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“Grow, Fund, Exit!” – a Masterclass in the next phase of business growth

When: March 3, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, Cornwall. PL12 6LJ

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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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Know what GrowthAccelerator can do for your business? In collaboration with Bishop Fleming

When: March 4, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, Devon. EX6 7XS.

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Support for Business Growth - Home and Away Driffield

When: March 4, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30
Where: Driffield Business Centre, Scotch Burn Garth/Skerne Road, Driffield YO25 6EF

Aimed at owners, directors & decision makers of SME businesses This event is a unique opportunity to hear first hand and ask questions to the experts of the local and national support programs for growing businesses.   

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Digital Business Bootcamp

When: March 4, 2015 from 8:30 to 12:00
Where: Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Business Park, Pilot Way, Coventry, Warwickshire CV7 9JU

Join us at this Digital Business Bootcamp and let the online experts show you how to combine digital technology and government support for serious business growth.

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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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“Grow, Fund, Exit – a Masterclass in the next phase of business growth

When: March 5, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: Oakwood House, Oakwood Road, Maidstone, Kent. ME16 8AE.

Building a business is a journey that can take you off in directions that you never dreamt of. It takes plenty of courage, a big dose of confidence and the freedom to take risks and be....

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Effective Leadership & Team Management - A half-day workshop

When: March 9, 2015 from 9:00 to 14:00
Where: Newark Beacon, Beacon Hill Office Park, Cafferata Way, Newark, NG24 2TN

This workshop has been designed to provide an insight into the knowledge and skill required to be able to adapt your style of leadership to suit the situation, to highlight the differences between management and leadership functions and to be able to recognise what steps might be required to give your people the characteristics of a high performing team.

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Top Employment Tips for Scale Ups

When: March 10, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:00
Where: Thomas Eggar LLP, 14 New Street. London. EC2M 4HE.

Join Thomas Eggar LLP and GrowthAccelerator (now part of the Business Growth Service) at an interactive round table session packed with top tips on employment law issues affecting growth businesses.

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Support for Business Growth - Home and Away, Hull

When: March 10, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30
Where: The World Trade Centre, Hull, 48 Queen Street, Hull, HU1 1UU

Aimed at owners, directors & decision makers of SME businesses This event is a unique opportunity to hear first hand and ask questions to the experts of the local and national support programs for growing businesses.

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Are you ready to take your business to that next stage of growth?

When: March 10, 2015 from 14:30 to 16:30
Where: Carlisle Rugby Football Club, Warwick Rd, Carlisle CA1 1LW

Join Business Growth Service and Barclays for a lively and stimulating session on achieving and managing high growth in your business.

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Discover why businesses grow - 20/20 Vision

When: March 11, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:30
Where: The Centre @ Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 9YN

If you are a business owner with plans to grow your business, increase profitability, expand your customer base then this workshop is for you!

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Business Finance & Investment Surgeries

When: March 11, 2015 from 9:00 to 16:00
Where: Grant Thornton UK LLP, Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1PS, United Kingdom

Book now to attend a 1:1 interactive surgery and take advantage of the opportunity to receive free specialist advice and information on raising finance to support your business growth

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Access to Finance - Investment Surgery

When: March 11, 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00
Where: The Meeting Space, BioCity Nottingham, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham NG1 1GF

GrowthAccelerator, now part of the Business Growth Service, invites you to attend the 'Investment Surgery': A free 1:1 interactive surgery for any company based in the East Midlands, which wants to 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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“Don’t Wait To Be Told!” – a Masterclass in Leadership Skill & Strategy Development

When: March 11, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: The Oxford Hotel, Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL

All organisations have challenges associated with leadership; but the additional challenges within SMEs can serve to multiply the...

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Barclays Growth Clinic - Breaking down the Barriers

When: March 12, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:15
Where: Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa Blackburn Road - Clayton Le Moors, Blackburn, Lancashire BB5 5JP

Business Growth Service and Barclays Bank would like to invite you to hear from Stuart Thompson, a Business Growth Service coach with over 25 years of experience in helping businesses grow.

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Growth Strategies to Exit - Shirlaws & Business Growth Service

When: March 12, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:30
Where: Grant Thornton. 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2P 2YU (sat nav : EC2A 1AG)

What is your business worth today? Do you really know? How can you reliably calculate its value and more importantly, what can be done to significantly increase it? Whether you're looking to sell your business imminently, sometime in the future or if you're just looking to raise some growth capital, attend this workshop and get powerful insights into what really makes a business investable and how to increase equity value.

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The Growth Hive @ The Baltic 'Show me the honey'

When: March 12, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:30
Where: Baltic Creative, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH

Come and meet the gurus and ask those questions to the panel. Get advice, make connections and get free hints and tips to help you develop. This will be the best 2 hours you spend, whilst not costing you a penny.

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6 Steps To A Better Business

When: March 12, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Grant Thornton. 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2P 2YU (sat nav : 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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Brilliant Customer Strategy

When: March 12, 2015 from 12:00 to 14:00
Where: Business First, GroupFirst House, 12a Mead Way, Ribble Court, Padiham, BB12 7NG

Stuart Thompson will share the customer strategy that many great companies follow and many others miss…. This is a different perspective with easy to implement tools which, if used effectively, will deliver great results. It will completely change how many businesses currently think about and deal with their customers.

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Venturefest Yorkshire

When: March 12, 2015 from 7:30 to 17:00
Where: York Racecourse, YO23 1EX

Taking place March 12th 2015 at York Racecourse, Venturefest Yorkshire is a packed one day event that showcases and supports entrepreneurs from science, technology, creative and high growth businesses.

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Winning New Customers in the Digital Age – a high growth digital customer acquisition masterclass

When: March 12, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: The Cheltenham Chase Hotel, Shurdington Road, Brockworth. GL3 4PB

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Business Models for Growth - Leeds

When: March 17, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Grant Thornton, 1 Whitehall Riverside, Leeds. LS1 4BN.

Are you looking to grow your business? Do you want to learn about successful growth strategies using different business models? Will you need funding to support your business growth? If the answer to ANY of these questions is YES, then this event is for you.

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Are you looking to achieve breakthrough growth - Antidote to Dragons Den

When: March 17, 2015 from 11:30 to 14:00
Where: The Auctioneer at the Shepherds Inn, Wavell Dr, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 2ST

Come to this FREE seminar to discover how to achieve business growth and also what government funding is available to support you.

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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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Taking Control of Growth 2015

When: March 19, 2015 from 8:30 to 16:30
Where: Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre Road, Croydon. London. CR9 5AA.

Growing your business can be huge task and leaves business facing all kinds of barriers. It devours time, energy and cash. But it's essential for businesses to conquer these obstacles if they are to reach their next stage of growth. Use this opportunity to book one-to-one sessions with experienced industry professionals, who can give you advice and support that will position your business for growth in 2015.

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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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“Grow, Fund, Exit– a Masterclass in the next phase of business growth

When: March 19, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: Hilton Newbury North Hotel, M4, Junction 13, Oxford Road, Newbury. RG20 8XY

Building a business is a journey that can take you off in directions that you never dreamt of. It takes plenty of courage, a big dose of confidence and the freedom to take risks and be...

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The Power Of Three

When: March 20, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:00
Where: Tailormade Meeting Rooms, Fulford, Unit 5, Forest Business Park, Fulford York YO19 4RH

This event is for you if you manage, own or lead a small to medium sized organisation and are looking to take your business success to the next level. If you’ve been wondering how to make running your business easy and effortless, then you should come along to this taster event.

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Half Day Leadership Workshop - Mansfield

When: March 23, 2015 from 9:00 to 14:00
Where: Mansfield i-Centre, Oakham Business Park, Hamilton Way, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5BR

This half day workshop will explore the key elements required to be a great boss, improve performance and ultimately increase your profitability.

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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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“Don’t Wait To Be Told!” – a Masterclass in Leadership Skill & Strategy Development

When: March 24, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5JS

Would you like to develop your leadership skill & understand the key strategies you can utilise? Do you find delegation difficult? Do you struggle to empower your teams or get them to take ownership?

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How to franchise your business

When: March 25, 2015 from 14:00 to 16:00
Where: Holiday Inn Express, Reedfield Place, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 8AA

Expand your business faster and enjoy residual income by building a national franchise network under your brand.

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Winning New Customers in the Digital Age – a high growth digital customer acquisition masterclass

When: March 25, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: Cisswood House Hotel, Sandygate Lane, Lower Beeding, Horsham. RH13 6NF

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Access to Finance - Investment Surgery

When: April 15, 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00
Where: The Meeting Space, Medicity, Nottingham, Boots Enterprise Zone, Nottingham, NG90 6BH

GrowthAccelerator, now part of the Business Growth Service, invites you to attend the \\\'Investment Surgery\\\': A free 1:1 interactive surgery for any company based in the East Midlands, which wants to 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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It doesn't just happen - It won't happen!!

When: April 16, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: North Leeds Village Hotel & Leisure Club, 186 Otley Road, Headingly, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 5PR

How do you grow your business to become the success you’ve always dreamed it would be? This event will be hosted by Sport and Activity Professionals Mark Rasche. Mark helped build a large, global business in this sector. He will explain how he is now using his business experience to help companies in the sport, health, youth activities and leisure sectors to achieve significant & sustainable growth.

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Business Models for Growth

When: April 17, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Grant Thornton, 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB

Are you a business owner/director who is: Looking to grow your business? Do you want to learn about successful growth strategies using different business models? Would you like to learn how the Business Growth Service? During the session, attendees will also hear examples of how the Business Growth Service (now incorporating GrowthAccelerator) has supported businesses to secure the funding required to support their growth plans

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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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