Enterprise resources for staff
Are you looking to include more Enterprise content within your programme? The Enterprise Team would love to meet with you to see how we can help with equipping our students with vital business skills related to their field of practice.
We offer a variety of bespoke workshops available for staff to book for their students. Below is an outline of topics we can cover and we are more than happy to work with you on making the workshop content bespoke to your programme.
For all enterprise events please refer students and graduates to our list of events.
WHY BE ENTERPRISING?
In this interactive workshop students will learn about the concept of entrepreneurship. We will focus on what it means to be enterprising and the skills they'll need to become a successful entrepreneur. They'll learn about the benefits of being self-employed and motivate students to put their business idea into action. This workshop will outline key personality traits and provide a chance for self-reflection, enabling them to identify areas to develop in order to run a business. We will utilise the Facets Model, for them to analyze how entrepreneurial they are based on their skill-set.
BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION
In this workshop we will explore the processes that turns an idea into a business concept. They will learn how to foster and build great ideas, turning problems into solutions. Students will get a chance to experience an idea generation process and come up with a business pitch to communicate their final concepts.
This session will introduce students to business basics and look at the fundamentals of setting up and running a business. They will learn about the importance of good market research, establishing their value proposition and determining their customer base. This workshop will also cover best ways to go about business planning and participants will learn about why it is important to network for business.
Overview of business planning processes based on an innovative and simple approach as outlined in Business Model Generation text, written by Alexander Osterwalder & Ives Pigneur. In this session, we will cover the 9 building blocks of the Business Model Canvas: Customer Segments, Value Proposition, Channels, Customer Relationships, Revenue Streams, Key Resources, Key Activities and Cost Structures. This overview should give the student a starting point of things they need to consider when putting together their business plan.
BUSINESS FUNDING & FINANCE
In this session we will explore the concept of business finance, how to work out startup costs and the importance of financial planning. They will learn about what records they will need to keep with examples of useful applications that make tracking expenses a breeze.
PITCHING YOUR BUSINESS IDEA
Pitching is an important skill to develop, whether presenting a business idea to potential investors, or delivering a business presentation within the company they work for. This workshop will help them to think about how to plan, structure and deliver an effective pitch. We will cover organising content, positive body language and persuasive techniques to keep an audience’s attention. Students will learn how to present their business case clearly and succinctly in 10 minutes or less.
ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET & SKILLS
In this workshop students will learn all about entrepreneurial skills - the skills needed to start their own business and to launch a successful career. This interactive session will see students working with team members to identify different skills needed to start a business. We will explore the Facets Model and look at the benefits of being entrepreneurial in business but also in an organization.
This interactive session will provide students with the key rules of effective networking, the follow up and referral process. They will learn how to network using social media, learn about elevator pitches and get a chance to practice their learning with other students.
An introduction to freelancing as means of practicing their trade and selling their skills. This workshop will introduce the topics of freelancing, networking and business planning with video insight from professionals that work in the freelancing field in the North West of England.
The success of any business relies on brand awareness, but many start-ups have little cash to spend on marketing. This interactive workshop will use action planning to enable participants to identify and explore ways in which they can not only raise the profile of their business, but also achieve a better understanding of their customers. We will cover effective ways to market a business and learn about using social media to aid in promoting their business. Using real world examples, best practice methodology and practical exercises this session will highlight how start-up businesses can build a successful marketing strategy.
PERSONAL & BUSINESS BRANDING
In this session students will learn the importance of branding for them and their business. We will explore why it is important to be self-aware and project a positive image to employer/customers, through personal and professional interaction. We will look at ways to boost their personal and company profile by using personal branding techniques and social media to enhance their online presence.
This session will introduce students to the concept of “social enterprise”, why there is such interest in this model of business and why there is sometimes confusion around this model. The session will go into the range of business structures that this model can take and support participants make a better informed choice on whether creating a social enterprise is the best option for them! We’ll look at analysing national, political and policy drivers that affect enterprises and how a social enterprise differs from a private business.
If you would like a member of the team to contact you regarding running a workshop please complete our workshop request form.