Our Start & Grow business support programme provides support, advice and guidance to give you the opportunity to explore your business potential and learn how to set up a new business, alternatively, we can provide support to help you grow your existing business, the support on offer includes a series of FREE workshops and one-to-one adviser support. The support is delivered by experienced professionals working on a one to one basis at local venues.
Whatever stage your business idea is at, the programme can offer you all the support you need.
We need you to enrol and register in the first instance. We will discuss with you a package of support tailored to meet your individual needs and will arrange the most suitable workshops for you to attend in line with your skills and experience.
Monday 18th March 2019 - 12.30pm - 4.30pm - Bridge House, Long Eaton
Trainer: Sarah Pykett of Finances First Lady
• Keeping Financial Records
• Tax returns
• Allowable Expenses
• Non-allowable Expenses
• Capital Expenditure
• Basic bookkeeping exercise
Thursday 28th March 2019 - 9.30am - 12.30pm - Bridge House, Long Eaton
Trainer: Jon Prest of Seed Creativity
This Social media marketing workshop discusses social media strategy and how to get noticed by current and potential customers. Platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are powerful tools but the most important thing about social media marketing isn’t always the technology. It’s the people and how they use that technology to create, publish, share and interact.
The main benefits of social media marketing include:
• Communicate directly with the target market in an informal setting
• Build relationships of trust and credibility with the target audience
• Conduct detailed market research
• Reach customers worldwide
• Relatively inexpensive
• Obtain direct feedback from targeted customers and markets
• Benefits of social media
• Goal setting
• Your audience
• What social channels to use
• Setting up a Facebook page, twitter and Instagram account
• Producing effective content
Each participant will receive one-to-one support with an experienced Enterprise Adviser. This will enable you to create and develop realistic and innovative business ideas and motivate you to focus on achieving your business goals.