Category: Free business event

Building an Effective Sales Function Leeds

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.

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Date and Time

Thu, 7 March 2019

09:30 – 14:30 GMT

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Location

Leeds Chamber of Commerce

5th Floor, Carlton Tower

34 St Paul’s Street

Leeds

LS1 2QB

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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.

Northern Max² The Official Launch

Northern Max² is officially being launched on the 18th February
Come along to the official launch of Northern Max² – The Bradford accelerator designed to support ambitious and driven tech pre-starts and start-ups in the Leeds city region.
The launch event is an opportunity to find out about the programme and it’s dynamic cohort, network with AD:VENTURE programme stakeholders and delivery partners and meet like minded entrepreneurs.  Oh, and there’s a spot of lunch!

Arrival at 1:00, then at 13:15, a short talk will be given discussing the accelerator, why we must support young companies and to thank all stakeholders, clients and external organisations who are supporting the programme, including Amazon, Vodafone, Morrisons and NorthInvest.

The event will then open for informal discussions and networking between delegates.

A bit about Northern Max:

Northern Max² has already received applications from a diverse variety of fascinating companies and individuals, operating in areas such as:

  • AI Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Internet Security and Infrastructure
  • IT and App Development
  • Online Learning Platforms
  • Videography

The Northern Max² cohort will have access to:

  • 1. Personalised one-to-one coaching and support
  • 2. Specialised events and workshops
  • 3. Business diagnostics to identify growth opportunities
  • 4. Guidance on accessing additional capital, grants and loans
Food and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.
LOCATION
Digital Exchange Building, 34 Pecker Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5BD

RedKite Innovations are excited to be launching the programme, and having the opportunity to support these driven companies along their journey to expand their business and grow the economy of the Leeds City Region.

BUSINESS ADVISOR ON THE DOORSTEP

BUSINESS ADVISOR ON THE DOORSTEP – One to one expert advice for small businesses. Don’t miss this fantastic clinic on:

Wednesday 27th February 2019, 10:00 – 14:00

This clinic is for anyone setting up in business or already started in business in the first 3 years of trading. Eligible businesses are invited to book a 20 minute appointment with our dedicated Business Advisor for advice in the areas of:

– Marketing
– Funding
– Legal Advice
– Business Confidence
– User Experience

Register interest quickly to avoid disappointment.

**We will contact all applicants to confirm eligibility to attend this clinic**

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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
  • 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

Leadership Qualities of Successful Business Owners

Leadership Qualities of Successful Business Owners

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

Thursday 7th February, 09:30 – 16:30

Thursday 14th February, 09:30 – 16:30

This programme will help you to:

  • Understand your role as a leader within your business;
  • Engage and motivate others to achieve your business goals and objectives;
  • Prioritise your time and energy in order to be a more effective leader;
  • Improve your communication skills in the workplace;
  • Build your skills to develop and mentor others.
  • Understand what a ‘leader as a coach’ looks like

Your facilitators: Lorraine Goodhand and David Bassett

Lorraine Goodhand is a skilled facilitator providing innovative development to enable participants to return to the workplace with the skills and knowledge they need to do their jobs and the confidence to put what they have learned into practice. Lorraine designs and delivers a range of learning interventions utilising action-oriented approaches that engage learners and make learning relevant to their situation.

David Bassett has over a decade’s experience providing education and training in the UK, Australia and India. David’s passion is helping leaders and teams to discover their strengths and perform at their highest level. David designs and delivers programmes in a way that excites and motivates participants to develop their skills and change their behaviours. He has worked with leaders and managers in a variety of industries as well as non-profit organisations.

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Date and Time

Thu, 7 February 2019

09:30 – 16:30 GMT

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Location

Leeds Digital Hub

No. 1 Leeds

26 Whitehall Road

Leeds

LS12 1BE

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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

 

Marketing for Growth Masterclass Harrogate

Marketing for Growth Masterclass Harrogate

  • 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?

The Marketing for Growth Masterclass Harrogate is 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, 26 March 2019

09:30 – 12:30 GMT

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Location

The Bridge Hotel & Spa

Walshford

Wetherby

LS22 5HS

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

Pitching your Business Workshop in Leeds

Pitching your Business Workshop in Leeds

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

Pitching your Business Workshop in Leeds is being delivered by Nick Bramley from Impactus Group.

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Date and Time

Tue, 26 March 2019

09:30 – 12:30 GMT

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Location

Leeds Chamber of Commerce

5th Floor, Carlton Tower

34 St Paul’s Street

Leeds

LS1 2QB

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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.

Masterclass – Marketing for Growth Leeds

Masterclass – Marketing for Growth Leeds

  • 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?

Masterclass – Marketing for Growth Leeds is 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, 21 March 2019

09:30 – 12:30 GMT

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Location

Leeds Chamber of Commerce

5th Floor, Carlton Tower

34 St Paul’s Street

Leeds

LS1 2QB

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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.

Basics of Social Media Harrogate

Basics of Social Media Harrogate

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

Wed, 20 March 2019

09:30 – 12:30 GMT

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Location

The Bridge Hotel & Spa

Walshford

Wetherby

LS22 5HS

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

Building an Effective Sales Function

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

BOOK HERE

Date and Time

Tue, 12 March 2019

09:30 – 14:30 GMT

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Location

Halifax Central Library & Archive

Square Road

Halifax

HX1 1QG

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There will be a half an hour break during the day. Lunch will not be provided.

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

Marketing for Growth Leeds

Marketing for Growth – Business Workshop in Leeds

  • 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?

Marketing for Growth is 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.

BOOK HERE

Date and Time

Wed, 27 February 2019

09:30 – 12:30 GMT

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Location

Leeds Chamber of Commerce

5th Floor, Carlton Tower

34 St Paul’s Street

Leeds

LS1 2QB

View Map

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.