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FOREST BUSINESS BREAKFASTS

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These business breakfast meetings for Forest businesses of all sizes came to an end in 2015. Due to popular demand, they are being restarted in partnership with Vantage Point Business Village and GFirst LEP. The format for these breakfasts is as follows: 7.30    Arrival, coffee, networking 7.50    Introduction by the MC 8.00   Speakers and discussion 9.00   Breakfasts in […]


FOREST MEANS BUSINESS EVENTS

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Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs in partnership with Vantage Point Business Village are arranging a sequence of events at Vantage Point looking at practical responses to Brexit in more detail: Wednesday 27th February – an overview of the implications and opportunities of Brexit for Forest businesses, with discussionand and a more detailed look at the range of […]


Using Social Media to Market your Business

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Did you know that people need to see something over ten times before they buy it?   That’s on average, of course, but it shows we need a balanced approach to marketing, not just one big hit. Social media can help educate potential customers and develop our “brand” by providing useful information, showing expertise and the […]


Social Media Marketing

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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING This is always a popular topic, which we are running again as the field of social media is always changing! The speakers will be from local firm Empower Marketing, based at Vantage Point, Mitcheldean, and formed from the merger of two marketing and sales specialists, Philips Creative and Co2st Marketing. Social media […]


Use of Photography in Business

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Our October Meet and Learn event focused on using photographs in your business. Every industry, no matter what is being sold or who the customers are, can benefit from good quality, professional photography. Photography is an important asset that will contribute to the overall success of any business. Whatever the words say on your web […]


Business Photography and Social Media

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At our next two meetings we are very lucky to have speakers with decades of experience of working with large and small companies across the globe.   USING PHOTOGRAPHS IN YOUR BUSINESS   Molyneux Associates from Alvington will be addressing our October Meet & Learn evening about the use of commercial photography. Andrew Molyneux – […]


Sole trader v limited company

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At the Entrepreneurs’ monthly “Meet and Learn” evening on September 26th Graham Wildin of Wildin & Co Accountants gave an insightful talk about setting up a limited company. There are many factors to consider when facing this decision, but Graham highlighted two in particular: The nature of your business, which may require the protection of […]


When to set up a limited company

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This month’s Meet & Learn Event ‘When to set up a limited company’ Wednesday 26th September 6-8pm The Belfry Inn, Littledean This month’s Meet & Learn event will help you understand when it is best to set up a limited company and when best to remain as a sole trader. On Wednesday, 26th September 6 […]


Forthcoming training on offer from other providers

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Courses from Adult Education in Gloucestershire Course Title Location Day Enrolment session Course Dates Time Intro to Spreadsheets Hesters Way Neighbourhood Project, Chelt Tue 11-Sep 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10 10.00-12.00 Computer Basics Pt 1 Hesters Way Neighbourhood Project, Chelt Tue 11-Sep 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10 1.00-3.00 Intro to Spreadsheets 4-6 Commercial […]


Excellent Online Selling Event

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There was a highly successful Meet and Learn event at the Belfry Hotel, Littledean on Tuesday, 31stJuly; the event featured Jacqui Lewis-Everley of iLateral talking about online selling. Jacqui explained the importance of preparing and organising information on what you want to sell before setting up a website, and the need to consider the cost […]