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Business events

Our business services team offers a series of workshops covering the basics of setting up and running a successful business. The workshops are available to residents and businesses of the East Riding and are free.

Free council-run business start-up workshops

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s business services team offers a series of workshops covering the basics of setting up and running a successful business. The workshops are available to residents and businesses of the East Riding and are free. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

All workshops take place from 9.30am-12.30pm.

There are four workshops, which cover:

  • putting your business plan together
  • sales and marketing
  • bookkeeping and financial forecasting
  • social media basics for business.

Putting Your Business Plan Together

  • Business plan basics
  • What a business plan can be used for
  • Explanation of the key parts of a business plan. 

Sales and Marketing

  • What is marketing and selling?
  • Different marketing methods
  • The importance of market research
  • Marketing within a budget. 

Social Media Basics For Business

  • Which social media platforms are suitable for business?
  • Which should I use?
  • How do I set myself up with social media? 

Bookkeeping And Financial Forecasting

  • How to register for tax as a self-employed person
  • How to keep financial records
  • How do I put together a cash flow forecast for my business? 

When and where are the business start-up workshops?

The dates, times and locations of council-run workshops aimed at business start-ups are available from the table below:

The workshop information is also available to download as a PDF below:

Business Start-up Workshops April - July 2018 (pdf 289kb opens in new window)

How do I book a place on a council-run business start-up workshop?

To book your place please email or telephone your preferred workshop location:

East Riding Business Centre (Beverley)
Tel: (01482) 880460
Email: eastriding.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk

Bridlington Business Centre
Tel: (01262) 401399
Email: bridlington.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk


Please note:
online bookings are not available. 

The workshop information is also available to download as a PDF below:

Business Start-up Workshops April - June 2018 (pdf 244kb opens in new window)

When and where are any other business events?

In addition to the business start-up workshops there are other events available which are run by either the council or external organisations. Please take a look at the list and visit the website of each event for more details.

Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) workshops (October event in Beverley)

PAPI - Innovation Workshops (external website)

How's Business? events

How's Business? - Starting and improving your business event (external website)

Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2018