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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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Dorset Growth Hub

October 2019

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

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
LSI Bridport, 51 East St.
Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX 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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Digitise Your Business With Digital Tools & Automation – Poole – Dorset Growth Hub

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Salterns Harbourside Hotel, 38 Salterns Way
Poole, Dorset BH14 8JR United Kingdom
Free

Digital tools and Productivity are both dramatically transforming the way we do business, giving the businesses that embrace digital an ever increasing advantage. In this workshop we will explore different digital tools you could be using now and how to use these tools within your business. Once we master some productivity essentials and basic digital tools we will explore how to then link these tools together to form powerful and robust automation workflows. This workshop is aimed at those who…

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Develop My Brand – Wimborne – Dorset Growth Hub

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

DescriptionHave you launched a new business recently and are wondering how to develop your individual brand? Or is the concept of ‘branding’ a mystery to you? Then register for a FREE place on our brand new “Develop my Brand” workshop.This workshop is part of a series of new workshops called “New Business Success Programme”. Can I attend?The workshop is aimed at new businesses trading for less than 12 months however any business that feels they would benefit can attend.To register…

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SEO For Beginners: Get Customers Via Google For Free – Poole – Dorset Growth Hub

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT
Salterns Harbourside Hotel, 38 Salterns Way
Poole, Dorset BH14 8JR United Kingdom
Free

This interactive workshop is brought to you by Dorset Growth Hub. This is a beginner level workshop for businesses in Dorset which focuses on the basics of search engine optimisation. If you’re unsure as to what search engine optimisation means and how it impacts your business then this is the workshop for you. You will learn what search engine optimisation is, why it’s important and what you can do to help your search engine rankings. Learn to implement your own…

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November 2019

User Experience – Creating Digital Systems People Love – Blandford – Dorset Growth Hub

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Crown Hotel, West Street
Blandford, Dorset DT11 7AJ United Kingdom
Free

Ever used a digital system or website that is frustrating and makes you want to give up? From booking systems, websites and payments, to using an app to pay for parking; these are all experiences created for consumers, some are great and others are not. User experience, or UX for short, aims to deliver positive experiences through innovative solutions that improve our way of life, making it easier or more enjoyable. UX takes a human-centred approach, putting the user at…

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How To Use Instagram In Your Business – Bournemouth – Dorset Growth Hub

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT
Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EL United Kingdom
Free

Instagram is a hugely popular social network that boasts higher engagement rates than other the likes of Facebook or Twitter. This workshop is an introduction to using Instagram for business. If you’re thinking of using Instagram, or have made a start but struggling to get results, this is for you. The workshop will cover: How to set up an Instagram account for business Tips on what content to share How to make the most of hashtags Using Instagram Stories Shoppable…

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SEO For Beginners: Get Customers Via Google For Free – Wimborne – Dorset Growth Hub

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT
Merley House, Merley House Ln
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom
Free

This interactive workshop is brought to you by Dorset Growth Hub. This is a beginner level workshop for businesses in Dorset which focuses on the basics of search engine optimisation. If you’re unsure as to what search engine optimisation means and how it impacts your business then this is the workshop for you. You will learn what search engine optimisation is, why it’s important and what you can do to help your search engine rankings. Learn to implement your own…

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How To Build a Website – WordPress – Bournemouth – Dorset Growth Hub

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT
Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EL United Kingdom
Free

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…

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Grow My Business – Wimborne – Dorset Growth Hub

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm GMT
Merley House, Merley House Ln
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom
Free

DescriptionHave you launched a new business recently and wondering how to target your market more effectively and build a resilient customer base?Then register for a FREE place on our brand new “Grow my Business” workshop.This workshop is part of a series of new workshops called “New Business Success Programme”. Can I attend?The workshop is aimed at new businesses trading for less than 12 months however any business that feels they would benefit can attend.To register for the workshop you must…

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

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Crown Hotel, West Street
Blandford, Dorset DT11 7AJ 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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December 2019

Manage My Business – Wimborne – Dorset Growth Hub

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

DescriptionHave you launched a new business recently and struggling to manage all the activities you have to undertake, all by yourself? There are so many hats you need to wear when running a business by yourself it can be a real challenge. Then register for a FREE place on our brand new “Manage my Business” workshop.This workshop is part of a series of new workshops called “New Business Success Programme”. Can I attend?The workshop is aimed at new businesses trading…

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