Brunel University London’s enterprise support programme Co-Innovate is working with colleagues at NatWest to deliver a new set of workshops that will ‘spring clean’ small businesses and give them a good going-over from top to bottom.
The programme is made up of six online events to equip the business owner with the skills to better manage sales, operations and productivity in 2022.
Naima Omasta-Milsom, Co-Innovate Innovation Director says: “Starting and running your own business is one of the most exciting but also the most stressful things we can do. The rewards are many, but we all struggle with some aspects of management. It might be finding more customers, planning, or just staying positive about what you are doing. We expect these workshops to be popular with owner-managers based in London and looking for new inspiration.”
Each event runs for 90 minutes and includes expert commentary, short exercises, and time for questions. Delegates also get the chance to meet like-minded small business owners who they can opt to continue working within small peer groups over the following weeks.
Stewart Smith, Local Enterprise Manager with NatWest adds: “We are delighted to be working with the Co-Innovate team at Brunel on this series of workshops. Every January we handle an influx of enquiries from people who have decided to be their own boss. I think the new year brings with it a new sense of optimism and opportunity. The pandemic has prompted many of us to review our futures, and for some, that means taking the leap into self-employment.”
The new programme begins on 11th January with ‘Setting goals to grow your business. This is followed on 25th January by ‘Building a resilient business model’. The workshops continue
in February and March to look at ‘Understanding your customer’, ‘Reaching new markets’, The power of mindset’, and ‘Writing a great 60-second pitch’.
Early registration is recommended through Brunel Co-Innovate Eventbrite Here