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August 2018

Digital Marketing Essentials

23rd August @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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We live in a super-connected world these days and as such, advertising and marketing are no longer limited to newspaper ads and flyers. Today’s era of Internet has opened a gate of vast variety of opportunities for businesses. Join us for a half day workshop designed to take you through the essentials of digital marketing and techniques that will have the most impact on your target customers. The workshop will start by developing  your visual statement,  discussing identify pros and…

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Becoming Finance Ready Masterclass

30th August @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Franklin Gardens, Weedon Road
Northampton, NN5 5BG United Kingdom
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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. There are several options when it comes to securing outside funding however, regardless of which financing route you take, your potential investors need to see evidence…

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September 2018

Webinar: Introduction to Social Enterprise

5th September @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Free

This 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. The webinar will include : • An overview of the social enterprise sector • An overview of social enterprise legal structures • An introduction to social enterprise history and background. Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his…

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Investment for Innovation

6th September @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Are you looking for possible funding opportunities to kick-start your business or to power its growth? Do you need to get to grips with what’s involved and the implications for you and your business?Do you want to be confident that your business is fit for funding? This workshop will look at the options available for investing in innovation and what a business can do to ensure that it is ‘investment ready’. Financial business planning, what is required and why Introduction…

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Plan for the Future of Your Business Masterclass

7th September @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Deco Theatre, Abington Square
Northampton, NN1 4AE
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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. Every successful business regularly reviews its business plan to ensure it continues to meet its goals, reviews performance on a regular basis and identifies the most likely strategy for growth. This interactive masterclass has been designed to take you step by step through the core elements you need to…

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Business support drop-in clinic

12th September @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Corby Enterprise Centre, London Road
Corby, NN17 5EU United Kingdom
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Are you looking to expand your business faster and more effectively? SEMLEP’s Growth Hubs’ advisers are here to help you succeed! Join us at this drop-in clinic to find out about : The potential grant funding available to your business; Business skills workshops and development opportunities; Tailored 1-to-1 advice, support and guidance. 1-to-1 sessions will be run on the day led by the Business Advisers Jacqueline Day,  and Sarah Damani. Bookings To book your place, and to arrange a 1-to-1 session, please…

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Northamptonshire HR Forum

13th September @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

A peer to peer forum for HR practitioners based in Northamptonshire companies.  The group meets regularly to share the latest information and best practice.  The group undertakes a yearly salary and benefits survey. Presentations recently have included direct sourcing of candidates via the web, Restrictive Covenants. Agenda will include: GDPR presentation Update on Promoting Northamptonshire Discussion on BBO Working Progress Project -Support for businesses employing those with additional needs Update on skills and careers All meetings are 8.30-10.30am unless otherwise…

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Become Your Own Boss – An Introduction to Starting your own Business

13th September @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Deco Theatre, Abington Square
Northampton, NN1 4AE
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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. Join us for a half day workshop dedicated to help those thinking of starting their own business or who have recently set one up. The workshop will start by helping you establish if self-employment is for you and introduce you to the key steps you…

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Northamptonshire Logistics Forum

14th September @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

The forum enables logistics companies to meet and share best practice and information and put Northamptonshire Logistics at the forefront of collaboration and innovation. Discussions include Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Dinner, funding, training, mentoring schemes, progression of Logistics Driver Assessment Scheme, recruitment & infrastructure challenges. All meetings are 8.30-10.30am unless otherwise notified For more details please email charlotte.patrick@northampton.ac.uk We are always keen to hear from potential new members interested in joining these popular and proactive groups, which are industry led and…

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Managing Intellectual Property in your Business

17th September @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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You can come up with the best invention in the world but unless that invention is protected then you run the risk of someone stealing that idea and claiming it as their own. The prime assets of an organisation are the innovations, technologies and products that it exploits. The right investment protection and development of these assets, when properly handled, provides competitive leverage and builds for the long term. Delivered by Robert Looker of Highbury Ltd, this workshop will look at the…

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