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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 Sessions: 

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

Wednesday 1 February, 13:30 - 16:00; Room 546 (LTG), Rose Bowl, City Campus
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

Wednesday  8 February, 13:30 - 16:00; Room G01, Woodhouse, City Campus
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 

Wednesday 15 February, 13:30 - 16:00; Room 546 (LTG), Rose Bowl, City Campus
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

Wednesday 22 February, 13:30 - 16:00; Room G02, Broadcasting Place, City Campus
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

Wednesday 1 March, 13:30 - 16:00; Room 316, Rose Bowl, City Campus
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 

Wednesday 8 March, 13:30 - 16:00; Room 546 (LTG), Rose Bowl, City Campus  
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

Summer Programmes

Our Summer Start-Up Experience will start again in July 2017

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