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Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs Events Calendar

Below is the  calendar of Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs events and training run in 2016. To book a session please use this booking form and then contact Yisselda by email forestofdeanentrepreneurs@mail.com attaching the completed form.

We are working on the courses which we should run over the next 6 months . This will then be updated with new events, which we intend to deliver over the next 6 months on a rolling basis. We plan courses based upon the demands from our entrepreneurs as well as basic courses.

April 2017


Wednesday 26th April is our next Meet and Learn Evening at Main Place, Coleford and will be onThe Budget March 2017, tax, National Insurance, digital tax and VAT, implications for small business.

Talk and questions given by Graham Wildin. Light refreshment provided £5 cost all welcome. Contact us at forestofdeanentrepreneurs@mail.com to confirm you are coming, and we look forward to welcoming you to the evening.

 

 

March 2017

31st March is our next Meet and Learn Evening at Main Place, Coleford and will be on Cyber Security and Cyber attack on Small Business! There will be light refreshments and will be from 6.30-8pm, there will be a £5 pounds charge. Contact us at forestofdeanentrepreneurs@mail.com to confirm you are coming, and we look forward to welcoming you to the evening.

Cyber Security and Cyber attack on Small Business

All businesses are now aware of the need for data protection and responsible use of customer information. However as most information is now stored electronically, data security is often more vulnerable than paper files. Large companies can insulate themselves with expensive IT systems. Smaller companies and sole traders cannot outsource the problem. Some research suggest that up to 90% of companies have been hacked. This can cause the bankruptcy of small businesses who are particularly vulnerable.

If you lose your customer database how would your company continue? Come and put your questions to this months speaker.

January 2017

25th January is our Meet and Learn Evening at The New Inn, Shortstanding Coleford GL16 7NT, (car park opposite) and is discussing the topic of Becoming An Author! There is a charge of £5 for the refreshments. Contact us at forestofdeanentrepreneurs@mail.com to confirm you are coming, and we look forward to welcoming you to the evening.

Becoming an Author – Following Your Dream

Have you ever thought: “I’d like to write a book”?

But then what: will I ever finish writing it? Will anyone want to read it? And how should I get it published?

Come and meet our three authors and find out how they approached being an author in different genres.

Eleanor Bird
Eleanor Bird
Eleanor has her own copywriting and editing business, as well as working as a freelance art history lecturer. She studied history at college, but it is her love of the countryside that inspired her first novel, The Night Heron. The book emerged after years of telling herself to stop writing brochures and be more ambitious, but it took a precarious leap of faith to spend two years writing it. The process of getting it published is still ongoing.

Andrew Maliphant
Andrew Maliphant
The Local Regeneration Handbook – This is Andrew’s first book, Andrew has worked for 25 Years in regeneration. This is intended to meet the needs of a “regeneration worker”, who could be anyone from a regeneration partnership, a housing association officer, a parish councillor or a concerned and active local citizen. What they will all have in common is a concern for the wellbeing of the community where they live or work, and a need to work with others for the best possible future for that community. Andrew also runs his own business ‘The community works’

Kim O’Rourke
Kim O’Rourke
Kim is a qualified professional marketer of 27 years’ experience and owns a marketing and coaching business called Merrie Marketing. Kim is well known for getting right to the heart and soul of the businesses that she works with and is a very popular and energetic public speaker and trainer. “Marketing from the Inside” is her first book published in April 2016, and got to #1 in a couple of US business charts, and averaged #11 in the UK business charts overall. Kim will be sharing her writing and publishing journey as well as sharing her tips of how she went from no book to a number 1 best-selling book on Amazon. Her second book is currently in the pipeline.

June 2016

June 30th Meet and Learn Evening with Claire from the South West Apprenticeship Company on how to grow your business with apprenticeships. 6-8pm Venue – The Belfry, Littledean. There is a charge of £5 for the buffet. Contact us at forestofdeanentrepreneurs@mail.com to confirm you are coming, and we look forward to welcoming you to the evening.

Growing your business with Apprenticeships – Clare has a background in supporting small businesses and young people to create employment opportunities She has always been passionate about supporting young people into quality apprenticeships and work experience with a local companies with growth plans. Her last role was as an ESF Project Manager running two Diversity in Apprenticeship projects in the SW where she set-up a mentoring programme to support LLDD apprentices. Drawing on this experience she was part of the initial business team that planned and created the South West Apprenticeship Company (SWAC), she understood the need for all apprentices to have that pastoral support and that as most small businesses were new to Apprenticeships they would need the extra support to set-up their Apprenticeship Programme.

Since Clare became the Operational Director for SWAC in 2012 she has worked hard to transform SWAC into more than just an ‘Apprenticeship Training Agency’ (ATA). She has looked at ways to constantly improve the Apprenticeship experience for both the learner and the business through dedicated support and guidance, acting as an impartial mediator between all parties involved; learner, host and training provider – ensuring issues that arise are resolved quickly to the satisfaction of all.

You can find more information about Claire here and a link to the government guide here.

February 2016

February 23rd half day ‘Start-up Business’ training course, with Miranda Jenkins Belle Vue Centre Cinderford 9-12.30 Cost is only £15 or free if you are on Jobseekers Allowance – to book your place or to receive more details, please call 07903472744

February 25th Meet and Learn Evening with Colin Davies on sound business practice for beginners including writing effective terms and conditions 6-8pm Belfry. There is a charge of £5 for the buffet. Contact us at forestofdeanentrepreneurs@mail.com to confirm you are coming, and we look forward to welcoming you to the evening.

January 2016

January 28th Meet and Learn Evening, New year Resolutions and Goals at the Belfry Littledean 6-8pm. There is a charge of £5 for the buffet. Please contact us at forestofdeanentrepreneurs@mail.com to confirm you are coming, and we look forward to welcoming you to the evening.

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