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

programme event Programme Business Planning Surgery

This will be a shorter session aimed at being a safe space where you can talk about your business plans and seek out our help and support. If you want us to review your business plan and support with where it can be improved upon then please come along. You may not have started a formal business plan and want to know where to start then this could be for you. We can provide a range of templates if you need them as well.

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programme event Programme Cash Flow 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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programme event Programme Business Ethics

Business ethics are the principles that can help you to guide your business to make a positive impact through your decisions and actions. It goes beyond legal requirements and is about the behaviours that you demonstrate, underpinned by your values. This isn’t an added extra, but a key driver which can increase your productivity, improve morale and enhance your reputation in the marketplace giving you a real edge.

Our interactive workshop will support your leadership development, helping you to define your values and purpose, communicate effectively and build an ethical culture within your business.

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programme event Programme Exploring New Ideas and Design Thinking

This workshop will help you understand and implement business design thinking, lean and agile concepts into your current business models to help explore future opportunities for your business. Identify where innovative solutions are needed to overcome barriers to growth and sustainability, look at current opportunities to grow your business as well as new ideas. You will work through the tools to implement a new workable business idea within your current business.

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programme event Programme Intellectual Property - a Beginners Guide

This session is an introduction to Intellectual Property and how it can protect your business. We will be looking at the four main types of Intellectual Property which are:

  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks

We will be looking at what each of these are and how you would apply for these. The session aims to give you a broad understanding of the topic so you can then explore the most relevant option for your business.

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

Join us on Tuesday 8th February from 5pm at the Crows Nest Pub, Seaham 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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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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programme event Programme DABS Pioneers

If you are close to launching a new business and have a business idea in mind, then DABS Pioneers is for you. We can work with you to sense-check your idea, explore the market potential and customer experience to really refine your ambitious business model. We will help you to get started on a firm foundation with a view to scaling up and growing your business.

This workshop takes place over a half-day session on 16th February and another half-day session on 17th February.

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programme event Programme Driving for Net Zero

Join us for a new workshop that is focused on helping pre-start and early-stage SME’s to realise their business impact on the environment.

This workshop will help you to think about your business impact on the planet and give you ideas and ways in which this can become part of your brand and marketing.

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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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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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programme event Programme Selling online – keeping you on the right track

Do you plan to sell your products and services online? If this is part of your plans then this workshop will make sure you are aware of your obligations and requirements as a seller. We will look at some of the different options out there today, especially whilst you build up an audience/traffic to on your own website. If you are selling online, join us to keep on the right track.

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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. We can also share with you information about the DABS JOBS GRANT OF £5000.

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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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