Central Bedfordshire Council Daily Digest Bulletin for 16th September 2014
Business seminars and events
Free business clinic - 1-1 sessions available
Organised by Central Bedfordshire Council in partnership with the Velocity business support scheme, one hour sessions are available for businesses to talk through their plans and ideas with a business advisor.
Date: Tuesday, October 7th
Venue: The Incuba, Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable
Sessions are free to attend but must be booked in advance. Please contact the Council's Business Support Team for more information, on 0300 300 8272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovative Management - free management training from the University of Bedfordshire
‘Innovative Management’ is a fully-funded management qualification, supported by the European Social Fund in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council. The programme combines innovative leadership and management workshops and leads to a nationally recognised CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management.
Designed for leaders and managers who wish to develop themselves as innovative practitioners in all aspects of their business, the programme consists of three full day workshops. Topics covered include staff motivation, managing expectations, routes to market and targeting customers.
Delegates must live or work in Central Bedfordshire and be employed by or own a small business with less than 50 employees (certain post code restrictions apply).
The programme begins on 1 October 2014 at the CPD/Postgraduate Centre, Luton
Experience Bedfordshire's First Hospitality Sector Surgery
Organised by Experience Bedfordshire, the tourism partnership for Bedfordshire, the event is aimed at all businesses in the hospitality sector and focuses on growing your business through social media.
Date: Friday, 10 October, 9am to 1pm
Venue: Ramada Encore Hotel, Airport Way, Luton LU2 9LF
Amanda Brown of Alterra will be leading a morning of training, covering areas such as raising brand awareness through Facebook and building relationships through Twitter. Grants4Growth, Yellowstone (web development) and C&C Printers (marketing materials) will also be presenting on the day. A buffet lunch and opportunities to network will further be available.
The usual cost of this training is £90 but a discounted rate of £19.55 (including VAT and card payment fee) is available for members of Experience Bedfordshire, the Chamber of Commerce and start-ups. For non-members the cost is £23.35.
Velocity Business Growth Workshops
As part of the Velocity programme, a number of free workshops are being held across the South East Midlands area. The workshops last from 8.45am to 12 noon and cover a range of topics vital to supporting business growth.
Forthcoming local workshops, to be held at Mitchell Hall, Cranfield, include:
How to build your website - September 25th
Smash your Sales Targets - October 14th
Attracting and Managing Investors - November 10th
A full list of workshops, with dates and venues, and further information, are available on the Velocity website.
Advice from experienced business owners
The Incuba have put together a series of workshops aimed at helping small business owners getting the right help and support.
The workshops begin on September 24th with:
Make your IT work for you, not the other way around (9.30am-10.30am)and
Brand Planning – Start up to exit plan (11am -12noon)
Workshops are charged at £5 (plus VAT) per business workshop including refreshments or £20 (plus VAT) for ALL SIX Workshops including refreshments and networking opportunities.
For further information or to reserve a place, contact email@example.com or call 01582 343 810
First Impressions – Free One Hour Taster Session
Relate Bedfordshire and Luton are pleased to invite employers to a one hour taster session on their ‘First Impressions’ course.
Lasting impressions are formed within the first few moments of an initial phone call, if that impression is a positive,efficient and approachable one, your whole organisation is seen in the same light.
Join the event to see how Relate can work with your business to provide training to your staff so they give the best First Impression possible.