Business Training Programme

Retail Training Programme with Pop up Horsham

Horsham District Council has organised an exciting new Business Training Programme consisting of a mix of free in-person and online workshops for existing or potential independent small businesses based in Horsham District.

We have listed details on the workshops taking place and how to book. Please note that places are limited, so make sure you book a spot if you would like to be involved.

A list of upcoming workshops are available below, by type. Click on the workshop title to be taken to further information.

Upcoming workshops

Business management

Business marketing

Markets

Local produce

Planning for growth and adapting to change with Mike Clare from Intrinsia

  • Join Mike Clare from Intrinsia who will help you identify opportunities to grow your business and to react quickly to changes in a business environment, as part of a series of short videos on planning for growth and adapting to change.
  • Launches Saturday 3 December 2022
  • Location: Online, pre-recorded videos
  • Sign up to the West Sussex Business Hub for free, to access the videos

Taking on an Apprentice with Amy Blick from exilHRate

  • Join Amy Blick from exilHRate for this 60-minute Masterclass, designed for local SMEs who want to successfully unlock Apprenticeship talent.
  • Friday 6 January 2023, 12:00 - 13:00
  • Location: Online virtual workshop
  • Register your interest via Eventbrite

Advanced Social Media for Business Masterclass with Michelle Betts from ByJove Media

  • Join Michelle Betts from ByJove Media for this Masterclass to explore social media platforms in detail and identify which ones you should be using for your business and how. You will be given the tools to create your own social media strategy and to effectively plan your own social media content.
  • Friday 27 January 2023, 09:30 - 16:30
  • Location: Horsham Sports Club, Cricket Field Rd, Horsham, RH12 1TE
  • Email michelle@byjovemedia.co.uk to apply for a place

Recruiting via social media with Amy Blick from exilHRate and Michelle Betts from ByJove Media

  • Join Amy Blick from exilHRate and Michelle Betts from ByJove Media to learn how to build a winning social media recruitment strategy.
  • Friday 3 February 2023, 12:00-13:00
  • Location: Online virtual workshop
  • Email michelle@byjovemedia.co.uk to apply for a place

Budget setting and cash flow forecasting for small businesses with Carolyn Burchell from Composure Accounting

  • Join Carolyn Burchell from Composure Accounting for a practical and relevant session to gain the knowledge and the confidence you need to create your own budgets and forecasts.
  • Wednesday 8 February 2023, 09:30 - 14:00
  • Location: Billingshurst Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst, RH14 9QW
  • Register your interest via Eventbrite

Staff wellbeing with Horsham District Council’s Wellbeing Team

The Rising Stars Programme

  • Join a consortium of experts in their respective fields for The Rising Stars Programme, a 7-week programme where you will learn innovative ideas, tips, and strategies to take your business to the next stage.
  • Tuesdays for 7 weeks, starting Tuesday 21 February 2023 (times vary)
  • Location: Wicker Room, Park House, North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RN
  • Fully booked. To register your interest to be added to a reserve list, please email businessdevelopment@horsham.gov.uk with the subject "Rising Stars Programme".

Introduction to videography for small businesses with Geoff Cockwill and Mike Watts from Silvertip Films

  • Join Geoff Cockwill and Mike Watts from Silvertip Films for this interactive workshop on how to make video work for your business.
  • Tuesday 18 April 2023, 09:30 - 16:30
  • Location: Wicker Room, Park House, North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RN
  • Register your interest via Eventbrite

TikTok Business Masterclass with Michelle Betts from ByJove Media

  • Join Michelle Betts from ByJove Media for this Masterclass on how to successfully leverage TikTok for your business.
  • Thursday 27 April 2023, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Location: Horsham Sports Club, Cricket Field Rd, Horsham, RH12 1TE
  • Email michelle@byjovemedia.co.uk to apply for a place

Other workshops coming soon

The following workshops are in the planning stages. Register your interest by completing our online form with your email address and phone number and selecting the workshop(s) you are interested in. We will then contact you when the booking information is available.

How to make the most of your market stall with the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF)

  • More details coming soon. Register your interest by completing our online form.

Supporting your journey to net zero with Horsham District Council

  • More details coming soon. Register your interest by completing our online form.

Using local produce to boost your business with Natural Partnerships CIC

  • More details coming soon. Register your interest by completing our online form.

Ready, Set, Grow! with Digital Islands

  • More details coming soon. Register your interest by completing our online form.

Join the West Sussex Business Hub

Sign up for free to the West Sussex Business Hub to access further videos and other resources related to the Business Training Programme, alongside an expanding range of local business support, information, advice and opportunities to connect with other local business owners.

The hub is part funded by Horsham District Council in collaboration with Councils across West Sussex and developed by Digital Islands.

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