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January 2019

Funding for Business Growth

9th January 2019 @ 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 fund your growth strategy and what you will need to prepare for your business to be Investment Ready, and what you need to do once you have finance in place. Planning funding to meet the Growth Strategy Getting the mix right – Debt, equity, grants, asset finance, R&D tax credits, crowd funding and others Preparing for Due Diligence – Forecasting, costing and pricing,  Investment readiness On-going Financial  management -  management accounts,…

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

10th January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Franklin Gardens, Weedon Road
Northampton, NN5 5BG United Kingdom
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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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Webinar: Introduction to Social Enterprise

17th January 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Northamptonshire Logistics Forum – Counter Terrorism Training Session

18th January 2019 @ 9:15 am - 12:30 pm
Swan Valley, Northampton United Kingdom + Google Map

Earlier this year at the Logistics forum we held at Counter Terrorism Awareness session with Steve Gamble (Northamptonshire Police) – we have been asked to repeat this session. Please see attached the draft agenda, items covered will include The outline of threats, protecting sites, security measures for the industry, what to do in the event of an incident, how to respond to an incident. We have 30 spaces for this event so please let me know if you are interested…

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Planning and Registering your Business

23rd January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 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: Enterprise Strategy & Business Planning

24th January 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar will guide you through the business planning process. It will make you think about where you want to get to and how you are going to get there. This webinar will offer: • Information on the development of a robust business plan. • What can a business plan do for you? • Advice on financial planning and forecasting. Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management…

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Marketing on a Shoe String

25th January 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Marketing is one of the most important elements of making your business successful, it can also be the most expensive. This session will look at marketing your business from the perspective of an SME with a limited marketing budget. Many small companiesAbout the presenter: restrict their marketing activity due to a perceived lack of money so this session will focus on what you can do - not what you can’t. Specifically we will look at: The importance of marketing within…

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Making Apprenticeships Work for your Organisation

28th January 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

The University of Northampton have partnered with the ONE Group to bring you this  “Go To” event around maximising apprenticeships in your business.  This event is not to be missed for those looking to build apprenticeships into their talent strategy, it will give a great oversight in all areas relating to apprenticeships. From attracting candidates into placements, to how companies are making the levy work for them, all of our speakers draw from their experience of working with apprenticeships in the Northamptonshire…

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Webinar: Social Enterprise Legal Structures

30th January 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will focus on existing legal structures for social enterprise.  It will include: • An overview of the legal structures available • The advantages and disadvantages of choosing a specific legal structure • Things to consider when choosing a specific legal structure. 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 consultancy capacity for 35…

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February 2019

Innovation at the heart of your business

1st February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Deco Theatre, Abington Square
Northampton, NN1 4AE
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Innovation is not just for technical and engineering companies - it is for all companies. This session will look at innovation at the core of every business whatever the service or product, and how creating a culture of innovation leads to new products, better services and better ways of doing things. This all impacts upon your bottom line. Specifically we will look at; What do we mean by innovation in the context of an SME who is delivering a generic product or…

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