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September 2018

Business Breakfast: Wicked Issues & Top Tips

27 September, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Burley Manor Hotel, Ringwood Road
Burley, Hampshire BH24 4BS GB
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Are there matters in your business which keep you awake at night? Are there some problems that a Google search just can’t solve? Do you ever feel like you have nobody to answer your questions when you have a simple query? Then the annual NFBP Wicked Issues event is for you. So whether you’re having issue with being paid on time, want to know where to focus your advertising or just want to attract new customers; bring your “wicked issues”…

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October 2018

Back to Basics: Facebook for Business

10 October, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lyndhurst Community Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY + Google Map
£13 – £23
Facebook for business

With approximately 2 billion users, if your business isn’t on facebook it’s time to rethink! A Facebook business page is free to set up and can help with building brand loyalty.We’re going back to basics in this workshop with how to optimise your business page, why you should claim your page through business manager, how to create and schedule posts and look at the insights of your page to improve your performance with the tougher algorithms in place. Tickets for…

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Back to Basics: Instagram for Business

17 October, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lyndhurst Community Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY + Google Map
£13 – £23
instagram workshop

Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform. This unique online image sharing platform and can be utilised to help promote a business. In our back to basics event we’ll look at how best to set up your business profile, how to post photos or videos to your feed, how to search instagram, how to engage, what a hashtag is and how best to use them on instagram. We’ll briefly touch on where to find the other features of instagram…

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Back to Basics: Twitter for Business

31 October, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lyndhurst Community Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY + Google Map
£13 – £23
twitter workshop

Twitter can seem a bit intimating to newcomers. But this fast paced social media platform can be a great promotional tool for your business. It provides a terrific venue to connect with your target audience, and bring them tailored content that can convert them into customers. Plus, it’s a great tool for staying connected and engage with your business network. This workshop is aimed primarily at beginner-level users so if you’d like to learn more about this tool and get to…

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November 2018

Business Breakfast: Apprentices for New Forest businesses

8 November, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZE United Kingdom
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£20 – £30.00

Government has pledged to create 3 million new apprentices by 2020 and as such there is much attention around this subject area at the moment. This business briefing will address two kew perspectives for New Forest businesses: What Apprenticeships can do for your business - find out more about the opportunities for having an apprentice in your business What your business can do for the provision of local training for apprentices - what does your business require in terms of…

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January 2019

Marine Sector: Growing the New Forest’s marine businesses

8 January @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Stanwell House Hotel, 14-15 High Street
Lymington, SO41 9AA United Kingdom
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£13 – £23

The UK has the largest marine sector in Europe, employing more than 360,000 people and contributing £19 billion gross value added, with Hampshire being right at the heart. With many marine businesses based here in the New Forest, ranging from shipping, boat building and marine engineering to marine technology and leisure marine. The New Forest’s location supports a thriving marine sector, the ongoing growth of which is a key focus as NFBP works to deliver the New Forest’s economic development…

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Cybercrime: Essential information to protect your business

24 January @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
49, South Efford House, Milford Road
Lymington, SO41 0JD
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£14 – £24

Would you know what to do if your business was affected by a virus? Do you know what a denial of service attack is? New Forest businesses are invited to our annual event on Cybercrime and Online Security where you will be given useful information and advice on how to protect your business from these threats and more. The cyber threat to New Forest businesses is significant and growing. Research shows that nearly 50% of small businesses have been a victim…

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February 2019

LinkedIn: Get the most out of this powerful networking tool

5 February @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Balmer Lawn Hotel, Balmer Lawn Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZB United Kingdom
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£20 – £30
Linkedin Local

Social media is a double-edged sword for many business owners. On the one hand, it promises so much, but on the other hand, it can take up a lot of your valuable time - especially if you don't have a proven social media plan. But if you're mainly selling to other businesses, then there's one place you definitely need to be: LinkedIn. With more than 400 million users and the ability to connect with new leads, partners or influencers who…

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Terms and Conditions: Protect your business from the outset

21 February @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
New Forest Heritage Centre, Main Car Park
Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY United Kingdom
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£13 – £23
Terms and Conditions

For many businesses, this task may not be your first priority, but getting it right is crucial to ensuring healthy cashflow.  When you are in the early days of starting up your business, there’s a never-ending list of tasks to complete. Sorting out the terms and conditions of trade is not at the top of the list. Getting your product market ready, finding customers and marketing your product take priority in the startup process. Neglecting this less exciting part of…

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March 2019

Marketing: Kick-start and evolve your marketing

5 March @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Lyndhurst Community Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY + Google Map
£15.00 – £25.00

Your Marketing Masterplan is a 3 hour action packed workshop, created for Business Owners of growing Businesses who are ready to move to the next level, to attract more customers and to grow your business. You will learn 6 high-performing Marketing Strategies and Systems built for Small Business Owners who don't have lots of time or money. Led by Marketing Directors Victoria and Claire. They have worked with 1000s of Small Businesses, making those Small Business Owners, confident and capable…

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Time Management: Become more productive

20 March @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu Road,
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YQ United Kingdom
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£16.00 – £26.00
time management

Get more done by leveraging other people’s brainpower What percentage of your time do you spend making decisions that your team members should be making; or doing work that they should be doing? Clare Norman’s research suggests that leaders spend 30-40% of their time working on decisions and tasks their people should be doing.  Does that sound like you?  The way people lead is not working! In this session, Clare will recommend a new way of leading, which will enable…

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April 2019

Planning: How to future-proof your business

11 April @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Moorhill House, Shappen Bottom, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map
£16.00 – £26.00

Dealing with risk is a part and parcel of what it takes to grow a business. Many entrepreneurs who notch up multiple success stories will describe themselves as risk-takers. However, even the most maverick of business owners understand the downside of risk and how it impacts every part of a commercial operation. Threats to business exist in all shapes and sizes. They can bubble up within your company, your supply chain or even in changes to world politics and global…

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Growing the New Forest Visitor Economy

24 April @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
The White Hart, 17 Milford Road
Lymington, SO41 8DF
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£9.00 – £19.00

Tourism perhaps makes the most significant contribution of any sector to the New Forest’s economy. The last time the volume & value of local tourism was surveyed in 2015, it was estimated tourism related activities generated over £528 million annually and provided nearly 20% of all local jobs. Delivered by Go New Forest CIC, this breakfast briefing presentation will identify how all New Forest businesses, particularly non-tourism companies, can grow their own business by getting involved in the local visitor…

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May 2019

Luxury Sector: Update on global and local trends

8 May @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa New Milton, Hants BH25 6QS + Google Map
£20.00 – £30.00

Guest speaker, Professor Joanne Roberts, Director of the Winchester Luxury Research Group at the University of Southampton will be providing an interesting overview of the luxury sector together with the latest trends and the opportunities and challenges for our region. Joanne’s areas of expertise include creativity and innovation, knowledge management, luxury and international business. She has written extensively in the fields of business and management. The global luxury sector grew 5% in 2017 to nearly €1.2 trillion. The UK’s slice of…

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GDPR: One year on, are your policies in good shape?

23 May @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, New Street
Lymington, SO41 9BH
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£11.00 – £21.00

It has been nearly a year since the introduction of GDPR and although there are some significant changes to the law, not all organisations seem to be aware of their obligations especially in relation to accountability. This presentation will discuss some of the areas where there is confusion including the implications of Brexit and how that will impact on GDPR and the associated legislation. The presentation will also look at marketing and how to comply with GDPR especially in relation…

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