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Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s series of webinars on #workingsafely to help you ensure your workplace is COVID-19 secure webinars can be found on You Tube – 

 

 

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Webinar  – Business Model Canvas for Business Planning

Fri, 23rd April 10am – 1pm

During this interactive session you will gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to plan, develop, and evaluate your business operations using the business model canvas. You will create a robust business plan which will allow you to explore opportunities for your business in fast changing markets.
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Webinar  – Understand and Use Google for Your Business

Mon, 26th April 10am – 12pm

In this webinar we will give you an introduction to understanding and using Google to help your business grow and succeed. Many of Google’s services are free and easy-to-use enabling businesses and organisations to manage their online presence on the internet through search, maps and advertisements. Using Google effectively will help customers find your business.
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Webinar – Inventors’ Club

Mon, 26th April 6pm – 7:30pm

Note that this meeting is held without a non-disclosure in place. With regard to Intellectual Property protection, attendees should consider it as being a ‘public meeting’ and should not reveal information which would be used in making a subsequent application for a patent.

 
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Webinar  – Introduction to social media for small business

Mon, 26th April 12pm – 1:15pm

Everyone seems to talking about social media these days, but how can Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogging actually help your business?
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Webinar  – Introduction to registered design searching

, 1pm – 2.15pm

The webinar will explain the basics behind registered design protection and registration, and how to use internet databases and resources to search for designs.
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Webinar  -How To Start Your Own Business

Tues, 27th April 10am – 12:30pm

or many, owning their own business and being their own boss is just a dream. Making the decision to become self-employed isn’t an easy one and one that we often scare ourselves out of making.

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Webinar  – Start-up Day Reloaded 2021

Weds, 28th April 10am – 4pm

Get your new business off to a flying start with a day full of expert advice and inspiring conversations from the BIPC National Network
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Webinar  – Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Weds, 28th April 11am – 1pm

Lean Start-Up helps entrepreneurs reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want. It emphasises the importance of getting customer feedback from the earliest stage of the development process. 

 
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Webinar – Social Media for Business

Thurs, 29th April 10am – 1pm

In this webinar we will provide an overview of the current social media landscape and each platform, discuss social media objectives and what success looks like. It isn’t all about followers and engagement! 

 
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Webinar – Introduction to Social Enterprise

Thurs, 29th April 10am – 12:30pm

If you want your business to do more than just make a profit, starting a social enterprise may be right for you. Social enterprises need to generate revenue for sustainability but they also have equally important social or environmental goals.

 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your digital marketing Part 1

Thurs, 29th April 3pm – 5pm

The promise of digital marketing is that you’ll attract lots of new customers who will buy from you. The reality is that digital marketing is a minefield for many small business owners. 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your market opportunities

Thurs, 29th April 11am – 1pm

After the uncertainty of the last nine months with the COVID-19 pandemic and the pending Brexit scenario, how is business, and the world in general, evolving? Pete Schonbeck will take you through some engaging and surprising statistics and insights that will help your business refresh, re-engage with consumers, and prepare for the new and evolving marketplace.

 
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Webinar  – Northamptonshire Business Networking

Fri, 30th April 10am – 11am 

Come and meet local entrepreneurs, sole traders and small business owners based in Northamptonshire. Our monthly networking events provides an opportunity for you to seek business support and develop your business network and ideas with like minded people throughout Northamptonshire.

 
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Webinar  – How to research your market

Fri, 30th April 12pm – 1:15pm

Every business needs to understand their market. This workshop will include market size, trends, competitors, and customer attitudes. This workshop will take you through key information sources available for free in the Business & IP Centre and elsewhere online.

 
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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your digital productivity

Fri, 30th April 10am – 12pm

Technology is ever-changing and while it can improve your productivity inordinately, you need the know-how of how to make it work for you and your business. This webinar aims to improve your productivity as a business owner using a range of free and low-cost tools and tech.

 
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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your social and environmental impact

Fri, 30th 2pm – 4pm

More so than ever, businesses and business owners are conscious of the impact they are having on the world around them. As product demand swells, many businesses are looking at how they can pivot their practices so that sustainability is integrated into their business. 

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Webinar  – Registering your social enterprise – CICs and limited

Tues, 4th May 10am – 11:15am

If you want your business to do more than just make a profit, starting a social enterprise may be right for you. Social enterprises need to generate revenue for sustainability but they also have equally important social or environmental goals.

 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your business model

Tues, 4th May 12pm – 2pm

More often than not, entrepreneurs with great ideas and strategies struggle to turn their ideas into successful and scalable businesses because of a poor understanding of business models. 

 
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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your funding options

Tues, 4th May 3pm – 5pm

Obtaining funding to launch and grow your business has always been one of the greatest challenges for entrepreneurs. And now, it’s a even more complex challenge than ever, with the Coronavirus pandemic changing the world economy and the way we do business. But we are beginning to see new opportunities emerging.

 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your mindset (introduction to programme)

Tues, 4th May 9am – 11am

Business success starts with your mind. During this session you will get an understanding of how your mind works and how stress manifests itself, while learning simple but powerful techniques to cultivate a positive and productive mental attitude. 

 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your products and services

Weds, 5th May 10am – 12pm

Consumer behaviours and needs are shaped by the world we live in. And so when the world goes through a colossal change, what people are looking for in their products and services follows suit. This webinar focuses on the importance of asking the critical question of what your customer actually wants or, maybe more importantly, what they need.
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Webinar  – Business Basics – Getting Started in Business

Weds, 5th May 10am – 11am

If you are thinking of starting a business, but not sure where to start then this webinar is for you. In this Business Basics webinar we will provide you with an opportunity to explore the basic principles you need to consider and procedures you need to follow to set up and establish a successful business.
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Webinar  – Introduction to GDPR

Thurs, 6th May 1pm – 3pm

You need to ensure that your business is ready to comply with GDPR Law, otherwise you could be at risk of a penalty fine. Don’t put yourself or your business at risk; come along to our 1 hour and a half workshop to find out what the General Data Protection Regulations are, what to do to ensure your compliant and how to avoid pitfalls.

 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: Precious Nights

Thurs, 6th May 7pm – 8:30pm

PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear previous winners share the highs, lows and lessons of their business journey, give actionable tips and advice. 

 
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Webinar  – Marketing Yourself and Effective Networking

Fri, 7th May 10am – 12pm

This webinar will give you a quick overview to marketing and communications with ‘you’ as a brand, helping you to prepare to communicate with your target audience, as well as the different tools (such as social media) you can use. 

 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your customer offer

Tues, 11th May 10am – 12pm

Your customers or clients want to know the story behind your organisation, what makes it stand out and why they should care. It’s why so many of the best businesses are putting brand at the heart of everything they do.
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Webinar  – Business Plan Basics

Tues, 11th May 10am – 12:30pm

Your business plan is a mission statement that sets out your vision, structure, methods, and helps you plan for the future; your business plan is a ‘living document’, meaning it should be periodically revised and updated as your company grows and changes.
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Webinar  – Market Research & Database Tools for Business

Tues, 11th May 10am – 11am

We will explore the free library subscription market research database resources to help you research your business idea and market.
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Webinar  – Introduction to Digital Marketing for your Business

Thurs, 13th May 10am – 1pm

If you want to know how to promote your business/brand and connect with potential customers, then learning the basics of digital marketing is imperative. Through the internet and other forms of digital communication, businesses have a range of options to promote their products or services using a variety of marketing channels.

 
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Webinar  – Introduction to Marketing

Thurs, 13th May 10am – 12:30pm

Understanding the key aspects of marketing when you are starting a business is no longer optional, it’s essential. Not only does marketing build brand awareness but it can also increase sales, grows the business and increases customer engagement.
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Webinar  – Pitch to Win: pitching and business planning to secure funding

Mon, 17th May 10am – 1pm

So you’ve got yourself a solid business plan. What next? Now you’ll have to pitch your idea to raise finance for your business.
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Webinar  – Introduction to Finance

Tues, 18th May 10am – 12:30pm

No matter how great a business is, it’s not going to get anywhere without one very important thing; money. Finding the money to get your business up and running requires a lot of preliminary planning, whether you’re going to pursue outside funding or choose to use your own savings for the first few months. 
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your finances

Tues, 18th May 10am – 12pm

Undoubtedly one of the hardest things when running a business is getting on top of – and keeping on top of – your finances. After all, when getting your finances under control you not only have to compete with numbers and figures, but all of the jargon as well. 

 
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Webinar  – Introduction to Intellectual Property for Business

Weds, 19th May 10am – 11am

An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, a brand name or a song. This online webinar will introduce the four areas of intellectual property and help you understand which may apply to you and your business.
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Webinar  – Cash Diet Recipes for Fitter Finances

Thurs, 20th May 10am – 12:30pm

Undoubtedly one of the hardest things when running a business is getting on top of – and keeping on top of – your finances. After all, when getting your finances under control you not only have to compete with numbers and figures, but all of the jargon as well. 
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Webinar  – Establishing your social media presence

Tues, 25th May 10am – 12:30pm

Having a Social Media presence on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. is vital for your business. Our Social Media training will teach to you run organic and paid Ads campaigns on any platform. 
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Webinar  – Northamptonshire Business Networking

Tues, 25th May 10am – 11am

Come and meet local entrepreneurs, sole traders and small business owners based in Northamptonshire. Our monthly networking events provides an opportunity for you to seek business support and develop your business network and ideas with like minded people throughout Northamptonshire.

 
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Webinar  – GDPR: Managing Risk and Data Handling

Thurs, 27th May 10am – 12pm

You need to ensure that your business is ready to comply with GDPR Law, otherwise you could be at risk of a penalty fine. Don’t put yourself or your business at risk; come along to our 1 hour and a half workshop to find out what the General Data Protection Regulations are, what to do to ensure your compliant and how to avoid pitfalls.

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Webinar  – Basic Sales Skills

Thurs, 10th June 10am – 12:30pm

The ability to sell and achieve positive outcomes in commercial negotiations is a business skill that is essential for the growth of small businesses. Whether you’re selling a product, service, pitching an idea, or even selling yourself you need sales skills.
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Webinar  – Building a Sustainable Business

Thurs, 10th June 10am – 12:30pm

Starting a business is one thing, but sustaining your business is where most start-up companies struggle; planning is key to making sure your business makes it over the one year hurdle.
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Webinar  – Completing a Successful Grant Application

Tues, 15th June 10am – 11:15am

Knowing how to write your grant application is the key to achieving success. This interactive session provides tips and tools on how to to complete a successful grant application for the South Eat Midlands Start Up Project.

 
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HMRC YouTube

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs is the UK’s Tax, Payments & Customs authority.

This YouTube channel supports customers who need help completing a variety of transactions with HMRC and Learning Together programme with Tax agents and advisers.

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The Department for Education has launched a collection of job-related online courses, teaching numeracy, coding and internet skills with The Open University and Google being among the providers. Find out more HERE