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14 Aug 2018

All fired up! Collaborate helps ceramics business grow

        How to cope with rapid growth is a challenge often faced by small businesses. Jo Keogh of Jo Keogh Ceramics and The Clay Room Leicester turned to Leicestershire business support project Collaborate for help. Jo always had a passion for ceramics but decided originally to pursue a career in science. It…

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07 Aug 2018

Low carbon opportunities identified in Leicester & Leicestershire

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council have today released the findings from consultations with local private and public-sector organisations into current energy opportunities and barriers. The Energy Challenge Paper is produced by Element Energy and Cambridge Econometrics following their commission to develop and deliver…

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02 Aug 2018

A quick guide to increasing your productivity

When we talk to companies about what they’d like help and support with, the answer is often improving productivity, so several of the free business support workshops we run tackle issues which could help with the productivity of your organisation. Whether you’re talking about a service industry organisation or a manufacturing business, productivity can make…

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15 Aug 2018

Collaborate: Principles of Six Sigma

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

A workshop aimed at engineering and manufacturing businesses which looks at core elements such as focusing on your customer, value stream mapping, process flow and waste reduction.

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15 Aug 2018

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Hinckley & Bosworth

If you are already using social media for your business, you will be aware that social media marketing can be cost effective, highly targeted and adaptable to any business objective.

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16 Aug 2018

Using Marketing Automation Software to Increase Sales – Breakfast Seminar

Oadby

Marketing Automation software (or MAS) is a new generation of integrated software that allows businesses to integrate and improve sales as well as increase efficiency of marketing processes. 

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16 Aug 2018

Improving Productivity with Cloud and Mobile Working

Leicester City

Discover how remote working and cloud computing can benefit your business. Learn the latest developments in remote working and gain a better understanding of the technology used that allows you and your business to have a flexible approach to working.

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20 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018

The Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Course

Leicester City

Four day workshop for young people interested in self-employment

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21 Aug 2018

Life after GDPR – Next Steps Breakfast Seminar

Oadby

Most businesses hold far more data than they think, from right to work information, copies of employees driving licenses, clock cards, bank details etc.

The good news is you can still hold all of this data but you have to look at how you protect it. So has privacy by design been a key element of your security surrounding the data?

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21 Aug 2018

Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials

Leicester City

Want to protect your business against online cybercrime and attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place? Explained using simple terminology this Cyber Essentials workshop will help you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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22 Aug 2018

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media – Free Workshop

North West Leicestershire

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

A full day workshop, inclusive of lunch – FREE* to Quiet Storm web clients.

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22 Aug 2018

Email Marketing for Success

Harborough

Email marketing, when used thoughtfully and inventively, has the power to significantly engage your target audience and successfully promote to them your business, products and services. 

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23 Aug 2018

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Leicester City

If you are already using social media for your business, you will be aware that social media marketing can be cost effective, highly targeted and adaptable to any business objective.

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23 Aug 2018

Growing your ecommerce Business

Charnwood

If your business is already selling online, then you need to consider if you’re really making the most of the opportunities on offer to you.

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28 Aug 2018

Collaborate – Textiles & Fashion: Health and Safety Management

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you are a fashion or textile manufacturer looking to improve business practices and make your workplace a safer environment book onto this free workshop.

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29 Aug 2018

Improving Productivity with Cloud and Mobile Working

Oadby

Discover how remote working and cloud computing can benefit your business. Learn the latest developments in remote working and gain a better understanding of the technology used that allows you and your business to have a flexible approach to working.

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30 Aug 2018

Working with Digital Images

Charnwood

We all know the importance of marketing and communicating the right message to the right audience here we look at your options in creating, editing and sharing digital content.

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04 Sep 2018

Champagne Marketing on a Lemonade Budget

Leicester City

Marketing can be seen as a bit of a dark art, in this engaging seminar, Lindsey Newman-Wood will show you some of the tricks of her trade and give you practical tips on how to market your business on a budget but still get maximum impact for your efforts.

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04 Sep 2018

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Blaby

 

 

 

 

If you are already using social media for your business, you will be aware that social media marketing can be cost effective, highly targeted and adaptable to any business objective.

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04 Sep 2018

Converting Website Visitors into Sales

Leicester City

Improve the visibility of your website through effective use of analytics, statistics and testing. If you’re serious about making an immediate return on investment with your website, then you need to consider optimising your conversion rate.

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05 Sep 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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05 Sep 2018

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising

Harborough

Planning a winning advertising campaign is all very well, but without the necessary knowledge of how to make people more aware of your brand online your efforts could all go to waste.

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06 Sep 2018

‘Ready, steady, sell!’: your ecommerce action plan for selling products online

Leicester City

89% of buyers – your potential customers – begin their buying journey through a search engine* like Google. They click on your website. They are ready to buy…but they can’t place an order. They move on. You’ve missed an opportunity to capture a new customer. Maybe it’s time for your business to start selling online?

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06 Sep 2018

Collaborate: Unlock the secrets of your data and grow your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you sitting on a minefield of valuable information that could be used to determine your growth? Find out more at this free half-day workshop on data and cyber security.

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06 Sep 2018

Collaborate: SALSA and Issue 5 update for food and drink manufacturers

Leicester City

A practical session for food/drink manufacturers on the changes to the SALSA (safe and local supplier approval) standard and how it affects your business.

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11 Sep 2018

Email Marketing for Success

Leicester City

Email marketing, when used thoughtfully and inventively, has the power to significantly engage your target audience and successfully promote to them your business, products and services. 

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12 Sep 2018

Data and Making the Most of your Business Relationships

Melton

Want to maximise your relationship with your current customers base? This workshop will explore and evaluate a range of techniques to make the most of your existing customer contacts.

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12 Sep 2018

How to Double Your Sales in Just 9 Months!

Leicester City

Back by popular demand, Karl Craig-West, the owner of the award-winning Buzz Website Design who specialises in building websites which guarantees to get results, is hosting our next event on ‘How to double your sales in just 9 months!’

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14 Sep 2018

Harborough District Council Meet the MP Business Breakfast

Harborough

Join Alberto Costa MP to learn about current happenings throughout the district and the country

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18 Sep 2018

Achieve Your Business Goals With Strategic Planning

Leicester City

Mistral Associates is fielding a team with experience in different business contexts. You will gain insight into how a Strategic Plan differs from a Business Plan, what you should include, some tools and approaches that will help you to build a basic plan, how to make the most of your plan, and an understanding of what your next steps should be. If you know that your business could be more focused, clearer on its future direction, and the people better aligned, this workshop is for you.

Workshop Content

• Why do we need a Strategic Plan and who is it for?
• What is a Strategic Plan and how does it differ from a Business Plan?
• How will a Strategic Plan help my business/organisation to grow and respond to changing conditions?
• The risks of not having a Strategic Plan
• How do you pull a Strategic Plan together?
• Some approaches and models that you can use to put together a working Strategic Plan
• What help is available to support you pulling your Strategic Plan together?
• What does it take to implement and monitor progress of your Strategic Plan?

Workshop Outcome

 You will go away with:
• a good understanding of how having a Strategic Plan can support the growth and success of your business or organisation
• some practical tools with which you can start to put your plan together straight away
• signposting to further assistance and resources to help you put your Strategic Plan together.

To register your place click here.

 

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18 Sep 2018

Data and Making the Most of your Business Relationships

Leicester City

Want to maximise your relationship with your current customers base? This workshop will explore and evaluate a range of techniques to make the most of your existing customer contacts.

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18 Sep 2018

Protect and Prepare : Secure Your Business

Oadby

Understand the threats and develop a strategy to protect your business 

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18 Sep 2018

Collaborate: Principles of Preservation and Shelf Life for food and drink manufacturers

Leicester City

Everything you need to know if you are a food or drink manufacturer that needs to know or refresh your  knowledge about food preservation.

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19 Sep 2018

Collaborate: Optimising LinkedIn for you and your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

If you’re using LinkedIn and getting no results this half-day workshop will bring some direction and clarity. We’ll provide help on what works, what doesn’t, finding leads and more.

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20 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018

Mental Health First Aid

Leicester City

2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course (Accredited by Mental Health First aid England)

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20 Sep 2018

Collaborate: Food Technical 101

Leicester City

A workshop aimed at food and drink manufacturers that wish to have a good understanding and awareness of regulations in order to be considered by retailers.

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24 Sep 2018

3 day ‘Starting in Business’ Programme

Leicester City

From bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, whatever business you dream of starting NBV can help you to transform your idea into a business and support you with a fantastic package of training and funding. You’ll also get to meet other like-minded people and be able to tap into the expertise of an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in helping people start businesses. NBV will be on hand to provide you with advice every step of the way.

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25 Sep 2018

How to get the most out of your Facebook Advertising – Breakfast Seminar

Melton

Facebook announced back in January that they were removing most business posts from users’ news feeds. So, what does this mean to businesses that rely on Facebook for brand awareness, free traffic and generation of leads and sales?

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25 Sep 2018

Working with Digital Images

Leicester City

We all know the importance of marketing and communicating the right message to the right audience here we look at your options in creating, editing and sharing digital content.

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27 Sep 2018

Embracing the power and potential of virtual reality

Leicester City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A seminar introducing you to the possibilities of virtual and augmented reality. In particular the technology, terminology and opportunity. You’ll have a chance to personally experience the power and potential of VR on the day.

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27 Sep 2018

Understanding Google Analytics

Leicester City

Understand and manipulate visitor data from your website and learn how to capitalise on the information.

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03 Oct 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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03 Oct 2018

Collaborate: Unlock the secrets of your data and grow your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you sitting on a minefield of valuable information that could be used to determine your growth? Find out more at this free half-day workshop on data and cyber security.

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04 Oct 2018

East Midlands Chamber HR Forum: Employment Law Update

Leicester City

 

An overview of some of the latest employment law developments aimed at HR professionals.

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17 Oct 2018

Collaborate: Unlock the secrets of your data and grow your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you sitting on a minefield of valuable information that could be used to determine your growth? Find out more at this free half-day workshop on data and cyber security.

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18 Oct 2018

Collaborate: Internal audits – food manufacturing

Leicester City

A workshop for food and drink manufacturers that will provide help and guidance on how to do audits in the correct way and how they can help you continuously improve.

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19 Oct 2018

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Masterclasses at Leicester Castle Business School

Leicester City

We have developed a one-day masterclass aimed at all levels or business and human resource managers which will address current issues in the world

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23 Oct 2018

Collaborate: Becoming HS2 ready – exploring the opportunities

Leicester City

 

 

 

 

 

 

A chance to find out what opportunities will exist with High Speed 2 coming to our region particularly for small and medium supply chain organisations.

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24 Oct 2018

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media – Free Workshop

North West Leicestershire

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

A full day workshop, inclusive of lunch – FREE* to Quiet Storm web clients.

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07 Nov 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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08 Nov 2018

Collaborate: How to secure public sector contracts

Leicester City

 

 

 

 

 

An event to clarify what the process is and where opportunities within the public sector can be found, as well as help available. Book early as we anticipate demand to be high for this session.

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08 Nov 2018

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Harborough

If you are already using social media for your business, you will be aware that social media marketing can be cost effective, highly targeted and adaptable to any business objective.

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08 Nov 2018

Collaborate Networking Supper – a celebration of local produce

This food and drink networking evening will offer food and drink manufacturers the opportunity to come together to celebrate the fantastic produce available across Leicester and Leicestershire.

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12 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018

Mental Health First Aid

Leicester City

2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course (Accredited by Mental Health First aid England)

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13 Nov 2018

Collaborate: SALSA and Issue 5 update for food and drink manufacturers

Leicester City

A practical session for food/drink manufacturers on the changes to the SALSA (safe and local supplier approval) standard and how it affects your business.

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21 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Unlock the secrets of your data and grow your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you sitting on a minefield of valuable information that could be used to determine your growth? Find out more at this free half-day workshop on data and cyber security.

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22 Nov 2018

Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials

Harborough

Want to protect your business against online cybercrime and attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place? Explained using simple terminology this Cyber Essentials workshop will help you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

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27 Nov 2018

Collaborate: Unlock the secrets of your data and grow your business

Leicester City

Collaborate for growth ethical compliance workshop

Are you sitting on a minefield of valuable information that could be used to determine your growth? Find out more at this free half-day workshop on data and cyber security.

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05 Dec 2018

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays- Free Networking with a Healthy Twist

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays, its networking with a heatlhy twist and its free!

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19 Dec 2018

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media – Free Workshop

North West Leicestershire

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

SEO, Digital Content & Social Media

A full day workshop, inclusive of lunch – FREE* to Quiet Storm web clients.

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