Business support - workshops and seminars

​We deliver a range of supporting activities aimed at anyone considering self-employment, starting a new business or requiring advice on intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Office digital workshop every business owns IP: how does it affect you?

Most successful businesses, large or small, are built on well managed intangible assets like intellectual property (IP). Digital businesses create and use IP all the time, perhaps without realising it. Whether it is the name of your company, the look of a new character in your game, the code of your new program, or even an improved searching algorithm, the value of IP can far outweigh the value of your physical assets.

​Date​Time​Location
​13 June 2018​10am to 1.30pmNorthampton Central Library
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Self-employment: is it for me?

For anyone thinking about starting a business, this free workshop provides an opportunity to explore the basic principles and procedures required to establish a successful business.

Feedback from previous attendees

“Very informative and well set out.”

“Good overview and lots of follow up options.”

​DateTime​​Location
​6 June 201810am to 12pm​Northampton Central Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Business Planning

Your business plan is your unique roadmap to starting and developing your business and is an essential tool if you intend to look for financial investment.

​Date​Time​Location
Coming soonNorthampton Central Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Market research resources for your new business

A free workshop exploring online subscription resources Cobra, Mint and Mintel, for help with researching your business idea and market.

​DateTime​Location​
Coming soon ​Northampton Central Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Introduction to tax and record keeping

A workshop, delivered by an ICAEW chartered accountant covering the basics of tax and record keeping.

The workshop will cover:

  • Choosing the correct legal status for your business
  • Registering your business
  • Tax returns and payments
  • Keeping business records
  • Allowable expenses

Feedback from previous attendees:

“A good workshop, all my questions were answered thank you.”

“Presented very well and easily understood. I liked the friendly and informed approach to questions, would recommend.”

​Date​Time​Location
​24 May 2018​10am to 11.30am Northampton Central Library​
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Setting up and running a limited company

Starting a business and thinking about setting up a limited company? Then this seminar is for you! Philip Wheeler, a solicitor, will explain the following areas with a Q&A session to follow.

  • Why set up as a limited company and what are the other ways of trading?
  • Essentials for setting up a limited company, how to register and what information is needed including the do’s and don’ts for company names.
  • Running a limited company and director’s responsibilities.
  • Paperwork involved including accounts and tax returns.
​Date​Time​Location
​20 June 2018​10am to 11:30amNorthampton Central Library
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Using Facebook and Twitter for business: the basics

This free workshop is an introduction to using Facebook and Twitter for business. It is aimed at those prior to start-up and new businesses only.

Feedback from previous attendees:

"Very useful. A lot of information provided thank you"

"Well presented. Very clear information and relevant to our business"

​DateTime​Location​
​30 May 2018​10am to 12pmWellingborough Library
​27 June 2018​10am to 12pm Northampton Central Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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