The Start Up Support Service events series complements the work of the Growth Hub’s Start Up Advisor team and operates on a regular basis with sessions every week. Anyone looking to set up their own business or anyone who has operated a start up for less than one year can take part in these free events, delivered on behalf of the Growth Hub by Page Consulting Ltd.

Workshops

Our Start-Up workshops are intensive two-hour sessions where you can learn about the core knowledge and skills needed to successfully run your own business. Four topic areas are covered, and we encourage anyone looking to set up their own business to take part in each of the workshops to gain a good foundation of knowledge to start-up with success.

More detail on each of the four workshop topics is as follows:

Workshop TopicWhat You’ll Learn
1) Business Planning– How to undertake market research to assess the potential of your idea

– How to prepare a business plan with goals and targets

– How to track business growth against goals and targets

– How to keep your business plan up to date
2) Bookkeeping & Finance– How to understand the importance of financial forecasts

– How to create financial forecasts

– Differentiate the types of businesses and how to register

– Get an overview of bookkeeping basics including banking, insurance and payroll

– Get an insight into financial duties and returns
3) Sales & Marketing– How to draw on market research to identify and understand market segmentation

– How to analyse the 4 P’s and their whole customer experience including customer relations and how this sets their business apart from their competitors

– How to build a sales and marketing strategy plan including goals and understand the different marketing channels

– How to understand digital marketing techniques and how to review data to adjust their marketing strategies to achieve their targets
4) Business Regulation & Compliance– Gain an insight into GDPR and cyber security regulations

– Guidance on Intellectual Property, consumer rights and contracts

– How health & safety impacts businesses

– Get an overview of Environmental Health

Please note that each workshop for the same topic will be identical – i.e. there is no need to attend more than each topic once.

Please also note that we have scheduled a number of evening sessions for each workshop topic. We have done this to meet the demand for such sessions, given that many people cannot attend a workshop during normal working hours due to work and other comittments.

Workshop Schedule

DateTimeTopicBooking Link
Thursday 18 February9.30 to 11.30amRegulations & ComplainceClick Here
Thursday 18 February6pm to 8pmBusiness PlanningClick Here
Monday 22 February9.30 to 11.30amFinance & BookkeepingClick Here
Monday 22 February6pm to 8pmRegulations & ComplianceClick Here
Tuesday 23 February 9.30 to 11.30amBusiness PlanningClick Here
Wednesday 24 February6pm to 8pmSales & MarketingClick Here
Thursday 25 February9.30 to 11.30amSales & MarketingClick Here
Friday 26 February9.30 to 11.30amRegulations & ComplianceClick Here
Tuesday 02 March9.30 to 11.30amBusiness PlanningClick Here
Thursday 04 March9.30 to 11.30amFinance & BookkeepingClick Here
Tuesday 09 March9.30 to 11.30amSales & MarketingClick Here
Wednesday 10 March9.30 to 11.30amRegulations & ComplainceClick Here
Thursday 11 March9.30 to 11.30amBusiness PlanningClick Here
Friday 12 March9.30 to 11.30amFinance & BookkeepingClick Here
Tuesday 16 March9.30 to 11.30amSales & MarketingClick Here
Thursday 18 March 9.30 to 11.30amRegulations & ComplianceClick Here
Wednesday 24 March9.30 to 11.30amFinance & BookkeepingClick Here
Monday 29 March9.30 to 11.30amSales & MarketingClick Here

Masterclasses & Networking Events

Masterclasses are short but detailed one-hour sessions where you will receive useful information, advice and guidance from a subject matter expert. Covering a variety of topics relevant to starting up in business, these masterclasses are a natural complement to the core workshop sessions, and will help you on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Networking Events are short one-hour group sessions where Growth Hub clients can meet each other, discuss problems in common, and solve issues together. These sessions are facilitated by an expert business advisor, so you won’t be left to your own devices!

Masterclass & Networking Event Schedule

Please note that all masterclasses and networking events run from 2pm to 3pm on the dates specified.

DateSession TypeSession NameBooking Link
Monday 22 FebruaryNetworkingBuilding Connections – NetworkingClick Here
Wednesday 24 FebruryMasterclassHow To Manage It All & “Stay Sane”Click Here
Thursday 25 FebruaryNetworkingBuilding Connections – NetworkingClick Here
Monday 01 MarchMasterclassHow To Build Your First WebsireClick Here
Wednesday 03 MarchMasterclassMoving To Your First Business PremisesClick Here
Thursday 04 MarchMasterclassLearn how to sell onlineClick Here
Monday 08 MarchMasterclassGetting to Grips with GDPRClick Here
Monday 08 MarchMasterclassKnow your Intellectual Property Rights.Click here
Wednesday 10 MarchMaster ClassBuilding Connections – NetworkingClick Here
Wednesday 10 MarchNetworkingExploring Sources of Funding and FinanceClick here
Thursday 11 MarchMaster ClassMaking Social Media work for YouClick Here
Thursday 11 MarchMaster ClassHow to Manage it all & Stay SaneClick Here
Monday 15 MarchMasterclassKnow Your Intellectual Property RightsClick Here
Monday 15 MarchNetworkingBuilding Connections NetworkingClick Here
Tuesday 16 MarMaster ClassLearn How to Sell On-LineClick Here
Wednesday 17 MarchNetworkingBuilding Connections – NetworkingClick Here
Thursday 18 MarchMasterclassExploring Sources of Funding and FinanceClick Here
Thursday 18 MarchMasterclass Making Social Media work for YouClick here
Monday 22 MarchMasterclassHow To Manage It All & “Stay Sane”Click Here
Monday 22 MarchMaster Class Moving to Your First Business PremisesClick Here
Tuesday 23 MarchMaster Class Learn How to Sell On-LineClick Here
Tuesday 23 MarchMaster ClassHow to Build Your First WebsiteClick Here
Wednesday 24 MarchNetworkingBuilding Connections – NetworkingClick Here
Thursday 25 MarchMaster Class Getting to Grips with GDPR.Click Here
Monday 29 MarchMaster ClassExploring Sources of Funding and FinanceClick Here
Tuesday 30 MarchMaster ClassHow to Build Your First WebsiteClick Here