Workshops to help boost local business

iCon, Daventry
iCon, Daventry
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Daventry’s iCon Centre has announced an ambitious programme of nine business workshops aimed at helping local companies gain new skills.

The programme is aimed at owners and directors of businesses, finance managers, senior members of staff and marketing managers.

Workshop topics include digital marketing, smashing sales targets, attracting and managing investors and planning a product pipeline. Richard Thompson, one of Velocity’s business advisers for Daventry, said: “These free workshops are a valuable addition to the portfolio of services we can offer growing businesses. Each workshop has been designed to respond to a challenge or need currently faced by firms trying to grow and we hope these free in-depth sessions will give them the skills and knowledge they need to break through any barriers and take their business to the next level.”

The first workshop, entitled New Ways To Finance Your Business, will take place on Friday, September 12 from 9am to noon, followed by more workshops in October. Each workshop is offered free of charge and will run from 9am to midday. There is no limit on the number of workshops you can attend and early booking is recommended.

Velocity is a free government funded business advice organisation supported by the regional growth fund.

The group offers grants between £1,000 and £10,000 for businesses hoping to grow.

It also offers the services of trained advisors.

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