If you’re new to business, or would just like a refresher, our practical small business workshops can help you develop the skills you need to succeed.
Covering a range of key business topics, our workshops will provide you with essential information to help you start and run your own business.
If you’re a new or soon-to-be business owner, we recommend starting with our free ‘Starting a Business’ workshop.
January small business workshop schedule
Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
This event combines our popular ‘Starting a Business’ workshop with opportunities for you to network with like-minded people and speak to a number of our business advisers after the event.
Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2018
This straight forward workshop will help you understand key financial information so you can gauge how your business is performing, make financial decisions and spot problems before they get out of hand.
Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018
This workshop will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is an essential tool for any small business operator.
Starting a Business (free)
Dates: Tuesday 23 January and Tuesday 30 January 2018
If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this workshop will take you through the essentials - from initial assessment and looking at your suitability to run a business, to financing your idea, and identifying sales opportunities. You’ll also receive lots of hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice on how to start a business.
Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Explains the main concepts you need to understand before you design and build a website yourself or sign a contract with a professional web developer. In addition to a resource book, you'll also receive a 'Build a Website' booklet that you can use as either the foundation of your new website build or as a brief to a professional developer.
Date: Thursday, 25 January 2018
Examines a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand what which platforms would work for your business.
Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
This workshop will show you how to understand your customers, stretch your marketing budget and make sure your business is noticed by the people who need what you have to offer.