Small and medium enterprises within the creative and digital sectors in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire can access free business support in a virtual workshop series from The Big House at Nottingham Trent University.
The upcoming series of virtual workshops intends to support SMEs to review their business plans and models, as well as helping them to refresh key strategic areas such as marketing, sales and finance. Since March, events are available online, through real-time interactive sessions on Microsoft Teams.
Starting in September, businesses eligible for The Big House can attend the following online events:
- Welcome to The Big House @NTU – Thursday 3 September
An introductory event for you to meet the team and find out about our wider commercial offering at Nottingham Trent University. All businesses attending this session will be invited to one-to-ones to discuss their business further.
- Business Growth Mapping – Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 September
Dr Lynn Oxborrow will guide you through everything you need to know to create your Business Model and Value Proposition Canvases in which you can map, grow or refine your plans.
- Marketing Strategy – Wednesday 30 September & Thursday 1 October
Revisit and create your marketing strategy using the Watertight Marketing methodology with Chris Turner.
- Selling – Strategy, not just serendipity – Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 October
A hands-on workshop with Meeta Thareja that will help you turn your business growth ambitions into a sales strategy. This workshop is filled with plenty of practical tools and templates for you to come away with.
- Managing Finances – Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 October
Suzie Campbell will guide you through managing finances in your business with ideas and innovative financial tools.
Rebecca Morris-Buck, Communications and Programmes Manager for Creswell Crags, attended the previous virtual Marketing Strategy workshop in this series. Rebecca said:
All sessions will take place over Microsoft Teams and to be split over two consecutive mornings. Events are free for eligible creative and digital SMEs based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. Please check eligibility criteria at www.ntu.ac.uk/thebighouse