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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: 24th October

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

How to grow your business using Facebook and Instagram

This interactive workshop will teach you why great content and paid for advertising are critical to your success.

It will cover what content and ads to use to promote things like new products, events and sales, what images, copy and videos you should promote and how to track your results.
You know you must promote your business on social media, there’s no doubt about it. But using the right ads to support goals, to ensure you’re not wasting money and how to track results, is the ultimate recipe for success.

 

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Limited Spaces

Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 26th October

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

Masterclass - Communicating Effectively as a Business

Keep ahead of the competition and update your skills in this short, interactive workshop providing participants with a taster and introduction to the key themes and actions involved in effective communication.

New for 2017 the masterclass will cover;

  • What is communications / marketing and why should you have a strategy and a plan?
  • How to build an effective brand identity
  • How to make sure you stand out from your competitors
  • How to target your audience
  • How to write an effective plan

 

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Limited Spaces

Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 28th June

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

Masterclass - Facebook for Business

This Facebook for Business Workshop is more than just a couple of hours in a meeting room with some notes. It is interactive and engaging and our Trainer – Lindsey Newman-Wood, will be sharing real life examples of how businesses are using Facebook as a sales tool.

You will leave this workshop understanding;

  • How Facebook works and can work for your business
  • How to make your Facebook page look fitter and spiced up with ideas for more engaging content
  • What tools and tactics are available to drive that engagement and get your audience recommending you
  • How to look at your insights and understand what is working

 

  CLOSED

Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 3rd July

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

DISC Profiling: How to recruit the best and get the most out of your team

This workshop is delivered by Kath Baker, a qualified DISC practitioner who will outline the DISC profiling, show you how to interpret the results and provide guidance on how you can get the absolute most from the process.

This event is free to attend but will be deliberately kept to a small group for maximum impact. As such, places are very limited.

 

  CLOSED

Free for businesses across the Harborough District

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Date: 11th May

Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Research & Development - Tax Credit Seminar

A surprising number of companies in the UK are eligible to claim R & D Tax Credits - but many don't know how to go about it. In fact figures suggest that 40% of the companies that are eligible to reclaim this money don’t actually do so.

Some have been told by advisers, or even their own accountants, that they are not eligible - only to find out years later that they were. By that time, the money they could have claimed is no longer available.

This 2-hour event will explain if you are likely to be eligible to claim and if so what you can do about it.

 

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Please contact Harborough Innovation Centre for more information

 

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Date: 1st March

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

The Art of Selling – Everything you need to know

Selling is for many people not a natural skill. However, there are specific techniques and processes that can be easily learned and applied which will make a major impact on your sales performance.

This workshop cuts through all the hype and gives you the essential techniques that will get you immediate improvement.

What will be covered

  • Why customers really buy
  • How to make sure you make the most of every opportunity
  • Why closing and objection handling techniques are not needed
  • How to recruit, motivate and manage sales people

 

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

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Date: 7th March

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

How to be an effective and confident people manager

One of the hardest things in business is learning how to manage people and get the best out of you and your staff.

This workshop will help you to;

  • Identify your own style of managing and the preferences we all have in communicating andhow to use this knowledge to communicate with more impact,
  • Uncover how to understand and use leadership in the everyday workplace
  • Discover how to work with and through people to get the results you need.

 

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

 

 

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Date: 28th March

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

How to win Grant Funding - Expert hints and tips

This event, hosted by Leicestershire Growth Hub in partnership with Oxford Innovation, will help you identify the correct funding for your business and help you to submit a competitive proposal.

Key issues covered will include:

  • Who are “the funders” and what are they looking for?
  • Capital and Revenue funding
  • State Aid – what does it mean?
  • Application process – top tips (and common mistakes)
  • Financial projections
  • Examples of some of the funds available today.

 

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

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Date: 27th February

Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Grow Your Business With LinkedIn - 1:1 Expert Masterclasses

Due to the outstanding demand for our workshop; How to grow your business with LinkedIn, we have decided to run and additional event focusing on 1:1 support for businesses who need that extra support to grow their business with LinkedIn.

Each personal session is 30 minutes long, and limited to one per company.

 

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

 

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Date: 9th February

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Grow your business with LinkedIn

Are you growing your business with LinkedIn? Join LinkedIn expert, and Director of Cureton Consulting, Karen Cureton for to learn how you can make the most of using LinkedIn to grow your business.

Over the course of this intensive, three hour session you will discover;

  • How to optimise your profile so you get found
  • How to build meaningful conversations with your target clients
  • Find new clients by effectively using advance search
  • Learn about using paid features
  • Understand how to stand out on LinkedIn

 

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

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Date: 31st January

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

Get marketing results through Facebook

After getting started on Facebook, many businesses struggle to get real results from their Facebook marketing efforts. This half day workshop can help you take your Facebook marketing to the next level covering everything you need to get better results faster.

The workshop will cover:

  • The importance of a well thought out social media strategy and plan
  • Examples of great social media marketing and how it fits with your business
  • The benefits of Facebook groups, events and business pages
  • What to post, attracting fans and encouraging engagement
  • Best practice and measuring your success on Facebook

 

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

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Date: 24th January

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

YouTube & Video Marketing

"If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is worth 1.8 million." Okay so this quote is unlikely to be mathematically accurate however it does highlight just how valuable video is to businesses both on their website or across their social media channels. With the continued improvement in technology it has never been easier to produce video content.

Output & Aims

  • Explaining the advantages of using video in your business
  • Hosting options for your video content including YouTube, Vimeo & Wistia
  • Best practices for video SEO
  • Simple techniques to ensure your video engages with the viewer
  • Ideas for how to use video in your business

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

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Date: 8th December

Time: 10:00 - 17:30

(1hr 30 min  one-to-one slots)

One-to-one Dynamic Cash Flow Management Sessions

Run by expert Business Coach, Geoff Freestone, these one-to-one sessions introduce businesses to the tools that improve the control of cash flow. Removing the panic and worry that poor cash management creates.

These one-to-one “do it” sessions  will deliver a 52 week cash flow forecast, and answer key questions in a quick fire, no fluff, style. 

Session aims:

  • To generate a 52 week cash flow
  • Gain better understanding of how to be proactive with cash management
  • Allow you to take control of the one critical commodity in your business, making the difference between thriving and surviving

 

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Free to businesses in the Harborough district

 

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Date: 5th December

Time: 9:00 - 13:00

Planning For Profits

If you want to launch or grow your business you will need to understand how the business makes money and how to maximise those profits going forward.

As a business owner, if you don't have a vision of what success looks like for your business (and you!), how do you know what to aim for and even more importantly if you are on track to reach those goals?

The session will cover.

  • An understanding of how the new or early stage business can make more money (how does it generate sales greater than costs and ......and get paid for it?)
  • Helping you to visualise what success looks like for the business (and you!) and defining a set of key performance goals that will drive profits within the business
  • Core financial statements and what you need to look at each month to track progress
  • Your primary units of sale and gross profit margin

 

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

 

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Date: 4th October

Time: 9:15 - 13:00

How to win more customers - Marketing ideas to help develop your business

This is a highly tailored session intended to get each person to think deeply about their own business : what customers you want, where to find them and how to communicate with them. We’ll consider lots of examples from small businesses. Open discussions and a free flow of ideas from a group of people who are all trying to do the same as you.

The session will cover.

  • A plan of 3 things you’re going to do with your business
  • Identifying the best marketing channels for your business
  • A way of structuring and recording the success of your marketing
  • Working out what part social media plays in the building of your business

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

Event closed

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Date: 21st September

Time: 9:30 - 12:30

Champagne Marketing on a Lemonade Budget

Marketing can be seen as a bit of a dark art, in this engaging seminar, Lindsey Newman-Wood will show you some of the tricks of her trade and give you practical tips on how to market your business on a shoestring budget but still get maximum impact for your efforts.

The session will cover.

  • Why Marketing is important
  • Why you should have a strategy and plan
  • Top tips for success (both in traditional and digital marketing)
  • How to get the clients you really want
  • How to measure your success

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

Event Closed

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Date: 15th September

Time: 9:30 - 13:30

Would you lend to your business? All you need to know about raising finance

Hosted in collaboration with InTandem Consulting this workshop will explain the position a business needs to be in to be successful in raising cost effective finance. The workshop will enable you to put yourself in the position of a lender and understand what will be considered and questions they may ask. By doing this we will help you to develop plans to strengthen your prospects and raise finance in the future.

As well as this we will also give a brief overview of a variety of sources of finance including; grants, charitable loans, commercial loans, working capital and equity finance.

What will I take away from this?

  • Basic accounting ratios and their meaning in the context of raising finance
  • What position your  business needs to be in to have a strong negotiating position to raise finance
  • A lender’s perspective
  • A brief overview of sources of finance available

  CLOSED

Free to businesses in the Harborough district

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