#TownTakeover 8th December in St Austell

Our Free Workshops

FREE business networking breakfast

Come and join us for breakfast and chat to the Growth Hub team who will be on hand to explain the different types of support available to help your business grow and register businesses for a FREE business review.

Lean: how to create more value for less

In this short interactive session Louise Hutton-Bailey of Transform will provide a quick demonstration and explanation of the basics of Lean Processes, showing how you can identify the things that get in the way of profitability and delivering value for your customers and thereby help you to work smarter, leading to greater efficiency and productivity gains.

Recruiting your first employee

Recruiting your first (and every) employee can be daunting. Nicky Luke of Breakthrough will share the key tools for recruiting and managing new employees: making the most of their first few weeks; managing first employees; motivating people and getting the most from your team in this practical and informative session.

Online tools for productivity

Learn about the free online office tools that can help you manage your business from anywhere and on any device saving you time and money with Jon Gerrard of Superfast Business Cornwall.

Funding for your business

Join Oxford Innovation’s Access to Finance team and find out how to fund your business. From crowdfunding to debt and grants to equity, come and learn about the different types of finance and how to make it work for you. In this workshop Heather Coupland will be going ‘back to basics’ to give an overview on what funding is out there and the next steps to take.

Social media marketing

This interactive workshop from Nigel Barker of Export 4 Growth will look at the different elements of a social media marketing strategy, including customer profiling, how to track and record results and how to go about targeting client groups you have identified overseas.

Regulation made easy

The Business Regulatory Support service is the first point of contact for support with environmental health, trading standards, licensing, fire safety compliance and planning and building control and works with the business community to improve the delivery of regulatory services. This workshop from Malcolm Ball is aimed at the hospitality and tourism industry with examples of how the service can help hotels, food businesses, B&B’s and self-catering accommodation businesses to greater success as well as providing public protection.

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