Short, snappy, knowledge packed sessions to fill your business brain!

So what is Bitesize Business?

We think that one of the biggest pressure on businesses across Berwick Upon Tweed is time so we’ve come up with a simple solution that we hope will help your business grow. Bitesize Business.

We want to encourage Berwick Upon Tweed businesses to go their own way by encouraging imaginative thinking, independence and confidence in growth. And the best way to achieve this? By providing business owners with inspirational sessions to increase your creativity in business decisions.

We’ve created a range of short and snappy sessions that will help spark ideas on a range of business basics – allowing you access tips and tricks to easily implement that will make a difference to your day. With only 15 places available on each of these fully funded sessions – just click the links below to register on Eventbrite.

We've developed these sessions for small business owners to get the knowledge they need:

From customer experience; digital dialogue and time management through to finance and managing money, we’re launching our exclusive and free to attend Bitesize Business programme on 12 November with the main sessions starting on 19 November that you can pick n mix from – allowing you to choose the most appropriate sessions for you and your business.

Session Date & Time Overview Book
Business Planning Workshop 19th November 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30 Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail - Why do you need business planning?
It gives your business direction, defines your objectives, maps out strategies to achieve your goals and helps you to manage possible bumps in the road. Preparing a business plan will help you work out the goals you want to achieve, and the strategies to achieve them, to remind yourself of your goals and priorities
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Growth Workshop 19th November 2019 - 13:30 to 16:30 Want to grow your business but don’t know where to start?
This 3-hour bitesize session will give you the tools to look at your business, identify where you want to be and help you devise a plan to grow your business confidently. After the snappy session, you’ll have the knowledge to create a growth strategy and devise a plan to manage and control your growth.
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Sales – Forecasting & Strategy 27th November 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30 Understand the art of forecasting sales to drive your business forward.
This session provides you with the tools to create accurate and robust forecasts and teaches you the 7 stages of creating a sales forecast. Mixing theory with practical activities you will begin to create your strategy and take away a suite of materials to support the completion and implementation of the strategy in your business.
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Managing Money & Making a Profit 27th November 2019 - 13:30 to 16:30 In the Managing Money and Making a Profit workshop we look at what it takes to ensure that your products are priced appropriately so that you sell in sufficient volume and that you trade profitably. Book on Eventbrite
Finding & Keeping Customers 3rd December 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30 We explore how to position your business so that it creates a great first impression with customers and what you need to do keep them buying from you time & time again and recommending you to others. Book on Eventbrite
Customer Experience and Service 3rd December 2019 - 13:30 to 16:30 How to make your customers smile.
Would you like increased customer loyalty, satisfaction and more word of mouth marketing, positive reviews and recommendations then Customer Experience Bitesize is for you. Over 3 hours you will discover how to map your customer experience journey, find your customer touch points and pain points as well as the data you should be collecting and analysing to get ahead of the competition.
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Lead By Example 10th December 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30 This bitesize session gives you the opportunity to make the transition to an effective leader/manager. Effective leadership and management is vital for the success of any organisation, this session helps you develop an appropriate style and practice the skills to make you more effective. Book on Eventbrite
Being Your Own Boss 10th December 2019 - 13:30 to 16:30 This 3 hour session provides any budding business starter with the knowledge and tools needed to get started. The workshop will touch on ideas, marketing, the stages of start up, finance and legal. Book on Eventbrite

All sessions are held at Berwick Upon Tweed Workspace, Boarding School Yard, 90 Marygate, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1BN

Bitesize Business in Berwick Upon Tweed is a programme of short and snappy sessions designed for business owners to discover and imagine ways to successfully grow their own business. Our sessions will inspire a new confidence & independence allowing business owners to feel secure to go your own way. These sessions are supported by the Welcome Visitor Project, NBSL and Business Northumberland.

Providers

Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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Our Programmes

From start up to growth.

Our unique support programmes can provide help no matter what stage your business is at.