. Expect to leave this insightful session with your own step–by-step guide to:

  • simple sales strategies
  • the buying and selling process
  • end to end sales, including starting a sales conversation, handling objections and the all-important close
  • handling customer data

Wednesday 27 February – Taking the Stress Out of Getting Paid!

Your cash flow is the life blood of your business. Money in the bank is a key enabler for business growth and allows you to invest in company essentials, so effective financial administration is paramount to all businesses. This entertaining and interactive session will show you how to avoid cash flow adversities. Learn how to:

  • implement successful credit control processes and systems that ensure you are prepared, on time, every time
  • maintain essential cashflow in your business
  • maximise cash in the bank for continued business growth

Tuesday 5 March – DIY PR Bootcamp (10am – 4pm)

Led by marketing and PR Consultant Ros Walker, this full day boot camp enables businesses to plan their PR activity away from the distractions of day to day business. This working session will cover:

  • what makes a good story
  • how to grab the attention of journalists
  • how to write a compelling press release
  • lots of other ways to achieve valuable exposure for your business

Expect to leave this “away day” style session with:

  • a draft press release for your business
  • an enhanced list of media contacts
  • the knowhow required to generate media coverage
  • increased confidence and ability to promote your business

Wednesday 6 March – The Fundamentals of Finance

This 100% practical session leads you through financial terminology and explains how to interpret financial information, enabling you to prepare more meaningful budgets that can make your business more profitable. Expect to leave this session with an overview of options for raising finance and the ability to:

  • differentiate between income, expenditure, assets and liabilities so you can present meaningful information to providers of finance
  • understand how to make your business more profitable
  • understand common mistakes fledgling businesses make with regard to tax
  • understand the latest on the implementation of digital taxation and records
  • work with your accountant more effectively