18 Mar

Digital Marketing Workshop – Lancaster

9:30 - 13:00 | Lancaster Town Hall

Key outcomes of this workshop will be: Build a digital Marketing Plan Learn the theory and create a strategy for your business Understand digital Marketing channels and content creation...

19 Mar

Creating a Winning Value Proposition….

9:00 - 15:30 | Cotton Court

Is there a market for your product or service? Successful businesses match their product or service with a market niche that values what they offer and ultimately are willing...

19 Mar

Digital Marketing Workshop

9:30 - 13:00 | Ribby Hall Village

Getting into digital marketing can feel like taking a dive into the unknown for a lot of small business owners, especially if you don’t spend all your time online...

19 Mar

LUNCH & LEARN: ‘The Energy Equation’ Small Waste That Costs a Lot

12:00 - 14:00 | Chamber Low Carbon Hub, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

They may not seem like much but small leaks can be big source of waste and be costing you money. Let us help you identify areas of waste and...

19 Mar

Google Digital Garage – Build a Digital Marketing Plan

17:00 - 18:00 | Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Council along with The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership and the Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub are working with partners to bring some exciting opportunities to businesses in Lancashire....

20 Mar

Making Tax Digital

9:30 - 12:00 | Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Council, in association with Studholme Bell Chartered Accountants, invite you to a free workshop on the topic of Making Tax Digital and an introduction to Cloud Accounting. Join...

20 Mar

Marketing Essentials Workshop

9:30 - 16:30 | Burnley Football Club

Marketing Essentials workshop brought to you by the Northern Mentoring Programme, facilitated by Jean Atkinson. Get to grips with your marketing activity by attending this one day workshop. Throughout...

20 Mar

Business Support Speed Dating

17:00 - 19:00 | The Storey

Are you in business in the Lancaster District and looking for advice on Starting up Funding Growing your business Recruitment & skills R&D Marketing And much more… Come along...

20 Mar

Get Yourself a Digital Marketing Mindset – #DigitalMeetupPreston

19:00 - 21:00 | Society 1

This is your (EXCLUSIVE) March meetup of #DigitalMeetupPreston (Free to Attend) for anyone who is interested in digital marketing. Sponsored by Digital Lancashire Come along and chat to like-minded...

21 Mar

Google Garage – Intro to Digital Advertising and Social Media Strategy

17:00 - 18:30 | Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Council along with The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership and the Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub are working with partners to bring some exciting opportunities to businesses in Lancashire....

25 Mar

Understanding The Journey To Managing With Real Impact

16:00 - 18:00 | UCLan Scholars Board Room

Join us for our MBA Showcase Event, where you will hear from our special guest speaker, Andy Rhodes (Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary and MBA Alumni) about how the...

26 Mar

Making yourself irresistible to customers…

9:00 - 15:30 | Daisyfield Business Centre

Make the customer an offer they can’t refuse.. How can you expect to grow rapidly if you can’t clearly demonstrate to customers why you are better and different to...

26 Mar

Digital Marketing Workshop – Blackburn

9:30 - 13:00 | Northcote at the Rovers

Key outcomes of this workshop will be: Build a digital Marketing Plan Learn the theory and create a strategy for your business Understand digital Marketing channels and content creation...

26 Mar

How to Build Resilience to Manage Work & Stress

10:00 - 12:00 | Society1

Do you feel overly stressed in your day-to-day? Do you regularly face high-pressure or deadline-driven situations? Is this impacting on your ability to get your work done or grow your...

27 Mar

The Business Clinic ‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic Preston

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’ Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

27 Mar

Digital Marketing Workshop

9:30 - 13:00 | Garstang Country Hotel

Getting into digital marketing can feel like taking a dive into the unknown for a lot of small business owners, especially if you don’t spend all your time online...

27 Mar

Financial Management Workshop

12:30 - 16:30 | Lido Room At The Blackpool Enterprise Centre

This seminar will be useful for any new or recently started small business. In this 3 hour fun and interactive workshop packed full of hints and tips on making your...

27 Mar

Digital Skills Training

13:00 - 16:30 | Society 1

The Digital Skills Training Programme by Facebook and Freeformers, in partnership with The Extraordinary Club & Agent Academy focuses on enabling you to develop the confidence and the skills you...

28 Mar

Finance.. ensuring you have sufficient cash to grow

9:00 - 15:30 | Solaris Centre

Don’t let the finances hold your business back This session focuses on developing a robust financial plan – key to the survival of any new business. The session covers:...

28 Mar

10 Steps to Starting a Business

14:00 - 16:00 | Blackpool Central Library

Want real help to get your new business going? The 10 steps in this practical interactive workshop session will help you set out on the journey to start your...

29 Mar

The Business Clinic ‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic Preston

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’ Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

2 Apr

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

12:00 - 16:30 | Adelphi Building

Need finance for growth? Want to understand what venture capital is and how to successfully apply? Perhaps unsure whether venture capital or business angel finance is right for you?...

2 Apr

From Recruitment to Retention to Termination

18:00 - 20:00 | The Business Clinic Preston

Abigail Mottram from Forbes Solicitors on… From Recruitment to Retention to Termination. Outlining the basic requirements of employment law. Managing an employee employer relationship can be difficult, particularly if...

3 Apr

Invaluable Digital Tools to Help you Live better and Work Smarter

13:00 - 17:00 | UCLan Victoria Mill

Turn that great idea into a reality. Land that first job. Launch your own business. Discover the latest technologies. Get your job working for you. Whatever you want to...

4 Apr

LUNCH & LEARN: ‘Money Down the Drain’ The Benefits of Water Management

12:00 - 14:00 | Chamber Training Centre

Are you pouring money down the drain? Water management is often overlooked by the drive to reduce energy bills when saving water can save £thousands a year, sometimes with...

8 Apr

The Habits of Healthy Leaders: A UCLan Masterclass – 8 April 2019

15:30 - 18:00 | Media Factory (4th Floor)

The Habits of Healthy Leaders: A Masterclass that provides you with a framework for healthy growth and development. The Centre for SME Development are delighted to welcome guest presenter,...

9 Apr

Propeller Networking – The challenges and rewards of enterprise

16:00 - 19:00 | Media Factory

Whether you’re already an established entrepreneur or just toying with the idea of starting your own business, you want to give Mike Peters MBE a listen. Mikes’ own journey...

10 Apr

Social Media and On Line Presence

12:30 - 16:30 | Lido Room At The Blackpool Enterprise Centre

Do you own a business and want to attract more customers? This free seminar will show you how to succeed online, for little or no cost. You will discover how to:...

10 Apr

Business Crime Conference – Protect your Business

17:00 - 19:00 | Ellis Centre

“Cybercrime is a fast growing area of Crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities that...

12 Apr

LUNCH & LEARN: ‘Zero Hour’ Zero Carbon and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

12:00 - 14:00 | Chamber Low Carbon Hub, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Join us for this lunchtime workshop to find out why now is the time to embrace renewable energy and the fourth industrial revolution. Learn about the challenges and opportunities...

24 Apr

Financial Planning and Funding

9:00 - 12:30 | Lido Room At The Blackpool Enterprise Centre

The workshop is designed to be a step-by-step guide to building a robust financial plan for a new business. It will also look at potential funding opportunities. In this...

25 Apr

HMRC Special Procedures Awareness Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Training Suite

Special Procedures are schemes available to importers and exporters to waiver, suspend or drawback customs duties. When operating under a Special Procedure goods are still within the control of...

26 Apr

Brexit Conference

8:30 - 12:30 | Preston Guild Hall

Everything businesses need to know An unrivalled line up of experts including Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the EU will deliberate on the most...

30 Apr

Lancaster – The Generation Game – How to run your family business in the most tax efficient way

8:00 - 9:30 | The Halton Suite

Family businesses are unique; they require a strategy that differs from other firms and they have inimitable strengths, as well as problems that require a specific approach. There’s often additional...

1 May

Blackpool – The Generation Game – How to run your family business in the most tax efficient way

8:00 - 9:30 | The Village Hotel

Family businesses are unique; they require a strategy that differs from other firms and they have inimitable strengths, as well as problems that require a specific approach. There’s often...

2 May

Merseyside – The Generation Game – How to run your family business in the most tax efficient way

8:00 - 9:30 | The Suites Hotel

Family businesses are unique; they require a strategy that differs from other firms and they have inimitable strengths, as well as problems that require a specific approach. There’s often...

14 May

HMRC Customs Warehousing Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Training Suite

Are you buying from outside the EU now? Will you be buying from the EU after the UK leaves the EU? To continue to support businesses with buying raw...

16 May

HMRC Customs Declaration Service Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Training Suite

HMRC seminar unveiling the new Customs Declaration Service controlling all UK exports and imports. The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will replace the current Customs Handling of Import and Export...

27 Jun

Hive Business Awards

18:30 - 0:00 | King George's Hall

WELCOME TO THE HIVE BLACKBURN & DARWEN BUSINESS AWARDS The HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from...

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