July 2016

Finance – Understanding the Essentials

How can it be possible to have cash in the bank and be making a trading loss? Or conversely, how can it be possible to be making a profit, have orders aplenty and yet still go bust! It sounds alarming but the truth is that if you can simply add and subtract then you can quickly learn almost everything you need to know to keep your business financially sound. 

We’ll assume no prior knowledge in building your understanding of key financial concepts to the point where you’ll feel confident of your ability to manage cash, measure profits, control your finances and use financial information to inform your decision making. 

This workshop is built on real-world financial mistakes kindly made by others so you don’t have to! 

To reserve a place click Finance Essentials

When: 12 July 2016 / 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where:Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

The Art of Selling

Customers are the lifeblood of any business. Until there are customers there are only costs but trying to sell to anybody is bad business practice – some customers are more trouble than they’re worth! In this workshop, you’ll develop strategies to seek out those customers you really need to hook and learn how an understanding of their needs can help you generate sales and grow your business. And we'll put you in your customers' shoes to help you understand the benefits you will bring to them from their perspective and gauge the potential scale of your business and shape the development of your marketing strategy. We’ll look at what people really buy when they make a purchase, the do’s and don’ts of sales meetings, the techniques of visual merchandising - and how to keep smiling through rejection and get something from every sales encounter.

To reserve a place click Art of Selling 

When: 08 July 2016 / 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where:Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Protecting Your Business Ideas

There is always value in what you create within your business: be it a brand, a product, a website, a training course, a video, some promotion materials. We're jointly hosting this event with the Business & IP Centre from Newcastle Library, and in this session you will hear about how to recognize the intellectual property (IP) you own and use, protect your creations and make sure you are not infringing anyone else’s rights. We will talk about:

  • Know-how
  • Trademarks
  • Designs
  • Patents
  • Copyright

In addition to the workshops you'll have the opportunity to find out how you can access one-to-one support with your own IP issues from the Business & IP Centre.

To reserve a place click Protect Your Ideas 

When: 08 July 2016 / 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where:Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Health Wellbeing and Enterprise

As a nation our spend on health, wellbeing and fitness is growing as people strive to shrink their expanding waistlines, control their stress levels, and manage their  work life balance - so there are opportunities a plenty and lots of specialist niche markets whatever your passion and interest.

Are you looking to change people's lives for the better and have fun and provide yourself with a living at the same time? Or are you already operating in the market and looking for some new ideas and the chance to catch up with like-minded people to develop ideas of mutual benefit? Then this workshop is for you.

We will explore how you can capitalise on the nations desire to be live more healthy, active and mindful lives, particularly in and around the Durham Dales Centre and the beautiful rural setting of Stanhope.

The Durham Dales is an ideal location for retreats and workshops with its tranquil setting and easy access to beautiful walks, great food and fantastic conference facilities; or perhaps you want to use the hills fells and streams to devise a muddy obstacle course or multi-sport ultra-challenge event, or perhaps you are looking for space to pop-up and run programmes from – we will cover it all in this one day workshop - to book your place follow this link Health Wellbeing and Enterprise

When: 04 July 2016 / 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Where:Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Page 1 of 1

< Previous Next >

Funded By

Durham County Council Altogether Wealthier