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Sales Workshop – 27th May 2015

Sales Workshop – Developing warm contacts, a modern approach to selling

Date and time – 13:30 – 15:30

Wednesday 27th May 2015

Venue – Carlisle Business Centre, Rowntree 2 Room, Carlisle Road, Manningham, BD8 8BD

 Sales skills are essential for all businesses and this workshop provides an opportunity to learn and practise the key techniques for pitching, networking, and closing a sales and will round up with a list of Top Sales Tips.

Workshop leader – Rizwan Seedat, Bradford Kickstart Coach

To book this free course, please contact your local Enterprise Coach

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Completing Your Self-Assessment Return Workshop – 7th May 2015

Date and time – 09:30 – 13:00

Thursday 7th May 2015

Venue – Trident Enterprise Centre, Boardroom, Park Lane, Bradford, BD5 0LN

This workshop is for business owners who have been trading for 6 months or more and are now due to make a self-assessment return for the Tax Year 2014-15.

The session will be in 2 parts with first being a presentation by and discussion led by a qualified accountant. This will cover the key information that you will require to complete your self-assessment return and the format of the return.

The second part will provide you with the opportunity to have a 5 minute one to one conversation with the workshop leader regarding any issues concerning your own individual return.

Should you require more than a 5 minute conversation, you can arrange to book this separately with the workshop leader. This would be on a paid for basis.

If you have been trading in the Tax Year 2014-15 then HMRC require you to complete and submit a paper based self-assessment return by 31st October 2015 or if you are submitting it on-line then the latest date is 31st January 2016. Therefore by attending this workshop you can ensure that you should be well ahead of the deadlines.

Workshop leaders – Ramen Haire – Sole Principal, Core Accountants

To book this free course, please contact your local Enterprise Coach

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Introduction to Social Media Workshop – 12th May 2015


Introduction to Social Media Workshop

Date and time – 09:30 – 13:00

Tuesday 12th May 2015

Venue – Carlisle Business Centre, Prolegis Suite 2, Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford, BD8 8BD

 This session will help anyone who feels they could be using social media more effectively to promote their business and attract more customers, it will look at:

  • How social media can help your business
  • Why you should invest time in it
  • Making it work for you
  • Platforms and getting started
  • Timesaving tips

For those looking for intermediary support in social media should contact Zahra for one-to-one support.

Workshop leaders – Zahra Niazi, Bradford Kickstart Coach

Assisted by Chris (Shoo Media)

To book this free course, please contact your local Enterprise Coach

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Introduction to Tax and Financial Record Keeping -The Basics Workshop – 14th May 2015


Financial Record Keeping Basics

Date and time – 13:30 – 15:30 (Sign In From 13:10)

Thursday 14th May 2015

Venue – Kirkgate Community Centre, Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH

 This easy to follow course is a must for anyone wanting to start their own business, those in their early trading stages or those who just want to be sure they’re on top of things.  This course, is delivered by a qualified accountant and tax specialist, cuts through the jargon and will help you get your business organised, ensuring adequate records are kept and that you know what they are.

It starts by covering how you register with HMRC and continues by explaining what you can claim as a business expense, how to establish your book keeping system, how you pay National Insurance and how any tax liability, you may have, will be calculated.  The session should also help you to understand your business better and will save you time and money as it is filled with lots of  handy tips.

Workshop leader – David Humphreys, Bradford Kickstart Enterprise Coach.

Assisted by Phil Harrison, Bradford Kickstart Enterprise Coach

To book this free course, please contact your local Enterprise Coach

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Successfully and Affordably Marketing Your Business Workshop – 19th May 2015


Successfully and Affordably Marketing Your Business Workshop

Date and time – 09:30 – 12:30

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Venue – Trident Enterprise Centre, Board Room, Park Lane, Bradford, BD5 0LN

 How confident are you that you’re getting the best out of your marketing activity, and are you making the most of opportunities to promote your business for free?  With over 20 years experience in marketing Jonathan Smith will:

  • Explain the principals of marketing, helping you see how they can be applied to your business
  • Will cover how to make your marketing more effective on a shoe-string budget
  • The do’s and don’ts with promotional flyers and print based advertising in general
  • How to measure if marketing is working

The workshop is designed for anyone with a product or service to promote and all are welcome, whether you have a long established business or are just thinking about launching one, we’re confident you will find it worthwhile taking time out to attend.

Workshop leader – Jonathan Smith, Bradford Kickstart Coach

To book this free course, please contact your local Enterprise Coach

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Craven Image – Danny Hardaker

Background

Danny Hardaker

Danny Hardaker first met his Kickstart business coach, Candy Squire-Watt when he applied for the New Enterprise Allowance to set up a Video Production Company with 2 friends. Recently graduated from Trinity and All Saints in Leeds with a first in Film Studies he was very creative and full of ideas. However, he was also very practical, and when he initially registered as self-employed it was doing cleaning and maintenance of holiday cottages!

Journey

Unfortunately the partnership did not work out, and Danny struck out on his own, working regularly with Candy to explore ways of building his business and creating a separate body of work that was both creative and commercial. Danny is based in Haworth and the Worth Valley and was interested in working quite locally. He became very involved with the local voluntary and community sectors, as well as producing videos for accommodation providers to use on their web-sites. He has continued to meet regularly with Candy, and they have covered areas such as completing his first tax return, and networking to expand his contacts. Danny says; ‘It has been really helpful to me to have Candy around to answer my questions and act as a sounding board.’

Future Plans

In 2014 Danny worked extensively with local group ‘Worth the Tour’ producing video footage of some of the creative events happening around the Tour De France Grand Depart, and has been the official Videographer for the huge Land-Art project ‘Fields of Vision’. He has also run a 16 week training programme for local organisation Smallworld teaching young people not in education how to produce a short video. The resulting film won the Audience Award at the River Aire 10 minute Film Festival.

He has also successfully built links with another local video production company Craven Image Ltd, being brought in to assist them with larger pieces of work that require more than one cameraman. This will go one step further in the future as this autumn Danny will take over Craven Image and run this business alongside his existing work. This will give him a great balance between the commercial work needed and the more artistic work he likes to produce.

Craven Image Ltd
Danny Hardaker

T 07757674016

E dannyhardaker@live.co.uk

W www.dannyhardakervideo.co.uk