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July 2018

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs- Preston 11 July 2018

Free

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business. Led by experienced investors, the programme helps SMEs raise venture capital and business angel investment by ensuring they are properly prepared and understand the process. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Whether you're looking for first round investment or larger funding sources this programme will outline what equity…

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Dynamic Leadership Skills For Managers

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chamber Training Centre, 1 Lockheed Court
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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£69 – £99

Increase the leadership skills of your management team with this half-day course. Take their management style far beyond directing the traffic of people, events, and tasks and achieve the next level of management: Leadership. Inspire greater buy-in from your staff while developing/mentoring others into higher, more effective management roles.

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The Business Clinic ‘Peerworking’ Support Surgery

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
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Friday Surgery
The Business Clinic Organisation CIC, 1 Lockside Office Park, Lockside Road
Preston, PR2 2YS United Kingdom
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Free

Experience the power of 'Peerworking' Our regular Surgeries are facilitated confidential and effective “peerworking” sessions that offer you the chance to discuss opportunities and challenges bespoke to you and your business. You will innovate with other business owners and experts in their field who will give you impartial support and advice. Their only interest is to support you.

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How To Write Press Releases & Content for Media

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chamber Training Centre, 1 Lockheed Court
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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£139 – £189

Write your press releases with the proper content and format to bring promotional success. This course provides simple improvements to writing technique and capturing interest to ensure that the "good news" story about your organisation is picked up and run by media outlets resulting in critical (and free) promotion!

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Chamber Low Carbon Launch Event

July 17 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road
Preston, Lancashire PR5 0AG United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for the launch of the new Chamber Low Carbon Programme, an ERDF-funded scheme giving Lancashire SMEs free access to expert support with reducing their carbon footprint and developing new low carbon technologies. In the beautiful setting of Brockholes Nature Reserve and their floating conference centre we’ll have expert speakers on: Environmental policy and the effects on business New low carbon technologies Solutions available for business The Chamber Low Carbon team will be on hand to discuss how you…

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How To Use Agents & Distributors for International Trade

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chamber Training Centre, 1 Lockheed Court
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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£69 – £99

Expand into foreign markets easier and in a more manageable way by learning how to use agents and distributors legally and practically with this half-day course. Learn about the agreements needed to cover your organisation when working with agents, distributors and even directly with customers in the foreign marketplace. Take advantage of the expertise of Forbes Solicitors’ John Pickervance as he takes you through Making Use of Agents and Distributors for International Trade.

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The Launch of the Executive MBA and Digital Marketing Degree Apprenticeships – UCLan, 19 July 2018

Free

We are delighted that you are interested in joining us to celebrate the launch of the Executive MBA Degree Apprenticeship and Digital Marketing Degree Apprenticeship. The event will take place on Thursday 19 July, 8am-10am. Breakfast and refreshments will be provided on arrival. By attending this event you will discover how Degree Apprenticeships will develop your workforce and in turn how that will benefit your organisation. Book your free place through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-launch-of-the-executive-mba-and-digital-marketing-degree-apprenticeships-tickets-47351494595?aff=es2 Event date: Thursday 19 July, 8am –…

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Plan, Pitch and Sell

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cotton Court Business Centre Cotton Court Preston PR1 3BY, Cotton Court
Preston, Lancashire PR1 3BY United Kingdom
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Free

Need help nailing that sales pitch? This master class has been created for businesses that struggle with the sales side of their business. Selling yourself and products/services can be daunting and involves choosing the right target customer, understanding the best way to approach them, preparing a pitch and presenting it to the client. This event is part of the Growth Support Programme, a fully funded business support scheme offering: A tailored programme of masterclasses, to up skill yourself and your…

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Excel Level 1: The Fundamentals

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chamber Training Centre, 1 Lockheed Court
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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£139 – £189

Develop staff who are absolute beginners, fairly new to Excel, or those with limited experience in working with formulas and building spreadsheets from scratch. Gain a firm foundation on your Excel knowledge with this one day course, this is a perfectly designed course for a top up or an up-skill in the foundational elements toward truly benefiting from Excel.

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Energy – Lancashire Businesses Taking Control!

July 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Chamber Low Carbon Hub, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Red Rose Court, Clayton Business Park
Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5JR United Kingdom
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Free

Energy is the second biggest cost for many companies after staff. This workshop aims to help industrial and commercial sector companies across Lancashire to identify opportunities to reduce energy and access support to implement them. Energy costs are not fixed overheads. There are many opportunities available to SMEs to reduce energy costs which this workshop will explore some key opportunities as well as the practical support available to help businesses save money and reduce carbon emissions. We'll have experts sharing…

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