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TENDRING4GROWTH Business Week, 30th September 2019 to 4th October 2019
A week-long programme of events and networking opportunities dedicated to supporting businesses in Tendring
TENDRING4GROWTH Business Week - Women In Business Networking Breakfast
Thursday 3rd October, 8.00am to 10.30am, Royal Hotel, Clacton, free of charge
In partnership with Colbea, this free breakfast event features Charlotte Bate from MadHR, an inspirational speaker who will talk about her career; the challenges of growing a small business as well as the importance of seeking the right support at the right time. Guidance will also be given on the help currently available for women looking to start or grow their own business.
Complimentary tea, coffee, bacon rolls & pastries will be available. Please specify if you have any dietary requirements. To find out more and book your place, please click here.
2 Day Workshop: Improving Your Website's Effectiveness
Monday 4th November and Tuesday 5th November 2019, 10am - 4pm, Town Hall, Clacton, free of charge
This high-impact workshop will give you a practical understanding of how to improve your business' website and create or improve your e-commerce capability. You will understand the power and practical use of Google and other analytical tools to help ensure that your website is working for you. Alongside your increased knowledge and confidence, you will leave with a bespoke Advanced Online Strategy for your business. This workshop is designed for businesses at any stage (start up, established, etc.) but to be eligible they should be based within the Essex Local Authority Area.
Workshop Content: Day 1
- Building a website and e-commerce capability
- An overview of the options available to build or improve your website, with benefits and drawbacks of each.
- Important aspects to consider in building or improving your website (customer journey, desired outcomes, style reflecting value proposition).
- Planning for an easy to use, flexible website that will grow with your business
Workshop Content: Day 2
- Analysing and improving online performance.
- The power of Google Analytics and how to maximise benefits from it.
- Introducing online analysis as a key business process.
- Summarising the learning and activities into a concise “Advanced Online Strategy”
This workshop is being run by First Ascent Ltd and Enterprise Support Alliance Ltd on behalf of the South East Business Boost programme and is free of charge to eligible businesses and individuals. Whilst this workshop would normally cost £2,000, it is fully funded for eligible businesses, so represents a great opportunity for you to receive high quality training at no cost. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please select your attendance days when you register - click here to find out more.
2 Day Workshop: How to Set Up a New Business
Wednesday 20th November and Thursday 21st November 2019, 10am – 4pm, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea
This highly practical workshop will give you a strong understanding of how to set up a new business as well as increasing your confidence and signposting you to future sources of help. The workshop is open to anybody who wishes to start up a business within the Essex Local Authority Area, or has done so within the last 12 months.
Workshop Content: Day 1
- Getting the fundamentals right from the start
- Controlling the cash in your business
Workshop Content: Day 2
- Markets, Marketing and understanding how to win customers
- How to prepare and complete your Business Plan
This workshop is being run by First Ascent Ltd and Enterprise Support Alliance Ltd on behalf of the South East Business Boost programme and is free of charge to eligible businesses and individuals.
Whilst this workshop would normally cost £2,000, it is fully funded for eligible businesses, so represents a great opportunity for you to receive high quality training at no cost. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please select your attendance days when you register – click here to find out more.
In the Market for Success 2
Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea), Various Dates, £50 for 6 sessions with a combined value of £2000
Colbea is running Round 2 of its successful programme for women looking to set up their own business, with various dates across 2019/2020.
In the Market for Success 2 is a training programme giving aspiring businesswomen the opportunity to access all the training and support needed to get started in business. The programme includes 6 expert-led workshops to give you all the skills and resources you need to make your business a success.
If you would like to speak to someone before committing to the course or have any queries, please call Colbea on 01206 548833 and ask for Jane Green. To book your place or for more information on upcoming dates, please click here to visit Colbea's website.