Business Workshops + Events

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

building a business, getting started

Tuesday 3rd August 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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Next date:

25th November – click here to book

Business & Financial Planning Workshop

Thursday 2nd September 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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networking to grow your business

13th September 9.30am-12.00pm

Gain practical skills in expanding your network and leveraging your contacts in order to help you grow your business.


Topics include: Mapping your network and reaching out, creating your elevator pitch

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Next date:
17th November (face to face at Work Avenue) – click here to book


Virtual business networking

13th September 12pm-1pm

Join us for our interactive networking get together to network with other self-employed small business owners.  Come along with your 30-second elevator pitch and you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded business people in breakout rooms to chat about your business and expand your contacts!

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How to build a brilliant brand

Wednesday 13th October 9.30am-12.30pm

  • 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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Sales for Start-Ups Workshop

Wednesday 27th October 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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linkedin for business workshop

Tuesday 2nd November 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.

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Pricing & Negotiation workshop


Gain practical tools, knowledge and skills in the art of pricing and negotiation.

The workshop will cover:

  • The principles of pricing and negotiation
  • Planning and preparation for a negotiation
  • Insight into mindset and how people approach a negotiation
  • The process of the deal

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