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Sep 22, 2014

Free Business Workshops at the Markham Vale Business Development Programme

S4W Ltd is running ten free business workshops throughout October and November in Chesterfield.


Markham Vale Environment Centre is holding 10 core business skills workshops for small and medium sized businesses in the Chesterfield area.

The workshops are designed to address knowledge skills gaps around public sector tendering, profitability, environmental policies, social media and green marketing in small businesses.

The 3 hour workshops will be held at the Markham Vale Environment Centre, which is a sustainable, environmentally friendly business centre between 7 October and 26 November. 


So what can you expect? 

• Procurement: Competing Effectively through Tendering
This workshop will help participants understand if they are 'tender ready' and where they can improve their tender responses, including where businesses can add value through their environmental credentials.

• Resource Efficiency and Business Profitability
This workshop will raise awareness of new technology while also providing scope for considering current business practices, purchasing decisions and energy consumption patterns.

• Developing an Environmental Policy and Getting it Recognised
This workshop will show what benefits businesses can accrue from formalising environmental practices in the form of an environmental and also make businesses aware of the value of other assurance systems (including Investors in People, EQFM and others).

• Marketing: Selling your Products and Getting the Most from your Green Credentials
This workshop has been designed to support businesses to make the most of their environmental credentials when marketing their goods and services.

• Marketing and Branding for Small Businesses
This workshop will give you practical advice and guidance on everything you need to know to be able to successfully market your business. Covering the latest marketing tactics you will start to build a detailed marketing plan during the workshop that you can take back and implement.

• Social Media for Small Businesses
This workshop helps you promote your business product, service or organisation using the various popular social media websites (such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, etc). This workshop will be led by Sharon Stevens-Cash from Essential Marketing Solutions.

For more information about the workshops or how to book, please visit or email or call 0115 855 9983.