Workshops and Events

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18th April 2019
Planning and Registering Your Business                                    9.30am to 1pm                                Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton   

Starting your business but not sure what legal structure is right for you or whether you should be a sole trader or limited company?

 

 

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24th April 2019
Business Planning                    10am to 12pm                                Northamptonshire Central Library

Your business plan is your uniique road map to starting and developing your business; its also an essential tool if you’re looking for financial investment.

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.

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24th April 2019
Grow Your business in the Digital World                            9.30am to 1pm                                Franklin’s Gardens , Northampton  

Today’s era of Internet has opened a gate of vast variety of opportunities for businesses, digital data provides businesses with a great opportunity to create competitive advantages and business values in the growing digital economy.

This half-day workshop provides an overview of the types and sources of business data, and will focus on the opportunities and business value.

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26th April 2019
Webinar: Creating Awareness – Marketing                                    1pm to 2pm                       Webinar

How will you market and promote your goods or services? This webinar will show you how to increase the effectiveness of your marketing

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1st May 2019                          Webinar: Developing Trading Activities                                        1.45pm to 2.45 pm               Webinar

How will you develop your trading activities and sell your goods or services to more customers ? This webinar will show you how to: Develop new ideas and assess their viability Assess the risks involved Develop existing products or services Segment your clients Form partnerships and alliances 

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2nd May 2019
GDPR for Start ups                  9.30am to 1pm                                Franklin Gardens, Northampton

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 half-day workshop to find out what the General Data Protection Regulations are, and to make your own plan for what you need to do

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8th May 2019                          Webinar: Growing & Maintaining a Profitable Enterprise                    12..30pm to 1.30 pm            Webinar

Looking to grow your enterprise?  This webinar will cover:

• Profit
• How to develop your strategy for growth
• The way to cost and price your products or services
• Why you should segment your clients and use dynamic pricing
• Do’s and Don’ts

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8th May 2019
Business Basics Workshop    10am to 12pm 
Wellingborough 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. This is what some of the past workshop attendees have said:

“Very clear and easy to follow presentation, lots of information to take away.”

“Good overview and lots of follow up options.

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15th May 2019
Market Research Resources for your New Business                           10am to 11am                Wellingborough Library 

A free workshop exploring online subscription resources Cobra and Mint UK for help with researching your business idea and market.

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15th May 2019
Business Plan Masterclass 9.30am to 1pm                              Frankin’s Gardens, Norhtampton

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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22nd May 2019                          Webinar: Leadership & Management                                      12.30pm to 1.30 pm              Webinar

What is the difference between leadership and management?  This webinar will show you: • Different types and styles of leadership
• The top tips and tactics of leadership
• The fatal mistake that leaders make
• What makes an effective manager
• The importance of training
• The key to successful management
• The best guide to future performance

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22nd May 2019
Cutting Energy Costs: A Best Practice Workshop for SME’s   9.30am to 12.30pm                              UON Innovation Centre

This workshop, delivered in partnership with the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund, will help you to understand where you can achieve real savings on your business’ energy costs. It will be presented by an expert from the Carbon Trust with an introductory presentation from one of SEMLEP’s Growth Hub’s business advisers.

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29th May 2019
Using Facebook and Twitter for Business: the basics                   10am to 12pm                                Wellingborough 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: setting up a facebook business page, writing effective engaging posts, getting started on Twitter, and more.

It is intended for pre-start ups and new businesses only

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29th May 2019                      Webinar: Social Enterprise Legal Structures                                   1pm to 2pm                         Webinar

This webinar will focus on existing legal structures for social enterprise.  It will include:

• An overview of the legal structures available
• The advantages and disadvantages of choosing a specific legal structure
• Things to consider when choosing a specific legal structure

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30th May 2019
Marketing Masterclass                    9.30am to 1pm                                Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton  

The single most important thing to do when starting a business is “Find Your Customer”. How do you do that ? Effective marketing.

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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5th June 2019
Making Tax Digital for VAT            10am to 11.30am                                Northampton Library 

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital? If you are a VAT registered business with turnover over £85,000 you need to be! This workshop will cover what exactly business owners need to know to make sure they are Making Tax Digital compliant:

  • digital record keeping
  • software choices
  • bridging software for excel spreadsheets
  • the process of registering with HMRC
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6th June 2019
Business Basics Workshop    10am to 12pm 
Kettering 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. This is what some of the past workshop attendees have said:

“Very clear and easy to follow presentation, lots of information to take away.”

“Good overview and lots of follow up options.

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13th June 2019
Market Research Resources for your New Business                           10am to 11am                          Kettering Library 

A free workshop exploring online subscription resources Cobra and Mint UK for help with researching your business idea and market.

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26th June 2019
How to Grow Your Business          10am to 11.30am                                Northampton Library 

Ruth Roan of Building Business Consultancy is delivering a session that will look at how to successfully grow a business, tools to support planning and development plus top tips for business growth. Ruth will also be sharing how she has grown her business.

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3rd July 2019

Webinar: How to Drive a Culture of Innovation and Creativity in your Business                          9.30am to 11am                  Webinar

Innovation is a buzzword that can mean something different depending on who you ask, so how do you define your strategy for innovation? And how do you engage your employees to create an environment where creativity can flourish, and good ideas are developed?