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

So what is Bitesize Business?

With time and knowledge being two of the biggest pressures facing small & medium-sized businesses, we’ve created a series of short and snappy sessions exclusively for County Durham businesses to help improve their know-how on a range of business basics. Launching on the 24th of September, businesses can apply for a place and pick from a range of topics – the most appropriate topics for you and your business.

Taking place across County Durham, we’ve picked easily accessible locations that will provide a friendly and open atmosphere allowing you to pick up Bitesize Business tips and tricks to help your business and make the difference to your day.

Have a look at the range of bitesize sessions taking place and simply pick and mix to provide you with the support you need.

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

Session Date Overview Location
Time Robbers – Time Management for Business 5th November 2019 Get more done in your available time and spot those time robbers without getting stressed with our time-saving tips! Consett
Finders Keepers 14th January 2020 The secret to finding and keeping customers is in your practises and techniques. 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. Seaham
Customer Experience Impact 28th January 2020 “Happy to Help” - Set yourself apart by creating an exceptional customer experience strategy & customer connections through exploring the customer journey with your organisation Seaham
Sales (Keep on Selling) 4th February 2020 Create a personal, relatable sales strategy to boost revenue, convert sales and build relationships with your customers to maximise business opportunities. Win business, make money and grow Bishop Auckland
Pitch Perfect (How to create a winning sales pitch) 11th February 2020 Sales pitches can make or break the deal, whether pitching formally or informally it great to have it nailed down before you speak to potential customers. This session provides an opportunity to develop & practice the perfect pitch using tried and tested techniques. Consett
Customer Experience Impact 25th February 2020 “Happy to Help” - Set yourself apart by creating an exceptional customer experience strategy & customer connections through exploring the customer journey with your organisation Bishop Auckland
Pitch Perfect (How to create a winning sales pitch) 3rd March 2020 Sales pitches can make or break the deal, whether pitching formally or informally it great to have it nailed down before you speak to potential customers. This session provides an opportunity to develop & practice the perfect pitch using tried and tested techniques. Seaham
Lead by Example (How to be a business leader) 10th March 2020 This bitesize session gives you the opportunity to make the transition to an effective leader/manager and is vital for the success of any organisation. This session helps you develop an appropriate style to make you more effective. Consett
Sales (Keep on Selling) 31st March 2020 Create a personal, relatable sales strategy to boost revenue, convert sales and build relationships with your customers to maximise business opportunities. Win business, make money and grow Seaham

All sessions start at 09:30 and finish at 13:30 - the Consett sessions are held at Viewpoint, Derwentside Business Centre, DH8 6BP. The Bishop Auckland sessions take place at Innovation House, DL14 6XB. Our Seaham sessions are held at Enterprise House, SR7 0PS

But remember, there are only 8 places available on each of these fully funded sessions, exclusively available to County Durham businesses.

Apply now and choose the sessions that suit your business.

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