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.

Completing Your First Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment Workshop

A necessity and legal requirement for every business, to submit your financial information from your business / self-employment annually.

This free workshop will take you through step-by-step how to prepare your self-assessment form.

By the end of the workshop you will know how to maintain your records and how to complete your assessment form.

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Small Business Start-up Event

Self-Assessment Workshop

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 the latest information on the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force next year including what the changes are and how to prepare for it.

Ex Thorntons Chocolates boss, Peter Thornton will be openly recounting his story about the rapid growth and eventual decline of the national chain. Peter will be sharing his experience by exploring management styles, conflicts and the underlying reasons why the business failed.

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 as well as a short presentation about the Buy with Confidence Scheme and how it could benefit your business.

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Select from the venues below to register your place.

Completing Your First Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment Workshop

A necessity and legal requirement for every business, to submit your financial information from your business / self-employment annually.

This free workshop will take you through step-by-step how to prepare your self-assessment form.

By the end of the workshop you will know how to maintain your records and how to complete your assessment form.

Further information >>

Select from the venues below to register your place.

Digital Marketing Basics

Digital Marketing Workshop

In this workshop you will learn what digital marketing is and how you can use it for your business.

SEO – Learn what Google looks for when ranking your website and how to get above the competition.

Blogging – The importance of content marketing, why you should set up a company blog and how to do it effectively.

Social media – An overview of of the platforms and how best to use them.

PPC – A look at Google Adwords and using pay-per-click adverts to promote your business online.

Email marketing – Email is alive and kicking and why you should be using it.

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Beginners Guide to Marketing

Marketing Workshop

Want to learn how to attract and retain customers?

This interactive workshop will take you through a simple, step-by-step process to jump start your marketing strategy and give you the tools to attract more customers.

You’ll learn the ‘7 P’s of marketing’, how to understand your target market and customers needs, as well as how to develop a great brand for your business.

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Starting Your First Business Website

Building a Business Website

A modern website is not just about delivering great quality content and building customer relationships, it’s about connecting with your customer base and expanding it.

This free workshop will look at the key principles that make a great website. By the end of the session you will have a good understanding of the different website solutions available.

You’ll also look at the typical costs of creating a website as well as how to build your own site that is effective and delivers a great user experience.

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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.

Further information >>

Select from the venues below to register your place.

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.

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