Workshops

Free workshops for students, staff and local businesses

Coming Up

Consultative Selling – Randolph Gratton

Friday 10th January 2020 10.00-13.30

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

The workshop will introduce selling as a concept, from creating contacts to closing the deal, but will focus on real time selling, i.e. face to face, presentation, over the phone, etc. If you have a contact, who you believe will benefit from your product or solution, this will give you a structure and how to have that conversation. This is known as “consultative selling”. The workshop will give you a chance to practice in a safe environment.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Outset Plymouth – An Introduction to Business Planning

Monday 13th January 2020 10.00-13.00

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

This informative workshop looks at the importance of implementing a Business Plan for your enterprise. As a potential entrepreneur this session will look at how you can formulate a strategy for your business and looks in depth at all the different factors you will need to consider. The workshop will cover the key points when writing a business plan to establish           feasibility. We will look at Mission statements, personal profiles, marketing strategy and finance/funding options.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Building a Professional Presence Russell Taylor 

Wednesday 15th January 11.00-12.00

Formation Zone 2nd Floor Marine Building Room 202

As part of Wildfire Wednesday guidance and best practice on how to develop a professional social media presence

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Santander UK Universities 1:1 appointments with Remy Foucher – Santander UK Universities Relationship Manager

Wednesday 15th January 2020 12.00 – 14.00

Formation Zone 2nd Floor Marine Building

As part of Wildfire Wednesday Santander Universities can support students and graduates with their business growth. Explore connections, networks and external support.

Book a half hour appointment at 12.00, 12.30, 13.00 or 13.30

Book to attend on MyCareer or Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

PATLIB 1:1 Appointments

Wednesday 15th January

Formation Zone 2nd Floor Marine Building

As part of Wildfire Wednesday bookable half hour appointments for students & graduates at 13.00, 13.30, 14.00 or 14.30

Meet with Plymouth Patent Library for a 1:1 to explore online databases to search for patents, trademarks, design right etc. Thinking of a brand for your business idea – PATLIB can show you how to search to see if you can register it and explain the process.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Outset Plymouth Introduction to Business Marketing & Social Media

Friday 17th January 2020 10.00—14.00

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

This engaging workshop looks at the importance of a businesses’ marketing strategy and explores the various facets that new enterprises need to consider when launching or growing their business.

Customers and Competitors / Identifying your Target market / Your Business Brand / Marketing Investment / The value of Marketing  / Exploring different marketing mediums  / What strategy is Right for you?

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Outset Plymouth – Introduction to Business Finance & Funding

Monday 20th January 2020 10.00-13.00

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

This workshop looks at the importance of implementing a Business Plan for your enterprise. Whether you are an entrepreneur getting ready to launch, a newly formed Business or an ambitious SME with Growth aspirations, this session will look how you an formulate a strategy and looks in depth at all the different facts you will need to consider. This workshop will also look whether your idea is financially feasible or viable. We will start from scratch to give you the basics necessary to build a business or grow your existing enterprise.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Brand Workshop – Sorella Consultancy

Thursday 23rd January 2020 10.00-12.30

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

Our brand workshop training session is ideal for new businesses to set up a clear marketing strategy and to launch their business and market to their target customers. The workshop will assess the overall business vision, goals, aims and key brand values. We will assess your key customer profiles and how to target them. We will also create a 12-month marketing calendar with you to get you ready to kick start your business.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Run A Monster Business Not A Business Monster with Brent Treloar 

Thursday 30th January 2020 10.30-13.00

Marine Building room 202

You will see your business in a completely different way after this workshop

Our simple, high impact, time effective and flexible business improvement tools are based on the  FORUM 21 MODEL for business owners and managers.

These are designed to help participants develop a better understanding of their business and actions that focus on driving success!

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Outset Plymouth – An Introduction to Business Planning

Monday 3rd February 2020 10.00-13.00

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

This informative workshop looks at the importance of implementing a Business Plan for your enterprise. As a potential entrepreneur this session will look at how you can formulate a strategy for your business and looks in depth at all the different factors you will need to consider. The workshop will cover the key points when writing a business plan to establish           feasibility. We will look at Mission statements, personal profiles, marketing strategy and finance/funding options.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Outset Plymouth Introduction to Business Marketing & Social Media

Friday 7th February 2020 10.00—14.00

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

This engaging workshop looks at the importance of a businesses’ marketing strategy and explores the various facets that new enterprises need to consider when launching or growing their business.

Customers and Competitors / Identifying your Target market / Your Business Brand / Marketing Investment / The value of Marketing / Exploring different marketing mediums  / What strategy is Right for you?

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Outset Plymouth – Introduction to Business Finance & Funding

Monday 10th February 2020 10.00-13.00

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

This informative workshop looks at the importance of implementing a Business Plan for your enterprise. Whether you are an entrepreneur getting ready to launch, a newly formed Business or an ambitious SME with Growth aspirations, this session will look how you an formulate a strategy for your business and looks in depth at all the different facts you will need to consider. This workshop will also look whether your start-up idea is financially feasible or viable. This workshop will start from scratch to give you the basics necessary to build a business or grow your existing enterprise.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Santander UK Universities 1:1 appointments with Remy Foucher – Santander UK Universities Relationship Manager

Tuesday 11th February 2020 12.00 – 14.00

Formation Zone 2nd Floor Marine Building

Santander Universities can support students and graduates with their business growth. Explore connections, networks and external support.

Book a half hour appointment at 12.00, 12.30, 13.00 or 13.30

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Social Media Workshop—Sorella Consultancy

Wednesday 12th February 13.00 – 15.00

Marine Building 2nd Floor room 202

As part of Wildfire Wednesday our social media workshop is a great way to give new businesses a kick start in the world of social media. In the session we will uncover the basics of social media, looking at each platform and the power they have. We discuss the importance of key messaging, optimising imagery and split testing. We will look at creating a 12-month plan for social media to optimise time. We also look into the advertisement platform on Facebook and Instagram and discuss tracking and performance.

Email formationzone@plymouth.ac.uk

“The Formation Zone gave us the space to develop a sense of being a company and helped us build our own setup. When we started we were unsure but the reassurance and support has helped us to stop the worrying."

Jack, So Good Studios

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