No one chooses to set up their own business for an easy life. We all know that following a passion requires hard work, long hours, making sacrifices, taking risks and facing challenges.
However, looking back on the last couple of years, even the most resilient business owner might be forgiven for questioning their choice of vocation. Global economic uncertainty and political turmoil nearer to home have come hot on the heels of the pandemic, ensuring that 2022 will be a memorable year for all the wrong reasons.
But the good news is you’re still here – and having navigated your way through some of the toughest times in recent history, you and your business are stronger than ever.
It’s time to look to the future, and the programme of business development workshops we’ve planned for the New Year will help you capitalise on your resilience and bounce back in 2023!
Our workshop programme plays an essential role in our mission to help owners of small businesses build successful, sustainable ventures. By surrounding them with advice and support and providing access to learning and development delivered by experts, 63.9% of the new start-ups we work with are still trading after five years – a success rate more than 300% higher than the national average!
All our workshops are friendly and interactive. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and network with other local business owners.
We’re in the process of finalising our 2023 workshop programme. To give you a flavour of what we have in store, below are details of 5 confirmed workshops that will help transform your business in the New Year
Your 2022 Success Story Starts Here!
Effective Referral Marketing
Presenter: Rob Pickering (ActionCOACH). Date/Time: Friday, 24th February 2023, 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Venue: ActionCOACH offices, Goring.
You don’t need marketing experience or a big budget to create and implement activities that deliver results. Award-winning ActionCOACH Rob Pickering will share the surprisingly simple principles you need to know to create an effective referral marketing strategy. He’ll discuss different referral marketing strategies and explain the vital role of testing and measuring This workshop is essential for any owner determined to grow their business in 2023!
How to Better Know the Numbers in Your Business
Presenter: Graham Carson (Inca Accounting). Date/Time: Thursday, 23rd March 2023, 9:30 am–12:30 pm. Venue: ActionCOACH offices, Goring.
To understand the health of your business and make crucial financial decisions, you need to have a grasp of the critical numbers in your business. But don’t worry: if, like many people, you’re not comfortable with figures, it needn’t be a barrier to running a successful enterprise. In this perennially popular workshop, Inca co-founder Graham Carson will show you that you don’t have to be good with numbers – or even like them – to be able to interpret vital financial information. He will demystify accounting terminology, explain what the key numbers in your business are, what they mean and where to find them, and show you how you can always have instant financial insights at your fingertips.
How to Recruit & Retain the Right People
Presenter: Amanda Fielding (AJ HR Solutions). Date/Time: Friday, 28th April 2023, 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Venue: TBC
Whatever kind of business you run, your most valuable asset is your team. But while the right person in the right position can make a huge difference to performance, people are far more complex than any inanimate asset. Finding and keeping good staff can be difficult and expensive, requiring investment in recruitment, competitive salaries, training, incentives and motivation. It’s a challenge that’s become more acute in the last year thanks to what’s been dubbed ‘The Big Resignation’. In this workshop, Amanda Fielding, Director of A J HR Solutions, will explain what owners of small businesses can do to recruit and retain the best talent.
How to Grow Your Business Without Growing Your Workload
Presenter: Rob Pickering (ActionCOACH), Date/Time: Friday, 2nd June 2023, 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Venue: ActionCOACH offices, Goring.
Is the thought of having to work even harder than you are right now preventing you from taking your business to the next level? It seems reasonable to expect that growing your business will mean increasing your workload, but ActionCOACH Rob Pickering is adamant it doesn’t have to. In this full-day, must-attend workshop, Rob will explain how, by breaking long-term goals into bite-size chunks and implementing regular 90-day plans, you can begin to sustainably transform your business – without impacting your workload and quality of life.
Essential Steps to Running a Successful Business
Presenter: Graham Carson (Inca Accounting). Date/Time: Thursday, 13th July 2023. 9:00 am-12.00 pm. Venue: ActionCOACH offices, Goring.
Are you planning to set up a new business? If you’ve decided now is the time to go for it and monetise a passion, a skill or a great idea, nothing is going to get in your way. But the sad fact is that 80% of start-ups will fail within the first five years – in most cases because of simple mistakes that are easily avoided. Graham Carson co-founded Inca to help start-ups beat these odds – and the company has a success rate more than 300% higher than the national average! Graham will take you step by step through the process of planning and setting up your new business – and tell you how to ensure it’s a success and not a statistic.
Reserve Your Workshop Place Now & Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2023!
If you’re not already an Inca client and you’d like to learn more about the difference that working with us can make to your business, get in touch to arrange an initial chat. Call us on 01235 868888 or email: [email protected]