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Successfully and Affordably Marketing Your Business Workshop – 17th February 2015

Successfully and Affordably Marketing Your Business Workshop

Date and time – 09:30 – 12:30

Tuesday 17th February 2015

Venue – Board Room, Park Lane Centre, 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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Sales Workshop – 26th February 2015

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

Date and time – 13:30 – 16:30 (Sign in from 13:15)

Thursday 26th February 2015

Venue – Kirkgate Community Centre, Shipley, BD18 3EH

 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 – David Humphreys, Bradford Kickstart Coach

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

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Basics of Social Media Workshop – 3rd March 2015

The Basics of Social Media Workshop

Date and time – 09:30 – 12:30

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Venue – Room Rowntree 2, Carlisle Business Centre, 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

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

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Skills House Employer Event – 10th February 2015

Skills House Employer Event

Tuesday 10th February 2015 5 pm to 8 pmSkillsHouse Employer Event

City Hall
Centenary Square

FREE event especially for Bradford retail, hospitality and visitor economy businesses, with keynote speaker, Matt Slade, Assistant General Manager of Westfield.

Learn about how the right recruitment, training and business development can boost business.

Find out about new opportunities to get government subsidised support from SkillsHouse, a new recruitment, training and business development agency.

Hear from businesses that have enhanced their businesses by harnessing the power of these services.

Try out some of the training for yourself.

For more information or to book your place, click here

Bradford Kickstart Achievement Awards 2014

Bradford Kickstart Achievement Awards 2014


Melissa Robinson of Little Annie Bets

On Wednesday 22nd October, Bradford Kickstart celebrated the success and achievements of businesses across the district that have been supported by our team of Enterprise Coaches.

Since 2011 around 250 new businesses have been created in Bradford District with Bradford Kickstart’s support and a further 300 businesses have been supported.

10 businesses received awards from Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe in recognition of their achievements:

Tick Tock Unlock

Whytes Artisan

Sabre Ocean Solutions

School of Rock and Media

Berries, Bagels and Shakes

Tiffany Park the Salon

Our Lightbulb

Little Annie Bets

Core Accountants

The Curve Fitness

Coun Susan Hinchcliffe said: “Kickstart enterprise coaches have had some great successes, giving a leg-up to budding entrepreneurs, who have the ideas, but need help to get started. Bradford is known for being a city of entrepreneurs. It’s great to see these small businesses grow and flourish once their owners are able to realise their ambitions.”

Support from Bradford Kickstart is available to all businesses trading, or planning to trade in the District and to all residents living in Bradford District thinking of going into business for themselves.

CALL US TODAY on 0800 953 9503

Financial Record Keeping Basics Workshop – 20th November 2014

Financial Record Keeping Basics

Date and time – 09:30 – 12:30

Thursday 20th November 2014

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

 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.

You will have peace of mind that your business is keeping up to all that is required by HMRC, such as registration, and will help you to implement easy to follow systems.  The course will help you understand your business better and will save you time and money as it is filled with lots of handy tips.

Workshop leader – Ramen Hare, Sole Principal, Core Accountants

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

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