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We run inspirational and informative workshops, providing you with practical advice on writing a business plan, developing sales and marketing strategies and understanding legal requirements of setting up in business. 

On completion of these practical workshops you will receive a Business Skills certificate.

Our term time workshop programme runs in October/November and February/March every year.  For help over the summer months check out our Summer Start-Up Challenge 2017

Term Time Workshops:

What's the idea?

Delivered by Stephen Griffiths - EIA Student Development Officer
and Leon Doyle - owner of WiFi plug and star of the Apprentice and Dragons Den

Find new ideas and use your creativity to maximise them.

Plan for success

Delivered by Gail Cherry - EIA Student Business Advisor and owner of Torchlight Coaching

An introduction to business planning. Develop your business strengths while learning how to identify your target market and understand your customers needs.

Social media for business

Delivered by Sarah AlisonSocial Media Trainer 

Learn how to use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote yourself and your business.

Get the marketing and selling know how

Delivered by Ros Walker – Marketing and PR Consultant at Clout Marketing and Media

Build your brand, plan your marketing activity more effectively and learn sales techniques that work.

Legal issues and tax

Delivered by Ged Doonan – Expert in Business & Patent Information Services,
Asad Ali – Partner at Blacks Solicitors LLP 
and Stephen Griffiths - EIA Student Development Officer

An introduction to business basics including company structure, contracts, tax and intellectual property rights issues.

Starting up your business

Delivered by Steve Baker - Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Baker & Co Accountants 

Get to grips with useful skills for any business including financial planning, cash-flow forecasting and profit and loss.

If you are interested in any of the workshops please email eiastudents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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