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Experts to offer free business advice in Halifax and Wakefield

Leeds Beckett University is set to offer a series of free workshops in the new year to boost the success of small businesses in the Halifax area and give start-up advice to entrepreneurs in Wakefield.

Halifax University Business Centre


Halifax small business workshops

Leeds Beckett is joining forces with Halifax BID (Business Improvement District) to run a series of six workshops for small businesses in Halifax, starting in January.

Led by expert trainers, many of whom run their own businesses, the workshops are designed to share insight and vital business skills in the following areas:

  • Customer service excellence,
  • Digital skills,
  • Social media (introductory and advanced levels),
  • Business finance,
  • Planning for business success

All sessions are held at Leeds Beckett’s University Business Centre at Piece Mill in Halifax and run from 4 – 6.30pm every two weeks, beginning on Wednesday 16 January.

The workshops are free for all BID-levy-paying businesses and clients of the University Business Centre. Other businesses can attend at a cost of £10 per workshop of £50 for the full series of six workshops.

Wakefield start-up business basics

Entrepreneurs with the aim of starting the new year by setting up their own business, or becoming self-employed, are also invited to attend a free start-up business basics workshop, held by Leeds Beckett in Wakefield on Tuesday 22 January.

The workshop is held at Leeds Beckett’s University Business Centre, based at the Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre at Wakefield College, from 1.30 – 4.30pm. For more information, and to book a place, please click here.  

The session will provide inspiration, support and advice to those who are thinking of starting up, becoming self- employed or who are in the early stages of doing so.

Expert trainers and Leeds Beckett University Business Centre partners Lupton Fawcett solicitors, WGN accountants and Yorkshire Bank will offer help and advice and share their insight into the key things needed to start-up on your own: from market research and marketing, through to legal set-up and financial planning.

This workshop is free to attend and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)’s Ad:Venture programme, which provides support to young and growing businesses in the Leeds City Region.

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