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15 May 2019

Women in Business Support Programme

The Programme offers a mix of 121 business support, 1-day confidence building workshop, a six week programme of start up workshops that cover key aspects of running a business and how to get started when it comes to being your own boss and the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of start up…

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10 May 2019

Business support funding secured for Leicester and Leicestershire

As a result of the successful delivery of an original £10.3m business support programme, SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that an additional £11.8m of business support has been given to help a further 2,400 companies to grow. From this fund, £1m of manufacturing advisory support has been secured…

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09 May 2019

£11.8m Enhancement to Manufacturing Support

As a result of the successful delivery of an original £10.3m business support programme, SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that an additional £11.8m of business support has been given to help a further 2,400 companies to grow. The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), which is funded by ERDF and…

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Date/Time Event
21 Mar 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising
Ramada Leicester Stage Hotel, Wigston Leicestershire

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21 May 2019

Collaborate: BRC Standard for Food Safety – Issue 8 Update

Leicester City

Food and drink manufacturers the BRC Standard has been revised. Ensure your business is able to continue. Book this workshop for free information and advice.

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21 May 2019

Collaborate: BRC Standard for Food Safety – Issue 8 Update

Leicester City

Food and drink manufacturers the BRC Standard has been revised. Ensure your business is able to continue. Book this workshop for free information and advice.

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21 May 2019

How to turn your website into a customer-winning marketing machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a sad fact that most small business websites never pay for themselves.  BUT that doesn’t have to be the case with your website! A workshop for small/medium-sized businesses that want their sites to deliver real results.

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29 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

Make it British Live! 2019

Outside Leicestershire

Make it British Live! began in 2014 and was originally called Meet the Manufacturer.

The brainchild of Kate Hills, a former fashion buyer, who founded a website called Make it British in 2011 as a platform for promoting UK manufacturers and British-made brands.

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03 Jun 2019

NBV | Starting in Business Programme -Leicester

Leicester City

3 day starting in business programme ideal for pre-start or new start businesses

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05 Jun 2019

Cyber awareness for small businesses

Leicester City

Cyber awareness for small businesses

It’s really important to recognise that, statistically, cybercrime and fraud now pose a greater risk than physical crime. All businesses, from sole-traders right up to multi-nationals, need to plan for when, not if, a cyber-attack occurs.  Businesses can be targeted randomly, but the good news is that with awareness training you can protect yourselves and your business.

This workshop will give you a NON-TECH overview on Cyber Awareness. Sam Hancock, an experienced Police Cyber Protect Officer, will cover areas that you need to be aware of and a number of measures you can take to help protect yourself and your businesses. The session will cover:

  • Device safety/protection
  • Passwords
  • Protecting your Data & Personal information
  • Risks of free or public Wi-Fi
  • Ransomware & Backups
  • Phishing
  • Sextortion
  • Current Trends affecting businesses
  • Intro to National Cyber Security Centre resources for SMEs
  • Benefits of CiSP and Cyber Essentials amongst other areas

Click here for more information and to book your place

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05 Jun 2019

Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

Leicester City

Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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05 Jun 2019

Collaborate: Factory layout

Leicester City

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will help you understand how good factory layouts can improve hygiene standards and achieve accreditations.

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06 Jun 2019

Blaby Business Breakfast

Blaby

Blaby Business Brealfast

This free breakfast event on Thursday 6th June is for all local businesses to share and hear ideas for boosting the local economy, to access available funding opportunities and to join this fantastic networking opportunity with local businesses and partners in a relaxed atmosphere.

With a short speaker programme, updates on business support and key development sites within Blaby District, can you and your business really afford to miss out on this golden opportunity for support and advice?

Blaby District Council is hosting the event in the Anstey Suite at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, Smith Way, Grove Park, Enderby Leicester, LE19 1SW starting at 8.00am with the promise of a free delicious breakfast on arrival. The meeting will finish no later than 10.00am and complimentary car parking will be available on site.

Places are limited so businesses and Individuals are being urged to book early by contacting Alison Newitt, Economic Development Officer, at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7765 or email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk. Please also advise us of any special dietary needs.

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06 Jun 2019

6 steps to Great Business Results

Hinckley & Bosworth

Business Support Event

If you are a business owner I invite you to ask yourself 3 questions:

  • Do you want to grow your business?
  • Do you want to increase your profits?
  • Do you want more time for yourself?
  • Do you want your website to work harder for you?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this FREE seminar is absolutely essential to add to your calendar.

Learn how to increase your profits by 61%

  • During the seminar we will give you the chance to step out of your business and get focused. You will walk away with proven ideas on how to increase your business profits and make your team more effective, so you can work less and enjoy life more. You will leave this practical seminar with a clearer direction and new tools to achieve your goals faster.

Get more done in less time

  • At ActionCOACH, we call this “Leverage” or achieving ever more with ever less. We will be showing you strategies and proven techniques to enable you to spend more time working ON your business rather than working IN your business, a vital skill in a growing business.

Understand the 7 keys to a winning team

  • We will show you the 7 keys to a winning team, demonstrating how we have helped 1,000s of UK clients improve the productivity and commitment of their team members, as well as showing you how you can attract, retain and motivate to get the very best team in your business, cost effectively.

How to at least Double the number of leads generated by your website

  • We have secured the support of a Google Partner (Damien O’Dwyer) who will share with you 7 proven strategies that you can implement immediately that will ensure your website returns you more leads for you to grow your business. This practical session is certain to get you thinking differently about how you manage your website and its content.

Join us at the Jury’s Inn, Hinckley for this FREE Business Seminar and an introduction to the most powerful business secret there is, brought to you by your Local ActionCOACH Business Growth Specialist, Ed Cooper.

The seminar will include an overview of ActionCOACH’s proven strategies to increase your gross profit by 61% year on year, a chance to meet and network with fellow business owners, (so be sure to bring plenty of business cards) and FREE breakfast rolls and refreshments at Hinckley’s Business Growth Seminar of the year!

“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
– Jim Rohn

More information and booking details can be found on Eventbrite

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11 Jun 2019

How to improve business performance by supporting staff who care for others and reduce stress

Leicester City

 

 

 

 

    What every employer needs to know about supporting staff with caring responsibilities plus advice on how to deal with stress in the workplace and elsewhere.

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    11 Jun 2019

    Collaborate: PR on a budget (creative industries)

    Leicester City

    A free workshop for those in the creative sector looking to learn how to ‘do’ PR, plan and run cost-effective campaigns. We’ll show you how to build it into your week and what success can look like.

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    12 Jun 2019

    Collaborate: Using social media effectively (creative industries)

    Leicester City

    Develop your social media skills at this workshop for those in the creative industries. The session will be very interactive with delegates learning about idea and content generation, social media management and engagement.

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    17 Jun 2019

    NBV | Starting in Business Programme -Leicester

    Leicester City

    3 day starting in business programme ideal for pre-start or new start businesses

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    17 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2019

    IPO UK – WIPO Conference

    Outside Leicestershire

    AI: decoding IP
    Exploring the Commercial, Economic and Legal Implications

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    18 Jun 2019

    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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    18 Jun 2019

    How to tell your business story through social media

    Leicester City

     

     

     

     

     

     

    How do you stand out in a crowded market place? This workshop aims to arm you with lots of storytelling content ideas so your potential customers can connect with you before they buy.

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    19 Jun 2019

    Collaborate: SEO Masterclass 4-Part Programme (creative industries)

    Leicester City

    Learn to carry out the basics of SEO yourself using freely-available tools. Aimed at businesses in the creative sector that want to improve search engine rankings.

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    19 Jun 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – Labelling Focus

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    20 Jun 2019

    Collaborate: 2-Part Effective Branding Masterclass (creative industries)

    Leicester City

    A two-part workshop for creative businesses covering the essentials of brand management including a critique of attendee brands to help rectify the problem of brands not performing consistently.

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    03 Jul 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    09 Jul 2019

    Employability and Skills Summit – 2019

    Charnwood

    Skills Summit 2019

    In the coming years regional prosperity will rest on having access to a skilled, productive workforce, however, as identified through feedback from the Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey, it is clear that employers continue to find a shortfall in skilled labour.

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    17 Jul 2019

    Collaborate: How to display your products (creative industries)

    Leicester City

    You may have the best product but how do you show and entice customers to buy? This workshop for creative businesses provides guidance on photography and showcasing what you do to achieve the best results.

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    17 Jul 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – Legislation Focus

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    24 Jul 2019

    Collaborate: How to Make Short Videos for your Business (Creative Industries)

    Leicester City

    If you want to get noticed these days you need to be using videos to engage with customers but how is the best way to do it and what do you need? A workshop for those in the creative sector looking to improve sales.

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    07 Aug 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    07 Aug 2019

    Collaborate: the Basics of Food Labelling

    Leicester City

    Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will help you understand the legal requirements of food labelling.

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    21 Aug 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – Preservation Focus

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    04 Sep 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    05 Sep 2019

    Collaborate: Product development: from concept to launch

    Leicester City

    Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this workshop will highlight the importance of product development and show the processes required to achieve successful development.

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    18 Sep 2019

    Collaborate: Technical Talk Drop in – SALSA Focus

    Leicester City

    Free one-to-one advice and support for food and drink manufacturing businesses. No need to book

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    25 Sep 2019

    Collaborate: Introduction to BRC for Food Safety

    Leicester City

    A free workshop for food and drink manufacturers providing information on the benefits of the BRC standard and how you can continue to achieve the Standard.

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