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Online and face-to-face events to boost your start-up's success.

02 Aug to 06 Sep

programme event Programme DABS Business Builder Programme

The most dynamic programme in the DABS Series to date, we bring you DABS Business Builder with exclusive access to Alan Dodsworth.

As the DABS Programme draws to a close, make sure you’re one of the limited numbers to access Alan’s exclusive training.

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Tue 16 Aug

programme event Programme Business Builder: Adopting Winning Ways of Working

An insight into the key planning, goal setting and business review processes that are used by the top CEOs to achieve their business goals. Whether you’re launching, building or growing your business, Alan Dodsworth will share his insights and experiences.

By the end of the session, you’ll have an understanding of a CEOs thought processes and internal practices and will have a plan for how you’ll adopt them.

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Tue 23 Aug

Face-to-face August DABS Live and Learn Networking Event

Join us on Tuesday 23rd August from 5pm at Durham City Rugby Football Club for our next live DABS Live and Learn Networking Event.

We are looking forward to seeing you all and enjoying some drinks and nibbles while we hear from business owners and entrepreneurs about their journey starting up their own business, what mistakes they have made and what they have learnt along the way.

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Tue 23 Aug

programme event Programme Business Builder: Strategies for Growth!

On the journey from developing your start up vision to writing your business plan, it will be the execution of your strategy that will be paramount to your success.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to focus on the priorities and the tactics you can employ to ensure successful business growth.

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Wed 24 Aug

programme event Programme Financial Planning

An overview on sales forecasting, cashflow planning and what you need to think about to help plan your financials. Templates can be provided and this is a safe space where you can talk about your finances, sales forecasting and more importantly how this will impact your cash-flow.

If you want us to review your forecasts and support with where it can be improved, then please come along. You may not have started this yet, again no problem we would be delighted to provide a template and offer guidance on how to get started or answer any questions if you are part way through your financial planning.

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Thu 25 Aug

programme event Programme Introduction to Employing Staff

If you would like to employ staff in the future, then we have a short session which will act as an introduction to hiring your first staff member. We will guide you through some of the dos and don’ts to ensure you have a much broader and better understanding of what is involved, covering what a job role entails, the application process, interview, legalities and more.

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Tue 30 Aug

programme event Programme Business Builder: Being Business Pitch Ready

Sometimes you get only one chance to sell your wares, so how do you know when you’re ready? In this session Alan Dodsworth will share the essential elements you’ll need to factor into any business pitch.

By the end of the session, you’ll be in a better place to go for your next pitch.

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Tue 06 Sep

programme event Programme Business Builder: Future Proofing the Proactive Way

Some business owners have amazing stories to tell from the last couple of years because they’d future-proofed their business, but many had to be reactive on the journey. Not all learnings were happy ones, especially from those who didn’t survive.

This session explores how to plan ahead and the importance of staying relevant.

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Wed 07 Sep

programme event Programme Introduction to Marketing

Marketing can be a daunting place for some, for others it feels easy and natural. In either case we are here to help and support you. If you want to look at your strategy for how to get the most out of your marketing budget, then come along to find out more. This session will help you identify the right medium for your business and the most effective ways to use it.

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Wed 14 Sep

programme event Programme Introduction to Social Media

Tik-Tok, Instagram, Clubhouse, Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter….so many to choose from but…. which is best? Which is right for you? Confused with where to start??? DABS, that’s where. Come along and explore the good the bad and the ugly of the socials. We will help you explore your business options and put a plan in place for which medium you should focus on and why.

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26 Sep & 27 Sep

programme event Programme Innovative Pricing for Growth and Scale

Join us for two half-day sessions where we will help you to execute strategic pricing so your business excels in an increasingly dynamic and digitised business environment. We will give you the tools and techniques you need to develop deep relationships with customers, suppliers and contractors.

This workshop takes place over a half-day session on 26th September and another half-day session on 27th September.

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Wed 28 Sep

programme event Programme Data Protection & GDPR

The last thing you want to do during start up is fall foul of the law. Data Protection and GDPR can seem a daunting place but with our help we can keep you on the right track to avoid headaches and hot water. This session is aimed at improving your knowledge and understanding, we will share best practice and answer any questions on what you can and cannot do, always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your new business. Do not get caught out!

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Face-to-face DABS Festival of Enterprise 2022

Are you looking for some inspiration and motivation to get started on your journey of entrepreneurship?

Join us at the DABS Festival of Enterprise on the 13th October 2022 and hear from a fantastic lineup of successful business owners and skills trainers who will help to inspire, motivate and educate you to be successful in what you do.

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17 Oct & 18 Oct

programme event Programme Customer Analytics for Growth

This highly interactive workshop will help you to steal a march on your competitors. We will help you create an understanding of the power of data, analytics and artificial intelligence and how this can really drive growth in your business. This will give you the foundations for cultivating an analytics-based mind-set and help you to explore ways to embed this across your organisation.

This workshop takes place over a half-day session on 17th October and another half-day session on 18th October.

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