Bite-sized business briefs - free update event

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Tuesday 15 February 2005

15 February 2005

Bite-sized business briefs - free update event

Derbyshire businesses and organisations will find out there is such a thing as a free lunch - along with free support and information - at a bite-sized business briefs event.

The Skills for Sustainable Business project is inviting Derbyshire-based organisations to update their business practices at Losehill Hall, Castleton, on Wednesday March 2 from 10am to 2pm, lunch included.

The aim is to give businesses, voluntary organisations and social enterprises employing fewer than 250 people the chance to catch up with current thinking, legislation and information in a series of briefings and workshops with the experts.

Skills for Sustainable Business project officer Pete Spriggs explained: "Time is in short supply for most people. Conscious of this, a number of experts have been brought together to run brief update sessions on subjects key to the successful running of your business or voluntary group. This 'multi topic' format will ensure time spent attending the event will be a real benefit to your organisation."

Briefings will be on:

* Making time count - getting things done, getting results & coping with too much work
* Disability Discrimination Act - its implications on businesses, what should you be doing?
* Managing debt - ways to avoid debt, strategies for managing and improving cash flow
* Customer service skills - approaches to improve customer service within your organisation
* Employment law - the implications of recruiting staff and help available along the way
* Taxing issues - latest tax advice and what you can do to make tax work for your business

Advisors from Business Link will be available to deal with business support enquiries. The lunch will also offer informal opportunities to network with other organisations and workshop speakers.

Although the event is free to attend spaces are limited. To reserve a place and inform Losehill Hall of any dietary or disability requirements please email or telephone 01433 620373.

The event is supported by the Peak District National Park Authority, the European Social Fund and the Small Business Service.



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