Training

Ignite are able to offer all types of business development and support workshops, if we do not have the workshop or training specific to your requirements please contact us.

Most of our workshops and training are run in short sessions unless otherwise specified, to book use the book online feature from the menu above.

Please find below examples of some of the workshops we are currently running:

3 Hour sessions

Introduction to Social Media

What channels will work for your business and a basic overview of the functions and possible results.  (This looks at the options and statistics, how each works for certain types of businesses but does not set up accounts or train how to use – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, Pintrest and more!)

Twitter for Business – Beginners

Practical workshop – Setting up an account, how to tweet, what to tweet and how to get followers, all you need to get started

Twitter & Facebook for Business – Advanced

Practical workshop – How to measure your success and an introduction to programmes to help you manage your social media more effectively.

Facebook for Business – Beginners

Practical workshop – Setting up the business page, how to get liked, what to post and when, what the other options are for a business to get noticed.

Linkedin

Practical workshop – How you can maximise your profile using a free account, how groups and companies work, how to find someone and using the newsfeed

Google+ for business – Beginners

Practical workshop- How to use for business, what gets you noticed and how to promote and measure

Selling on the Internet          

Ebay, Etsy, Amazon, FreeAds, There’s lots, whats cost effective and how it could work for your business

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

What it means to you, how you can make your website and brand more identifiable on the search engines, some best practice principles.

Setting up a basic website for your business

How to do it effectively, whilst staying in control

Internet Advertising

The options, the things to do and the not to do’s. Hits vs Click throughs, Banner advertising and more.

PR & FREE Publicity

How to get your business noticed, Press releases and starting to build your marketing identity and PR plan.

Selling Skills

A stepped approach to reaching that ever important sale, looking at the ways to convert your customer effectively and achieve the ‘close’

Launch your Business

An introduction into branding and what is needed to get your business launched, looks at names, brand and initial marketing.

Your first employee

Recruitment for the small employer, what you need to do, job descriptions, recruitment and how to manage expectations after you’ve employed them

Managing your people

A short workshop on how to get the best out of the people who work for you, how to review and give feedback.

Funding for your business

Where to look for funding, what the funders look for and how to get it.

Book keeping

The very basics, what you need to do, what records to keep and what your responsibilities to the tax man are.

Getting pricing right

How to work out what to charge and whether it is enough, understanding mark up and margins, for both products and services

Motivation for small businesses

Goal-setting techniques, the principle of passion, the benefits of teamwork, the power of praise and regular recognition of achievements.  Conclude with the designing of a personal action plan for each delegate.

Book Keeping

A more advanced workshop, going into taxation, VAT and what you can do to prepare your accounts for your accountant, very hands on and for those that have already been trading for some time or have attended the Basics.

 

Day Workshops

Prepare for funding

An interactive workshop starting to build your business plan, survival budget and cash-flow forecasts for the funding application.

 

Retail  3 hour/1/2 day workshops

Window dressing workshop

The ever important window to the world, how to make your window look attractive, attract attention and keep up with the trends.

Selling more via Point of Sale and merchandising

What works, what doesn’t – a practical workshop looking at actual business premises, the seasons and how to exploit

Customer Service & Selling Skills

The customer service core, through to up selling and cross selling products.

Marketing for Retail

Building a marketing plan for the retail store, looking at trends/dates/events and other ways to influence your footfall.

Motivation for small businesses

Goal-setting techniques, the principle of passion, the benefits of teamwork, the power of praise and regular recognition of achievements.  Conclude with the designing of a personal action plan for each delegate.

 

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