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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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Focused Women's Business Academy

When: February 4, 2015 from 17:30 to 20:00
Where: RBS Head Office, 250 Bishopsgate. London. EC2M 4AA

The Focused Women's Business Academy... Networking, learning and more! Starting a business? Up and running but need to grow? The Focused Women's Network have teamed up with various business support organisations to bring business support together at a free, evening event to advise and inform you, whatever stage you are at. Keynote speaker, Sonia Brown MBE will also be sharing her knowledge on everything vital in order to achieve business success.

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Top Tips for Marketing & Speed Networking

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 speed networking event rub by the Business Growth Service to find out key tips on networking and marketing to allow your business to grow. This event is geared towards ambitious business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking for additional skills and knowledge to successfully drive their business's growth.

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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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Accelerate Your Growth - Bromley

When: February 10, 2015 from 17:30 to 20:00
Where: Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley. BR1 3UH.

Bromley Council in conjunction with GrowthAccelerator (now part of the Business Growth Service) and Managing High Growth is hosting a workshop to ambitious business owners in the Bromley area called \\\"Accelerate Your Growth\\\". This seminar will explain how the service works and what it can do for your business. There will also be an opportunity to hear from, and talk to, the MD of a recent participant in the service to hear what benefits GrowthAccelerator and Business Growth Service has brought to the business.

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Top tips on how to scale your Food & Drink business

When: February 10, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:30
Where: Grant Thornton. 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2P 2YU (sat nav : EC2A 1AG)

Join us for an evening with top food & retail experts to help accelerate the growth of your business. This is an opportunity to meet & learn from a group of successful Food and Drink retailers and manufacturers, where the focus of our main presentation will be how to attract and retain staff, access finance for growth and hear more about the business support available for your business through the Business Growth Service.

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Access to Finance - Investment Surgery

When: February 11, 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00
Where: Grant Thornton, Regent House, 80 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7NH

GrowthAccelerator, now part of the Business Growth Service, invite you to attend the 'Investment Surgery': A free 1:1 interactive surgery for any company based in the East Midlands, which wants to better understand its options for raising external finance to support further growth. As well as helping you to understand the financial landscape and the opportunities available to your company, you will also receive a free introduction to the Access to Finance GrowthAccelerator programme.

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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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Cash control. Growth without the tears; in collaboration with Metro Bank

When: February 12, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:45
Where: Metro Bank: 2 Eden Walk, High Wycombe, HP11 2AW

Are you looking to grow your business in 2015? We’d like to invite you to a friendly, informal session to explore the importance of building and maintaining cash flow as a means to achieve sustainable business growth: Hear about customer relationship management, how to prevent payment delays and improve cash flow from ARM Credit Control. Explore the relationship between sales and cash flow, learn how to prepare yourself for business growth and find out how to tap into government funding with Ministry for Growth. Network with other local business owners, enjoy refreshments courtesy of Metrobank and take part in a complimentary prize draw.

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Free Business Growth Workshop

When: February 12, 2015 from 16:00 to 18:30
Where: The Eventus Building, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8FD

The workshop will take attendees through some of the common barriers to growth, offering you the tools and techniques that you can take back into the workplace to help break down these barriers and enable rapid growth.

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Telesales for the Terrified

When: February 13, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:30
Where: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4FS

80% of sales are made on the 8th touch but 95% businesses give up after the 1st touch. An event aimed at ambitious businesses that are looking to use a telesales lead generation strategy as part of their growth plan.

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Growth through managing costs and unlocking staff potential

When: February 18, 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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Social Media policies ‘top tips’

When: February 18, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:00
Where: Crown Spa Hotel, 7-11 Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AG

Impact of Social Media in the Workplace This event is aimed at all companies who engage in Social Media - you will learn about Facebook, Twitter and the law.

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Grow Your Business The Way You Want; in collaboration with Begbroke Science Park

When: February 19, 2015 from 8:15 to 10:00
Where: The Blenheim Room, Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Begbroke. Oxfordshire. OX5 1PF

Grow your business 4x faster than the average SME? Double your clients in three years? The Business Growth Service incorporates the agencies delivering the best specialist advice, and access to export and finance support under one roof. Does your business have ambition and the capacity to grow? We can help - achieve your company's full potential and grow the way you want to!

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How fast can your business grow? THINK DOUBLE!

When: February 24, 2015 from 8:30 to 9:45
Where: Wychwood Park, Weston, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5GP 

This event is aimed at business owners and senior managers from organisations across South Cheshire. For over 10 years Business Doctors have been using a proven strategic planning process to identify for each client the opportunities available and their barriers to growth and work with them on both.

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Building Business Value

When: February 25, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:30
Where: The Crowne Plaza, Liverpool City Centre, Princes Dock, Pier Head, Liverpool, L1 1QW

For the first time Business Growth Service is partnering with specialist provider MC Vanguard Corporate Finance covering a theme that is current and relevant to fast growing businesses in the North West. The seminar will help you 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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Telesales for the Terrified - Manchester

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

This event is aimed at businesses that are looking to use a telesales lead generation strategy as part of their business growth. Learn from the experts in lead generation on how to get the best results and take away useful tools and techniques that can be used to maximise your results to help drive growth.

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Building Business Value - Chester

When: March 4, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:30
Where: The DoubleTree by Hilton - Chester, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3PD

This seminar is aimed at growing and aspirational businesses that want to build their business value and understand more about Business Growth Service and the coaching/funding advice available. For the first time Business Growth Service is partnering with specialist provider MC Vanguard Corporate Finance covering a theme that is current and relevant to fast growing businesses in the North West.

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Funding Options

When: March 4, 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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The Faster Route to Business Growth

When: March 18, 2015 from 16:00 to 18:15
Where: Trent Bridge, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AG

Join GrowthAccelerator, now part of the Business Growth Service and D2N2 Growth Hub at an event to find out how to exploit online channels to help grow your business.

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Fast Track your Growth - Leeds

When: March 19, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:30
Where: Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, HD1 3BD.

This fast paced and interactive workshop will assist ambitious owner-managers to understand how they can build scalable, growth-focused businesses and successfully break through some of the growth barriers they are likely to encounter along the way. 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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Elite Business Event

When: March 18, 2015 from 10:00 to March 19, 2015 from 17:00
Where: Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch. London. E1 6QL.

We're pleased to announce that GrowthAccelerator (now part of the Business Growth Service) is a proud partner of Elite Business Event. If you are an entrepreneurial fast-track business owner of high-growth SME business looking to grow, diversify and network with other companies, this is the exhibition for you.

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Building Business Value - Widnes

When: March 24, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:30
Where: Select Security Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ

For the first time Business Growth Service is partnering with specialist provider MC Vanguard Corporate Finance covering a theme that is current and relevant to fast growing businesses in the North West. The seminar will help you 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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