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Successful Business Leadership

When: April 27, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:00
Where: Santander, 7th Floor. No.4 St Pauls Square. Liverpool. L3 9SJ.

This event will focus on the importance of leadership within growing businesses. For both an early stage or large, established company, good leadership is a vital component of success. Join Santander and the Business Growth Service to hear from key speaker Dr. Paul Victor who is an expert in organisational change and leadership capability with over 23 years of experience in advising global corporations, medium and large organisation, governments and senior individuals.

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Access to Finance - Investment Surgery @BizzInn Birmingham

When: April 27, 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00
Where: BizzInn, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham, B15 2SQ

Are you an ambitious business looking to raise external finance for growth? This is your opportunity to book a free 1:1 interactive surgery t find out your best options for raising external finance, and how Access to Finance can support your business to raise funds.

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Family Friendly Rights in the Modern Workplace

When: April 28, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:30
Where: Express by Holiday Inn Hull Hotel, 80 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN

Are you aware of your obligations to your employees? Being unprepared can be a costly mistake for businesses.

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How to Build your Business Value

When: April 29, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Malmaison Manchester Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 3AQ

There is never a better time to reflect, re-evaluate and plan how to build your business's value. This seminar will help you to take an objective view of your business and examine how you can grow value through operational and acquisitive means. There will also be an opportunity to discuss ways in which to both expand your client base, whilst at the same time identify value-adding opportunities.

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Growth Matters

When: April 29, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Innovate! 11 Innovate Chartermark Way, Colburn Business park, Chartermark Way, Colburn, North Yorkshire DL9 4QJ

Which of your markets offer you real growth opportunities? There are always alternative markets for a business to operate in. The challenging part is identifying which are the most attractive and then how to develop them - We’ll show you how to do this and grow your business profitably …

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How you can take your business to the next level...and beyond!

When: April 30, 2015 from 8:30 to 10:30
Where: Shears Room, Arup, 13 Fitzroy Street, London. W1T 4BQ.

How can you take your business to the next level and beyond? Learn useful and helpful tips and tricks for those areas where new and established businesses traditionally have problems, how to avoid them and how to give your business the best chance of success.

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HR updates for todays SME

When: May 13, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00
Where: Worsley Park Marriott Hotel, Worsley Park, Manchester, M28 2QT

This event will provide an update on the latest HR impacts around shared parental leave, calculation for holiday pay and flexible working rights for all staff - taking you through the three big changes in the world of HR that today's SME's imply have to get their head round.These changes have impact on every size of employer and apply to every employee so gaining an understanding will be time well spent.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

When: May 14, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Red Rose Court, Clayton Business Park, Accrington, BB5 5JR

‘Making people central to your success’ The Business Growth Service in association with East Lancashire Chamber invite you to an overview of this engaging leadership programme that identifies key behaviours that differentiate outstanding leaders from their peers.

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Brilliant Customer Strategy - The smart way to grow sales and profits

When: May 14, 2015 from 12:00 to 14:00
Where: Business First, Davyfield Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2QY

Stuart Thompson has over 25 years of experience in helping businesses grow. This experience has included leading the development of technology start-ups, evaluating and advising companies seeking venture capital investment and driving double digit sales growth in both start-ups and established businesses. This expertise has been gained advising and working with managing directors, senior directors and company boards in the UK and globally in Europe, Middle East, SE Asia, China, Australia and the USA.

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How to franchise your business

When: May 21, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:30
Where: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Daresbury Innovation Centre, Keckwich Lane, Cheshire, WA4 4FS

What is franchising? Is it right for your business growth strategy? Franchising offers an effective route into building a national network without requiring the management infrastructure, time and capital investment of company-owned expansion. The franchise model is used more in businesses than you think and can offer both the franchisor and the franchisee great growth potential and longevity in business.

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6 Steps To A Better Business

When: May 21, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2A 1AG.

This seminar will give you the chance to step out of your business and get focused. You will walk away with concrete ideas on how to increase your business profits, make your team more effective and get a grip on your time management. You will leave this practical seminar with a clearer direction and new tools to achieve your goals faster.

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Breaking Big 2015

When: June 2, 2015 from 8:00 to 11:30
Where: Carrwood Park, Selby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS15 4LG

Jeff has over 35 years of hands on business experience, working in a wide range of industries and building his own giftware manufacturing company. Since selling his business in 2008, Jeff has worked as a Strategic Business Adviser for Business Link and as a Lending Manger with Barclays Bank. He is also a Certified International Trade Adviser. Jeff is currently helping business owners to realise their personal and business ambitions throughout the Yorkshire region.

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Build a Better Business

When: June 2, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:30
Where: Harrogate Borough Council, Town Hall Crescent Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2SY

Are you and your business seeking to grow significantly in the next three years? By joining this event you will learn about the Three Pillars of Success – a proven approach to growing your business by focusing on the three key business activities most associated with successful businesses.

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Ready, Steady, Grow!

When: June 11, 2015 from 8:00 to 11:00
Where: Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, Wakefield Road, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1LH

How to make your business grow from strength to strength Are you a business owner looking to grow your business and learn what is stopping you from growing? Let The Business Growth Service show you how how you can break down those barriers.

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Raising External Finance

When: June 16, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00
Where: Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square. London. EC2P 2YU (Sat Nav: EC2A 1AG)

Join Business Growth Service and Crowdcube during London Tech Week to gain insight into how to execute a successful fundraise. Speaking from experience will be Kerri-Lynn Hauck, Founder and Managing Director of Fabric, a private communications platform, that raised over £130,000 on Crowdcube's online platform. In addition you will be introduces to the Business Growth Service's Access to Finance service, which will support your growth business in becoming investor ready, along with hearing from Crowdcube, the leading equity crowdfunding platform, on how best to execute your fundraising campaign.

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Venturefest North East 2015

When: October 13, 2015 from 8:00 to 17:00
Where: Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead. NE8 2AR.

Join the Business Growth Service at Venturefest North East: a free, full-day event focussing on how businesses can embrace innovative thinking and designed to bring together businesses, corporates, investors, academics and advisors with specific expertise in innovation.

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