Workshops

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17th August 2018
Cyber Security & GDPR
9.30am – 1pm
Northampton Innovation Centre

This workshop starts with a General Data Protection Regulation overview, exploring strategic issues that could affect SMEs & what provisions you have put in place to make sure your business stays compliant. 

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23rd August 2018
Digital Marketing Essentials
9.30am – 1pm
Innovation Centre, Northampton

Developing  your visual statement, discuss identify pros and cons of online vs. offline marketing and understand your market. From market testing, segmentation and target outlines to managing your customer relationships

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28th August 2018
Five basic steps for getting your business online in a flash
11am-12pm
Webinar

Do you have a great business idea? Have you carried out all of the relevant research? Then it’s time to get your brand new business online. Click below to register your place on this Webinar

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30th – 31st August 2018
Gain Momentum – Planning for Growth
9.30am – 4.30pm
NatWest Accelerator Hub, MK

The workshop will coach you on developing your business model on one page – plain and simple. The Business Model Canvas is a great tool that offers focus, flexibility, and transparency.

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5th September 2018
Social Enterprise Start Up
1pm-1.45pm
Webinar

This webinar will introduce you to the concept of social enterprise. It provides background information and examines the main challenges that any entrepreneur or charity needs to consider when starting a social enterprise.

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6th September 2018
10x brilliant ways to Attract more shoppers 
10am – 12pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

Based on best practise from independent retailers, session is designed to motivate business by sharing creative ways to get more people shopping with you and spending more each time.

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6th September 2018
Pays to Innovate 
9.30am – 1.30pm
iCon, Daventry

This informative workshop ‘It Pays to Innovate – Reduce R&D costs’ gives advice & guidance on available Govt. funding schemes that can deliver an annual injection of FREE business cash. Click below to register

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6th September 2018
Business Basics
10am – 12pm
Northampton Library

For anyone thinking about starting a business, this workshop provides an opportunity to explore the basic principles and procedures required to establish a successful business. Click below to register your place

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11th September 2018
Enhance Your Brand
9.30am – 1pm
iCon, Daventry

We start the morning by discussing what is a brand is and find out that it is about much more than logos, typefaces, and colourways. Get opportunity to network. Click below to register your place

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12th September 2018
Market Research
10am – 11am
Northampton Library

A free workshop exploring online subscription resources Cobra, Mint and Mintel for help with researching your business idea and market. Great opportunity to learn something new. Click below to register

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12th September 2018
Finance for Business Owners
9.30am – 12.30pm
Towcester Racecourse

The workshop is to introduce key financial concepts, demystify the terminology, and build confidence. It is a highly practical session that emphasises the importance of sound finance to every business and where to get help. 

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13th September 2018
Business Planning
10am – 12pm
Northampton Library

This workshop will help you develop your plan: from researching your market, thinking about a sales & marketing strategy and getting your head around the financials.. Click below to register your place

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13th September 2018
Become Your Own Boss
9.30am – 1pm
Deco Theatre, Northampton

The workshop will start by helping you establish if self-employment is for you and introduce you to the key steps you need to take towards running your own business. Click below to register your place

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17th – 18th September 2018
Modelling Success
9.30am – 5pm
Kettering Park Hotel

This is your opportunity to really work ‘on your business’ and understand the principles and strategies to take your business to the next level and produce the results you want and need. Click below to register

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19th September 2018
Cloud Apps
9.30am – 1.30pm
MK Community Foundation

Introduces delegates to cloud apps – and shows how they can help your business. The course is self-contained, it assumes that delegates are comfortable using computers, internet, and apps. Click below to register

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20th September 2018
Apprenticeship Levy Forum
8.30am – 10.30am
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The Apprenticeship Levy Forum is open to all those who are paying the Apprenticeship levy to share best practice and be updated. Click below to register your place. Great opportunity to network with other business.

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20th September 2018
Start Up Day
9.30am – 5pm
Northampton Library

Join us for a packed programme of workshops, inspirational talks and events that will give you a head-start as you start up! Learn how to stand out from the crowd, raise finance, write a business plan and much more.

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21st September 2018
Social Enterprise Legal Structures
1pm – 1.45pm
Webinar

It will include an overview of the legal structures available, the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a specific legal structure and things to consider when choosing a specific legal structure.

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25th September 2018
GDPR & Cyber Security
9.30am – 1.30pm
MK Business Centre

This workshop covers the Laws and Regulations businesses are faced with, who is ultimately responsible, and why SMEs are becoming prime targets for criminals. Click below to register your place

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26th September 2018
Networking Skills
9.30am – 12.30am
South Northamptonshire Council

The workshop ‘Getting the most from your Networking’ will allow you to look objectively at your face to face networking habits and help you identify where best to spend your time and how to maximise your networking investment

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26th September 2018
Social Media for Business
10am – 12pm
Northampton Library

This workshop offers an introduction to Facebook and Twitter for business. It’s ideal if you are new to using social media for business. This session will offer practical steps on how to use a number of platforms.

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3rd October 2018
Networking Skills
9.30am – 12.30am
iCon Daventry

The workshop ‘Getting the most from your Networking’ will allow you to look objectively at your face to face networking habits and help you identify where best to spend your time and how to maximise your networking investment

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10th October 2018
Pricing
TBC
Corby Enterprise Centre

We take a look at the conventional wisdom and discuss how it falls short. We look at the danger of discounts and the difference between ‘differentiating’ and ‘discriminating’. Click below to register your place

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19th October 2018
Digital Strategy
9.30am – 1.30pm
Banbury House Hotel

The main lesson is that the content, functionality, and navigation of the website should focus on the customer, not your organisation – which is harder than it sounds. Click below to register 

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30th October 2018
Twitter for your Business
9.30am – 1.30pm
iCon Daventry

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate intermediate and advanced use of Twitter for business. As such, it explores the use of analytics, advertising, tools, and integrations at length. Click below to register

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5th November 2018
Finance for your business
9.30am – 12.30am
iCon Daventry

Want to be introduced to key financial concepts? Demystify the terminology? And build confidence? This highly practical session emphasises the importance of sound finance to every business.

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6th November 2018
How to Find your Brand Voice
9.30am – 1.30pm
Park Inn Northampton

Whether it’s on your website, in an email or blog, on a flyer, or in a Facebook post, your writing is communicating something about who your company is – and it’s not just about what you say, but how you say it. 

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15th November 2018
Cyber Security
9.30am – 1.30pm
Venue 360, Bedford

workshop on how you can protect your business from malicious threats caused by Cyber Attacks and how you can safeguard your data to ensure it can be retrieved quickly in the event of an IT failure or loss.  

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