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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February 2019

Google Analytics: The Data Behind Your Website – Poole – Dorset Growth Hub

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Upton House, Poole Rd
Poole, Dorset BH17 7BJ United Kingdom
Free

If you’re feeling left in the dark about who visits your site, why they do so, where they come from and how many visits your website gets, then this is the workshop for you. This is a basic/intermediate level workshop for businesses which will focus on how to effectively use Google Analytics. It’s a great interactive workshop for those who want to develop a deeper understanding on how setting up more intermediate analytical strategies can help you move forward in…

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You Are The Media Winter Tour – Dorset Growth Hub – Broadstone

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Merley House, Merley House Ln
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom
Free

Want to know how you can build a loyal audience so people will stay with you, connect with you and help build your business? This is about building something in a place that you own and not Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. This is about creating a network and nurturing your own community, with the objective to build trust and be seen in a place of authority. This is not about theory, this is not about regurgitating what has been said…

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

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Merley House, Merley House Ln
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom
Free

Most businesses have dabbled with social media. Many, particularly small firms, have effectively given up, or only make the occasional post while feeling frustrated they’re not doing more. Yet more than 7 out of 10 UK adults use Facebook (OFCOM study 2017). Over half of Facebook users say that discussions on the network influence their choice of what to buy. This workshop will help businesses that have struggled to make sense of social media, and those that have yet to…

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How to Build a Website with Wix.com Website Builder – Dorchester – Dorset Growth Hub

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Inspirations, 2 Poundbury Business Centre
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3WA United Kingdom
Free

You may be thinking that building a website is only for professionals. Well, in the new digital age, drag and drop website builders and pre-made website templates are making website building accessible to all. Wix is one of the most popular website builders specifically for all abilities to be able to produce fast professional websites. With this workshop, we will go through everything you need to know to be able to create your very own website using wix.com. Our Digital Specialist,…

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

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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Preparing & Applying for Funding & Grants – Bridport – Dorset Growth Hub

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LSI Bridport, 51 East St
Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX United Kingdom
Free

Do you find navigating the funding landscape difficult, complex and time-consuming? Are you confused by the language of business finance? Want to know about financial products and providers? 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 traditional means, alternative finance, crowdfunding and grants. We also provide insights into popular financing options such as StartUp Loans, finance finding portals,…

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March 2019

How to Build a Website With Wix.com Website Builder – Weymouth – Dorset Growth Hub

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

You may be thinking that building a website is only for professionals. Well In a new digital age of drag and drop website builders and pre-made website templates are now accessible and look professional. Wix is one of the most popular drag-and-drop website builders specifically for all abilities to be able to produce fast professional websites. This workshop is aimed at those who want an easier option for building a website than other harder options such as Wordpress. With this…

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

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Upton House, Poole Rd
Poole, Dorset BH17 7BJ 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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FREE Business Start-up Course in Weymouth: Business Essentials – Dorset Growth Hub

March 14 @ 9:15 am - March 15 @ 4:00 pm
Weymouth College, Cranford Avenue
Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7LQ United Kingdom
Free

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…

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

March 19 @ 9:15 am - March 20 @ 4:00 pm
Livability Holton Lee, East Holton, Holton Heath
Poole, Dorset BH16 6JN United Kingdom
Free

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…

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