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Enterprise Resources for Staff

The Enterprise Team offers a variety of workshops available for staff to book for their students.
For all enterprise events please refer students and graduates to our list of events.
These include:
Why Be Enterprising?
In this interactive workshop you will learn about the concept of entrepreneurship. We will focus on what it means to be enterprising and the skills you need to become a successful entrepreneur. You will learn about the benefits of being self-employed and motivate you to put your business idea into action.  This workshop will outline key personality traits and areas which are essential to develop in order to run a business. There will be a chance for self-reflection and using the Facets Model, you will get a chance to analyze how entrepreneurial you are based on your skill-set.
Business Basics
This session will introduce you to business basics and look at the fundamentals of setting up and running a business.  You will learn about the importance of good market research, establishing your value proposition and determining your customer base. This workshop will also cover best ways to go about business planning and you will learn about why it is important to network for your business. 
Going Freelance
An introduction to freelancing  as means of practicing your trade and selling your skills. This workshop will introduce the topics of freelancing, networking and business planning with video insight from professionals that work in the freelancing field in the north west. 
Business Idea Generation
An idea is just that if you do not act upon it. In this workshop we will explore the processes that make an idea into a business concept. We will learn how to foster and build great ideas  and create solutions to problems.  Students will get a chance to experience an idea generation process and come up with a business pitch to communicate their final concepts.
Business Planning
Overview of business planning processes based on an innovative and simple approach as outlined in Business Model Generation text, written by AlexanderOsterwalder & Ives Pigneur. In this session, we will cover the 9 building blocks of the Business Model Canvas: Customer Segments, Value Proposition, Channels, Customer Relationships, Revenue Streams, Key Resources, Key Activities and Cost Structures. This overview should give the student a starting point of things they need to consider when putting together their business plan.
Business Finance and Tax
In this session we will explore the concept of business finance and working out your business start-up costs. This session will also explain all about business expenses and how to register to pay your tax and NI. You will learn about what records you need to keep with examples of useful applications that make tracking your expenses a breeze.
Business Inspiration
So you want to start your business or are thinking about self-employment? In this session you will learn all about the benefits of being entrepreneurial and will get inspired to put your business ideas into action.  
Entrepreneurial Skills
In this workshop you will learn all about entrepreneurial skills- the skills you need to start your own business and to launch a successful career. This interactive session will see you working with team members to identify different skills needed to start a business. We will explore the Facets Model and look at the benefits of being entrepreneurial in business but also in an organization. 
Creating your Business Vision
In this workshop we will look at why it is important to have a clear business vision. We will look at ways to arrive at a clear mission statement and look at real life examples of companies that communicate their business vision and mission clearly to their customers.
Successful Networking 
This interactive session will provide you will the key rules of effective networking, top tips how to work the room, questioning techniques, "open and closed" groups, the follow up and referral process. You will find out about networking using social media, learn about elevator pitches  and get a chance to practice your learning with other students.
Marketing on a Budget
The success of any business relies on customers hearing about it, but many start-ups have little cash to spend on marketing. This interactive workshop will use action planning to enable participants to identify and explore ways in which they can not only raise the profile of their business, but also to get a better understanding of their customers on a budget. We will cover cost- effective ways to market your business and learn about using social media to aid in promoting your business.  Using real world examples, best practice methodology and practical exercises this session will highlight how start-up businesses can build a successful marketing strategy.
You are Your Business Brand
In this session you will learn the importance of branding for your business. We will explore why it is important to be self-aware and the image you project to your customers, through personal interactions and social media. We will look at ways to boost your company’s profile by using personal branding techniques and enhancing your online presence.
For all enterprise events please refer students and graduates to our list of events.

If you would like a member of the team to contact you regarding running a workshop please email us or complete our workshop request form.

Part of the North West HE Enterprise Champions Ph2 Project