When you’re building up your business it’s really helpful to get hands-on support, to develop your skills, and to meet others who are in a similar position to you.
Our friendly and inspirational events give you advice from trusted professionals on a variety of topics, and cover: starting your business; growth; finance; environmental issues; marketing and sales; and websites and social media.
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Email is one of the most powerful digital marketing tools available to businesses. But it's also one of the most undervalued, particularly by smaller firms. Email allows you to connect with an audience that are genuinely interested in your products. This workshop is for businesses keen to explore how to use email marketing. It will include an explanation of how to set up and begin using MailChimp. Delivered by Andrew Knowles, our experienced and talented Digital Specialist, he will take…Find out more »
LinkedIn offers a treasure trove of business contacts and engagement opportunities. But without the right keys, it can be hard to unlock much of its value. This workshop is designed to provide those keys. The workshop covers setting up and using a LinkedIn account to promote your business. It will include: How to set up and present your LinkedIn account Tips for growing a network of contacts Your Personal Profile and Company Page Q&A on specific LinkedIn features and functions…Find out more »
Thinking of Starting a Business? Then don’t miss our FREE 2 Day Business Essentials Workshop. This event is only for Dorset based businesses/individuals as part of eligibility criteria. There is one place available for each business. When you’re starting in business it’s important that you get the essentials right. This comprehensive, fully funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), two-day workshop will provide information and guidance to help deal with the key issues that are going to be fundamental to…Find out more »
Wordpress is one of the most popular and versatile website platforms, in fact it powers 31% of the internet! If you are considering building your own site or managing an existing Wordpress site this workshop perfect for you. In this workshop we will be exploring some of the fundamentals of the Wordpress platform from exploring recommended security and seo plugins to finding the perfect theme. After this workshop you will be fully equipped before exploring and building your own website…Find out more »
Trading Standards can save you time and money Are you confident that you know what consumer protection laws apply to your business and that you are complying? If not, who better to get advice and support from than the regulator themselves? Whether you are a start-up, small business, importer or manufacturer, Trading Standards are here to help your business navigate the complex requirements, protect yourself and support good customer service. Let us help you get it right and avoid costly…Find out more »