With over 100 businesses supported on NBSL’s first season of its latest programme, Better Business Skills, NBSL are now launching Season Two of this successful scheme.

The fully funded Autumn programme, in partnership with the North of Tyne Combined Authority, will provide a tailored skills development plan for individuals and businesses that need guidance and support to re-invigorate their business skills and refresh their service ethos.

New sessions have been added to Season Two including

  • Better Business Skills – an introduction to achieving cost efficiencies in business
  • Lean 6 – an introductory session on the principles of this establishes business strategy
  • Time robbers – how to spot time inefficiencies and understand the importance of prioritisation
  • An introduction to social media – tools, tips and how to generate a return – turning clicks that make your business tick

Branding, marketing, sales strategy and pitching all make a welcome return along with tailored support on budget forecasting and the development of leadership skills – turning a good manager into a strong leader.

David Jackson, Skills Manager at NBSL said “We’ve developed additional sessions given the constantly changing dynamics of how we work, making sure that small business owners – and employees - can invest their time wisely, carefully improving and adapting their skills to the new business landscape.  Customers and the landscape have changed very quickly over the past 12 months and there is a huge opportunity to innovate and update working practices through the invigorating and refreshing business skills.  Confidence is high but we can provide businesses with the courage to make decisive business growth decisions”.

“The synergy between our skills and enterprise initiatives working alongside the North East Business Support Fund grant programme and the North of Tyne Innovation Recovery grant programme has allowed us to provide an integrated business support package at a crucial time that boosts courage and confidence” added David.

Better Business Skills is an initiative aimed at residents and businesses living and working in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. With registrations already being taken for the autumn programme, NBSL are advising to register interest early to avoid disappointment.  More information on how to secure your place, log onto www.nbsl.org.uk/better-business-skills

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