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May 2018

Building a Team for Success

22nd May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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This half day interactive workshop looks at the management and operational skills and techniques which are required to grow and sustain your business. The most important assets in your business are your people. They are the driving force behind your vision; your voice, your brand. So it’s no surprise to hear that one of the most important things that you can do is to nurture and protect those assets. This workshop focuses on how to build the right team around…

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Building a Team for Success

22nd May @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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This half day interactive workshop looks at the management and operational skills and techniques which are required to grow and sustain your business. The most important assets in your business are your people. They are the driving force behind your vision; your voice, your brand. So it’s no surprise to hear that one of the most important things that you can do is to nurture and protect those assets. This workshop focuses on how to build the right team around…

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Webinar: Creating Awareness – Marketing

23rd May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How will you market and promote your goods or services? This webinar will show you how to increase the effectiveness of your marketing by: • Identifying your ideal target markets • Creating a unique value proposition • Setting marketing objectives • Testing the effectiveness of your marketing plan • Identifying the ideal marketing tools to grow your business • Setting a realistic marketing budget • Creating marketing strategies that result in long term results. Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew…

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Northamptonshire HR Forum

24th May @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Wellingborough

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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GDPR: Managing Risk and Data Handling

24th May @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
East Northamptonshire County Council, Cedar Drive
Thrapston, Northampton, NN14 4LZ United Kingdom
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Do you know about the forthcoming changes to data protection law which will come into effect from May 2018? You need to ensure that your business is ready to comply with these changes, 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. Our…

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Drop-in Brackmills

25th May @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Costa Coffee, Brackmills Trade Park, Caswell Road, Brackmills.

The Growth Hub has teamed up with Brackmills Industrial Estate Business Improvement District to run these monthly two-hour drop-in sessions.  Businesses are invited to drop-in at any point on Friday, 25th May  between 12 pm – 2 pm noon at Costa Coffee on Brackmills Trade Park.  The grant schemes are part of wider packages of support offered by Northamptonshire Growth Hub and include 121 business advice, a variety of workshops and access to expert knowledge. Call 01604 212696, or email enquiries@northamptonshiregrowthhub.co.uk for details on…

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Networking Event

30th May @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Boost your business growth - expand your network and raise awareness of what you do.  Why should you come? Raise awareness of what you do, your brand, and your business. Boost your business growth. Expand your network & connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.  What to expect: Find out the available sources of support for your business from funding and finance through to innovation and planning for growth. Meet advisers who can support your business growth. Showcase your business and build your…

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Webinar: How to Measure Social Impact

31st May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will explore why it is important to be able to demonstrate the social value that your organisation is creating.  This session will provide participants with an understanding of the: • Theoretical background to social impact • Definitions and concepts related to social impact measurement (SIM) • Importance of SIM and reasons to engage with it. • Role of SIM in organisational development • Need for resource efficiency in SIM • Different mainstream social impact methodologies Presenter: Professor Richard…

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June 2018

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

1st June @ 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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Developing New Markets and New Customers

4th June @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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This half-day interactive workshop looks at how to develop new markets and win new customers in order to drive business growth. A facilitated exploration of why customers buy from you and why others do not buy from you An introduction to a range of alternative marketing strategies appropriate for driving growth in SMEs A practical and effective process for creating a marketing strategy (with specific reference to developing an online strategy) in an SME Things to think about when building…

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