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November 2020

Maintaining Property and Construction Works during COVID-19

12 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

This webinar consists of presentations from the property and construction sector, legal, planning and environmental followed by Q&A with the panel. To book click here

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Magnificent Women of Lockdown

12 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

You are warmly invited to an evening of celebration to recognise Magnificent Women of Lockdown and we are delighted to be joined by HRH The Countess of Wessex. Over the last 7 months life has been very different for everyone and we have missed meeting up and sharing the wonderful stories that many of our Business Women in Surrey members have told us before. Surrey Chambers of Commerce in conjunction with Mandira’s Kitchen and Silent Pool Distillers would like to…

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Understanding Documentary Letters of Credit – Paid for Event

17 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Upskill your team's knowledge with Subsidised , fully Accredited Training from Surrey Chambers of Commerce. Documentary Letters of Credit are a preferred method of payment in international trade, and commonly used worldwide. Governed by ICC UCP600 Rules, a Letter of Credit is the safest way of ensuring exporters get paid and importers receive their goods on time. They are often regarded as expensive to use and complicated in nature and as such are easily disregarded in favour of other simpler…

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Pricing Your Exports for Profit

17 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm GMT
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Pricing Your Exports for Profit Would you like to effectively cost and price your exports for profit before venturing into new markets? This interactive virtual masterclass will provide insight from industry experts on how best to set and manage export prices across international markets, and what you need to consider in light of COVID-19 and the UK's EU exit transition. This event is made up of two half-day workshops: Day 1: 17 November 2020 - 10:00 - 13:30 Day 2:…

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Pricing Your Exports for Profit

18 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm GMT
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Pricing Your Exports for Profit Would you like to effectively cost and price your exports for profit before venturing into new markets? This interactive virtual masterclass will provide insight from industry experts on how best to set and manage export prices across international markets, and what you need to consider in light of COVID-19 and the UK's EU exit transition. This event is made up of two half-day workshops: Day 1: 17 November 2020 - 10:00 - 13:30 Day 2:…

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Keeping the Wheels of Industry Moving

18 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am GMT

Why you should join us? The commercial imperative is clear – we need to work our way through this period and find ways to minimise the personal and economic impact. In simple terms, keep the “wheels on” whilst we mitigate risk. If you have people coming into facilities, or urgently need them back, these solutions could really help. Instill confidence with staff, students, visitors and customers by adding a professional, industrial strength layer of temperature screening in your premise’s points…

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Understanding Export Documentation – Paid for Event

19 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Upskill your team's knowledge with Subsidised , fully Accredited Training from Surrey Chambers of Commerce. With the increase requirements of documentation for movement of goods between the UK and the EU as well as the the ROW, it is important that your documentation is correct and meets international standards. The Understanding Export Documentation* course explains the different types of export documentation, why they are required and re-enforces that missing or inaccurate documents leads to costly delays and increased risks. Understanding…

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Post EU Transition-Are you ready?

20 November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am GMT

As well as an overview of the latest news on any requirements post transition, we will be offering “Topic breakout rooms” so that you can ask those detailed questions on the areas that concern you. Numbers will be limited so please sign up NOW!! Please tell us which 3 topics you are most interested in so that we can accommodate your preferences. (Email Hannah.joslyn@surrey-chambers.co.uk) Breakout Topics: Regulation and certification marking, Tax Food and Drink labelling, packaging Digital, e-commerce and data…

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Surrey Virtual Networking

20 November 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Join us for virtual networking with FSB in Surrey. Our virtual networking breakout rooms have proven to be a huge success Guest speaker this week is Michael Ramlakhan, Founder and Managing Director of TimelessIMS, your outsourced IT Director, with the presentation: 'You wouldn't share your ATM pin, so why would you share your password?' . Please also feel free to share this invitation as this free FSB virtual networking is open to all businesses - both FSB members and non-members…

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Small Business leadership programme- Book Now on this Free programme as limited spaces available

23 November 2020

Businesses are being encouraged to sign up for the national Small Business Leadership Programme. The virtual events programme aims to support companies boost business performance and growth as well as recover from the impact of COVID-19. The support is fully funded, although businesses must have an annual turnover of £100,000. To make an enquiry Click Here

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Understanding Customs Procedures and Documentation – Paid for Event

24 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Upskill your team's knowledge with Subsidised , fully Accredited Training from Surrey Chambers of Commerce. The UK government and HMRC are urging UK business to prepare now for the huge opportunities available to them in the International market. At the end of this year we are leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union, and this means there are both new challenges and new expansion opportunities for businesses and the opportunity to take advantage of global demand for British products…

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Winning and Delivering Business Internationally – Export Support Series

24 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm GMT

This virtual workshop will help kick start your export success with step-by-step guidance from international trade experts. Gain a greater understanding of the benefits of exporting, how to build & refine your strategy and combat the issues associated with the transition into new markets. To Book Click Here

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Understanding Preferential Rules of Origin

26 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Upskill your team's knowledge with Subsidised , fully Accredited Training from Surrey Chambers of Commerce. The UK government and HMRC are urging UK business to prepare now for the huge opportunities available to them in the International market. At the end of this year we are leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union, and this means there are both new challenges and new expansion opportunities for businesses and the opportunity to take advantage of global demand for British products…

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State of the Nation An Economic Update with NatWest

26 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

We would be delighted if you could join us for our 2020 Economic update. We welcome back our speaker Marcus Wright who is a Senior Economist at NatWest where he analyses economic dynamics to inform the Bank’s strategy. In these uncertain times, with the UK’s transition period with the EU due to end on 31 December 2020, this is the ideal time to hear from Marcus about the key issues affecting our businesses. There will be an opportunity to ask…

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December 2020

Designing your business structure and roles to function more effectively

2 December 2020

If you’re having to rethink your business strategy right now, you might find it’s a good time to rethink the structure of your organisation too. But designing an organisation needs to be thought about very carefully. Join us for Designing your business structure and roles to function more effectively on Wednesday 2 December, when we’ll explore how to structure your organisation into functions and roles that fit together logically to help get the best out of your people (ensuring that…

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EM3 Live! The regions premier event for ambitious businesses

2 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT

An interactive day full of incredible speakers, sessions and online networking to help inspire, motivate and educate you to help your business go further and shake up your business strategy for 2021. Learn new skills that you can apply to your business immediately Gain help and advice on how to grow your business from successful business leaders Discover how to find new customers and retain their business Book Now

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Google Digital Garage – Create Videos with YouTube

3 December 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

Visit England are pleased to be partnering with Google Digital Garage who provide free online and live webinar digital skills training to individuals and businesses in the UK, to help people find a job, grow their skills, careers or businesses from home. During this session, we will cover how to understand your brand and target audience’s behaviours, write, storyboard and film engaging videos, market your content to users and measure your success. In this session you will learn: • How…

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Surrey Virtual Networking

4 December 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Join our weekly virtual networking session in Surrey. Both non-members and FSB members more than welcome! Event details Join us for virtual networking with FSB in Surrey. Hosted by local member Simon Palmer, our virtual networking breakout rooms have proven to be a huge success. Guest speaker this week is Julia Searle, who will deliver the presentation 'How to be a Networking Ninja'. This virtual networking event aims to continue to provide the opportunity for you to meet and expand…

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Looking to 2021: Lunch With The Hub

4 December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

This is the second event of the Levy Payers Network. For those who did not attend our last event in February then this is an opportunity to network with other levy paying employers and enjoy a lunch on us For more details email Jodi Fair by Clicking Here

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Enhance Your Sales Tools

9 December 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT

Are you looking to adapt your sales strategy and drive business growth? Join us and learn how to adapt your business tools and tactics to meet your customer's needs, explore strategies to generate leads & sales opportunities and understand how to adapt your sales team to the new way of operating during COVID-19. This event is made up of two half-day workshops: Day 1: 09 December 2020 - 13:00 - 16:30 Day 2: 10 December 2020 - 13:00 - 16:30…

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Mayor’s Charity Quiz

14 December 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm GMT

With Christmas fast approaching and following the somewhat unusual year we have all had, the Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Colin Barnard and Mrs Barbara Barnard, would like to offer a little festive cheer and invite you to their Christmas Quiz. This will be held via Zoom on Monday 14th December at 5.30pm. Fabulous prize for the winner! < All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities which are Shooting Star, Spelthorne District Scouts and Girlguiding River Ash. Should you wish…

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Get Your Digital Marketing Ready for 2021

15 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

Designed to make you think differently about digital marketing, this interactive masterclass will show you how to get more enquiries and drive traffic to your website with a new approach to social media, email marketing and SEO. The session will be filled with inspirational ideas and we will learn how to create the best online reputation for you and your business in 2021. Guest speaker, Pascal Fintoni, writes that since 2003 he has had "the immense privilege of helping business…

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Being prepared for the Customs transition

15 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT

From 1 January, new rules will apply for any trade with EU countries. In this webinar HM Revenue and Customs will update on key actions to take and where you can find additional help and support on importing and exporting including; • How to deal with customs declarations including options to delay declarations for imports from January for six months • Moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland Moderated by BCC’s Liam Smyth, the expert panel includes Elinor Paterson…

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Getting to know the new UK Export Documentation

16 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am GMT

The UK/EU transition period ends on the 31st December 2020 and this will see changes to the documentation that UK exporters may require to export their goods overseas. This webinar, hosted by Gary Hayes, International Trade Manager at Surrey Chambers of Commerce, will cover: - The Introduction of the UK Certificate of Origin as a replacement of the European Community Certificate of Origin - Update on the changes to COO applications including origin evidence - The changes to Preference Certificates…

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Never has there been a more crucial time to pull apart your business strategy

16 December 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm GMT

Covid, coupled with Brexit, have monumentally changed market conditions for many UK businesses. This fundamental shift in economic conditions requires businesses to validate and recalibrate their strategy — a relaxed annual review is no longer enough. Next Wednesday 16 December (12.30pm), we’ll be exploring how this full-on strategic review is different from just a review of your strategy — and why this distinction is so vital. The lunchtime learning session is invaluable for business owner-managers who are seeking clarity about…

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January 2021

Customs Declaration Training Workshop Is Your Business Ready for Brexit? Paid for Event

11 January @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT

CUSTOMS DECLARATION TRAINING WORKSHOP Is your business ready for Brexit? Are you a customs agent? Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU? If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU. There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete. We can help. Our training will highlight what you need to know to be able to accurately…

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Create Better Online Content Faster in 2021

12 January @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

This special online masterclass has been designed to show you the practical techniques used by successful bloggers, journalists and filmmakers to help you create better online content faster. We look at all forms of content from words to videos and we explore ways to build your ultimate content creation toolkit. Let's work together to get your content marketing and blogging to the next level in 2021! Guest speaker, Pascal Fintoni, writes that since 2003 he has had "the immense privilege…

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The FX of Brexit – What’s next for Pound Sterling and what this means for SME currency planning

12 January @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

An Infinity International hosted webinar to cover the impact to Foreign Exchange markets of Brexit; giving some insights into how these can impact an SME, together with thoughts on how they can be managed. Event details During the webinar Infinity International will provide some thoughts as to the impact of Brexit on FX markets.  Foreign exchange markets have experienced a volatile year with a number of events providing disruption and large swings in rates.  The significant impact of COVID was…

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How To Get Paid On Time, Every Time – And Double Your Bank Balance!

13 January @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

Kick start your cash flow in the new year, by building a mindset of being paid on time every time by your customers. As we move in 2021 it’s never been more important to keep on top of who owes you money, and whilst every business has a credit control process of some sort, there are enormous cash gains to be had in your business by adopting best practice in credit control. Our research showed that 82% of businesses have…

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How to get control of your cash in 2021

21 January @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

Hear from accounting experts as well as a manufacturing business owner who's had quite the journey through 2020 about how best to get control of your cash in 2021. Event details Our Panel will cover: - How to plan ahead for short term survival - How to plan for the longer term in uncertain times - What considerations to think about for budgeting in 2021 - How to create efficiencies in your business this year - Using cash flow forecasting…

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Business Bootcamp: Re-boot 2021

25 January @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm GMT

This webinar provides you with the opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers to help you develop, grow and re-boot your business in 2021, as well as network on a national level with fellow small business owners It will be hosted by FSB Members Sandra Garlick MBE, founder of the Woman Who Inspires Network, and Dave Sharpe, International MC and BBC Broadcaster. This is your chance to hear from inspirational speakers to help you develop, grow and re-boot your business in…

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How to win in 2021: Vital actions to keep your business on target

27 January @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am GMT

How to win in 2021 is a positive, forward-looking online session devised to help you tune into the elements of effective business management that all owner-managers should have in place to prepare for the opportunities ahead. Conditions may not be as favourable as any of us would like right now, with a slump in trade leaving many businesses in a precarious position. At Pro-actions we believe that our reactions to these changes should still be underpinned by solid business strategy…

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The Seven Secrets to Increasing Profitability

27 January @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm GMT

FSB has partnered with UK Business Mentoring to bring you this engaging, thought provoking, action based webinar to help businesses maximise their profits. vent details Packed full of useful tips and pointers including: How a 5% increase in just a few areas can increase your profit by 184% What’s the secret ingredient to increasing your profit How you can supercharge your sales Real life case study examples Free PDF guide and tracking template to accompany the session Q&A The session…

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The UK has left the EU

28 January @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm GMT

Join our panel of experts who will be answering your questions regarding import, export and customs for businesses. Event details Since the UK left the EU on 31 December 2020 we have received many email and call enquiries regarding import, export and customs for businesses. We have, therefore, in partnership with Spelthorne Borough Council (Surrey) organised this very important webinar with an expert panel to take your questions, comments and suggestions. These could be on EORI number problems, trading and…

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Protecting Your Business with Charles Russell Speechlys – paid for event

28 January @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

In this event with Charles Russell Speechlys, Katie Bewick and Charlotte Healy look at managing risk in the current climate. In this webinar we will be looking at: - Supplying services to consumers - Are your T&Cs up to date? - Are you protected against your supply chain failing? - Contract termination (bringing and defending claims) - Current health and safety considerations, particularly in the manufacturing industry Our speakers Katie Bewick, Associate Katie is a litigator who specialises in corporate…

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February 2021

Maximising Value: From Start-Up to Sell-Up

2 February @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm GMT

BDO and Venner Shipley invite you to join this Question Time webinar on how to maximise the value of your business. During this question and answer session a panel of experts will provide advice on maximising the value throughout the typical lifecycle of an innovative business, and practical insights into the key commercial, R&D tax credits, and intellectual property issues businesses should consider at each stage. The panel will cover topical issues, including: • Barriers to fundraising • Attracting investors…

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Discussing the Supreme Court Business Interruption Insurance Ruling

4 February @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

Panellists will discuss the outcome of the FCA’s Business Interruption Case for SMEs and Insurers. The panel will then discuss the legal and practical implications of the recent Supreme Court judgment for the small business community. We will begin by setting out the premise of the case and how it came to be, including the arguments advanced by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Defendant Insurers. We will then explore the various kinds of business interruption insurance extensions (disease clauses,…

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Map out your future growth with a powerful, profitable business plan

10 February @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am GMT

A business plan is like a map – it gets you from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. With the current uncertainties and challenges, there has never been a more important time to get your planning right so it can help you make the right decisions and action them quickly and confidently. On Wednesday 10 February we'll help you navigate this important process in a straightforward and structured manner using our free template.…

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Health & Wellbeing Forum: Paid for Event

10 February @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm GMT

Surrey Chambers of Commerce present their Health & Wellbeing Forum. They have enlisted the expertise of four keynote speakers who will share their knowledge on the importance of ensuring your workforce, whether on site or remote is properly set up to continue working efficiently and productively. The forum will cover key areas of remote working, what equipment they require, how to monitor the health and wellbeing of your remote employees, and if an employee needs support do you know where…

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Spotlight on Surrey – Covid Recovery Event

11 February @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Major names in the pharmaceutical and life science industry are leading the fight against COVID-19 and many of them form part of a vibrant Surrey based cluster. In the first of a planned series of showcase digital events brought to you by Surrey County Council in partnership with Business South an audience of invited guests will hear the latest news and insights from Surrey based organisations about the pioneering work they are doing to combat COVID-19 and the challenges and…

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What you need to know to re-build your business resilience in 2021

17 February @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am GMT

Businesses and the economy have been through the wringer in 2020 resulting in the worst recession on record and sadly we are unlikely to be fully out the other side for some time to come. No doubt your own business resilience has been tested to its limits over this last year and how you’ve fared thus far will have been dependent on a number of key factors and decisions you made along the way. As we embark into 2021 that…

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Post EU Transition – Understanding the new rules

18 February @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

Join Surrey Chambers of Commerce and Coast to Capital for this catch-all event covering all aspects of the EU transition. Kicking off with a general overview and update we will then deliver back to back sessions covering all topics! You can join us for all the sessions or dip in to the ones you need to know about. Lots of opportunities to ask questions as well as the chance to book further one to one clinics with our experts. Since…

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Trading Opportunities with Poland

18 February @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce  have partnered with the British Polish Chamber of Commerce and Mazars to deliver this informative webinar on trading opportunities with Poland. Hosted by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and delivered by Michael Dembinski and Juliet Bailey. They will be discussing The EU/UK free trade agreement, movements of goods between the UK and EU, postponed import VAT accounting and customs duties. The Polish economy after lockdown; short- and medium-term prospects for growth, key sectors of interest for British…

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The new UK-EU relationship: Spotlight on goods

19 February @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT

UK businesses are getting to grips with the biggest change to our trading rules in nearly half a century. Navigating these complex and at times expensive new processes for the first time can be challenging. In the latest of the FSB webinar series on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, we focus on the UK’s new trading arrangements for moving goods into and out of the single market. Join us for this Q&A session, hosted by FSB Head of International…

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Resilience and Driving Purposeful Actions

23 February @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

Duo Global Consulting will explore and discuss the subject of resilience and how well you deal with uncertainty, change and stressful situations. This one-hour virtual training session will explore resilience and uncover the key elements of the drama triangle and the empowerment dynamic. This will provide leaders and managers with key insight and practical takeaways to implement when managing teams, projects and interacting with different groups of people. To book your place Click Here 

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Google Digital Garage – Writing for Social Media

25 February @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

What can you expect from this Google Digital Garage session? Engaging copy can help you say more with less when posting on your social media channels. If you manage a social media channel for your business and you’re looking at ways to sharpen your copy, join us for a session on writing for social media. Learn ways to develop a written tone of voice and tips for creating copy for limited space online. In this session you will learn: ●…

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Transit Through the EU

25 February @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce are delivering this informative webinar alongside International Trade Matters. Mike Court MIEx of International Trade Matters will discuss Transit and how it is affecting businesses with the movement of goods through the EU. By using Common and Union transit, you can export your goods to the EU and Common Transit countries without the requirement for customs declarations and duties at the border thereby helping your goods to reach their destination faster. Get your business ready to…

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March 2021

Digital Marketing Essentials for Exporters in Times of Change

2 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

Find out what exporters need to focus on to ensure that they get their digital marketing in great shape to cope with extraordinary times. • How to communicate sensitively with clients and be proactive and productive • How to support existing customers and establish a great basis for attracting new clients • Getting ready to deliver great results when restrictions are lifted To book your free place Click Here

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Generating and converting sales efficiently in the new commercial landscape

3 March @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am GMT

Generating and converting sales efficiently in the new commercial landscape is one of Pro-actions most popular online learning sessions, and they are running it again to help business owner-managers generate sales opportunities then convert them into actual sales. Market condtions have shifted so much within the last year that your customers' needs may have changed too. If you haven't already reviewed your sales process or product positioning to address this, then you probably should. Join them on Wednesday 3 March…

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Consumer Behaviour – Understanding your Audience

11 March @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

The first in our masterclass sessions in advertising will begin with the Life in Lockdown research series from the Head of Insight at Mail Metro Media, exploring consumer sentiment during COVID-19, media consumption shifts, and how businesses and brands can still be very relevant. After delving into audience trends, IAB UK's Head of Marketing will demonstrate a new tool created to help UK small businesses unlock the power of digital advertising. Event details The first masterclass session for advertising will…

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How to Navigate Difficult Conversations in Business

16 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

Often, we either avoid the difficult conversations, or end up having unproductive ones where issues continue to surface because we failed to tackle the root cause. In this training we share a really simple model for successfully planning, and having, difficult conversations that drive lasting change. To book your free place Click Here

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The Future of the UK/EU Trade Relations: Building on the deal

16 March @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm GMT

In there final event in this series it will look at the UK/EU deal which contains a range of provisions under which the deal might evolve, whether because of suspected breach or as the basis for building up the relationship in key areas. Here we will gaze into our crystal ball and look at how trading relationships might change over time. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Budget 2021: Good news or killing your business with kindness?

17 March @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am GMT

On Wednesday 3 March 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a Budget intended to support the final furlong of lockdown and progression towards economic opening up and recovery. The budget contained some new help measures and some extensions to existing support. But navigating them and actually using them sensibly and to full advantage will – as always - be key. Starting from first principles and our usual brand of practical pragmatism this one-hour Pro-actions webinar will take a look…

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International Women’s Day Celebration

18 March @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am GMT

Join FSB Chair for Women in Business, Deborah Turner, at this celebration of women in business. Hear from inspirational business women who #ChoosetoChallenge, and have adapted, grown and contributed to their communities with the challenges thrown at them and their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. With guest speakers: Julie Lilley, Chief Executive, FSB Emma Rigby, Love Your Doorstep Shaima Swift, Crimson Tree Lucy Hall, Digital Women Rowsonara Begum, Saffron Indian Takeaway Paulette Watson, Academy Achievers FSB Top 21 women in…

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Post EU Transition – Understanding the new rules

24 March @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

Join Surrey Chambers of Commerce and Coast to Capital for this catch-all event covering all aspects of the EU transition. Kicking off with a general overview and update we will then deliver back to back sessions covering all topics! You can join us for all the sessions or dip in to the ones you need to know about. Lots of opportunities to ask questions as well as the chance to book further one to one clinics with our experts Since…

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How to pull together a strategic marketing plan.

24 March @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am GMT

Your marketing needs be a structured, properly thought-out process if you want it deliver decent results for your business. Our business advisors often see SMEs spending time and money on marketing without fully knowing why they are doing it, and whether or not it is working. Your marketing activities should only be chosen once you understand what your customers value, what your competitors are doing, and how your product can meet your customers’ needs (these may well have changed in…

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How to Future-Proof your Business (Paid for event)

25 March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

A panel of legal experts at Charles Russell Speechlys will be focussing on some of the key property issues and trends affecting businesses as they navigate the many challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. They will review: How businesses can limit property and other liabilities and avoid insolvency to safeguard their long term future; What will happen when the suspension on forfeiture of leases and other legal remedies normally available to landlords which the government introduced to…

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Budget 2021: Good news or killing your business with kindness?

25 March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

Is what's on offer likely to be appropriate for your business? Is your business fit for further support? What are the potential hidden dangers to be wary of? Pro-actions CEO Andy Linnett and the team will help you answer all these questions by exploring: • The budget – historic measures, new measures, and how they interact • The short and long-term implications and potential unintended consequences of the increasing debt burden being carried by companies taking advantage of support. •…

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SBF AGM

25 March @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm GMT

As a newly formed CIC we will hold our first AGM on Thursday March 25th at 4.30pm. This will be an opportunity for you to hear what has happened in 2020, plans for 2021 and to ask any questions that you may have. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Good Business Pays – improving late payments to get paid sooner

26 March @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm GMT

Introducing the Good Business Pays Movement with FSB and Previse, a fintech start-up focused on helping suppliers get faster payment. Event details The Good Business Pays movement and FSB have joined forces to tackle the curse of late payment. Good Business Pays believes small businesses should have the option of getting an invoice paid, when they need it, ending long payment terms, and helping small businesses to survive and thrive. The movement campaigns for a better, smarter way of doing…

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SURREY ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

26 March @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT

Join FSB to hear top tips from a panel including a Surrey Member of Parliament and local experts to help you navigate the path to business recovery as we ease out of lockdown. FSB aim to provide an opportunity for you to hear from a panel of expert guests on the issues of help and support made available to SMEs as they ease their way out of lockdown restrictions. Are Government support packages sufficient? Is the EM3 LEP providing sufficient…

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Financial Support for your Business

30 March @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

As the pandemic continues to present challenges to small businesses across the country, it’s important that we share resources as a business community and provide guidance on how to navigate way through these difficult times. The webinar will cover: Insight into the current business trends, and how businesses can gain confidence during the pandemic. Effective ways to manage cash flow; how to make sure you get paid on time. Advice on how to access finance and manage your assets during…

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Innovate to Survive: How a Management KTP can help

31 March @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST

Effective management can transform business performance. Find out how management KTP funding can help your Business. About this Event Have you considered what the new normal will look like? How you can make your business more robust? or How you can use data to make better decisions? In a world post Covid-19 and Brexit, an effective management capability, that can transform business performance, has never been more important. The University of Surrey are holding a free online event to provide…

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April 2021

IR35 and off-payroll working – What is it and how is it changing?

6 April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

In this 90 minute session Rebecca Seeley Harris, a leading expert on employment status, will take you through the upcoming reforms to off-payroll working (IR35). On 6 April 2021, the off-payroll working rules are changing. The original IR35, the intermediaries legislation, was enacted in 2000 and meant that the limited company contractor had to self-assess whether they were employed or self-employed for tax purposes. If they were considered to be a ‘deemed employee’, they would have to pay tax as…

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What you need to know to rebuild your business resilience

14 April @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am BST

No doubt your own business resilience has been tested to its limits over this last year, and how you’ve fared thus far will have been dependent on a number of key factors and decisions you made along the way. Throughout 2021 that resilience will, unfortunately, be tested further. Your goal is to make sure your business is not in the horrifying percentage of SMEs that will unquestionably fail over the next 12 months. Discover what you need to know to…

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Start-Up Academy – Is it lonely running your business?

19 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Surrey Chamber of Commerce, supported by projective and Greatest Hits Radio, is currently in the process of planning and looking forward to its next Start Up Academy. The Academy will take place once a month and finish with a graduation ceremony. Key areas of business will be covered in depth and there are networking opportunities with your peer group. Is it lonely running your business? Are there some areas you need help with? The Surrey Chambers of Commerce, supported by…

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Surrey Virtual Networking

23 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

This virtual networking event aims to continue to provide the opportunity for you to meet and expand your network with other business owners in the Surrey area. The sessions are open to all businesses - both FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend - so please feel free to share with your networks. For the first 15 minutes we will help you iron out any problems with Zoom and connecting, if you need us to, before beginning the networking…

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ESF Military Veterans Skills Support Specification Launch and Partnering Event

28 April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST

Does your organisation look to offer support to the ‘Armed Forces Community’ – perhaps in supporting skills deployment/development to enhance employability and find civilian jobs? Join EM3 at our online event to find out more information and network with potential project partners. BOOK HERE

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Exploring wellbeing: Why addressing mental health at SMEs is vital. Paid for event

29 April @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am BST

Many of us have heard about the importance of addressing mental health and wellbeing at work, particularly as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. But, what does that really mean in practice for SME business owners and leaders? The majority of the UK working population (three fifths of the private sector) is employed by SMEs, and in 2019 the UK had 5.82 million small businesses. Particularly within a small company, any one individual plays an integral role and has a large impact…

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May 2021

Find Customers with Google Maps

6 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Find Customers with Google Maps with FSB and Google Digital Garage Listing your business on Google Maps provides you with a quick and simple way of attracting and engaging customers locally. Event details We’re pleased to be partnering with Google Digital Garage to provide a free live webinar training.  The Google Digital Garage provides free online and live webinar digital skills training to individuals and businesses in the UK to help people find a job, grow their skills, careers or…

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Post covid recovery for the tourism & hospitality sector

19 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am BST

Why should you join this virtual event? To gain tips from experts and peers from the tourism & hospitality sector. Keep up to date with peers from the sector. Discuss the current challenges facing tourism and highlight issues directly affecting your business. What will you learn? Learn from industry experts on the latest thinking, post covid for the tourism sector here in Surrey. Learn about new projects being developed that your business may be able to benefit from. To book…

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The Careers and Apprenticeship Show

20 May @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm BST

Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting all employers and businesses to futureproof their recruitment by showcasing their career paths to young people at the Virtual Careers and Apprenticeship Show. Participating employers and business will benefit from the opportunity to discuss opportunities with young people in an ‘employer booth’ at the online event on Thursday May 20 2021 which is expected to reach more than 5,000 students as well as many of their parents, providing employers with an unrivalled opportunity…

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How to manage your cash flow after lockdown – SBF Event

24 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

Cash flow has always been the lifeblood of any business but how do you manage this as you come out of lockdown. If you were one of the businesses that had to close due to lockdown, restaurants, cafes, bars, hairdressers etc then this will be one hour of your time well spent Subjects to be covered will include - Finance for buying your stock and dealing with trade debtors - Reviewing your supplier terms and contracts - Are you paying…

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June 2021

Preparing to bid within the public sector

2 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

This masterclass will be focusing on showcasing how to find opportunities that are small business friendly, within the public sector. To find out more and to book your place CLICK HERE

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‘Mini MBA’ Business Workshop Programme

3 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST

As a small business owner, do you find it challenging to rise above everyday operations and focus on strategic planning and long-term growth? Imagine if you could have a dedicated and experienced professional advisor and up to 10 business professionals who focus all their energy on resolving a challenge that you alone found hard to overcome; how much more time would you have? The Pro-actions ‘Mini MBA’ business workshop programme is like having your own board of directors; a pool…

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British Chambers of Commerce Global Annual Conference, Return to Prosperity and Growth

16 June @ 8:00 am - 17 June @ 5:30 pm BST

The British Chambers of Commerce flagship Global Annual Conference is taking place on 16 and 17 June. This year the Global Annual Conference will be held virtually over two days Both days will feature an impressive roster of senior political figures, Leader to Leader ‘In Conversation’ sessions, panels, interactive workshops and essential keynotes, exploring how we can restore confidence and build a more resilient sustainable future that supports businesses to recover, grow, invest and thrive. The sessions will include: senior…

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How to set up your policy environment – Working with the public sector

16 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

The focus of this session is to explore what policies are needed to be able to work within the public sector, where to get or develop them and how they can help improve and drive your business forward To book your place CLICK HERE

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: The Why, The What and The How

17 June @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST

This free panel event aims to provide small businesses with tangible ways to improve diversity within their businesses and why this could lead to increased growth! To book your place CLICK HERE

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Blogging, SEO, lead magnets and landing pages

23 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST

Hear from the experts on how to improve the effectiveness of your social media use, in order to gain new customers. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Dealing with Investors: Legal Matters to Navigate when Fundraising

24 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

Join Barclays Eagle Labs to hear from Jon Gillow, Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP, who will talk about the different types of investment and the legal risks that go with them for when you, as a HealthTech business, are exploring various funding options. In this session you will learn about the different types of investment and the legal risks that go with them. They will talk about how to protect your technology and avoid common pitfalls. Jon has vast experience…

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Good Mental Health is Good Business

30 June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST

Surrey County Council, in collaboration with other local mental health charities and organisations, have an online event on the 30th June for local employers. The focus for the event is ‘good mental health is good business sense’ and sets out the business case for mental health provision for staff. Surrey County Council are offering free support and guidance for companies that would find this beneficial. This event is free to attend and full details can be found HERE

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Developing partnerships, collaborations or consortia

30 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

This masterclass will focus on working with other businesses to secure opportunities and when this might be an appropriate route to take. To book your place CLICK HERE

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July 2021

Staying visible in the New World

1 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

As the world opens up and we tentatively step back into face-to-face networking and events, join this free interactive business support session to hear how you can ensure you stay visible. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Maximising Sales Effectiveness for you and your team. Paid for event

1 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST

The business environment is improving. That’s great. You will be able to grow your business. However, what we are hearing is that competition is fierce and potential clients are not rushing to spend money. What worked before COVID probably won’t work well now. Businesses like yours need to work not harder, they need to work smarter. What can you do to stand out from the crowd without spending a fortune on new product development or marketing? How can you make…

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Digital Marketing Strategy with FSB and Google Digital Garage

5 July @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Learn how to build a digital marketing strategy for your business by learning about the different digital marketing channels available and how they can be applied to your business objectives. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Businesses Against Scams

6 July @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST

These sessions are to raise awareness of scams targeting businesses; to help businesses prevent themselves being the victims of such scams, and would be suitable for any employee/volunteer within a business that has the authority to make financial decisions or have access to private business/company information. They will highlight Government grant and tax rebate scams, CEO fraud, invoice/mandate fraud and tech support scams as well as providing more general practical steps for reducing risks from scams. For more information and…

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Getting good stuff done: governing your business to do what has to be done

20 July @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am BST

Does your business do what you want it to do? How do you know whether it has or not? Do you have to check and chase everything yourself? Designed to make your life easier, this session will show you the structures and approaches you need to put in place so that you and your team can get on with implementing your business strategy. Full of practical tips, Pro-actions will show you where to start and why, so that you can…

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Get more done without getting busier or burnt out

27 July @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm BST

This session is for busy people who want to improve their habits and decision-making abilities, so they truly smash their goals, in spite of the challenges they face. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Bounce Back Loans – how to benefit from Pay As You Grow

29 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST

Join FSB and the British Business Bank to hear how Pay As You Grow (PAYG) works and how your business can benefit. The session will also cover Recovery Loans and include plenty of time for questions. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Business Heads Together Summer Series, with special guest – The Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng

30 July @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm BST

The last 15 months have been challenging for business leaders, in every possible way. With planning for the next 12 - 36 months in mind, what concerns you most? In our conversations with business leaders, these are the most commonly raised concerns: A shortage of skilled and available staff Furlough and what happens when it does finally end? Staff wellbeing Adapting to a predominantly online model Is the high street dead? Getting to grips with Brexit If these are issues…

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August 2021

Businesses Against Scams

5 August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST

These sessions are to raise awareness of scams targeting businesses; to help businesses prevent themselves being the victims of such scams, and would be suitable for any employee/volunteer within a business that has the authority to make financial decisions or have access to private business/company information. They will highlight Government grant and tax rebate scams, CEO fraud, invoice/mandate fraud and tech support scams as well as providing more general practical steps for reducing risks from scams. For more information and…

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Social Media Strategy with FSB And Google Digital Garage

5 August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

FSB are partnering with Google Digital Garage to provide a free live webinar training. Join them for a session to learn about how you can build a social media strategy into your business plan. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Perspectives – How to Increase Your Resilience

24 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

FSB’s Perspectives is a series of events designed to help you build a resilient and successful business.   For our first event in the series we are delighted to have Jigna Varu, Chief Commercial Officer at award-winning business Micro-Fresh and CEO of Home-Fresh. Join us for an insightful hour where Jigna will share her knowledge, experience, strategies and tips for growing a successful business in a tough climate. You’ll leave with useable insights and food for thought! Micro-Fresh began life…

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September 2021

Creating a High Performing Team

1 September @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST

In this webinar the FSB are going to explore the definition of high-performing teams and the practical steps you can take as a leader or business owner to transition your existing team into high performance. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Harnessing creativity and growth with Instagram

7 September @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST

The panel will showcase & explore: • How small businesses can tailor their digital strategies to create new opportunities and optimise their business through 2022 • Key trends in consumer behaviour, content marketing and ecommerce • How creativity and content has influenced the small business landscape and future • Small businesses resilience amidst the challenging climate of the pandemic • How COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation, and the future of the digital high street. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Harnessing creativity and growth with Instagram

7 September @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST

The panel will showcase & explore: • How small businesses can tailor their digital strategies to create new opportunities and optimise their business through 2022 • Key trends in consumer behaviour, content marketing and ecommerce • How creativity and content has influenced the small business landscape and future • Small businesses resilience amidst the challenging climate of the pandemic • How COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation, and the future of the digital high street. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Get started with analytics with FSB and Google Digital Garage

7 September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Analytics can help you better understand your customers and support your digital marketing strategy. This webinar will help you to apply data-driven thinking to your business. Explore the questions your customer data can help you answer, discover tools to access these insights, and learn how to set up Google Analytics. To book your place CLICK HERE

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Businesses Against Scams

9 September @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST

These sessions are to raise awareness of scams targeting businesses; to help businesses prevent themselves being the victims of such scams, and would be suitable for any employee/volunteer within a business that has the authority to make financial decisions or have access to private business/company information. They will highlight Government grant and tax rebate scams, CEO fraud, invoice/mandate fraud and tech support scams as well as providing more general practical steps for reducing risks from scams. For more information and…

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Cyber Crime – What it is and how you can avoid becoming a victim of it

15 September @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm BST

This session is hosted by FSB and The UK Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) network will explore the latest trends and threats in cyber crime and the expert support available to help combat them. To book your place CLICK HERE

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How to access SME finance in a post-pandemic Britain

16 September @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

In this webinar the FSB will discuss the range of commercial finance products that are available to you, which lenders provide them, and how you can access them. To book your place CLICK HERE

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