Category: Free business event

What do SMEs need to successfully run and grow a business?

In this session

What do SMEs need to successfully run and grow a business?

With a background in business and technology from London’s European Business School and Sydney’s AGSM and a global career path working in various industries such as travel, value added services in mobile technology and financial services, as well as a short stint as an entrepreneur, Ambreen is now Head of Business Banking for UK neobank Monese. She has spearheaded the design and launch of the Monese business account, offering SME’s, start-ups and other businesses access to a digital bank account service , third party financial products and services (coming soon) via Monese’s mobile app.

In October 2018 Monese Business was launched as part of our expansion:

  • The ‘Monese Business’ account can be set-up in five minutes and comes bundled with personal banking in one simple-to-use app
  • Available to UK registered businesses in 12 languages and will be launched in Europe very soon
  • 3500 businesses have signed up to Monese and we estimate that around 20% of these businesses are female-led

Monese Business simplifies a frustrating process for time-pressed entrepreneurs, particularly for those whose work takes them all over the world

  • We know that life moves fast for entrepreneurs and their work often takes them all over the world, so they need fast, connected and transparent banking
  • Business banking should not slow down anyone’s ambitions. It should be with them at every step, wherever they are in the world
  • The Monese Business account is business banking that keeps up with the entrepreneur as they build the business of their dreams

Timetable

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 fifth breakfast seminar will focus on effective business planning.

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

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Date And Time

Fri, 31 May 2019

08:30 – 10:30 BST

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Location

University Business Centre – Halifax

Piece Mill

25-27 Horton Street

Halifax

HX1 1QE

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Social Media Masterclass – Harrogate

Social Media Masterclass for High Growth Businesses 

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.

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

Location

The Bridge Hotel & Spa

Walshford

Wetherby

LS22 5HS

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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.

AD:VENTURE Masterclass: Productivity – Leeds

Productivity

Wednesday 15th May, 09:30 – 16:30

Leeds Beckett University invite businesses interested in productivity and efficiency to take part in an exciting “Productivity Programme”. The three stage programme will help your businesses to improve and embed productivity to increase sales and save costs.

Learn the essential measures of the efficiency of production with our expert-led masterclass that will help analyse your current performance and increase your business productivity.

What is involved?

Diagnostic: You will undertake a simple pre-programme survey followed by a telephone interview with academic Ollie Jones to understand what productivity means to you and your business. The initial diagnostic phase will aim to benchmark your productivity strengths and opportunities.

Masterclass: Following the diagnostic, you will attend a one day masterclass which will help your business understand the nature of productivity; explain why it’s important, and how it links to growth. We will explore how to increase your productivity, as well as deciding the most suitable methodology, tools, and techniques for your productivity improvement.

The masterclass will help you establish goals, create actions, prioritise work and gain top tips from an experienced academic and other likeminded businesses.

Business Visit: Ollie will visit your business to discuss the actions from the workshop and will provide practical advice, feedback and guidance on the development and implementation of your productivity performance management plan.

Who should participate in this programme

  • If you want to become more productive in the work you aim to approach
  • If you have ever tried to be more productive
  • If you want to develop strategies for planning future productivity
  • If you want to understand more about productivity and what more you could be doing to achieve

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

 

Location

Leeds Digital Hub

No. 1 Leeds

26 Whitehall Road

Leeds

LS12 1BE

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Pitching your Business Workshop – Selby

Pitching your Business

Join us at this half day workshop where you will learn how to:

– Identify Your Target Audience

– Create a Clear & Targeted Sales Message – Advantages v Features

– The What, How & Why Principle

– Understanding Buying Drivers

– Building a Simple, Effective Pitch Structure

– Practical Delivery Techniques

– Action Plan

This workshop is being delivered by Nick Bramley from Impactus Group.

 

Location

Selby District Council

Civic Centre

Doncaster Road

Selby

YO8 9FT

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

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.

Marketing for Growth Workshop – Halifax

Adventure Business Workshop in Halifax – 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.

 

Location

Halifax Central Library & Archive

Square Road

Halifax

HX1 1QG

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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.

Building an Effective Sales Function Workshop – Huddersfield

Building an Effective Sales Function

The most important area for any business to understand and influence is that of SALES. Without sales, the business will not operate, and without being on control of your sales, there is a lot of potential to impact on any number of other key areas such as finance, cashflow, operations, supplies etc.

So how do you ensure that you maximise your sales potential, pitch for more business and win more deals? Is sales something of a “black art” to you? How do you take and keep control and how do you get the right price for your product or service?

All of these questions (and more) will be answered in this very accessible, easy to understand, myth-busting workshop. Hosted by Nick Bramley of IMPACTUS Group, one of the Region’s most successful sales experts, Nick will make this session engaging, interesting, thought provoking and even fun. He will help you to shape your sales function for the confidence needed to compete in the future. Whatever your level of experience, from novice to experienced, you will take away a host of practical tips and actions to really support your business aspirations going forward.

Headline Content

  • Creating & Controlling An Effective Sales Strategy
  • The Power of Data & Information in Creating Sales Potential
  • Target Customers & What They Could Look Like?
  • The Art of Prospecting for New Customers or Clients
  • Creating a Compelling Offer
  • Taking Your Offer to Market – Effective Engagement Techniques
  • Building & Managing a Pipeline of Opportunity
  • Objection Management & Handling
  • How to Close a Deal
  • Creating a Sales Action Plan

THERE WILL BE HALF AN HOUR BREAK DURING THE DAY. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

 

Location

The Venue

Storthes Hall Park

Kirkburton

Huddersfield

HD8 0WA

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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.

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BOOT STRAP MARKETING

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 fifth breakfast seminar will focus on effective business planning. Steve Baker will be the guest speaker for this event.

In this session

BOOT STRAP MARKETING

Leeds based start-up For Fork Sake are an exciting, award nominated, young business who have done everything on a budget.

From marketing to operations and everything in between, For Fork Sake have perfected the art of bootstrapping. A team of 18 people have developed a brand, company, partnerships and more on a budget of £500.

Come along to our April business breakfast to learn more about how they’ve successfully built their business to final mvp development, gained office space, studio space, free legal representation, secured ex Channel 4 Vice Director as head of media and so much more!

BOOK HERE

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

Marketing for Success

Marketing for Success

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

Thursday, 23 May, 09:30 – 16:30

Thursday, 30 May, 09:30 – 16:30

This two day programme will help you to:

  • Identify who is the best customer for your business
    • Become known by your customers
    • Understand the key differences between Business to Business Markets (b2b) and Business to Consumer markets (b2c)
    • Learn how to identify your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses and recognise areas of opportunity and threat.
    • Gain knowledge on how to build and promote your brand, using traditional and social media to promote your business

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.

BOOK HERE

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

The Art of Selling

The Art of Selling

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

Thursday, 2 May , 09:30 – 16:30

Thursday, 9 May, 09:30 – 16:30

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.

BOOK HERE

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

Pitching your Business Workshop – Harrogate

Pitching your Business Workshop – Harrogate

Join us at this half day workshop where you will learn how to:

– Identify Your Target Audience

– Create a Clear & Targeted Sales Message – Advantages v Features

– The What, How & Why Principle

– Understanding Buying Drivers

– Building a Simple, Effective Pitch Structure

– Practical Delivery Techniques

– Action Plan

This workshop is being delivered by Nick Bramley from Impactus Group.

 

Location

The Bridge Hotel & Spa

Walshford

Wetherby

LS22 5HS

View Map

 

BOOK HERE

 

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

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.