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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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The art of networking - Macclesfield

When: June 3, 2015 from 16:30 to 19:00
Where: Macclesfield Chamber of Commerce, Churchill Chambers, Churchill Way, Macclesfield, SK11 6AS

You\'ve heard of speed dating - now try your hand at speed networking. Lets be honest, are we really as good at networking as we could be? Do we often shy away from showcasing our business? Why not join us for The Art of Networking with drinks and an evening buffet to broaden your networking circle. Dont forget your business cards.

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10 STEPS TO EFFECTIVE MARKETING

When: June 8, 2015 from 14:00 to 16:00
Where: Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, Kent. TN24 0LH

10 STEPS TO EFFECTIVE MARKETING, IN ASSOCIATION WITH SMART MARKETING SUPPORT 2pm, Monday 8th June, 2015 Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, Kent. TN24 0LH. In this free two hour workshop seminar Smart Marketing Support will show you how to grow your business through the 10 steps to effective marketing and the Business Growth Service will explain how, through the GrowthAccelerator scheme, you can access the advice, support and finance your business needs. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, then you really should consider attending: Would you like your business to grow? Are your sales sometimes disappointing? Is your offering the same as your competitors? Do you only have 1 or 2 current marketing activities? Does your marketing seem expensive for the leads it generates? Do you need simple and effective marketing that works? Would external help enhance the growth of your business?

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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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Nailing It, Maintaining It - A Buyer and Supplier Perspective

When: June 12, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: The Co-operative, The Auditorium, 1 Angel Square, Manchester, M60 0AG

Join pro-manchester and their Food and Drink group for their second event of the year on June 12th at the Co-operative's Manchester office. Speaking at the event will be Kate Jones from the Co-operative and Paul Gorman from The Hidden Core Project. They will discuss and give tips not only on how to get your products to market but more importantly, how to make sure your products remain on the shelves once they get there.

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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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Here Be Dragons…

When: June 17, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:00
Where: Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, Clayton-le-Moors

Are you a business owner/director who: is seeking more information about angel investing? may be uncertain about bringing on board a new shareholder in your company? would like to put questions to an experienced business investor before deciding whether this type of finance is right for you?

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Employment Law and Health & Safety due in 2015

When: June 17, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:45
Where: Bolton Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF

In this ever improving economic climate, it is more important than ever to dedicate time to grow and expand your business. At this free to attend event let us demonstrate how you can achieve this through increased employee engagement and productivity.

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Listening out Loud

When: June 19, 2015 from 9:15 to 14:00
Where: Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

Business Growth Service in association with FSB & Natwest are proud to host Listening out Loud. This seminar for Lancashire female business owners committed to growth, is an opportunity to step out of the daily business management role and put their business growth needs on the agenda. The morning will be broken into presentations and workshops, delivered by inspirational and experienced leaders. Opening this seminar is Wendy Bowers with her presentation called 'Women, Work and Enterprise' which canters us through the journey of gender equality in the workplace from the 1850’s to the 21st century.

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Love Business - The Essential 5 P's

When: June 23, 2015 from 7:45 to 11:00
Where: Dock - Leicester, Pioneer Park, 75 Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NU

The Essential 5 P's - Find out what’s changed and how to adapt your business to take advantage. The millennial age has changed the business landscape and the way people buy - attention spans are shorter, margins are tighter. BUT you can adapt to profit from this millennial age business revolution.

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Family Friendly Rights in the Modern Workplace

When: June 23, 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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Work smart and dont let your business control you

When: June 24, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: The Park Royal Hotel, Stretton Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4NS

Identify what may be holding you back in achieving a strong platform for future growth. It is often the case that you will become immersed in the business rather than working on your business. This event will help you to identify what may be holding you back, understand your 'growth pains', devise and execute a strategy for really growth, delegate day to day tasks and concentrate on what's important.

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Love Business - The Essential 5 P's

When: June 24, 2015 from 7:45 to 11:00
Where: The Village Hotel, Brailsford Way, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 6DL

The Essential 5 P's - Find out what’s changed and how to adapt your business to take advantage. The millennial age has changed the business landscape and the way people buy - attention spans are shorter, margins are tighter. BUT you can adapt to profit from this millennial age business revolution.

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Access to Finance - Investment Surgery (Leicester)

When: June 24, 2015 from 13:00 to 16:00
Where: Grant Thornton, Regent House, 80 Regent Rd, Leicester LE1 7NH

This is a free 1:1 interactive surgery for any company based in the East Midlands, which wishes to gain a better understanding of its options for raising finance to support business growth.

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Building Valuable Growth - Intramezzo

When: June 25, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00
Where: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square. London. EC2P 2YU (EC1A 2AG)

This workshop will inspire business leaders to realise the growth and value potential that exists within their business. In attending, you will gain a practical guide to planning and driving growth and value into your business.

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Creating a High Performance Team Culture

When: June 25, 2015 from 8:00 to 11:00
Where: Thorpe Park, 1150 Century Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS15 8ZB

What the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ do to drive exceptional employee commitment and performance. Are you a business senior leader who has this subject on your agenda? Let the Business Growth Service show you what it is that separates world class companies from its competition. So how do some companies get the people stuff right and manage to create a high performing team of engaged colleagues working passionately together to pursue a shared vision whilst others struggle

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Love Business - The Essential 5 P's

When: June 25, 2015 from 7:45 to 11:00
Where: Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF

The Essential 5 P's - Find out what’s changed and how to adapt your business to take advantage. The millennial age has changed the business landscape and the way people buy - attention spans are shorter, margins are tighter. BUT you can adapt to profit from this millennial age business revolution.

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Growth Strategies to Fund or Exit - Shirlaws & Business Growth Service

When: July 2, 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00
Where: Grant Thornton. 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2P 2YU (sat nav : EC2A 1AG)

Is your business really as investable as you'd like? Whether you're looking to raise finance, or you're thinking of selling your business now or sometime in the future, attending this workshop will give you powerful insights into what really makes a business investable and how you can increase equity value.

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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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