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Knowledge is power

As business people we are all experts in our chosen field. However, whether you are starting out or have been running your own business for a while, there are many important business areas that you may not be knowledgeable about – marketing, social media, and web management to name a few.

If you want to grow your business you may need to be active in these areas. But how can you improve your knowledge? Well, you can spend days researching the Internet or reading books and still be none the wiser or you can learn from an expert. However, consultants cost money, money you may well not be able to spare at this stage in your business development. This is why Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce has developed its new Wise Up 2 workshops.
  • Focused session lasting two-to-three hours on a specific subject.
  • Led by professional trainers who are experts in their field.
  • Small group of up to eight delegates guaranteeing a personalised session
  • Interactive session to aid learning and allows the delegates to exchange ideas.
Recent Wise Up 2 workshops have covered marketing and time management and have all received rave reviews,
Here is some recent feedback

>> A real wakeup call + lots of helpful ideas
>> I learnt alot and the trainer was inspirational
>>
Excellent!
>> Taking time to think outside of the usual routine - I had forgotten the importance
>> Allowed me to re-focus
>> Not long enough - it was so good!!
>> I enjoyed actually writing a blog and getting feedback on it
>> I basically re wrote the rule book and now have a much more focused and realistic way to go forward.

So how much does it cost to get access to this focused training from an expert? If you’re a member of the Chamber (or become a member) a Wise Up 2 workshop costs you just £35. 
This quality of commercial training could cost in execess of £200 for half a day.

Spaces fill fast so book early to secure your place


Wise Up 2 - Training Courses

Upcoming events

    • 12 September 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
    • 11

    Venue: Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
    Date:
    Tuesday 12th September 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Cost: Members - £35.00     Non-Members - £75.00


    Numbers are strictly limited so please book early to guarantee your place.

     

    Course Details: Get your website found with the right SEO

    Who is it for: Website owners or managers
     
    Who is it by: Rachael Dines & Meg Fenn, Shake It Up Creative
     
    Course Details:
    • What search engine optimisation is and how it works
    • An overview of the different types of on-site and off-site SEO activities
    • Keyword research and website implementation
    • Local SEO including Google My Business
    • How to get started with Google Search Console and use it for improving online presence
    • How to use your website analytics to improve your SEO
    • SEO myths and guidance tips
     
    What will I get out of it?
      Learn how to optimise for search and improve your site rankings through on-site, off-site and local SEO activities.





    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.
    • 28 September 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, NB Met, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ

    Venue: Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
    Date:
     Thursday 28th September 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Cost: Members - £35.00     Non-Members - £75.00

    Course Details:  Getting the best from your Marketing

    Who is it for: Business Owners and employees with responsibility for Marketing

    Who is it by: Sheryl Tipton - Tipton Marketing & PR
     
    Course Details:

    Are you keen to find new customers, raise your profile and increase your sales?  This short course will cover a variety of ways to do just that!

    We’ll look at how to target more effectively and how to connect with your potential customers whilst making sure your business stands out from the rest.  We’ll discuss how you can plan your marketing so that it doesn’t waste your time, and how to choose the right marketing method to achieve the results that you need.

    What will I get out of it?

    • Learn how to write a marketing plan that works
    • Identify key sales benefits and how to use them
    • Identify and connect with your target audience
    • Hints and tips to stay one step ahead of the competition

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 11 October 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, NB Met, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ


    Venue: Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
    Date:
     Wednesday 11th October 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Cost: Members - £35.00     Non-Members - £75.00

    Course Details: Xero: Every Cloud has an efficient lining!

    Who is it for: Business owners who wish to improve cashflow and free up time to focus on what they enjoy most.
     
    Who is it by:
    Jake Standing, assisted by a selection of Xero Champions from Kreston Reeves.
     
    Course Details:

    The course is well suited to beginners and seasoned users of Xero alike. The session will be run in a workshop environment, with as much flexibility as required by delegates, and as a minimum we will cover:

    • Overview of Xero product and basic functions
    • Time saving features which will ensure you get paid quicker with less effort
    • Management reporting tools to assess how your business is doing in real time
    •  Other add-ons to integrate your operations to your accounting system

    We will also spend plenty of time covering Q&A’s - any advance questions that you have on the product please email jake.standing@krestonreeves.com

    What will I get out of it? 

    The course is designed to be inspiring, and you should leave the course having many great ideas to develop and grow your business! You will have learned techniques such as automated bank transaction matching, branded financial document creation, and an overview on how to run effective reports. Furthermore, you will have an idea on how add-ons can make life in your business much easier, allowing seamless interaction between operating and financial systems.

    Cloud based solutions such as Xero are extremely powerful, and allow collaboration between business owners and business advisors like never before.

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 18 October 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, NB Met, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ


    Venue: Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
    Date:
     Wednesday 18th October 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Cost: Members - £35.00     Non-Members - £75.00

    Course Details: Microsoft Outlook secrets to success

    Who is it for: This session is for you if you need to become more organised when working with email messages and use Outlook to arrange meetings and keep track of contacts and task information. 

     *Please bring along a laptop to this session

     Who is it by: Jane Hames from Glide Training
     
    Course Details:

    • view and organise mail in their preferred way
    • use the calendar to manage appointments, arrange meetings and share information
    • use the contacts to store contact information and tasks to set reminders

     
    What will I get out of it?
     

    Mail

    • options for sending and receiving mail
    • using team email
    • the mail folder view options and conversations
    • organising mail in folders
    • automatic signatures
    • creating a search folder

    The Calendar

    • appointments and meetings
    • private appointments and recurring appointments
    • setting free/busy options and viewing others’ availability
    • given permission to others to view your calendar and opening another person’s calendar

    Contacts

    • creating contacts
    • creating a distribution list/contact group
    • setting favourites
    •  linking contacts

     Tasks

    • Using tasks
    • Setting reminders on tasks
    • Assigning tasks to others


    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 03 November 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, NB Met, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ

    Venue: Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing

    Date: Friday 3rd November 9.30am - 12.30pm
    Cost: Members - £35.00     Non-Members - £75.00

    Who is it for: Owner managers of micro and small businesses, no matter whether they are pre-start, recently started or having been trading for ages.

    Who is it by:  Garry Ettridge is a very experienced trainer who has a wealth of business knowledge and  understanding of strategic marketing issues including identifying the correct customer for the business.

    Course Details: An inclusive training experience where delegates will be involved in identifying customer groups of theirs’ and the other delegates business whilst learning some key elements to ensure that this is always at the forefront of their marketing.

    What will I get out of it?  A key understanding of who your best customers are, where you could find more and why they should do business with you.


    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 15 November 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, NB Met, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ


    Venue: Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
    Date:
     Wednesday 15th November 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Cost: Members - £35.00     Non-Members - £75.00

    Course Title:

    A Beginner's Guide to Company Formation, Contracts & Debt with Bennett Griffin

    Course Details:

    Looking for advice and assistance on the key legal considerations of running a business?

    Nick Tompkin of Bennett Griffin's Commercial team will give a presentation on key legal considerations for businesses, including company formation, debt recovery, terms and conditions, common contract mistakes and more.

    The talk will be followed by an interactive workshop, which will include thinking about and starting to put together heads of term/terms and conditions for your business, with Nick on-hand to provide expert assistance.

    Who is it for:

    This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants specialist advice/assistance directly from a qualified legal expert on the key legal considerations of running a business. The information in this session will be useful for Business Startups, Freelancers, Business owners who are concerned about debt, HR professionals and many more.

    Who is it by: 

    The session will be run by Nick Tompkin, Associate Solicitor, from Bennett Griffin's Company and Commercial team.

    Nick specialises in Non-contentious Corporate and Commercial Work.

    Nick joined Bennett Griffin in November 2012 as a non-contentious Commercial and Corporate Solicitor and was promoted to Associate Solicitor in 2014. Although Nick trained in Worthing and worked as a qualified Solicitor in the town until 2009, Nick was latterly a Partner at a rural practice in Mid Sussex.

    Nick has a wealth of experience in acting for all sizes of Companies and Businesses in non-contentious Corporate and Commercial Work. However Nick also brings with him considerable experience of Commercial and Residential Property transactions and can therefore advise Corporate clients on their Premises as well as their business in general. Over recent years Nick has also gained considerable experience in Enfranchisement of residential property, including the successful establishment of Right to Manage Companies.

    What will I get out of it?

    The session will provide delegates with an opportunity to have any questions about the key legal considerations of running a business answered by a qualified legal expert.

    Delegates will also be able to start putting together heads of term/terms and conditions for their business in the session's interactive workshop segment, supervised by Nick Tompkin.

    This will provide delegates with personally-tailored actionable insights that they can take back with them to implement within their own businesses.


    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 22 November 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, NB Met, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ


    Venue: Centre for Leadership, NB Met, College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
    Date:
     Wednesday 22nd November 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Cost: Members - £35.00     Non-Members - £75.00

    Course Details: A workshop aimed at the busy business owner, enabling them to make smart decisions about they best utilise their time and resources to develop and grow their business. The workshop will provide them with some practical tools and ideas along with the ‘space’ to start to think about what is important to them and their business.

    Who is it by: Martin Smith from Martin Smith Learning & Development

    This workshop could help you to become:

    More productive but less busy

    • Better organised
    • Less stressed
    • More motivated

    What will I get out of it?
    The workshop will help delegates to identify some golden rules for their own personal Working Smarter processes and rather than simply focus on Time Management as a skill this workshop encourages the delegate to look at ways of being smarter about how and even when they work. After all, we are all different, and I have found that different approaches work for different people. However, simply put, by doing the right things, at the right time and in the right way, they will be more in control of their workload and their stress levels.

    With the accelerating change of the twenty-first century, the ability to work smarter and maximise the use or your personal resources are at the top of the personal development list. This short workshop is designed to provide an exploration of some essential tools to enable greater control and responsibility for how we use our time.


    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

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