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Preparing To Raise Finance

When: January 13, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30
Where: Grant Thornton, No 1 Whitehall Riverside, Leeds. LS1 4BN.

Leeds City Region LEP and GrowthAccelerator, now part of the Business Growth Service, invite you to this free and interactive workshop which will help business owners and managers to develop a credible and interesting business plan suitable to present to prospective funders, understand the type of information a lender or investor will need in order to make their evaluation, and hear more about the support that is available to your business.

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Fast Track to Growth

When: January 15, 2015 from 17:30 to 19:30
Where: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield. HD1 3BD.

GrowthAccelerator is now part of the Business Growth Service, a government backed service offering support to businesses with the potential to improve and grow. We can help you to achieve your business goals by identifying barriers to growth and providing tailored support that fits your needs. This support includes coaching, consultancy, mentoring, training, access to finance and export advice.

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Growth through managing costs and unlocking staff potential

When: January 21, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton– Le-Moors, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5JP

Good cost management can ease cash flow problems, release funds for investment and increase your profits. In a growing business it’s easy to lose focus on the management of costs and to fail to tap into the full capabilities of your staff. The emphasis, quite naturally, tends to be on the growth process, the exciting bit. This event will be led by Richard Slater owner and Editor of Lancashire Business View Magazine.

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Overcoming your Barriers to Growth

When: January 21, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:30
Where: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London EC1A 1AC

Join GrowthAccelerator, now part of the Business Growth Service, and CPG, ZipTech Services and Beyond Networking for an intimate and informal session to help boost your business performance and revenue.

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Attracting the best talent to accelerate business growth

When: January 22, 2015 from 16:00 to 18:00
Where: The National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG

Hiring exceptional talent is critical to your business. In today's economy, what separates a successful organisation from the rest? Business Growth Service has teamed up with Jill and Andrew Evans at RMG (Recruitment Management Group) to offer a free event for local businesses with genuine growth aspirations.

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Facebook SME Business Bootcamp

When: January 26, 2015 from 8:00 to 18:00
Where: The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD

Join Facebook this January for a bootcamp designed specifically for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. At this half-day event you will be inspired by like-minded business owners who are growing with Facebook; receive exclusive access and top tips from the Facebook team; and have the opportunity to spend time with hand-picked partners who can help take your Facebook activities to the next level. Whether you are just getting started or are ready to take the next step, this event is designed to help get your business into shape. Note - there are two sessions, from 8am - 12pm or 2pm - 6pm.

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Fast Track to Growth

When: January 27, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Parkhill Business Centre, Walton Road, Wetherby, LS22 5DZ

This event will be hosted by BiY Founder and one of the country’s leading small business mentors, Darren Shaw. He’ll share some thoughts and insights into how he has helped countless small business owners in the region to address some of the key challenges they face and to create the businesses they always wanted. Darren is also an accredited Business Growth Service coach himself, and is currently coaching a number of business owners via the Business Growth Service.

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Unravelling the mysteries of pension Auto-Enrolment

When: January 29, 2015 from 12:30 to 13:30
Where: Webinar

Join Sarah Hill of Capability Jane, Kate McKee of GrowthAccelerator (now part of Business Growth Service) and Chris Faulkner from Grant Thornton's Employee Benefits Consultancy to explore the challenges of Auto-Enrolment and the support available for SME businesses.

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Accessing Finance - the high performance team pitch

When: February 3, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: St. John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS

Join us for this active and high energy strategy seminar, which is designed to stretch and grow your strategy, team and leadership skills for senior business leaders and their teams.

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Women In Business - Networking Event

When: February 5, 2015 from 8:30 to 10:30
Where: Grant Thornton. 30 Finsbury Square. London. EC2P 2YU. (Sat Nav: EC2A 1AG)

Join this interactive and insightful networking event run in conjunction with Business Growth Service and Women in Business to find out key tips on networking and marketing to allow your business to grow.

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People Power: How to use the power of your people to help grow your business

When: February 5, 2015 from 9:15 to 12:00
Where: Chill Factore, Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester, M41 7JA

One thing you quickly learn when running your own business is that your staff never seem to work quite as hard as you do. You can also find them looking to you for the answer - all the time!. Understand the top seven tips to get your people working hard for growth and get them thinking like business athletes

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Growth Matters- Which of your markets offer you real growth opportunity?

When: February 10, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:30
Where: Selby District Council Office, Doncaster Road, Selby. YO8 9FT.

There are always alternative markets for 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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Achieving Hyper Growth In Recruitment

When: February 11, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:30
Where: Grant Thornton. 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2P 2YU (sat nav : EC2A 1AG)

Join GrowthAccelerator, now part of the Business Growth Service, APSCo and Recruitment International at an interactive roundtable event which will discuss and address the key issues that recruitment agencies face in today's competitive environment.

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Funding Options

When: February 25, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:30
Where: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2P 2YU (Sat Nav: EC2A 1AG)

Are you looking to raise money to grow your business? Would you benefit from some additional information on what funding options are available? Then sign up to our event today!

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Overwhelmed and pushed for time?

When: March 12, 2015 from 9:15 to 12:00
Where: Chill Factore, Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester, M41 7JA

It’s never quiet when running your own business - if you don’t run the day, the day runs you. Just like an athlete, you need to focus on what matters most - what will get you results? Find out more about the 5-keys to making time for growth and thinking like a business athlete.

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