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Enterprise Workshops

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 16:30 to 18:00, room CSG/23, Charles Sikes Building (formerly The Business School).

Enterprise Events Series Testimonial by Liz McPolin


Ready, Set, Start-up!

04 October

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?

11 October

An event to help you asses  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

18 October

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.


Researching the Market

25 October

Discover how to evaluate whether your idea will work and learn some practical methods for researching the market.


Intellectual Property

1 November

Find out how to protect your ideas by design, trade mark, patent or copyright.


Networking Skills

8 November

Practical tips on how to network effectively and hints on what to do in awkward situations.


Business Finance Part 1

15 November

Gain an essential understanding of accounts, the working capital cycle, cash flow forecasting and pricing.


Business Finance Part 2

22 November

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.


Branding Your Business

29 November

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.


Question Time part 1

6 December

University of Huddersfield Enterprise Alumni who have started and run their own businesses share their experiences, answer your questions and pass on their tips.


Presentation Skills

24 January

Practical advice and techniques for making confident presentations in a range of situations, including pitching for business or finance.


Social Media for Business

31 January

The use of social media is vital when running a business. Find out how to get the best from the major social media platforms.  


Customer Experience

7 February

How do you initially engage with your customer and maintain that relationship day in, day out? Look after your customers and they'll come back!



14 February

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.


Question Time part 2

21 February

University of Huddersfield Enterprise Alumni who have started and run their own businesses share their experiences, answer your questions and pass on their tips.


Ask the Expert

28 February

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.

Enterprise Events Statement

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