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.

Workshops

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
(Business Planning)
– 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) Marketing & Sales for Rapid Growth
(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.

Workshop Schedule

DateTimeTopicBooking Link
Tuesday 11th January 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Workshop – Planning for Business SuccessClick Here
Thursday 13th January 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Marketing & Sales for Rapid GrowthClick Here
Tuesday 18th January 2022 09:30 to 11:30Getting to Grips with Business FinanceClick Here
Thursday 20th January 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Know the Rules and RegulationsClick Here
Monday 24th January 2022 09:30 to 12:30 Fast Track Business Start-up ProgrammeClick here
Thursday 3rd February 2022 18:00 to 20:00 Workshop – Planning for Business Success Click Here
Friday 4th February 2022 09:30 to 12:30 Fast Track Business Start-up Programme Click here
Monday 7th February 2022 18:00 to 20:00 Getting to Grips with Business Finance Click Here
Tuesday 8th February 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Workshop – Planning for Business Success Click Here
Tuesday 8th February 2022 18:00 to 20:00 Marketing & Sales for Rapid Growth Click Here
Thursday 10th February 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Getting to Grips with Business Finance Click Here
Thursday 10th February 2022 18:00 to 20:00 Know the Rules and Regulations Click Here
Tuesday 15th February 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Marketing & Sales for Rapid Growth Click Here
Thursday 17th February 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Know the Rules and Regulations Click Here
Monday 28th February 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Marketing & Sales for Rapid Growth Click Here
Tuesday 1st March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Workshop – Planning for Business Success Click Here
Thursday 3rd March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Getting to Grips with Business Finance Click Here
Saturday 5th March 2022 10:00 to 12:00 Workshop – Planning for Business Success Click Here
Tuesday 8th March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Marketing & Sales for Rapid Growth Click Here
Thursday 10th March 202209:30 to 11:30 Know the Rules and Regulations Click Here
Saturday 12th March 2022 10:00 to 12:00 Marketing & Sales for Rapid Growth Click Here
Tuesday 15th March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Workshop – Planning for Business Success Click Here
Thursday 17th March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Getting to Grips with Business Finance Click Here
Saturday 19th March 2022 10:00 to 12:00 Getting to Grips with Business Finance Click Here
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Marketing & Sales for Rapid Growth Click Here
Thursday 24th March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Workshop – Planning for Business Success Click Here
Saturday 26th March 2022 10:00 to 12:00 Know the Rules and Regulations Click Here
Tuesday 29th March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Getting to Grips with Business Finance Click Here
Thursday 31st March 2022 09:30 to 11:30 Know the Rules and Regulations Click Here

Masterclasses

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.

Masterclass Event Schedule

DateTimeSession NameBooking Link
Monday 10th January 202218:30 to 19:30 7 Steps to Starting a BusinessClick Here
Thursday 13th January 2022 18:30 to 19:30 How to Create a Website to Impress.Click Here
Monday 17th January 2022 18:30 to 19:30 How to make Social Media work for You Click here
Thursday 20th January 2022 18:30 to 19:30 Learn how to Protect Your Intellectual Property.Click here
Monday 24th January 2022 18:30 to 19:30 Exploring Sources of Funding and FinanceClick Here
Tuesday 1st February 2022 18:30 to 19:30 7 Steps to Starting a BusinessClick Here
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 18:30 to 19:30 How to Create a Website to Impress. Click Here
Monday 7th February 202213:30 to 14:30 GDPR: Discover the Facts Click Here
Tuesday 8th February 2022 13:30 to 14:30 How to Recruit that First Member of Staff.Click Here
Monday 14th February 2022 18:30 to 19:30 Learn how to Protect Your Intellectual Property.Click Here
Tuesday 15th February 2022 1:30 to 2:30 Exploring Sources of Funding and Finance Click Here
Tuesday 15th February 2022 18:30 to 19:30 How to Create a Website to Impress. Click Here
Thursday 17th February 2022 18:30 to 19:30 Discover the power of online marketplaces Click Here
Monday 28th February 2022 18:30 to 19:30 How to make Social Media work for You Click here
Monday 28th February 202213:30 to 14:30 Making the move to Your 1st Premises Click Here
Tuesday 1st March 2022 18:30 to 19:30 7 Steps to Starting a BusinessClick Here
Monday 7th March 2022 18:30 to 19:30 Exploring Sources of Funding and Finance Click Here
Tuesday 8th March 202213:30 to 14:30 How to Recruit that First Member of Staff. Click Here
Thursday 10th March 2022 18:30 to 19:30 How to Create a Website to Impress. Click Here
Monday 14th March 2022 18:30 to 19:30 How to make Social Media work for YouClick here
Tuesday 15th March 2022 18:30 to 19:30 Learn how to Protect Your Intellectual Property. Click Here
Thursday 17th March 2022 18:30 to 19:30 Discover the power of online marketplacesClick Here
Thursday 17th March 2022 13:30 to 14:30 GDPR: Discover the FactsClick Here
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 13:30 to 14:30 Making the move to Your 1st PremisesClick Here
Tuesday 29th March 202218:30 to 1930 GDPR: Discover the Facts Click Here

HEY Business Start-up Fast Track Programme

Who Should Attend:
Anyone interested in starting and growing a business in the region.
The programme is completely free to Hull & East Yorkshire
residents wanting to start up their first business or those who have
a business based in the HEY region that has been trading for less
than 12 months.
Don’t miss out, places are limited. Priority will be given to those
who can commit to attending every workshop in the programme.
HEY Fast Track Business Start-up Programme
Presenters:
The Fast Track programme is delivered by PAGE Consulting Ltd.
Attendees will hear from inspirational business people who have
successfully launched and grown a business in the Hull & East
Yorkshire (HEY) region and who know the business start-up
journey very well. They are experts in their own areas and focus
on the ‘stuff that really matters’ in an interactive, fun and informative manner.

Date topic Booking Link
Monday 24th
January
What’s Involved in starting a Business Click here
Tuesday 25h
January
Researching the Market Click here
Wednesday
26th January
Sales & Marketing for Start-ups Click here
Thursday 27th
January
Building an Online ‘Shop Window’ Click here
Friday 28th
January
Making the Right Impression Click here
Monday 31st
January
Planning for Success Click here
Tuesday 1st
February
Managing Money Click here
Wednesday
2nd February
Registering & Trading Click here
Thursday 3rd
February
Building Relationships Click here
Friday 4th
February
Business Simulation Click here