Business Workshops & Events

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


Sales for Start Ups Workshop
Wednesday 13th February – 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 workshop will provide you with all the tools, techniques and help you will need to make finding new customers as straightforward as possible.

What the course will cover:

Sales Planning

  • Identifying which markets and customers you want to target
  • Setting out the target customer criteria
  • How to reach this target audience – marketing and sales campaigns
  • Setting business development goals and sales targets
  • Measuring success
  • Identifying critical sales activities

Sales Technique

  • Planning what research is required before you make contact with a new client
  • Identifying the stakeholders that are involved in the decision making process
  • How to open up a conversation
  • Understanding client needs and situation – questioning and establishing sales opportunities
  • Presenting a relevant sales pitch
  • How to close and get commitment from the customer

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Step-up Networking Skills
Runs every 6 weeks – 9.30am-12.30pm

Gain practical skills in expanding your network and leveraging your contacts in your search for work or for your business.

Topics include: Mapping your network and reaching out, creating your elevator pitch, creating and using a LinkedIn profile.

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Managing Cashflow Workshops
Wednesday 27th March – 9.30am-12.30pm

Cashflow is the life blood of any business. If you are starting up your business or its already off the ground, this workshop will cover some basics of projecting and managing your cashflow.

The main focus of the workshop will be you putting your own cashflow projection together.

Work Avenue Business Adviser, Hannah Mindel, a chartered accountant by profession, will be facilitating the workshop and there to help and guide as you take control of the numbers in your business.

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How to Build a Brilliant Brand – Marketing Workshop, facilitated by Lisa Woodward Icing Marketing
Wednesday 22nd May – 9.30am-12.30pm

ICING Marketing was cooked up by Lisa Woodward in 2012, consolidating her 20 years (plus!) of in-house brand marketing experience, developing and building iconic global brands: TAG Heuer watches and Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky amongst them. Lisa is passionate about building brands to grow business for the long term, but understands that not all companies have the time or resource to produce complex marketing plans, let alone implement them. ICING was set up to offer a flexible, pay-as-you-go practical approach to bring marketing knowledge and experience to businesses of all sizes.


What the workshop will cover

  • What is a brand and why is it important?
  • The importance of understanding your target audience
  • How to make your brand relevant to them, considering: brand image (looking beyond the logo), brand structure and messages (incl. how to adapt your messages to other stakeholders, e.g. investors), brand credibility
  • A framework for reviewing how you project your brand and business

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28th Feb 2019

STEP-UP Job Readiness Workshop

Get your search for work off to a great start…

4th Mar 2019

STEP-UP Networking Skills Workshop

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14th Mar 2019

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18th Mar 2019

STEP-UP Transferable Skills Workshop

Learn to map skills gained in work, voluntary or life…

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