Events

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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Face-to-face DABS August Networking Event

Join us on Thursday 5th August from 5pm at the Aviator Gin Bar, Newton Aycliffe for our first live DABS Live and Learn Networking Event.

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programme event Programme Cash-Flow & Sales Forecasting

This will be a shorter session aimed at being a safe space where you can talk about your finance, 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.

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programme event Programme Websites – Do I really need one?

This session will be delivered by John Woods from Thrive Marketing. John will be exploring the different options around websites and Digital Marketing. This will be a great session and it will give you expert advice on using free website builder options to full e-commerce and bespoke solutions. Great place to ask any web related questions direct to an industry expert.

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programme event Programme DABS Walk & Talk (Networking)

We have decided to get out and about in August. After the last 18 months it would be great to meet you in person, maybe an elbow nudge type handshake but it would be great to grab some fresh air and meet your fellow DABS participants.

So if you would like to grab a little exercise and do some “netwalking” then please join us for this one. We will take a walk along the famous Blast Beach in Seaham at a steady pace and explore some great views!

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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 Business Premises – What to watch out for!

This session will be delivered by Paul Murphy from PM Commercial Property Consultants. Paul has been helping people who are looking to open a commercial premises/unit for years and he has seen it all. If you are considering premises now or in the future then come along to find out more. Paul will cover the basics such as heads of terms and clauses in a lease to watch out for. This session is designed to give a lot of key things you should be aware of before you sign on the dotted line!

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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 with us as we 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 you should focus on and why.

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Face-to-face DABS Festival of Enterprise

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 21st October 2021 at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe and hear from a fantastic line up 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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