Develop your enterprise and employability skills.
This series of interactive talks and workshops is designed to assist those interested in self-employment, freelancing and business start-up, introducing you to the basic building blocks essential to any new business. The workshops are open to current students, graduates (up to 5 years) and staff of the University. All for free!
The workshops run during the Autumn and Spring terms, Wednesday afternoons, 4.30pm-6.00pm, room CSG/23 Charles Sikes Building.
Ready, Set, Start-up!
3 October 2018
Meet the University’s Enterprise Team, find out the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself, tips for creating an elevator pitch, run through a business start-up checklist, and find out what support and facilities are available for you on your business journey.
The Right Type of Business for Me?
10 October 2018
An event to help you assess the the right model for you and your business. Is your business commercially or socially driven? Think about "what’s in it for me?", "what’s motivating my business?" and "what will success look like for me?"
Business Model vs Business Plan
17 October 2018
Be clear about where you’re heading and how you’re going to get there. Key tools and techniques to help you be more effective.
24 October 2018
Find out how to protect your ideas by design, trade mark, patent or copyright.
Market Research part 1
31 October 2018
Explore the key areas of market research including your marketplace, ideal customer and the competition, helping you to differentiate your business and add value. Learn about the factors that will influence your pricing.
Market Research part 2
7 November 2018
Learn how to do practical research, gather information and be able to make more educated decisions about your business and the products and services it provides.
Question Time part 1
14 November 2018
University of Huddersfield Enterprise Alumni who have started and run their own businesses share their experiences, answer your questions and pass on their tips. Confirmed alumni are:
Business Finance Part 1
21 November 2018
Gain a clear understanding of accounts, the working capital cycle, cash flow forecasting and pricing.
Business Finance Part 2
28 November 2018
Understand the financial implications of different forms of business, presenting to a bank/investor, raising finance, crowd funding, book-keeping, tax, National Insurance and VAT.
Getting To Know You
5 December 2018
Practical tips on how to network effectively and hints on what to do in awkward situations. How to do small talk.
Branding Your Business
23 January 2019
Understand the importance of your brand and how it can make you stand out from the crowd. Learn some practical tips to help you develop your own brand.
Social Media for Business
30 January 2019
The use of social media is vital when running a business. Find out how to get the best from the major social media platforms.
6 February 2019
Learn how to create more sales leads for your business. Improve your effectiveness at each stage of the sales process, helping you to maximise the potential from prospective customers.
13 February 2019
Find out how various types of marketing are more suitable for different businesses. Learn how to get started on your marketing campaign with some free or low cost ideas.
20 February 2019
Practical advice and techniques for making confident presentations in a range of situations, including pitching for business or finance. What to include in presentations.
Question Time part 2
27 February 2019
University of Huddersfield Enterprise Alumni who have started and run their own businesses share their experiences, answer your questions and pass on their tips.
Confirmed alumni are:
Ask the Expert
6 March 2019
Your opportunity for a 15-minute one-to-one appointment with experts in websites, intellectual property, insurance, marketing, accounting, legal issues, public relations, market research and social media.
Please Contact Us if you have any queries about any of our events.