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Basildon Business Support Events 2017/18

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

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 windowIs your Business Fit For Financing? - Business Workshop with Pro-actions

Financing can be the lifeblood of your business and help it expand but it can be a bit of a minefield without some knowledge and guidance!

This Pro-actions Business Seminar will give you a chance to understand the many sources of financing available to SME business owners and what you need to have in place before you apply.

Attending this event will help you understand...

  • What we mean by financing
  • The different types of finance, what they are used for and what providers look for
  • Specific examples of the different types of finance
  • What type of checks funders and investors carry out
  • What you need to have in place to be fit for financing.

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.

 

Ignite and BEST Business Solutions Logos A 2 Day, 4 Part, Grow & Change Business Workshop Programme presented by Ignite Business and the BEST Growth Hub

The following 2 day, 4 part, Grow & Change Workshop Programme is designed to support growing businesses that will benefit from boosting their leadership, change management and other personal and business development skills that will assist them in moving their businesses forward.

Although each of the following  four workshops in the Grow & Change Workshop Programme can be attended as a stand-alone session, the workshops have been designed to work together to provide a comprehensive set of skills that will be of real benefit to those who have a role to play in managing and developing growing businesses.

Grow & Change Business Workshop - Part 1: Develop the Person

  • Thursday 8 June 2017
  • 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • St Georges Suite, The Basildon Centre (Basildon Council's town centre offices). Get directions
  • This workshop is delivered FREE to businesses based in the Basildon Borough but spaces are limited, so early booking is advised.
  • REGISTER NOW - Register online for Grow Change Workshop Part 1 - Develop the Person.
  • Booking is essential and places are limited. Don't delay and use these three hours to make a real difference to your future

As smaller organisations develop and grow the business owners and directors will need to make the move from a purely operational role to a more strategic role; that is, moving from 'doing' to 'leading'. This workshop focuses on the personal and strategic leadership skills essential for the effective management of a growing organisation.

Workshop topics include:

  • Understanding the difference between operational management and strategic leadership.
  • Key leadership skills for growing businesses.
  • Developing your problem solving skills and handling potential issues with the business, people and customers.
  • Improving business resources and finances through better negotiation skills

 

Grow & Change Business Workshop - Part 2: Develop the Team

  • Thursday 8 June 2017
  • 1pm - 4pm
  • St Georges Suite, The Basildon Centre (Basildon Council's town centre offices). Get directions
  • This workshop is delivered FREE to businesses based in the Basildon Borough but spaces are limited, so early booking is advised.
  • REGISTER NOW - Register online for Grow Change Workshop Part 2 - Develop the Team.
  • Booking is essential and places are limited. Don't delay and use these three hours to make a real difference to your future

This workshop focuses on the people management skills that are essential to create a cohesive team that works together to support the business and achieve help it achieve its goals.

Workshop topics include:

  • Effective Delegation
  • Effective team management and leadership skills
  • Setting the team's direction and managing expectations
  • The skills of mentoring and coaching for developing team performance
  • Processes for development reviews and setting personal action plans
  • Selecting the right people

 

Grow & Change Business Workshop - Part 3: Develop the Business

  • Friday 9 June 2017
  • 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • St Georges Suite, The Basildon Centre (Basildon Council's town centre offices). Get directions
  • This workshop is delivered FREE to businesses based in the Basildon Borough but spaces are limited, so early booking is advised.
  • REGISTER NOW - Register online for Grow Change Workshop Part 3 - Develop the Business.
  • Booking is essential and places are limited. Don't delay and use these three hours to make a real difference to your future

Whilst every organisation wants to be successful a sudden upsurge in business can be extremely damaging if there are no plans in place to manage it. This workshop focuses on the strategic planning skills essential for the management of business growth, enabling businesses to manage a programme of sustainable expansion and growth.

Workshop topics include:

  • Recognising opportunities.
  • Understanding the strategic planning process.
  • Setting and implementing long-term strategic goals.
  • Making more money through business growth.
  • Managing business expansion and growth and creating succession plans.

 

Grow & Change Business Workshop - Part 4: Make the Change

  • Friday 9 June 2017
  • 1pm - 4pm
  • St Georges Suite, The Basildon Centre (Basildon Council's town centre offices). Get directions
  • This workshop is delivered FREE to businesses based in the Basildon Borough but spaces are limited, so early booking is advised.
  • REGISTER NOW - Register online for Grow Change Workshop Part 4 - Make the Change.
  • Booking is essential and places are limited. Don't delay and use these three hours to make a real difference to your future

Change is an inevitable part of growth and development; this workshop demonstrates ways to embrace, rather than resist, change and make innovation part of the culture of the business.

Workshop topics include:

  • Understanding the process of change
  • Planning for change and staying focused and on-track
  • Managing people and teams through change
  • Managing moves to new premises
  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Recognising difficulties and dealing with them.

 

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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