Events

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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August 2019

Essential Video Marketing to Grow Any Business – Weymouth – Dorset Growth Hub

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road
Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5EW United Kingdom
Free

Video marketing is quickly becoming the best way to engage with an audience of potential customers. This engaging marketing strategy is essential for anyone doing social media and opens up countless opportunities to be personal, engaging and to effectively communicate with customers. In this workshop, we will go over all the essentials for any business to get started with video marketing. If you have a phone, access to youtube and facebook then you can get started right away! Everything you…

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Power Up Your Social Media for Business – Intermediate – Wimborne – Dorset Growth Hub

August 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
Merley House, Merley House Ln
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom
Free

Take your social media marketing to the next level with a workshop that walks you through the process of creating a workable strategy.This workshop is intended those comfortable with the basics of social media such a hashtags, posting different media and using groups, but don’t feel they are getting the results they would like.During the workshop you’ll discover new ways of using social media that can be more engaging and effective. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn how others…

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September 2019

Funding my business – Finance, Crowdfunding & Grants – Poole – Dorset Growth Hub

September 5 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
The Factory, 14 Alder Hills
Poole, Dorset BH12 4AS United Kingdom
Free

Want to know about financial products and providers? Confused about what type of finance is most suitable? Want to understand what a funder is looking for and how to give yourself the best chance of a funding offer? Heard about crowdfunding and not sure if it would suit your needs? This event is aimed at business owners seeking to understand the options available to them in funding their business. We guide you through different ways to finance your business including…

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Blogging for Business – Bournemouth – Dorset Growth Hub

September 5 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EL United Kingdom
Free

Boost your search engine rankings and your reputation by blogging. Whether you already blog, or you’re not sure whether you should, come along and learn how creating online articles can make a huge difference to the visibility of your website, and your business. This workshop will include: What is blogging? How to research topics for your blog Blogging and SEO (search engine optimisation) Writing tips Alternative approaches to blogging Blogging and social media Please make sure that you are able…

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Effective Email Marketing with MailChimp – Wimborne – Dorset Growth Hub

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
The Orangery Suite, Merley House Ln, Wimborne Minster
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom
Free

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…

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FREE Business Start-up Course in Dorchester: Business Essentials – Dorset Growth Hub

September 11 @ 9:15 am - September 12 @ 4:00 pm BST
Inspirations, 2 Poundbury Business Centre
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3WA United Kingdom
Free

Thinking of starting a business? Then register for a FREE place on our extremely popular 2 Day Business Essentials Course. Can I  attend? I have Dorset postcode and I am thinking of starting a business with a genuine idea, but have not yet started trading and have not registered my business yet. OR I have registered my business in Dorset within the last 12 months and I can prove this with my company number and registration date or the letter…

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Facebook Marketing for Intermediates – Weymouth – Dorset Growth Hub

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road
Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5EW United Kingdom
Free

This workshop will look at taking your Facebook for Business plan to the next level. You will by now know all the essentials to gain traction for your business on Facebook, but what next? How do you build a plan? How do you maximise your time to glean the best returns? Is your tone of voice correct for your audience?Are you using Facebook ads to support your growth on the platform?Is Facebook still the right channel to use? If you…

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How To Use Facebook For Business – Wimborne- Dorset Growth Hub

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
The Orangery Suite, Merley House Ln, Wimborne Minster
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom
Free

Nine out of 10 UK internet users use Facebook (OFCOM, 2018). This gives businesses a huge opportunity.This workshop covers the basics of setting up and running a Facebook Page for business.It will include: Tips for building an audience for your Page Using your Page for customer service The difference between Page and a Group Making sense of Page Insights (analytics) Q&A on specific Page features and functions This is for you if you're considering setting up a Facebook Page, or you've…

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Facebook Advertising – Bournemouth – Dorset Growth Hub

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EL United Kingdom
Free

Facebook Advertising Learn how paid advertising on Facebook can help your business grow its sales to both new and existing customers. This workshop is an introduction to the many options available to businesses that want to make better use of this powerful advertising channel. 6 out of 10 marketers are increasing their spend on paid Facebook advertising (Social Media Examiner trends report 2017). Why? Because for many, Facebook ads are proving very cost-effective. There’s more to advertising on Facebook that…

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Facebook Marketing for Intermediates – Bournemouth – Dorset Growth Hub

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EL United Kingdom
Free

This workshop will look at taking your Facebook for Business plan to the next level. You will by now know all the essentials to gain traction for your business on Facebook, but what next? How do you build a plan? How do you maximise your time to glean the best returns? Is your tone of voice correct for your audience?Are you using Facebook ads to support your growth on the platform?Is Facebook still the right channel to use? If you…

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Funding my business – Finance, Crowdfunding & Grants – Shaftesbury – Dorset Growth Hub

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
BEST WESTERN The Royal Chase Hotel, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury
Poole, Dorset SP7 8DB United Kingdom
Free

Want to know about financial products and providers? Confused about what type of finance is most suitable? Want to understand what a funder is looking for and how to give yourself the best chance of a funding offer? Heard about crowdfunding and not sure if it would suit your needs? This event is aimed at business owners seeking to understand the options available to them in funding their business. We guide you through different ways to finance your business including…

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Making Twitter Work For Your Business – Bournemouth – Dorset Growth Hub

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EL United Kingdom
Free

Twitter is one of the most effective tools for building a network of valuable contacts, raising brand visibility and staying in touch with current trends. This workshop covers the basics of setting up and running a Twitter account for business. It will include: How to set up a Twitter account Tips for growing a network of contacts Using hashtags, Moments and Lists Q&A on specific Twitter features and functions This is for you if you're considering using Twitter, or you've…

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