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August 2019

Free Business Support – An Introduction to Business Marketing

Friday 23rd August @ 10:00 - 14:00
Room 202, 2nd Floor Marine Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom

This engaging workshop looks at the importance of a businesses’ marketing strategy and explores the various facets that new enterprises need to consider when launching or growing their business. Session includes: Customers and Competitors Identifying your Target market Your Business Brand Marketing Investment The value of Marketing Exploring different marketing mediums What strategy is Right for you?

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Free Business Support – An Introduction to Finance & Funding

Wednesday 28th August @ 10:00 - 14:00
Room 202, 2nd Floor Marine Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom

Session includes: Is your start up idea financially feasible or viable? Have you started your business but unsure you have a strong financial foundation? Need information or funding options for your business? Don’t know where to start with costing your products or service? Need to create a cash flow? This workshop will start from scratch to give you the basics necessary to build a business or grow your existing enterprise.

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September 2019

Free Business Support – Sales Strategy

Thursday 5th September @ 09:30 - 12:30
Room 202, 2nd Floor Marine Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom

Delegates on the Sales Strategy course will utilise a number of sales planning processes, the outcome is to complete a sample Sales Plan for your business. Understand how Sales and Marketing interact in small businesses / Start to build a Sales and Marketing Plan with Financial Objectives and activities to achieve them / Understand the Target customer and how to apply a sales & marketing funnel to progress them to close / Review the best sales approaches for your business.

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SWBC Quarterly Conference – Energy Neutrality for the South West – How and When?

Friday 6th September @ 09:30 - 13:30
Exeter Racecourse, Kennford Exeter EX6 7XS United Kingdom

Our next Conference will take place on 6th September, when we will return to Exeter Racecourse to debate “Energy Neutrality for the South West – How and When?” In the context of the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere, the regional LEP’s Local Industrial Strategies and SWBC’s national Government policy and corporate engagements, we will take a deep dive into the need for, and implications of, inclusive and green growth and the infrastructure challenges of a decarbonised economy for the region. Agenda:…

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Free Business Support – An Introduction to Business Planning

Monday 9th September @ 10:00 - 14:00
Room 202, 2nd Floor Marine Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom

This workshop looks at the importance of implementing a Business Plan, whether you are an entrepreneur getting ready to launch, a newly formed business or an ambitious SME with Growth aspirations. Need information on funding options for your Business? / Don’t know where to start with costing your products or service? / Need to create a cash flow? This workshop will start from scratch to give you the basics necessary to build a business or grow your existing enterprise.

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Free Business Support – An Introduction to Business Marketing

Friday 13th September @ 10:00 - 14:00
Room 202, 2nd Floor Marine Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom

This engaging workshop looks at the importance of a businesses’ marketing strategy and explores the various facets that new enterprises need to consider when launching or growing their business. Customers and Competitors / Identifying your Target market / Your Business Brand / Marketing Investment / The value of Marketing / Exploring different marketing mediums / What strategy is Right for you?

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How do your Products Perform in Harsh Environments?

Wednesday 18th September @ 09:30 - 13:30
University of Plymouth, Rolle Building
Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 6EQ United Kingdom

(Part of the PEMC Industrial Solutions event series (2018 – 2020)) How can Electron Microscopy be used to support companies in the marine tech sector? The marine environment is one of the harshest settings that we operate in; constant pressure, loading, corrosion, to name just a few issues – so having a way to understand precisely how your company’s materials, components and products perform, their limits and capabilities, is key. Join us in September for the fourth in our series of PEMC…

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Free Business Support – Run A Monster Business Not A Business Monster

Thursday 19th September @ 10:30 - 13:00
Room 202, 2nd Floor Marine Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom

You will see your business in a completely different way after this workshop. Our simple, high impact, time effective and flexible business improvement tools are based on the FORUM 21 MODEL for business owners and managers. These are designed to help participants develop a better understanding of their business and actions that focus on driving success!

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Free

Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring

Tuesday 24th September @ 10:00 - 15:00
Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge, CB30FS United Kingdom

SWBC is representing the South West in a Government-funded project run jointly by Cambridge and Nottingham Universities called "Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring", or "Shoestring" for short. Shoestring is aimed at identifying simple, practical and affordable technology interventions for manufacturing processes in small companies. Plymouth Manufacturers Group has already engaged with the project, but we'd now like to make all SWBC members aware of an Open Workshop to be held at the Institute for Manufacturing in Cambridge on Tuesday 24th…

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