July’s event details

Thanks to all who attended this month’s event – here’s some more information, don’t the times we mentioned: Lots to share!!!!

Really Good Conversations for Businesses

is a collection of powerful discussion prompts that are designed to spark collaborative problem-solving and creative innovation in team meetings, workshops and business planning sessions. 

Key benefits: 
  • Spark meaningful and strategic discussions
  • Team alignment 
  • Promote problem-solving, idea generation, and innovation.
  • Improve team dynamics and collaboration
  • Drive focussed idea generation
  • Boost problem-solving
  • Set the scene for new insights to flourish
  • Fun and engaging format makes it easy for teams to come together
  • Compact and portable, ready to be used whenever and wherever needed
Launched via Kickstarter in May, the team at Really Good Conversations have provided the Thirsty Thursday’s network a discount code.
Website Link: 
Discount code: 15% discount TT0723
Valid until 19th September.

Chambers of Commerce – New member offer:

The Chamber is nearly out of funding for the 75% off membership. So don’t miss out!

Sunderland University Small Business Conference

Free to attend on 11th September (Catch Designs and Nick Dent speaking)

BOOK your place here: lnkd.in/dPam_pZi

The North East Workforce Skills Programme and the University of Sunderland are hosting a Dedicated Small Business Conference on 11th September at the Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, University of Sunderland.

Come along and take advantage of our bite sized super informative SME focused training sessions:

Social Media, Raising Your Profile
Writing With Impact
Future Proof Your Business With Funded Training
How To Get Paid On Time

You’ll also get to hear from our key note speakers from the North East England Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)  and the University’s Business School.

There will also be a wide range of exhibitors offering advice and guidance, exhibitors including Sunderland City Council’s Innovation Super Network, North East BIC, Sunderland North Community Business Centre, the University of Sunderland’s Apprenticeship Team, the Centre for Graduate Prospects, Work Based Learning, MTC Training and more.

The agenda has been designed to offer SME’s the opportunity to learn and grow.  You’ll find out what’s happening in the region, access some useful training sessions and meet experts who could help your business grow.

BOOK your place here: lnkd.in/dPam_pZi

Enterprise Made Simple Immediate impact Digital Boot Camp

– Places available for north Yorkshire businesses.

An eight-week programme with a mixture of face to face and online training and support. 

 Who is it for? 

 Small businesses principles or employees of small businesses that want to understand how digital tools and social media can make an impact in their business and increase their profits and visibility. Based in the York/North Yorkshire area. 

 Who is it not for? 

 Individuals with no prior or limited digital experience, those that are sceptical about the impact digital can make to their business. 

 What the programme includes: 

  • Introducing social media, internet marketing and the data they create in a sustainable way. 

  • Developing a content marketing plan that has impact as well as the implementation techniques to make the plan successful. 

  • Develop and deliver organic search marketing and basic search engine optimisation. 

  • Using digital services to aid search marketing and selling on marketplaces. 

  • How to maximise opportunities for small businesses in digital marketing in the business-to-business environments when we are marketing services rather than products. 

  • Developing a robust mobile app marketing plan and activities to take into account native and social advertising. 

  • Development of existing and future social media marketing – listening and creating content. 

  • Developing, sharing content and building advocacy. 

  • Developing a digital loyalty programme. 

  • Combining digital with traditional marketing. 

 What are the practicalities?

The face to face training will take part at The Hawkills, Easingwold, York YO61 3EG with each day running 9am-5pm with lunch and refreshments provided.

Cohort 2 – starts 15th Aug

Cohort 3 – starts 6th Sept

Full dates for Cohort 1 are as follows:

Face to face sessions – July 12, 19, 20, 26 and Aug 9, 16, 23 and 24th

Online sessions (drop in) – July 17, 24 and Aug 7, 14

These drop in sessions will be avail 9am – 1.30pm

The overall programme cost is £1730 with 90% funding available, so a maximum of £173 to pay.

One of the team will call you to discuss your eligibility and the funding and answer any questions you may have.

What are my next steps?

If you would like to take one of the funded spaces or have any questions please email AndreaClarke on andrea@enterprisemadesimple.co.uk or call 07792102367

We will then arrange for the registration paperwork to be completed. We look forward to working with you.

(Don’t forget – Sue will be delivering some of the social media parts of the course!)

Terrorism Event 

Communities Detect Terrorism – at the Town Hall, Stokesley, 13th September 5.00 onwards.

Look forward to seeing you all again in September (28th) or any of the events I have detailed above.

If you want to find any further information on Thirsty Thursday activities, events and news, please send an email to Sue at sue@catchdesigns.co.uk