Nov
4
Wed
2020
Your small business meets sustainability @ Online event
Nov 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00

As business owners, we constantly seek out ways to run a better business: being more efficient and avoiding waste, being a good employer, making a difference in our communities, and wanting to be recognised as a good brand. We want our business to reflect our values and have a successful future.

Jon Gibbins has spent the last 18 months integrating sustainability into his small digital company and has written a series of short webinars to help others in North Somerset do the same. Pairing Jon’s training experience with his passion for addressing the climate emergency, the webinars will discuss the themes of sustainability, ethical finance and green technology, and include open discussion, toolkit suggestions, helpful advice and achievable changes you can start using today. Additional follow-up support is available to participants to help guide you in applying sustainability principles to your business and measure the impact this has on your business activities.

This workshop is provided free to participants with funding secured from Quartet Community Foundation’s Megawatt Community Energy Fund, funded by Bristol Energy Cooperative and Low Carbon Gordano. It forms part of North Somerset Council’s, working in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority, ‘universal business support’ project providing support for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses and is delivered by North Somerset Enterprise Agency.

Nov
10
Tue
2020
Your small business meets sustainable technology @ Online event
Nov 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00

As business owners how can we ensure our technology is sustainable? Do we really take into consideration efficiencies, life cycle assessment, waste minimisation, supply chain and procurement and could we do more to make our business more sustainable? If we want our business to reflect our values and have a successful future then these are just some of the things we should be considering.

Jon Gibbins has spent the last 18 months integrating sustainability into his small digital company and has written a series of short webinars to help others in North Somerset do the same. Pairing Jon’s training experience with his passion for addressing the climate emergency, the webinars will discuss the themes of sustainability, ethical finance and green technology, and include open discussion, toolkit suggestions, helpful advice and achievable changes you can start using today. Additional follow-up support is available to participants to help guide you in applying sustainability principles to your business and measure the impact this has on your business activities.

This workshop is provided free to participants with funding secured from Quartet Community Foundation’s Megawatt Community Energy Fund, funded by Bristol Energy Cooperative and Low Carbon Gordano. It forms part of North Somerset Council’s, working in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority, ‘universal business support’ project providing support for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses and is delivered by North Somerset Enterprise Agency.

Nov
17
Tue
2020
Starting in Business Course – Day 1 @ The Hive
Nov 17 @ 09:30 – 16:00

To book your place please contact hazel.wintle@nsea.biz

Day 1 – Getting the Basics Right

  • What is and why complete a business plan
  • Contents of the business plan
  • Reasons for failure
  • Legal status and business names
  • Income tax and National Insurance
  • VAT
  • Health & Safety
  • Premises
  • Insurances
  • Contracts, terms and conditions
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Employment Law

Full details on all three days are available here.

Your small business meets ethical finance @ Online event
Nov 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Using ethical finance is one way of making your environmental and social commitment known and as business owners this can be an effective way to attract investment, boost your reputation with customers and improve your chances when selling to large firms or public-sector organisations.

Jon Gibbins has spent the last 18 months integrating sustainability into his small digital company and has written a series of short webinars to help others in North Somerset do the same. Pairing Jon’s training experience with his passion for addressing the climate emergency, the webinars will discuss the themes of sustainability, ethical finance and green technology, and include open discussion, toolkit suggestions, helpful advice and achievable changes you can start using today. Additional follow-up support is available to participants to help guide you in applying sustainability principles to your business and measure the impact this has on your business activities.

This workshop is provided free to participants with funding secured from Quartet Community Foundation’s Megawatt Community Energy Fund, funded by Bristol Energy Cooperative and Low Carbon Gordano. It forms part of North Somerset Council’s, working in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority, ‘universal business support’ project providing support for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses and is delivered by North Somerset Enterprise Agency.

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Starting in Business Course – Day 2 @ The Hive
Nov 18 @ 09:30 – 16:00

To book your place email hazel.wintle@nsea.biz

Day 2 – Making Money and Making a Profit

  • Calculating start-up costs and ongoing costs
  • Break even calculations, viability
  • Financial Records and book-keeping
  • Invoicing
  • Profit & loss, cash flow forecasts and Balance Sheets statements
  • Raising money and funding
  • Financial planning
  • Writing and presenting your business plan

Full details on all 3 days of the course are available here.

Nov
19
Thu
2020
Starting in Business Course – Day 3 @ The Hive
Nov 19 @ 09:30 – 16:00

To book your place email hazel.wintle@nsea.biz

Day 3 – Finding and Keeping Customers. Business Planning

  • Marketing principles
  • Marketing Research
  • Assessing the competition
  • Profiling your customers
  • Customer care
  • Pricing your profits
  • Promotion, image, advertising, websites etc
  • Selling skills
  • Marketing plan

Details on all 3 days of the course can be found here.

Nov
24
Tue
2020
How to make your business more resilient @ Online event
Nov 24 @ 09:30 – 14:00

As business owners, especially in the curent climate, we need to build resilience within our businesses to prepare for any threats and disruptions we may be confronted with. Led by Abdullah Ali-Ahmadi, this webinar will consider the challenges faced by businesses today and identify strategies that can minimise the impact of them, therefore improving business continuity.

Abdullah has gained extensive practical business experience in a family that has successfully owned and developed businesses in trade and commerce for generations.

Over 30 years ago, he was awarded a British Council scholarship to study at universities in the UK, culminating in him gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a Masters Degree in Marketing Management. He has helped in excess of 70,000 individuals and businesses in the UK and overseas as well as establishing and running several of his own ventures in a variety of industries including catering, retail/wholesale fashion, manufacturing and property. As a testament to his capabilities and talents, he has held executive and non-executive positions in over 20 organisations.

This workshop is provided free to participants as it forms part of North Somerset Council’s, working in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority, ‘universal business support’ project providing support for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses that is delivered by North Somerset Enterprise Agency.

Dec
15
Tue
2020
Starting in Business Course – Day 1 @ The Hive
Dec 15 @ 09:30 – 16:00

To book your place please contact hazel.wintle@nsea.biz

Day 1 – Getting the Basics Right

  • What is and why complete a business plan
  • Contents of the business plan
  • Reasons for failure
  • Legal status and business names
  • Income tax and National Insurance
  • VAT
  • Health & Safety
  • Premises
  • Insurances
  • Contracts, terms and conditions
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Employment Law

Full details on all three days are available here.

Dec
16
Wed
2020
Starting in Business Course – Day 2 @ The Hive
Dec 16 @ 09:30 – 16:00

To book your place email hazel.wintle@nsea.biz

Day 2 – Making Money and Making a Profit

  • Calculating start-up costs and ongoing costs
  • Break even calculations, viability
  • Financial Records and book-keeping
  • Invoicing
  • Profit & loss, cash flow forecasts and Balance Sheets statements
  • Raising money and funding
  • Financial planning
  • Writing and presenting your business plan

Full details on all 3 days of the course are available here.

Dec
17
Thu
2020
Starting in Business Course – Day 3 @ The Hive
Dec 17 @ 09:30 – 16:00

To book your place email hazel.wintle@nsea.biz

Day 3 – Finding and Keeping Customers. Business Planning

  • Marketing principles
  • Marketing Research
  • Assessing the competition
  • Profiling your customers
  • Customer care
  • Pricing your profits
  • Promotion, image, advertising, websites etc
  • Selling skills
  • Marketing plan

Details on all 3 days of the course can be found here.