A Week of Workshops for Local Start-Ups
Freedom Works are launching a new initiative for local start-ups.
Start ups and growing businesses can hot desk daily between 9.00am and 5.00pm and join Q&A sessions with current Freedom Works members; dedicated workshops; networking events... all free of charge.
Enjoy free wifi, fruit, cereal and hot drinks and, what is now, the famous Free Beer Friday.
Launched in September 2016, Freedom Works is now home to businesses and organisations covering a range of sectors such as charities, marketing, accounting, public relations, web development, graphic design, automation, and business development. To that end, any business enjoying a free week at Freedom Works will be exposed to many new contacts.
Speakers and Workshops at Hove:
Monday, 29th - 10.00 am - 11.00am - 'Three Stages to Give your Start Up the Online Edge over your Competitors' - helpful tips provided by Henry and Libby Turner, Lift Web Design
Monday, 29th - 11.00am - 'Alternative Sources of Funding/Innovation' - Gene Myers, Wyld Technologies
Tuesday, 30th - 11.00 - 1.00pm - 'Recruitment Support and Upskilling your Workforce' - Jean Travis from Creative Process will provide a brief overview about digital apprenticeships, the support available to employers with the recruitment process, upskilling your existing staff and the free Digital Accelerator programme. She will be available for individual consultations to discuss your specific requirements.
Tuesday, 30th - 11.15am - 'Graduate Assistance to Action Your To-Do List' - Liam Ward will discuss how The Catalyst Team, a managed group of placement and graduate students, can deliver projects for growing companies.
Wednesday, 31st - 11.00am - 'Let's Talk About Money' (Alternative Title: “Argh! I’ve got to have the money conversation with my client") - David Evans, Compassionate Holdings, will explore strategies for talking about money with your clients, and finding the best time to have that conversation. More of a workshop style session, his goal is for you is to leave the session with an insight into your own money conversation strategy and how it serves your business.
Wednesday, 31st - 3.00 - 4.00pm - 'How to make your Business Sustainable' - Susie Howells, Greenmetrics, will provide practical guidance.
Thursday, 1st - 10.00am - 'How to Successfully Market Online Without Relying on Paid Ads' - presented by Libby and Henry Turner, Lift Web Design
Thursday, 1st - 11.00am - 'Meet Brighton and Hove Chamber' - Amy Lishman, Membership Manager, will give a brief presentation on how the Chamber can benefit your business and will be available for the remainder of the day for individual conversations.
Friday, 2nd - 11.00am - 'How to Protect your USP' - Mark O'Halloran, Coffin Mew Commercial and Employment Services, will explore how to identify your USP, the different types of intellectual property you create and the protections available to you. He will also look at how to navigate disputes with contractors and third parties. Using the fictional story of a new start up business, the session will focus on situations that typically arise and avoid legal jargon as much as possible. At the end of the session, the aim is that you will be able to assess where you have sufficient protection and where you may want to take extra steps to protect your USP
Friday, 2nd - Amy Lishman from Brighton and Hove Chamber will be available all day for private consultations.