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FREE WORKSHOPS FOR BUSINESSES

IN THE HARBOROUGH DISTRICT

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS


Pioneer 10 workshops offer free practical business planning with tools used by the business elite. Our people are experienced, big thinking business experts who hone in on your intuition and vision, driving it forward with cutting-edge coaching.

Book today and learn how to model growth for your business.

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Date: 27th February

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Recruiting your first employee

Whether you’re already an employer, or you’re just on the brink of taking someone on, this interactive session will provide a confidential arena for you to share your experiences, questions, and concerns about getting it right.

This interactive session will be presented by Ruth Johnson from national award winning and employee specialists, The Ink Group. Topics covered are as follows;

  • How to contract – one size does not fit all
  • Flexible working – can it work for you too?
  • Pensions and benefits – what’s best for your people and for your budget
  • Data security – your employees’ rights and your obligations
  • Sickness absence – what can you ask, and how can you manage
  • When it’s just not working out – spot the signs, know the risks, make the call
  • Developing and retaining your shining stars.

Location: Harborough Innovation Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 7th March

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Content Marketing Made Easy

Get found online through fabulous content marketing and keep ahead of your competition through engaging, compelling content on your website and via email marketing.

This all new workshop will cover the basics of writing articles, news and blogs for the optimum search engine optimisation as well as engaging the real-world reader. Understand how best to incorporate call-to-action strategies into your email marketing, when best to send, analyse results and iteratively learn from your mailings.

  • What is Content Marketing
  • Creating compelling content
  • Sharing your content marketing
  • How your business can benefit from embracing the principles of content marketing
  • How to plan, create, implement, measure and review your content marketing strategy

Location: Harborough Innovation Centre

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Limited Spaces

Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 8th March

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Start-up Surgery - Expert one-to-one sessions

The Start-up Surgery is aimed at people who are considering starting or have just started a business.

The Start-up Surgery team offers free and impartial advice covering:

  • Overview on what’s involved in starting and running a business.
  • To explore what it is that you want to get from your business.
  • To support you to make up your mind whether going into business is right for you.
  • Business Planning
  • Finding customers
  • Marketing
  • Finance and finding funding
  • Pricing
  • And much more...

Each session is a 45 minute one-to-one with a member of the Harborough Innovation centre business support team.

Location: Lutterworth Leisure Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 19th March

Time: 09:30 - 10:30am

Employability – How De Montfort University can help your business

De Montfort University has a portfolio of support for businesses to help them drive growth by providing access to students, staff and graduates. Come and find out how DMU staff, students and graduates can add real value to your business by filling gaps that may exist either in knowledge, experience or resources.

This session will provide an insight into the many projects and initiatives that De Montfort University can provide for your business. Including:

  • Executive company projects
  • Business Works
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP’s)
  • Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Location: Harborough Innovation Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 20th March

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Masterclass - Mental health in the workplace

This interactive and engaging workshop will raise awareness and dispel myths about some of the more common mental ill health conditions in the workplace, and show you how to support someone experiencing poor mental health.

Helping staff to recognise the early signs of mental ill health in themselves and colleagues, and understanding when “stress” may be developing into something more, is essential in getting people the support they need. It is not about diagnosing those experiencing difficulties, nor is it about counselling or trying to “fix” people.

  • Gain a further understanding of mental ill health in the workplace
  • Understand how to recognise signs and symptoms in others (including Stress, Anxiety and Depression)
  • Learn how to provide initial support
  • Know how to signpost professional help

Location: Harborough Innovation Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 12th April

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Start-up Surgery - Expert one-to-one sessions

The Start-up Surgery is aimed at people who are considering starting or have just started a business.

The Start-up Surgery team offers free and impartial advice covering:

  • Overview on what’s involved in starting and running a business.
  • To explore what it is that you want to get from your business.
  • To support you to make up your mind whether going into business is right for you.
  • Business Planning
  • Finding customers
  • Marketing
  • Finance and finding funding
  • Pricing
  • And much more...

Each session is a 45 minute one-to-one with a member of the Harborough Innovation centre business support team.

Location: Lutterworth Leisure Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 19th April

Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Thinking of Starting a Business? Workshop 1 of 5 - Is it for me?

The first of a series of 5 workshops, this indepth session will provide a step by step guide to everything you need to know before starting a business.
Join the Harborough Innovation Centre Business Support Team as they allow you to answer the question; is starting your own business is really something that you want to do right now?

Topics covered

  • An overview on what’s involved in starting and running a business.
  • To explore what it is that you want to get from your business.
  • To support you to make up your mind whether going into business is right for you.
  • To explore what is involved in starting up a business

Location: Lutterworth Golf Club

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 10th May

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Thinking of Starting a Business? Workshop 2 of 5 - Planning for success

The second in a series of 5 workshops, this session will provide an introduction to Business Planning and a practical, interactive guide to creating a useful to start and run a successful business.

Join the Harborough Innovation Centre Business Support Team as they walk you though;

  • What is a Business Plan
  • How can a Business Plan make the difference between success and failure
  • To find out what to include in a Business Plan.
  • To learn techniques and tools to develop a useful Business Plan.

Location: Lutterworth Golf Club

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 14th May

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Start-up Surgery - Expert one-to-one sessions

The Start-up Surgery is aimed at people who are considering starting or have just started a business.

The Start-up Surgery team offers free and impartial advice covering:

  • Overview on what’s involved in starting and running a business.
  • To explore what it is that you want to get from your business.
  • To support you to make up your mind whether going into business is right for you.
  • Business Planning
  • Finding customers
  • Marketing
  • Finance and finding funding
  • Pricing
  • And much more...

Each session is a 45 minute one-to-one with a member of the Harborough Innovation centre business support team.

Location: Lutterworth Leisure Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 15th May

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Masterclass - How to recruit the best people for your business

Join recruitment expert and Managing Director of Vanilla Recruitment, Eloise Shelton as she guides you through the recruitment process from; the writing of the initial job description, through to your new employees first few weeks in your business. The aim of this workshop is to give you the tools and knowledge to feel confident about expanding your team.

This new workshop will cover:

  • Writing your job description & managing applicants
  • Planning for interviews & the actual interview
  • Comparing candidates
  • The offer process
  • Giving feedback to rejected candidates
  • Counter offers and keeping your chosen candidate interested
  • On-boarding for your new recruit
  • The importance of employer branding
  • Remembering your candidates are not the only ones being interviewed
  • Working with an agency

Location: Harborough Innovation Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 17th May

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Thinking of Starting a Business? Workshop 3 of 5 - Attracting & Keeping Customers

Without customers, businesses fail. The third in a series of 5 workshops, this in-depth session will provide a step by step guide on how to identify the right customers for your business, how to attract them and how much to charge them.

Join the Harborough Innovation Centre Business Support Team as they guide you through this process, helping you to identify;

  • Who is your perfect customer
  • Where you will find them
  • How to attract them
  • How much will it cost
  • How many you will need
  • How you will keep them

Location: Lutterworth Golf Club

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 14th June

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Start-up Surgery - Expert one-to-one sessions

The Start-up Surgery is aimed at people who are considering starting or have just started a business.

The Start-up Surgery team offers free and impartial advice covering:

  • Overview on what’s involved in starting and running a business.
  • To explore what it is that you want to get from your business.
  • To support you to make up your mind whether going into business is right for you.
  • Business Planning
  • Finding customers
  • Marketing
  • Finance and finding funding
  • Pricing
  • And much more...

Each session is a 45 minute one-to-one with a member of the Harborough Innovation centre business support team.

Location: Lutterworth Leisure Centre

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 31st May

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Thinking of Starting a Business? Workshop 4 of 5 - How to manage the money

The fourth in a series of 5 workshops, this indepth session will provide delegates with a greater understanding of the financial aspects of starting and running a new business.

Join the Harborough Innovation Centre Business Support Team as they provide insight into what you need to know to manage the finances of your new business, determine how much money you need to start your new business, where to find it and how to manage it.

This workshop will provide you with;

  • A greater understanding of business finance
  • Increased confidence in how to manage money
  • An introduction to financial reporting

Location: Lutterworth Golf Club

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 14th June

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Thinking of Starting a Business? Workshop 5 of 5 - Planning Resources for your new business

The final workshop in the current series, this indepth session will provide an overview of key business resources, including; recruiting staff, finding premises and managing time.

Join the Harborough Innovation Centre Business Support Team as they provide you with an understanding of what resources you will need to get your business off to a great start

Topics covered:

  • Taking on staff
  • Business premises
  • Managing time

Location: Lutterworth Golf Club

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Free for businesses across the Harborough District