Innovation for Growth (IFG)
- Taster Session – External Funding Advice.
Friday 28th January 2011, 10:00 – 11:00, Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus (after the Business Breakfast)
Guest Speaker: Dr Frank Cave, of IEED at Lancaster University Management School
“Are external equity investors really good for you – is it as simple as 10% of the pie or 100% of nothing?”
Thinking of seeking external funding but not sure whether to go for it? Then this taster workshop may help you decide. Dr Cave, will give you some pointers to consider based on recent research into the funding patterns of UK technology-based start-up firms. For further details or to register for the event please visit: http://newshub.daresburysic.co.uk/Event/Detail/1339
- Win Some, Learn Some
Wednesday 9th February 2011, 8:30-12:30, Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus
Guest Speaker: Nina Lockwood, Management Consultant
This half day workshop will meet the needs of owners and managers of small & medium size enterprises who wish to remain profitable & productive in challenging economic times. For further information or to register for this event please click here.
- Project Management: What can it do for you?
Thursday 17th February 2011, 09:00 – 13:00, Lancaster University Management School
Guest Speaker:Dr John Mackness, Lancaster University Management School
The hectic nature of running a small to medium sized business can lead to issues with efficiency and effectiveness of management projects. This half day workshop will identify the advantages and opportunities that can be gained through effective project management. It will also advise how to develop a project management mindset to assist in developing competitive advantage. For further details or to register please click here.
- Best Practices for Clarity and Communication within Family Business.
Thursday 24th February 2011, 09:00 – 12:30, Lancaster University
Guest Speakers: Ken McCracken, Consultant, Family Business Solutions Ltd. and Leif Melin, Director, Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO)
An interactive half day workshop aimed at Family Businesses.
Clarity and communication are imperative for every family business. As your business and your family grow and become more complex the only way to achieve success and enjoy prosperity is to get organised and manage governance. This workshop will cover best practice used by progressive family businesses who strive for success across generations. For further details or to register please click here.
Student Projects and Placements
We are currently seeking a small number of SMEs to work with our MSc in Advanced Marketing Management students.
The projects will focus on making marketing processes more efficient and how to get the most out of working with marketing/ design agencies. These projects will start in May 2011, to request an application form or for further details on student projects please contact Jo Valentine at email@example.com or 01524 510718.