The HEY Start-ups events series complements the work of the HEY Start-ups advisor team and operates on a regular basis with sessions every week. Anyone looking to set up their own business or anyone who has started trading within the last 12 months can take part in these free events, delivered on behalf of the Hull & East Yorkshire Growth Hub by Page Consulting Ltd.
Our Start-Up workshops are intensive two-hour sessions where you can learn about the core knowledge and skills needed to successfully run your own business. Four topics are covered, and we encourage anyone looking to set up their own business to take part in each of these workshops to gain a good foundation of knowledge to start-up with success.
The content of each of the four workshop topics is as follows:
|Workshop Topic||What You’ll Learn|
|1) Planning for Business Success |
| – How to undertake market research to assess your business idea|
– How to prepare a business plan with goals and targets
– How to track business growth against goals and targets
– How to keep your business plan up to date
|2) Getting to Grips with Business Finance |
(Bookkeeping & Funding)
| – How to understand the importance of financial forecasts |
– How to create financial forecasts
– Differentiate the types of businesses and how to register
– Get an overview of bookkeeping basics including banking, insurance and payroll
– Get an insight into financial duties and returns
|3) Breaking into the Market |
(Sales & Marketing)
| – How to draw on market research to identify and understand market segmentation |
– How to analyse the 4 P’s and their whole customer experience including customer relations and how this sets their business apart from their competitors
– How to build a sales and marketing strategy plan including goals and understand the different marketing channels
– How to understand digital marketing techniques and how to review data to adjust their marketing strategies to achieve their targets
|4) Know the Rules & Regulations |
(Business Law & Regulations)
| – Gain an insight into GDPR and cyber security regulations |
– Guidance on Intellectual Property, consumer rights and contracts
– How health & safety impacts businesses
– Get an overview of Environmental Health
Please note that each workshop covering the same topic will be identical – i.e. there is no need to attend more than each workshop topic once.
Please also note that we have scheduled a number of weekend sessions for each workshop topic. We have done this to meet a demand for such sessions, given that many people cannot attend a workshop during normal working hours due to other commitments.
|Tue 20 July|
|9:30 to 11:30||Planning for business Succes||Click here|
|Thu 22 July|
|9:30 to 11:30||Getting to Grips with Business Finance||Click here|
|Mon 26 July |
|9:30 to 11:30||Breaking in to the Market||Click here|
|Thu 29 July||09:30 to 11:30||Know the Rules and Regulations||Click here|
|Mon 16 August 2021||9:30 to 11:30||Getting to Grips with Business Finance||Click here|
|Wed 18 August 2021||09:30 to 11:30||Breaking in to the Market||Click here|
|Mon 23 August 2021||09:30 to 11:30||Know the Rules and Regulations||Click here|
|Wed 25 August2021||9:30 to 11:30||Planning for business Succes||Click here|
Masterclasses & Networking Events
Masterclasses are short but detailed one-hour sessions where you will receive useful information, advice and guidance from a subject matter expert. Covering a variety of topics relevant to starting up in business, these masterclasses are a natural complement to the core workshop sessions, and will help you on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Networking Events are short one-hour group sessions where Growth Hub clients can meet each other, discuss problems in common, and solve issues together. These sessions are facilitated by an expert business advisor, so you won’t be left to your own devices!
Masterclass & Networking Event Schedule
Please note that all masterclasses and networking events run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on the dates specified. Dates and times for the networking events are still TBC.
|Date||Session Type||Session Name||Booking Link|
|Mon 5 July 2021||MasterClass||Making Social Media work for your Business||Click here|
|Tue 6 July 2021||MasterClass||How to Create Your First Website||Click here|
|Mon 26 July 2021||MasterClass||Exploring Sources of Funding and Finance||Click here|
|Tue 27 July 2021||MasterClass||How to use On-line Market Places to Sell||Click here|
|Thu 19 August 2021||Master Class||How to Create Your 1st Website||Click here|
|Mon 23 August||Master Class||Making Social Media Work for Your Business||Click here|