THIS year’s Enterprise Week in Worthing is set to offer emerging and established companies a great chance to learn additional skills.
Taking place between Monday, March 18 and Friday, March 22, these free events will feature themed days including a must-see opening “ask the panel” session with several key entrepreneurs from the area.
This offers the chance to quiz Andy Sparsis from Food Restaurant, Mike Jones of Michael Jones estate agency and Adur and Worthing Business Award-winner Zoe Clark, of Euphoric.
The week covers all aspects of starting and running your own business and a variety of relevant topics will be covered. Everything from sales techniques, getting your business in the press, branding and design, trading as a small business, Insurance for small businesses, marketing, financial support, business growth and networking tips and a special ‘Gear Up for Success’ workshop will be on offer.
Northbrook College, which is one of the event’s key sponsors, will be available to provide one-to-one advice for both employers and individuals about the benefits of employing or becoming an apprentice and the current government incentives available.
Apprentices employed by the college will also be on hand to discuss their experiences and what is like to go through the scheme.
In addition, the University of Chichester will be present to provide advice on its graduate scheme for businesses and how this can support business projects.
There will also be a representative from Job Centre Plus on hand to advise how businesses can become involved in the work experience scheme and the financial support available for employers in addition to supporting future recruitment strategies. (No appointment is necessary just drop in at the Business Development Centre for Adult and Employer Skills at 17 Liverpool Gardens between 9am - noon).
There are also days dedicated to seminars geared towards assisting new start up enterprises, business sustainability and a day dedicated to business growth and examining export opportunities.
This will also feature sessions on making best use of social media.The Enterprise Week will conclude with a showcase event from Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce, examining the impact which some of the larger companies within the area have on smaller and medium enterprises.
Northbrook College will be running its own industry week in tandem with the series of events.
It is set to demonstrate the benefits which its course offer and how they link with a number of enterprises across the area. Contact Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce for more information about the week on 01903 203484.
- The Enterprise week timetable requires event booking via Worthing and
Adur Chamber of Commerce at http://www.worthingandadurchamber.co.uk
The schedule includes
- Ask the Panel event- 4pm - 6pm, Arundel Room, Northbrook College
Quiz a panel of local business specialists about their success stories, which
• Zoe Clark - Euphoric beauty
• Mike Jones - Michael Jones Estate Agents
• Andy Sparsis - Proto Restaurant
• Richard John - Richard John Salons & Acadamies
Tuesdsay, 19th March- business start up day
9.30am - Sales Techniques, Melanie Peters, Best of Worthing
10.15am - Getting your Business into the Press, Ann Bird, AB Training
11am - How to make the most of your Brand, Clive Spring, Yoohoo Design
11.45am - Writing Good Copy - Claire Bradford, Straightforward Coaching
2pm - Insurance tips for Small Business, Phil Bristow, Nsure Limited
2.45pm - Tax Planning for Start Up & Small Businesses, Simon Wilkinson, Botting & Co
3pm - Business Terms and Conditions - Bennett Griffin & Co
4.15pm - Social Media - The Jumpstart Initiative
HMRC - A Talk for Small Businesses
Venue: Nortbrook College, LIverpool Gardens
7.- 8.pm - Starting and running a business is challenging, so come along and find out how HMRC can help and support you.
Wednesday, March 20
Business sustainability day
9am - 1pm, Northbrook College Liverpool Gardens -
Drop in ‘How Apprenticeships, Internships and Work Experience can support your HR Strategy’
10am - 12.30pm, Chatsworth Hotel, Steyne Gardens -
Drop in Employer Day - Job Matching Opportunities -
12.30-1.30pm, Debenhams Worthing
How to Dress for Success, ‘Style Me Confident’ at Debenhams
2.pm, Fresh Egg Buckingham Rd Minimum Viable Product Fresh Egg will explore the ways which a minimum Viable Product can help you go from a good idea to a real business
Thursday, March 21
Business Growth day (events in Shoreham)
Peer to Peer Mentoring Taster Session, Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce.
Would you like a shoulder to lean on or a board of executive Directors to guide you in the right direction? Come along to this taster session and learn the value of Peer to peer mentoring.
Worthing and Adur open Networking Session
Sheryl Tipton Marketing and Straightforward Coaching.
There are so mnay ways to get Networking but which is best for your business? Come an meet with the experts and find out tips and techniques.
Gear Up for Success, Paul Trew of Northbrook College
This workshop will take you through the process and provide a personalised plan of action to make a real and measurable difference to your business or life.
Friday, March 22,
The series of events concludes with a special business showcase day at
Worthing Town hall. It will feature some inspirational stories of business
success and chance to network with the area’s brightest business talents.
There will be talks from Worthing’s Secret Millionaire Gill Fielding, Tim Brede, Business Angel and Julie Stanford- tips for small businesses, plus a marketing plan gude from Kerry Kyriacou at 2.45pm