Free lunchtime events offer bite-size business advice

Business people in the Harrogate district are being offered something for nothing, with a series of bite-size seminars held by Harrogate Borough Council (HBC).

The lunchtime events will all take place at Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough, at 12-1:30pm.

HBC spokesperson Lynne Mee said: “These seminars give you the chance to make the most of lunchtime and use the time to work on, not in, your business.

“You’ll be able to find out how you can improve and grow your business, and where to go next for help.

“You can grab some refreshments, take away practical business tips, and meet other local business owners.”

Wednesday, March 6: How to do marketing on a shoestring

You don’t need to spend big money to market your business effectively

Thursday, March 21: Social Media – How to use it in your business

Understand the different social media options and how it can help grow your business

Thursday, April 4: How to grow your business: you and your people

Gain an insight into building your team and avoid common recruitment pitfalls

Thursday, April 18: How to grow through new and existing customers

Make the most of why customers buy from you, so you can find more and build your customer base

Thursday, May 2: How to finance growth: the range of options available

Review the range of funding options available, and find out how to access them

Thursday, May 16: Practical thinking to help your business succeed

Get to grips with the numbers: how to find the financial information you need to succeed

N.B. Booking is essential; email