Business Workshops + Events

A range of business workshops to help you grow and develop your business

Building a Business - Getting Started Workshop

22nd April 9.30am-11.30am

Do you have an idea for a business but don’t know if it is viable?

Have you recently started a business but need to put the foundations in place to move forwards?

If so then this workshop will help you to plan and get your business idea started.

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building your confidence workshop

6th May 9.30am-11.30am

Gain a greater understanding about what makes you anxious, what confidence looks like for you, and some practical and emotional steps you can take to remove the barriers that prevent you from moving forward towards your goals.

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webinar: is franchising the new business for you?

Tuesday 11th May – 10.30am-11.30am

Are you interested in running your own business but feel you need help off the starting blocks? How about considering a franchise? Join our webinar ‘Is franchising the new business for you?’

Kim Davidson is one of our Business Advisors but she has also spent 15 years running a Stretch n Grow franchise, providing exercise classes for children. She will be joined by Stuart Fisher who has been running a Recognition Express franchise for 12 years, selling branded promotional products

The webinar will cover:

  • Pros and cons of buying a franchise
  • Costs of buying a franchise
  • What does a ‘good’ franchise opportunity look like

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Business & Financial Planning Workshop

Thursday 13th May – 9.30am-12.00pm

Creating a solid business plan will help you to navigate your way through the uncertainties of setting up and starting a business.  This planning workshop will help to guide you through the process of writing the business plan so that you will have your road map for getting your business off the ground.

Topics include:

  • Researching the market and understanding your competition
  • Assessing the viability of the idea – identifying whether you can make money
  • Understanding how to create a cashflow forecast
  • Creating a plan to market and promote the business

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Virtual Business Networking - Get together!

Tuesday 25th May – 2.30pm-3.30pm

Join us for our interactive networking event and get together to network with other businesses. You will have the opportunity to meet like minded self employed and small business owners in breakout rooms for a chance to chat about your business and expand your contacts!

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Sales for Start-Ups Workshop

Thursday 27th May 2021 – 9.30am-12.30pm

Finding new customers, increasing revenue and growing your business through sales requires forward planning and an effective sales technique. 

This half-day online workshop will provide you with all the tools, techniques and help you will need to make finding new customers as straightforward as possible.

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How to build a brilliant brand

Wednesday 16th June 9.30-12.30

  • Learn why your brand is important for your organisation
  • Define a brand personality that will appeal to your target customer
  • Use the workshop tools and templates to develop a compelling and relevant brand using the 3 pillars of branding

Workshop facilitated by Lisa Woodward, ICING Marketing.

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linkedin for business workshop

Tuesday 22nd June – 9.30am-12.30pm

Familiarise yourself with the functionality of LinkedIn, and learn how to harness its power to develop connections to grow your business.

Topics include:

  • Creating and using a LinkedIn profile.
  • Networking on LinkedIn
  • Using LinkedIn to promote your business

Work Avenue is offering our LinkedIn workshop, virtually. With all the important content of our face-to-face workshops, we have adapted it to suit the virtual world we are currently living in.

Note: in order to attend this workshop, delegates need to have created a LinkedIn profile. If you do not yet have one, please speak to your Work Avenue adviser who will be able to assist.

Topics include:

– Creating and using a LinkedIn profile.

– Networking on LinkedIn

– Using LinkedIn to promote your business

Work Avenue is offering our LinkedIn workshop, virtually. With all the important content of our face-to-face workshops, we have adapted it to suit the virtual world we are currently living in.

Note: in order to attend this workshop, delegates need to have created a LinkedIn profile. If you do not yet have one, please speak to your Work Avenue adviser who will be able to assist.

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