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Being Your Own Boss

Want to start or grow your own business but note sure what to do next? Want to realise your ambition of Starting or Growing Your Own Business, need some extra cash or just want the flexibility of being your own boss?

Whether you want to be a Dog Walker and turn your passion for animals into a business or you have bigger plans and want to become the next Richard Branson: We Can Help!

Is this you?

  • An individual with a burning desire to start your own business 
  • A new start-up needing additional support to grow effectively 
  • An existing business owner struggling to build sales & profits 
  • A great communicator who can build and motivate their own team 
  • Someone who thinks “there must be more to life than this 

If so then enrol on the FREE “Being Your Own Boss” course at Ashdale Academy our eLearning portal. You will be able to get a great understanding of what is involved in setting up your own business and how to build sales and profits.

To enrol on this course then simply go to: http://goo.gl/gl1wKS or get in touch for more details. Contact Chris Holden on 07967 197533 or email chris@ashdale-consulting.com.

For more information on Build a UK Business, please visit http://www.ashdale-consulting.com/be-your-own-boss/


Burton Business Club

Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at Branston Golf and Country Club. For further information please visit http://www.burtonbusinessclub.co.uk/

LoveLBG (The Ladies Business Group)

LoveLBG brings together and connects local businesses owned, managed or represented by women. Networking LoveLBG style offers a sociable, sharing and inclusive alternative to the hard sell format of traditional groups, encouraging business women to get away from the work place for just a short time and meet like-minded women from the local area to share experiences and promote their businesses. No sector is locked out. Every member has equal status, whether they are a home-based sole trader or a partner at a leading firm of solicitors – unlike some organisations, more than one member can represent the same business sector.

For further information on LoveLBG networking visit - http://www.lovelbg.co.uk/#!events/c8hd

Meet-ups for small businesses

Enterprise Nation Regional Champion Friday's from 10:30 to 12:00 (GMT)

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-ups-for-small-businesses-tickets-19082652728?aff=es2

Wire (Women in rural enterprise)

WiRE has been offering business support to women in rural business since 1996, when research conducted by senior lecturer Izzy Warren-Smith at Harper Adams University identified a significant number of farm diversifications were established by women. These female entrepreneurs were, however, coming up against a number of barriers, including lack of access to finance, lack of confidence, not being taken seriously, rural isolation, and lack of rural business support. WiRE is now a trusted national organisation, which helps rural women develop and grow their business and delivers a range of services in response to member feedback and the needs of women in rural business.

Further information about monthly meet ups are found on the website - visit http://www.wireuk.org/events/

Other upcoming chamber networking events

Further information can be found by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/directory?cat=Business