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.

Workshops and seminars

Legal advice for business seminar

Philip Wheeler, local solicitor, covers what you need to know when setting up a limited company.

DateTimeLocation
​9 November 2017​10am to 11amNorthampton Central Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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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
​2 November 2017​10am to 12pmNorthampton Central Library
​17 January 2017​10am to 12pmWellingborough 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. This workshop delivered by staff from Lloyds Banking Group will help you develop your plan, with special emphasis on what banks look for in a business plan.

​Date​Time​Location
​8 November 2017​10am to 12pmNorthampton 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​
​18 January 2018​10am to 11am ​Northampton Central Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Introduction to tax and record keeping workshop

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
​23 November 2017​10am to 12pm Northampton 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.

​DateTime​Location​
​18 October 2017​10am to 12pmWellingborough Library
​15 November 2017​10am to 12pmNorthampton Central Library

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Webinars

If you are unable to attend our workshops we offer a variety of business webinars in association with the British Library.

​Title​Date​Time
​Webinar: Introduction to social media for small businesses​12 October 2017​1pm to 2pm
​Webinar: Introduction to lean start-up​7 November 2017​1pm to 2pm
​Webinar: Introduction to social media for small businesses​13 November 2017​1pm to 2pm
​Webinar: Introduction to trademark searching​21 November 2017​11am to 12pm
​Webinar: Introduction to copyright for business​30 November 2017​11am to 12pm
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 Webinars

​The British Library's and IP centre offers a range of free webinars. For further information and booking, go to the British Library.

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