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November 2018

Creative thinking: how to generate breakthrough ideas for competitive advantage

19th November @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Park Inn, Silver Street
Northampton, NN1 2TA United Kingdom
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Creativity, strategy and innovation are no longer optional in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Now considered essential to maintaining a competitive edge, many organizations are seeking ways to unleash new perspectives and fresh thinking about their products, markets, challenges and competitors. Understanding the thinking styles involved in the different phases of the creative and strategic thinking processes allow individuals and organizations to more effectively take advantage and apply the brain power available to them. Understanding innovation and how it can…

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Planning and Registering your Business

20th November @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Gardens, Weedon Road
Northampton, NN5 5BG United Kingdom
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Starting your business but not sure what legal structure is right for you or whether you should be a sole trader or limited company? This interactive, tailored session will cover; Existing legal structures, what the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a specific legal structure are. How to register as a Sole Trader How to become a Limited Company How to setup or convert to a Social Enterprise The workshop will be presented by Paul Smith, one of our most experienced business…

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Webinar: Leadership & Management

21st November @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

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 Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management and executive…

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Business Plan Essentials – Evening Masterclass

21st November @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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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. This master class will focus on; What should be included in your plan and why How a marketing plan fit into your business plan Why you need a financial strategy SWOT analysis and how it helps identify your…

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Social media strategy & writing for social media – Google Digital Garage workshops

22nd November @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Holiday Inn Corby – Kettering A43 Geddington Rd Corby NN18 8ET, Holiday Inn Corby - Kettering A43 Geddington Rd Corby
Corby, Northamponshire NN18 8ET United Kingdom
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Often small business owners don’t know where to start with defining a social media strategy although they understand that social media marketing is a very powerful tool to reaching new customers and increasing brand awareness. Are you struggling to find the time to invest in your social media marketing? Are you frustrated that you're just not getting noticed by your target audience? Are you wondering what to post everyday? Do you wonder which social media channels to focus on for…

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Franchising and Intellectual Property for business growth

27th November @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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This workshop will look firstly at the different types of Intellectual Property in business and particularly in the context of potentially allowing others to use it in a franchise context. So we look at the forms of IP, it’s protection and packaging it up to allow selected partners to use it. (Implication being that you don’t want all and every one to be able to use your IP). Secondly, the workshop will look at what is meant by Franchising (Business Format Franchising), the…

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Plan for the Future of Your Business Masterclass

28th November @ 9:00 am - 12:30 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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Webinar: Becoming Investment Ready

29th November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will show you how to ensure that you are ready to seek investment. You will learn about: • CDFIs and ‘Lenders of Last Resort’ • The emergence of the Social Investment Market • What you need to do to be successful in obtaining investment Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management and executive recruitment consultancy business for over 23 years and has worked in a…

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Northamptonshire Digitally Enhancement Project Adviser Clinic

30th November @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Need advice on how to digitally enhance your business? Why not drop in and see our specialist Adviser, Pete Hollingsworth. Join us for our NoDE Adviser Clinic and get some 1-2-1 advice on how to digitally enhance your business. From website reviews, GDPR Compliance to CRM Systems and software purchases, he can help you with advice and guidance on the solutions for your business. Due to popular demand, we have extended the meetings into the evening, we only have availability…

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December 2018

All about Crowdfunding

3rd December @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Park Inn, Silver Street
Northampton, NN1 2TA United Kingdom
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Are today’s growing innovative companies ready to socially raise many in a very social world? Everyone has heard of “crowdfunding” but who really understands how the various types of crowdfunding operate? The crowdfunding platforms can be used to raise potential funding, but there are greater benefits once those are used to their full capacity. Testing the market and receiving marketing validation for your idea, product or service and growing your client base. This interactive, entertaining and informative workshop will help…

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