Erewash Partnership Events

 

Erewash Partnership Events 2018


 

Thinking of starting your own business?

Do you want to be your own boss?

 
Do you have the beginnings of a business idea that could make you money?
 
Erewash Partnership Ltd are delivering this FREE programme on behalf of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce throughout Erewash and Amber Valley.
 
What do I need to do first?
 
Whatever stage your business idea is at, this programme can offer you all the support you need to become a successful entrepreneur and enable you to get your business started!
 
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.
 
To be eligible for this initiative, you must live in and be a resident of Erewash or Amber Valley.


Your Business – Getting the Basics Right (1)

Amber Valley - Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 9.30am - 12.30pm
Eventbrite - D2 Workshop 1 - Your Business getting the basics right - Ripley Town Hall

•    Understanding what is involved in establishing and running a successful small business.
•    Explaining your product and potential customers to a wider audience.
•    Reviewing and developing a customer focused process for running your new business.
•    Being clear on what your priorities are in the business planning / start up process.
 

Understanding Your Market and How to Reach It (2)

Amber Valley - Monday 24th September 2018 at 12.30pm - 4.30pm 
Eventbrite - D2 Workshop 2 - Understanding your market and how to reach it - Ripley Town Hall

•    Undertaking meaningful Market Research for your new business.
•    Undertaking meaningful Competitor Analysis for your business.
•    Understanding the marketing messages that will best promote your products.
•    Identifying the most cost effective ways to get your messages across to potential customers.


Business Planning for Start Up and Beyond (3)

Amber Valley - Friday 5th October 2018 at 9.30am - 12.30pm 
Eventbrite - D2 Workshop 3 - Business planning for start-up and beyond - Ripley Town Hall

•    How a business plan will help you launch your new business and manage the development of the business in future years.
•    Identify and analyse the factors that might affect the success of your business.
•    Produce a working business plan that can be easily updated on a regular basis.


Basic Bookkeeping (4)

Amber Valley - Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 12.30pm - 4.30pm 
Eventbrite - D2 Workshop 4 - Bookkeeping - Ripley Town Hall
 
•    Keeping Financial Records
•    Tax returns
•    Allowable Expenses
•    Non-allowable Expenses
•    Capital Expenditure
•    Basic bookkeeping exercise


Getting started with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (5) 

Amber Valley - Thursday 25th October 2018 at 9.30am - 12.30pm
Eventbrite - D2 Workshop 5 - Get started with Social Media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - Ripley Town Hall

Overview:
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
 
Workshop Structure:
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 
Engagement

For enquiries please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Communication Skills Workshop

Sponsored by 

Wednesday 26th September at 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Bridge House Business Centre, Long Eaton, NG10 1NL
 

For those who want to improve their communication skills at work to ensure they deliver results. This workshop provides the opportunity to think about and recognise your preferred communication style and how this can be adapted when communicating with others who may have different preferred communication styles. By using tools and techniques delegates are able to think about the perceptions they are creating while communicating face to face, by telephone or by email and how they may be filtering information they are receiving.

 
Who should attend?
 
Leaders, Managers and Professionals who want to improve their communication skills at work to ensure they deliver results.
 
Course content:
By the end of the course delegates will: - 
 
Recognise Communication filters and the impact they may be having on their communication skills
Use Perceptual positions to improve communication
Know their own Communication styles and how to adapt these to different people and situations
Communicate and present a positive image
Have had the opportunity to action plan
 
Benefits to individual:
 
Engage with others and understand the impact you have on them 
Deliver the image you want to portray
Identify different communication styles in action and flex your style to influence others
Recognise how behaviours impact the effectiveness of communication, and select the most appropriate behaviour to the situation
 
Benefits to organisation:
 
Messages are conveyed clearly, concisely and assertively
Attendees understand the message others are conveying to them
 
A light sandwich buffet will be served upon arrival, if you have any special dietary requirements please do let me know ASAP via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 







EPL Business Surgeries

Thursday 27th September - Bridge House Business Centre, Long Eaton, NG10 1NL

Erewash Partnership Ltd are offering its members a FREE, one to one business health check which aims to provide
guidance and support to help you grow your business

If you need valuable advice and insight to help your business flourish then this business surgery is for you. You will be given the opportunity to pose questions, get practical tips and obtain incisive information.
 
We will offer you a one-to-one 90-minute session, our Business Adviser will be available to give you the right advice for your business needs. 
 
Depending on your business needs, a follow-up business review can also be arranged, there will however, be a charge for this at £50 for 90 minutes. 
 
Running a successful business can be a challenge. With the right support and professional guidance your journey to drive your business forward and unlock challenges can be made easier.
 
Whatever you are looking to achieve, you will need access to the right business support to help you reach your goals. This one to one session will help take you to the next step and grow your business beyond its current status.
 
If you are currently not a member, and wish to book a session, you can join membership of Erewash Partnership by calling Tel: 0115 9468839 for further information.  
 
 
LONG EATON
Bridge House, Derby Road, NG10 1NL
Thursday 27th September – slots available are: 11.30am 2pm, or 3.30pm 
 

Eventbrite - Erewash Partnership Ltd Business Surgeries - Long Eaton


 


 

Erewash Business Briefing with Maggie Throup MP

JOINTLY HOSTED WITH EMCC
Friday 21st September 8am – 9.30am
AIR-IT, Unit 7, Interchange 25 Business Park, Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre, NG10 5QG

This is an opportunity to raise any concerns or observations for Westminster's attention; and feedback is welcomed on any plans for investment that local firms might have, as well as any difficulties that SMEs (in particular) might be experiencing with broadband connectivity, or accessing skilled labour, for instance.
 
The Chamber, EPL and the MP would be particularly interested to listen to how local firms perceive the implications of Brexit on the long-term vitality of their organisation, as well as the priorities as far as the ongoing trade negotiations are concerned.
 
At a grass-roots level, members from a broad range of sectors are actively encouraged to raise any campaigning issues, so that the Chamber accurately articulates (and supports) the needs of businesses in Erewash.
 
Book for this event via this link:
 


Managing Change Workshop

Sponsored by 

Tuesday 16th October at 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Bridge House Business Centre, Long Eaton, NG10 1NL

Who should attend?
 
Those in the Organisation who are being asked to create or lead Change. 
 
Course content:
By the end of the course delegates will: -
 
Know why, when, what and how change occurs
Be able to recognise barriers to change
Have knowledge of change models (Kotter’s, Lewin’s)
Have knowledge of The Change Curve
Know how to manage emotion in change
Have the confidence and skills to apply change in the workplace
Have had the opportunity to action plan
 
Benefits to individual:
 
Confidence to lead and create change
Toolkit for managing change
Able to manage emotion (theirs and others) within organisation.
 
Benefits to organisation:
 
Common understanding of Change
Change is seen as a positive experience 
Recognition of where people are on the change curve
 
A light sandwich buffet will be served upon arrival, if you have any special dietary requirements please do let me know ASAP via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
 


 

Breakfast B2B Networking Event - Sponsored by The Durham Ox

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The Durham Ox Inn, Durham Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8FQ

 
Our Autumn Business Breakfast event will be held on Tuesday 23rd October at The Durham Ox Inn, Durham Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8FQ
 
The event will commence at 7.15am for 7.30am and finish around 9.15am.
 
Breakfast cobs will be served from 7.30am. Please notify us as soon as possible of any special dietary requirements.
 
Now is a crucial time to develop and maintain your business network.  What better way than to attend an Erewash Partnership event and enjoy a relaxed environment where you can catch up with your fellow members and make new contacts.
 
Elevator Pitches:
We will also select six member businesses to provide an elevator pitch – this is not compulsory! Your pitch time is only 2 minutes ("dead") and we can already feel those nerves jangling! 
 
Banner Space: 
Banner space can be booked at £15 +VAT - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The event is FREE to Partnership Members only – one ticket per business – additional & non-members £9.95 each
 
 

Eventbrite - B2B Networking Breakfast - Tuesday 23rd October- 07:15am - 09:15am

Parking is available at the venue.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
 
We ask all delegates who can no longer attend this event to advise us by 5pm on Friday 19th October 2018,  after this date the final numbers will be given to the venue caterers.  Members: Cancellation after this date or failure to attend on the day will result in a charge of £25 inc VAT. If you are unable to attend but can send a colleague please let us know.  Non-members: After this date the final catering numbers will be given to the venue meaning your money will be non-returnable and all issued invoices stand.
 
If you are unable to attend but can send a colleague please let us know.
 



Erewash Partnership’s Christmas Business Exhibition & Networking Event

Friday 14th December 2017, 11.30am - 2.30pm

The Arena, Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG.

 
The event will be open from 11.30am. to 2:30pm. You may arrive and leave at times to suit your diary commitments – or stay for the whole event.
 
A FREE buffet lunch will be available at 12.30 p.m. Please make us aware of any special dietary requirements please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for relaxed conversation with people from the local business community, to meet old friends and to make new contacts.
 
Over 150 people attended our Christmas networking event last year, representing a wide variety of businesses large and small.
 
Whatever your business and whatever market you are aiming for, this event could provide the springboard, inspiration and contacts that you are looking for.
 
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a very popular event.
 
To book an exhibition stand at the event please call 0115 946 8839 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Eventbrite - Christmas Business Exhibition & Networking Event - 14th December 2018
 
Car parking spaces are available at The Arena Church for EXHIBITORS & DISABLED PERSONS ONLY. The postcode required for Sat Navs is DE7 8DG.  FREE delegate parking is located a couple of minutes walk away at Dunelm Ltd, Manners Road, Ilkeston and the post code required for Sat Navs is DE7 8EG.