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WHAT’S ON 73 Events What’s On Events September, October, November & December 2008, 9.30am FREE Start It! Seminars Thinking about setting up a business, or becoming self-employed? This FREE one-day event, run fortnightly, will tell you what you need to know about turning your ideas into a business. On the day, you will learn about:- business planning, the legal types of business, marketing, research and how to forecast cash, profit and loss. As we are finance specialists, we also cover what banks look for in a Business Plan. Cost: Free (a deposit of £10 is required to reserve your place. This is refunded if you attend on time) If you would like to advertise your event in the next issue or on our website contact:- julie@engagemagazine.co.uk Tuesday 9 September 2008, 6.30pm Holistic Business Networking Event Businesses in the complementary health sector are invited to join Centa Business Services and Networking4Therapists. com to network with other practitioners and business owners, hear the success stories of special guest speakers from the world of business and complimentary health. Refreshments served. Booking essential Therapists are often highly skilled in specialist services, yet have little or no business training before self-employment. Holistic Business, London’s first series of business training and networking events, gives therapists practical tools to gain greater success in a crowded market place, a chance to network and build relationships with other therapists, and the opportunity to access one-to-one business advice - at no cost. Masterclass. Topics covered include: How to build the WOW factor into the DNA of your business; Ways to intensify your ‘Brand experience’; The secrets of magnetic marketing; How to work with your natural energy flow, Improvements to your business model which will dramatically maximise rewards, amongst others. Limited number of places available. Tuesday 23 September 2008, 10.30am Successful innovation: from idea to business ideas21 is a network devoted to invention and innovation. Supported by government, industry and private organisations its aim is to inform and educate its members on all areas relating to the successful progression of an idea from drawing board to commercialisation. This British Library partner seminar will cover topics such as Making a prototype & designing a finished product, Identifying your market, Protecting your ideas, Profiting from ideas – but who profits?, Creating value from innovation and Starting a business & attracting investment. Cost: Free Location: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB For further information visit: www.rachelelnaughbookings.com /events/5 Location: HBV Enterprise Centre, 34-38 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3AZ Contact: mail@hbv.org.uk or 020 7254 9595 Thursday 18 September 2008, 9.30am Marketing on a small budget If you are interested in improving your marketing activity and getting more mileage from a small marketing budget then this Business Link London event is for you. In this course you will cover: How to prepare a basic marketing plan; Practical ways to reach your target audience; Developing an insight into how to move marketing for your business forward and Picking up some tricks of the trade. Sam Gyimah – Advice from one of British Library’s new business experts Are you seeking funding? CBI Entrepreneur of the Future 2005 and CEO of Workology, Sam Gyimah is the British Library’s new business expert, on hand to offer one-to-one tailored advice. Sam Gyimah can provide you with essential tips and advice on funding sources, how to prepare for pitches and who’s best for your business idea. Having steered two successful companies he understands the issues all budding entrepreneurs have to battle with. Cost: Free Location: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB For further information contact: +44 (0)20 8780 9017 Cost: Free Location: One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London, WC1H 8BS Contact: Lucan Richards, Centa, on 020 7278 5757, lrichards@centa.co.uk or www.centa.co.uk Tuesday 23 September 2008, 9.30am Revisiting your marketing