Business support - workshops and seminars

​We deliver a range of supporting activities aimed at anyone considering self-employment, starting a new business or requiring advice on intellectual property.

Business and Enterprise day at Kettering Library

Join us for a day of inspiring talks, networking and market place event designed to get your business idea off to a flying start!

Don't miss out on this great event at Kettering Library on 26 March 9:30am - 1:30pm

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Business finance for start-ups

Starting a new business is very different from being employed and you want to get things right from the start.

This workshop will help business start-ups understand the basics of income tax, National Insurance, business profits, bookkeeping software and record keeping so you can be in control of your numbers.

Delivered by Kim Parry Partner of CFW Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers.

​Date​Time​Location
​26 February 2020​10am to 11.30amNorthampton Central Library
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Why should I blog?

Do you blog? Why would you blog? Who reads them anyway?

As a business owner you have enough to do, will blogging actually help your business grow?

We’ll talk about the benefits blogging can have for your business, and tips to make it easier for you to get your blog started. Wherever you are in your business journey, find out how you can spread the word.

This seminar is being delivered by Natalie Trembecki of Writer For You

​Date​Time​Location
​11 March 2020​10am to 11.30amNorthampton Central Library
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Business Basics

For anyone thinking about starting a business, this free workshop provides an opportunity to explore the basic principles and procedures required to establish a successful business.

Feedback from previous attendees

“Very informative and well set out.”

“Good overview and lots of follow up options.”

DateTimeLocation
​5 March 2020​10am to middayKettering Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Business Planning

Your business plan is your unique road map to starting and developing your business and is an essential tool if you intend to look for financial investment.

This workshop will give an overview of the templates, resources and tools available to help develop a business plan.

Feedback from previous attendees

"Useful handouts, lots of helpful information and signposting"

​Date​Time​Location
​18 February 2020​10am to middayWellingborough Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Market research resources for your new business

A free workshop exploring online subscription resources Cobra, Mint UK and Passport, as well as other free resources for help researching your business idea and market.

Feedback from previous attendees

"This workshop has been a real eye opener for me!"

​DateTime​Location​
​12 March 2020​10am to 11amKettering Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Using Facebook and Twitter for business start-ups: the basics

This free workshop is an introduction to using Facebook and Twitter for business. It is aimed at those prior to start-up and new businesses only.

Feedback from previous attendees:

"Very useful. A lot of information provided thank you"

"Well presented. Very clear information and relevant to our business"

​DateTime​Location​
​26 February 2020​10am to middayWellingborough Library
​19 March 2020​10am to middayKettering Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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