BEST Growth Hub FREE Webinars

BEST Growth Hub Online Training Programme

These free business support webinars are fully funded by BEST Growth Hub and are being delivered by Ignite Business in partnership with NWES and Colbea.

Delegates are able to attend as many webinar sessions as they like as these do not count toward their BEST Workshop Programme 21 hour allocation.

 


 

What Makes a Good Website 24/04/2017 6pm – 7pm

Practical workshop – In this 1 hour session, you will explore what makes a good website and what you should look for in setting up your own, covering types of service providers (web builders, wordpress and other options), responsive/mobile, how it looks and what structure it should have.  This workshop works well with the SEO workshop, where you learn to optimise your site.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/what-makes-a-good-website-2


WordPress Basics 24/04/2017 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Practical workshop – In this 1 hour session, you will be given a tour of WordPress behind the scenes. You will see how to add and use pages, menus, plugins, themes and posts. You will also be taken through how to customise menus and themes and the basics behind settings.

This workshop is ideally suited to an inexperienced or new to WordPress user or as a recap to existing users.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/wordpress-basics-2


Which Social Media for Your Business 26/04/2017 10.30am – 11.30am

In this practical 1 hour session, aimed at SMEs and start-ups, you will start gaining an understanding of which social media channels might work for your business and why.  This will give a basic overview of the functions and possible results by looking at the options and statistics, examples of how some channels have worked well and not so well for certain types of business.  However this workshop does NOT set up or train how to use. The course will be delivered by Ignite’s in-house trainer, Emma Milroy.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/which-social-media


Selling on the Internet 28/04/2017 2pm – 3pm

This session will take you through the reasons you might want to sell on the internet and what you can sell there. It also covers having your own store and what you will need in order to do this. As well as selling on your own store there are also other places you can sell and some of these options will be explored in the session.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/selling-on-the-internet-6


What Makes a Good Website 23/05/2017 3pm – 4pm

Practical workshop – In this 1 hour session, you will explore what makes a good website and what you should look for in setting up your own, covering types of service providers (web builders, wordpress and other options), responsive/mobile, how it looks and what structure it should have.  This workshop works well with the SEO workshop, where you learn to optimise your site.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/what-makes-a-good-website


Launching a Business – Getting Started 04/05/2017 4pm – 5pm

Are you thinking of starting your own business? This webinar will take you through all of the processes you need to give yourself the best start possible. Covering essential subjects such as accounting, insurance and lots of useful tips to help with the red tape, this session will enable you to get on with doing what you want to go in to business for.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/launching-a-business


Instagram for Business 19/05/2017 11am – 12pm

Practical workshop – Setting up and using your Instagram account, creating compelling video and photo content to engage with your customers. Planning a content strategy to help drive traffic to your website to increase sales.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/instagram-for-business-6


Basic Book Keeping 24/05/2017 2pm – 3pm

If you are not sure where to start when it comes to book keeping or just want to make sure you are tracking the right information then this session is for you.

The session will take you through:

·         What book keeping is

·         Different methods that can be used

·         What needs to be recorded

·         Debits & Credits

·         Profit & Loss

·         The Balance Sheet

·         Tax & VAT

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/basic-book-keeping


Cashflow Forecasting 24/05/2017 3.30pm – 4.30pm

This session will take you through what a cash flow forecast is, why you should have one. How to read and interpret all the data so you can use your cash flow forecast as a management tool. This session will take you through all the details you need to compile your own cash flow forecast.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/cash-flow-forecasting


Creating a Business Plan 25/05/2017 9.30am – 10.30am

In this practical 1 hour online training session, you will learn what a business plan comprises of, what you need to consider when putting your own plan together and what other research and preparation you will need to do to start your own business.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/creating-a-business-plan


Creating basic infographics using Canva 26/05/2017 10am -11am

This online workshop is designed to help you start or improve creating your own basic infographics to use online. The workshop will take you through using the Canva platform so that you can go away and start creating or improving your infographics to help get your business noticed more online.Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. Some people feel creating these could be costly or time consuming if you are not a graphic designer or don’t have access to design packages. However there are lots o platforms available to help make creating these far easier for everyone.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/infographics-canva


Pricing considerations 25/05/2017 11am – 12pm

How do you decide what price you are going to charge for your product or service? This session will take you through the factors that impact pricing, the things you need to remember to include, understanding margin and making a profit.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/pricing-considerations


Pinterest for Business 20/06/2017 9.30am – 10.30am

Practical webinar – Setting up and using your Pinterest account, creating compelling content to engage with your customers. Planning a content strategy to help drive traffic to your website to increase sales.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/pinterest-for-business-6


Cyber Crime 20/06/2017 12pm – 1pm

Find out what criminal activities are carried out by means of computers or the Internet.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/cyber-crime


Time Management – Online 29/06/2017 9.30am – 10.30am

The online Time Management workshop is designed to make you more aware about the techniques available to make your day more efficient and cost effective.

Looking at ways to enable you to work smarter not harder. Goal setting techniques that help you to effectively plan and set priorities. Focusing on the time management tools available to you and how best to use them in your business. How to organise and conduct efficient and effective meetings.

Book here: http://ignitebusiness.org/workshops/time-management-online


WEBINAR REQUIREMENTS:

You will require good internet connection and access to a camera/sound, for more information contact Ignite. There is also the option to attend the Ignite premises and borrow the equipment required, but this needs to be arranged in advance.


CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY:

  • On completion of this workshop you will be automatically referred to one of the BEST Growth Hub Navigators, who will be able to signpost you to further advice and any training that you might require.
  • Each individual may attend workshops up to a maximum of 21 hours in total.
  • Delegates may take part in as many online training workshops as they like as these do not count toward their overall hours.
  • Each business can send a maximum of 2 members of staff on each course.
  • In order to qualify for a place on the course, the employer/business must be based in Essex.
  • Please note that the workshop may not take place if there are not a minimum number of attendees.
  • Ignite Business Enterprise Limited will share information with Local Authorities and the BEST Growth Hub. The BEST Growth Hub, as the funders of the business support courses, may share your details with the Department for BEIS & your Local Authority, this may be used to facilitate the delivery and management of the services being provided.
  • On occasions, photographs or video images may be taken of delegates for promotional/learning activities and a member of staff at the time must be notified if delegates do not wish their image to be kept and used.