Business Workshops + Events

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

building a business, getting started

Thursday 8th September 9.30am-12.00pm [in person]

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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Sales for Start-Ups Workshop

Wednesday 21st September 9.30am-12.30pm [zoom]

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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networking to grow your business

Monday 3rd October 9.30am-12.00pm [in person]

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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how to build a brilliant brand

Thursday 20th October, 9.30am-12.30pm [zoom]

  • 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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Facebook & instagram for business

Wednesday 2nd November, 9.30am-12.30pm [in person]

This practical workshop will help you to discover the ins and outs of how to build and grow your brands presence on Facebook and Instagram.
  • You will learn how to optimise Facebook and Instagram Business pages for maximum visibility in searches
  • You will understand the benefits of free tools for business and how they can help to grow your brand
  • You will be able to identify what makes a good Facebook and Instagram content and you will learn how to stand out from competitors

About the Trainer: Joanna Michaels is a digital marketer and a founder of Beyond Social Buzz, London based digital marketing consultancy. The mission of Beyond Social Buzz is to help Startups, SMEs and professionals to succeed at Social Media Marketing.

linkedin for business workshop

Tuesday 29th November 9.30am-12.30pm [in person]

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

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

Tuesday 6th December, 9.30am-12.30pm [zoom]

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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Business & Financial Planning


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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