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Basildon Business Support Events 2016/17

A series of mostly FREE business support events, open to Basildon based companies and businesses both large and small.

Basildon Council's Economic Development Team has been working closely with the Basildon Business Group (BBG) to establish just what kind of support local businesses could benefit from most in these challenging times.

As a result of their findings the Council and BBG have arranged the following series of events specifically intended to benefit local businesses, both large and small, to whom we are offering FREE registration to attend any or all of these events.

Perhaps you want to sharpen your skills in a particular business area, or maybe you're looking for new opportunities to connect with other businesses in the borough. Whatever you're looking for, chances are we've got it covered in this range of events specifically designed with local businesses in mind.

Business Event partners

BBG Logo   Pro-actions This link opens in a new browser window  Ignite Logo This link opens in a new browser window  BEST Business Solutions Logo This link opens in a new browser window  Enterprise Europe Network Logo (Small) This link opens in a new browser window  Green Business Forum

Free Online registration for businesses based in the Basildon

Thanks to the support of our Business Event partners, registration to attend most of the following Business Support events is entirely FREE of charge but restricted to businesses based in the Basildon Borough.

Events Calendar

BEST Business Solutions Logo This link opens in a new browser windowIgnite-nwes-Colbea Logos Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Business Workshop funded by the Best Growth Hub, delivered in partnership by Ignite with Nwes & Colbea

Candidate requirements

Ideally candidates for this workshop should have a basic understanding of what a search engine is and what meta tags are, however, both of these terms will be explained briefly in the opening part of the workshop session.

On completing this workshop

  • On completing this workshop you will gain an understanding of the current basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) principles and how to start making a difference to your website and brand.

 

BEST Business Solutions Logo This link opens in a new browser windowIgnite-nwes-Colbea Logos Build A Wordpress Website (2 afternoons) - Business Workshop funded by the Best Growth Hub, delivered in partnership by Ignite with Nwes & Colbea

  • Part 1 - Tues 28 Feb 2017, 1pm-4pm
  • Part 2 - Tues 7 Mar 2017, 1pm-4pm
  • The Basildon Centre, St. Martin's Square, Basildon. SS14 1DL. (Basildon Council's town centre offices). Get directions.
  • This workshop is FREE to businesses based in the Basildon Borough but spaces are limited, so early booking is advised.
  • REGISTER NOW - Register online for the "Build A Wordpress Website" workshop

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-part workshop and all attendees will automatically be enrolled on to the second workshop.

Candidate requirements

  1. Candidates must be equipped with a WiFi compatible laptop
  2. Candidates should have hosting set up with WordPress already installed, for example:
    1. 1&1 Managed WordPress
    2. Names.co.uk with WordPress installed,
    3. Godaddy with wordpress hosting.
  3. You must have purchased/arranged a Wordpress site and ensure that you can log onto Wordpress for your site so that you can reach the dashboard. The free version is not sufficient to take part in the workshop.

Please contact us if you need assistance with any of the above 3 points:- Phone Ignite Training on 01376 340940, explain that you wish to attend this workshop and that you need help in order to prepare your laptop in readiness for the course.

Course Outline

This practical workshop will enable you to choose your own hosting and provider to support your website, but where all content is still created and managed by you.

 

Pro-actions This link opens in a new browser windowMarketing for Growth and an introduction to Social Media - Business Workshop with Pro-actions

Marketing to be effective needs a plan otherwise it becomes a series of uncoordinated events which don't work and worst of all can confuse customers and potential customers alike. This is particularly true now with Social Media and Websites a core part of how a business promotes itself.

With clear guidance and full of practical and real world help this briefing brings to life what the issues can be and what to look for to maximise effectiveness. Interactive and packed with content this builds on our marketing secrets and social media event; it is designed for owners who are looking to move their business to the next level and there is a real focus on how your social media and websites should be working together for you.

With an ever increasing need to have customers find you this briefing is one not to be missed and being run early in 2017 is designed to give you the best possible opportunity to make this year your best ever!

 

 

BEST Business Solutions Logo This link opens in a new browser windowIgnite-nwes-Colbea Logos Twitter for Business (Beginners level) - Business Workshop funded by the Best Growth Hub, delivered in partnership by Ignite with Nwes & Colbea

Candidate requirements

  • No previous twitter experience required, but you will need to set up your twitter profile before the workshop - don't worry we will send you step by step instructions!
  • You need to bring a laptop, if you do not have one then please contact us as and we will try to source a spare, you will not be able to fully participate with a mobile or tablet device.
  • WiFi connectivity will be provided Free at the venue.

Course outline

Twitter is the information social media network made up of 140 character messages.

In this practical 3 hour session, aimed at SMEs and start-ups, you will learn you need to know to get your business started on Twitter, including what your profile should include, what to tweet and when plus how to get followers and noticed.

On completing this workshop

On completing this workshop you will be able to start tweeting, following others and gaining your own followers, plus understand some of the jargon.

 

Pro-actions This link opens in a new browser windowGrowing your business through leadership and management - Business Workshop with Pro-actions

Leadership and management are two of the most important aspects of running a business successfully.  This Pro-actions Business Seminar will explore what each of them really mean together with top tips and strategies to make them both work for you.

  • Leadership is about doing the right things,
  • Management is about doing them correctly and efficiently.  

We will explore how to approach these two very different disciplines to help you get the most out of yourself and your people.  Ultimately, your business should not be dependent on you to survive - we'll show you how to set clear direction and implement controls to free up your life and get better results from your business.

Packed full of sensible ideas and solutions, this is a must attend event for anyone who is serious about their business having the best chance to succeed.

 

Pro-actions This link opens in a new browser windowTime Management Secrets of Effective and Successful Businesses - Business Workshop with Pro-actions

Time: the one thing that you or your business can't buy more of.

If you are finding yourself struggling to fit everything into a day or a week, working too long and not achieving the results you wanted at home or at work, this Pro-actions Business Seminar could transform your life.

Time Management is the cornerstone of running a successful business and keeping your life in balance. It's the difference between being at the meeting on time, and being at the right meeting.

At this Pro-actions Business Seminar, we will explore:

  • What Time Management is and how it can make a big difference to your results.
  • How to balance work and life.
  • The difference between being efficient and being effective.
  • How to become truly proactive.
  • Some of the best ways to manage your time.

Key habits and tools that can make a big difference to getting your life and your business under control.

Packed full of sensible ideas and solutions, this is a must attend event for anyone who is serious about their business having the best chance to succeed.

 

Pro-actions This link opens in a new browser windowControlling Your Cash And Increasing Your Profitability - Business Workshop with Pro-actions

Too many businesses fail due to poor Cash Management - even when they are 'technically profitable'. Cash flow is the life-blood of any business so make sure you're getting it right.

Cash management can have a massive impact on any business; small, medium or large. This Pro-actions Business seminar will explore the vital elements of effective cash management that all businesses should have in place in order to survive and thrive, including top tips and strategies from our experts:

  • What they look like
  • How they can be built
  • How much control they'll give you over your business

Most importantly we will explore how effective cash management can be used to make informed strategic decisions on your business, allowing you to make better profits and put more cash in the bank.

Packed full of sensible ideas and solutions, this is a must attend event for anyone who is serious about their business having the best chance to succeed.

 

Pro-actions This link opens in a new browser windowDo you want to win more business and make 2018 your best year ever? - Business Workshop with Pro-actions

In order to drive your business forward successfully and profitably it is vital that you understand the key areas that contribute to business success. How your business performs in these key areas will determine how quickly you will move forward and how sustainable your growth will be.

We are delighted to invite you to a FREE Business Seminar where you will find out where and how you should focus your attention and effort to create sustainable growth within your business.

This event will explain the vital elements of effective Business Management that all businesses should have in place. What works and what doesn't and the increased control you can gain over your business ... simply by focusing on doing the right things.

Most importantly we will show that focusing on key business elements will allow you to make informed strategic decisions, resulting in better profits and more cash in the bank.

The objectives of this seminar are to:

  • Understand how to position your business for success
  • Help you understand the key things to focus on to grow profitability
  • Introduce you to some best practice processes you will need to adopt
  • Understand what steps lead to success
  • Start to move you outside your comfort zone

 

 

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