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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 – 

 

 

            WATCH HERE

 

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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your business model

Weds, 13th January 10am – 12pm  

An understanding of business models will assist you in improving your business delivery, increasing your differentiation and therefore competitiveness.  
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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your products and services

Weds, 13th January 2pm – 4pm  

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. 
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Webinar – Energy Solutions: How to keep innovating cost effectively in this challenging time

Weds, 13th January 1:30pm – 2:30pm  

Businesses large and small are facing unprecedented challenges in the current crisis, especially as they seek to drive or play a part within a green recovery.

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Webinar – Innovating for Growth Webinar: Introduction to registered design searching

Weds, 13th January 12pm – 1:15pm 

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  – Kettering Business Network Meeting

Weds, 13th January 9.30am – 10.30am

Led by Kettering Business Network Leader Simon Cox and Sarah Franklin, Chair of the Kettering Town Centre Partnership, this is an opportunity for you to join us, raise your profile, learn and network with other businesses on line.
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Webinar  – How to start your own business

Thurs, 14th January 10am – 11am

For 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 – Reset. Restart: your connections

Thurs, 14th January 10am – 11pm  

During our new online Coffee Hours you can find time to pause, reflect, plan for the future and make connections with other emerging entrepreneurs on a similar journey during these uncertain times.

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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your digital productivity

Fri, 15th January 11am – 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  – Innovating for Growth webinar: Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Fri, 15th January 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. 
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Webinar – Innovating for Growth webinar: Introduction to patents searching

Mon, 18th January 12pm – 1:15pm  

Have you ever wondered if you need a patent? Or how to search for trademarks, or how to protect your copyright? Almost every organisation has intellectual property (IP) of some sort – whether it’s an idea, invention, a brand name or a song. 

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Webinar – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Mon, 18th January 11:45am – 12:45pm 

This webinar provides an overview of the extension of the scheme, how employers will be affected, flexible furloughing, key dates and support available

 
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Webinar  – ALPHAS – Finance and Funding your Own Growth

Tues, 19th January 9.30am – 1pm

• How to Scale Up
• Sources of Financial Growth
• Merits of Different Types of Finance
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 19th January 10am – 5pm 

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar  – ALPHAS – Finance and Funding your Own Growth

Tues, 19th January 9.30am – 1pm

• How to Scale Up
• Sources of Financial Growth
• Merits of Different Types of Finance
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Webinar  – Innovating for Growth webinar: Get started part 1

Tues, 19th January 10am – 1pm

Get Started Part 1 is part of two online workshops (Get Started Part 1 and 2) that together will cover the essentials of what you need to do to set up and launch a business.

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Webinar  – Writing your business plan

Tues, 19th January 2pm – 3pm

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 – Innovating for Growth webinar: Get started part 2

Weds, 20th January 10am – 1pm  

Get Started Part 2 is part of two online workshops (Get Started Part 1 and 2) that together will cover the essentials of what you need to do to set up and launch a business.

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Webinar  – Innovating for Growth webinar: Introduction to intellectual property

Weds, 20th January 2pm – 3:15pm

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  – EU Exit: The importance of Incoterms in international contracts

Weds, 20th January 2pm – 3pm

Clear and unambiguous shipping and delivery terms are core components of a robust international contract and the responsibility of UK exporters. 
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Webinar – Innovating for Growth webinar: Doing business research at home

Thurs, 21st January 11am – 12:15pm  

This webinar aims to help people who are working at home but still need to use information to help them to plan and deliver business activities without usual access to the resources offered at Business & IP Centres which are closed during the current crisis.

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Webinar  – EU Exit: EU Exit Surgeries

Thurs, 21st January 9am – 4pm

Have you got an EU Exit issue that you are finding it hard to get answers for? We’ve teamed up with import and export of goods expert, Andrea Collins to offer fully funded 90-minute EU Exit surgeries.

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Webinar – Preparing a cashflow

Thurs, 21st January 10am – 11am  

This interactive webinar has been designed to take you step by step through the core elements you need to become finance ready.

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Webinar  – EU Exit: EU Exit Deal: Implications & actions

Thurs, 21st January 2pm – 3pm

Get support to understand the Government’s EU Exit Trade and Cooperation Agreement high-level impacts and what they mean for your business.
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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your finances

Thurs, 21st January 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 – Innovating for Growth webinar: Doing business research at home

Thurs, 21st January 11am – 12:15pm  

This webinar aims to help people who are working at home but still need to use information to help them to plan and deliver business activities without usual access to the resources offered at Business & IP Centres which are closed during the current crisis.

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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your finances

Thurs, 21st January 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 – Innovating for Growth webinar: Why you need a Trade Mark and how to search for one

Fri, 22nd January 12pm – 1:15pm 

Every business needs a trading or brand name. Customers need to be able to identify your business from your competition in a highly competitive market place.

 
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Webinar – Innovating for Growth webinar: Introduction to social media for small business

Mon, 25th January 12pm – 1:15pm 

The potential to reach new customers through social media has never been greater and is constantly growing.

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Webinar – EU Exit: Food & Drink Sector Regulation Changes

Mon, 25th January 3pm – 4pm 

This 1-hour webinar is designed to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and drink sector to understand the new regulations and paperwork and highlight the implications for EU workers.

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Webinar – Reset. Restart: your social and environmental impact

Mon, 25th January 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 – Inventors’ Club

Mon, 25th January 6pm – 7:30pm 

Meetings of the Inventors Club at the British Library are continuing on ZOOM during 2021. Join us at the club, designed to help you refine, protect and commercialise that new product idea you’ve been tinkering with.

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Webinar  – ALPHAS – Understanding your Business with Analytics

Tues, 26th January 9.30am – 1pm

• Business Analytics
• Data and Insight
• Visualisations with Tableau
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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your funding options

Tues, 26th January 12pm – 2pm

Obtaining funding to launch and grow your business has always been one of the greatest challenges for entrepreneurs. 

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Webinar  – Record keeping in your first year

Tues, 26th January 10apm – 11am

This interactive webinar has been designed to take you step by step through record keeping in your first year.

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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 26th January 10am – 5pm 

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar  – Innovating for Growth webinar: Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Weds, 27th January 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. 
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Webinar – Mental Health First Aid Training – Mini Session
 

Weds, 27th January 12pm – 1pm  

Come and join the UON MHFA team for a lunch time catch up to check in with you and chat about wellbeing.

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Webinar  – Reset. Restart: your marketing
Weds, 27th January 3pm – 5pm
Getting the balance right of marketing effectively without being opportunistic is a tough challenge for entrepreneurs during COVID.
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Webinar  – Innovating for Growth webinar: Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Weds, 27th January 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. 
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Webinar  – Self-awareness & Career Planning

Weds, 27th January 7pm – 8pm

Join this 1 hour workshop to begin to understand your skills and attributes, an essential part of moving forward with your career planning.
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Webinar – Returning to Education

Weds, 27th January 12pm – 1pm  

This 1 hour session explains the process of entering back into education for mature learners, beginning with Access to Higher Education diplomas, and progressing to university study.

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Webinar  – Building a marketing strategy

Thurs, 28th January 10am – 11am

Understanding the key aspects of marketing when you are starting a business is no longer optional, it’s essential. 
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Webinar  – EU Exit: EU Exit Surgeries

Fri, 29th January 9am – 4pm

Have you got an EU Exit issue that you are finding it hard to get answers for?  We’ve teamed up with import and export of goods expert, Andrea Collins to offer fully funded 90-minute EU Exit surgeries.

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Webinar  – Building a marketing Strategy

Fri, 29th January 10am – 11am

This interactive webinar has been designed to take you step by step through the core elements you need to successfully market your new business.

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Webinar – Demystifying Self-employment – how to start your own business

Sat, 30th January 10am – 11am

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. We then move onto the basic elements of self-employment options, choosing the right legal structure and basic business planning.

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

Mon, 1st February 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 – EU Exit: Managing financial risk when trading internationally

Tues, 2nd February 9:30am – 10:30am 

If you can help people to build confidence and overcome barriers that can block them from getting into training or paid work, the Community Grants programme could help you.

 
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Webinar – Establishing your social media presence

Tues, 2nd February 10am – 11am 

Our Social Media training will teach to you run organic and paid Ads campaigns on any platform. Get in touch with your requirements and we will build you a bespoke training agenda covering the platforms required.

 
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Webinar  – ALPHAS – Protecting your Business from Cyber Risk

Tues, 2nd February 9.30am – 1pm

• Improving Cybersecurity
• Scaling up Cybersecurity
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 2nd February 10am – 5pm 

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar – EU Exit: Managing financial risk when trading internationally

Weds 3rd February 2pm – 3pm 

Join Andrea Collins of The Export Department as she explains how exporters can minimise the risk of not getting paid when trading with overseas markets. 

 
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Webinar – Job Searching and Networking

Weds 3rd February 12pm – 1pm 

Do you know where to look for vacancies and how to network online? This workshop will explore useful job sites and how to use Linked In effectively to find opportunities.

 
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Webinar – Basic business planning for the self-employed

Weds 3rd February 7pm – 8pm 

A business plan is an essential part of running an enterprise. Join us to find out what should be included in your business plan.

 
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Webinar  – Creating a better customer experience through digital technology

Thurs, 4 February 10am – 11am

Two thirds of businesses compete on customer experience. Why? Because of the positive impact on customer loyalty and customer advocacy.
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Webinar – Returning to Education

Sat, 6th February 10am – 11am  

This 1 hour session explains the process of entering back into education for mature learners, beginning with Access to Higher Education diplomas, and progressing to university study.

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Webinar  – Sales Skills

Tues, 9th February 10am – 11am

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  – ALPHAS – Protecting your Business from Cyber Risk

Tues, 9th February 10am – 11am

The ability to sell and achieve positive outcomes in commercial negotiations is a business skill that is essential for the growth of small businesses.
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 9th February 10am – 5pm th

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar  – Community Grants Information

Weds, 10 February 2pm – 3pm

Thinking of applying for a Community Grant?  If you can help people to build confidence and overcome barriers that can block them from getting into training or paid work, the Community Grants programme could help you.
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Webinar  – How to find customers for your business – marketing basics

Weds, 10th February 12pm – 1pm

An introduction to marketing and how to develop an effective marketing plan.

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Webinar – Returning to Education

Weds, 10th February 7pm – 8pm  

This 1 hour session explains the process of entering back into education for mature learners, beginning with Access to Higher Education diplomas, and progressing to university study.

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Webinar – Planning for the future of your business

Thurs, 11th February 10am – 11am

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 – CVs and Applications

Sat, 13th February 10am – 11am

Find out the different types of CV you can use in the UK and how to sell yourself effectively on application forms.

 
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Webinar – HMRC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Tues, 16th February 1:45pm – 2:30pm

This webinar provides an overview of the scheme, including:

Who can claim, when to start paying SSP, employees you can claim for, Making a claim, keeping records  and more.

 
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 16th February 10am – 5pm

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar – Introduction to Social Enterprise

Tues, 16th February 10am – 11am

This interactive 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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Webinar – Returning to Education

Weds, 17th February 12pm – 1pm  

This 1 hour session explains the process of entering back into education for mature learners, beginning with Access to Higher Education diplomas, and progressing to university study.

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Webinar  – Interview Skilla

Weds, 17 February 7pm – 8pm

This workshop will give you an understanding of the types of question you might get asked at a recruitment interview and an opportunity to practise answering them.
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Webinar  – EU Exit: Develop overseas markets and manage international partners

Weds, 17 February 2pm – 3pm

Join Andrea Collins of The Export Department for this webinar session that takes a closer look at some of these exciting markets and the opportunities they present to UK exporters.
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Webinar  – Finance for start-up businesses

Sat, 20th February 10am – 11am

A review of alternative funding options for new businesses.
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 23rd February 10am – 5pm

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar  – Building Resilience in 2021: Change, Adapt and Access New Markets

Thurs, 25th February 11am – 12pm

Adapting is fundamental in times of changes. Join this webinar to find out about the financial support and advice for your business.
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Webinar  – Finance for start-up businesses

Fri, 26th February 11am – 12pm

Visit England will join us for this webinar to present on support available from Visit England, update on the Escape the Everyday Campaign and consumer sentiments tracking.
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 2nd March 10am – 5pm

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar  -EU Exit: Effective international supply chain management

Weds, 3rd March 2pm – 3pm

Join Andrea Collins of The Export Department for this webinar session to understand how you can better manage the supply chain process and reduce the downstream strain on your business.
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 9th March 10am – 5pm

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar – What next for my business idea? (Online)

Tues, 16th March 10am – 5pm

In this first full-day webinar workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using local borough libraries’ and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s resources to conduct research for your new business

 
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Webinar  – Get going in 2021: tools to revise your business focus

Thurs, 18th March 11am – 12pm

Get guidance on how to investigate potential new opportunities; the skills, tools and information required to prepare a business case and assess the return on investment.
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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