Business skills
workshops

Get ahead with a range of topics
from marketing to financial planning.

Are you thinking of starting a business, becoming self-employed or need help to grow your business?

We host a range of workshops and seminars on a variety of business related topics including marketing, social media, finances, IT, regulation, grants & funding and many more.

All of our workshops are run by our highly experienced advisors or expert consultants from other organisations to ensure you have the most up-to-date and relevant information possible.

Is Self-Employment Right For Me?

Self-Employed Man

Becoming self-employed or starting a business for the first time can be a daunting experience. It can certainly be a great way to make a living, working the hours that suit you and an opportunity to do something you enjoy. Unlike being employed though there is also the possibility that your income may be erratic and you won’t get holiday or sick leave.

This free workshop will give you a complete overview of what it means to be self-employed as well as the commitment required to start and sustain a profitable business.

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Basic Marketing & Financial Planning

Marketing & Financial Planning

This free workshop will cover two vital areas for creating a successful business and give you the basic fundamentals of financial planning and marketing.

Financial Planning:

By the end of this session you should be have a good overview of business financial forecasting as well as applying for and managing loan repayments.

Marketing:

This session will take you through the basics of marketing to give you the tools to attract more customers. You’ll learn how to understand your target market and customer’s needs.

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Small Business Growth Event

Dragons Den

If you are running a small business this will be a great opportunity for you to hear from some inspirational speakers, learn about available business support and network with like-minded people.

You’ll get some great tips on using digital marketing, including social media, SEO and email newsletters as well as the latest digital trends to help you to achieve your business objectives.

Merry Whittaker, co-founder of the clothing keepsake company Love, Keep, Create will share the story from start-up to Dragons Den success story.

We’ll be talking about the latest small business support and funding. There will also be an opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded small business owners.

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Small Business Start-up Event

Dragons Den

If you are thinking of starting a business this will be a great opportunity for you to hear from some inspirational speakers, learn about available business support and network with like-minded people.

You’ll get some great tips on using digital marketing, including social media, SEO and email newsletters as well as the latest digital trends to help you to achieve your business objectives.

Merry Whittaker, co-founder of the clothing keepsake company Love, Keep, Create will share the story from start-up to Dragons Den success story.

We’ll be talking about the latest small business support and funding. There will also be an opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded small business owners.

Marketing:

This session will take you through the basics of marketing to give you the tools to attract more customers. You’ll learn how to understand your target market and customer’s needs.

Further information >>

Select from the venues below to register your place.