Open4Business May 2019

Business support events

Understanding Employment, Business and Enterprise

Date: Friday 24 May 2019
Time: 9.30 to 11.30am
Location: Wandsworth Professional Development Centre, SW17 0AQ

This workshop (part of Learning at Work Week) will cover:

  • Basic concepts in employment, business and enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Employer responsibilities
  • The impact of customer service

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How to Effectively Lead a Team

Date: Friday 24 May
Time: 1 to 3pm
Location: Wandsworth Professional Development Centre, SW17 0AQ

This workshop (part of the Learning at Work Week) will cover:

  • How to communicate information and knowledge in the workplace
  • Managing yourself and providing appropriate direction to team members
  • The role of a Team Leader
  • Management techniques that can motivate others and improve performance in the workplace

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Tech Connect: Understanding digital for entrepreneurs by Beluga Bean

  • Date: Thursday 23 May
  • Time: 8.15 to 10.30am
  • Location: 30 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LZ
  • Cost: £35

This breakfast session led by Maxim Cramer, expert consultant, programmer and advisor to businesses on all things tech, is aimed at female entrepreneurs wanting to take their digital skills to another level. Maxim has a gift for facilitating understanding of technology in ways that help entrepreneurs identify solutions that are right for their businesses.

So, whatever you’re struggling with digitally – be it ads, apps, website, social media, pods, content or commerce - this event is not to be missed.

You should attend if you:

  • Want to know how to leverage the digital universe to your businesses advantage
  • Want to feel more confident with, and speaking about, the tech side of your business
  • Have brilliant ideas but are not sure how to test them
  • Realise it’s time to have a clear tech strategy

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How to drive business growth: Working capital solutions – hosted with Funding Options (webinar)

  • Date: Thursday 23 May
  • Time: 11am to 12 noon
  • Cost: Free

This webinar is presented by the Exporting is GREAT team in partnership with Funding Options, a platform that searches the market to find the right funding options for your situation.

It will explore the different funding options suitable for exporting businesses and help owners identify opportunities to drive business growth.

Vivek Seda, Funding Options Business Finance Specialist, will explain the following common types of finance used by exporting businesses:

  • Working Capital Finance to fund services and stock for overseas orders
  • Trade finance to assist with the manufacturing cost/supplier payments of orders
  • Invoice Finance to close the cashflow gap at the end of the trade cycle

The webinar will explore how these types of finance work and their requirements.

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Virgin StartUp Meetup: How to build a Brand with Virgin StartUp

  • Date: Thursday 30 May
  • Time: 6 to 9pm
  • Location: WeWork Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 7AP
  • Cost: £5.00 (early bird)/£10.00

A brand is not just a logo, it encapsulates everything that your start up is and all that it wants to be. Your brand is what someone experiences every time they come into contact with your business, and should define how you want them to feel about it.

Virgin StartUp Meetups are a great chance to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, hear from expert speakers who've been there and done that, and network with the Virgin StartUp team and other inspiring businesses.

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