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London's universities say ‘OpenSME’ to new support for capital's small businesses

A group of London's universities are launching a new collaboration – OpenSME – that seeks to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access the expertise and knowledge they offer.

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10,000 Small Businesses briefing session, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 29 August, 8.30am

Start: Aug 29, 2014 8:30:00 AM
End: Aug 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM

10,000 Small Businesses
UCL are opening applications for the successful Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme which may be well suited to any businesses in your network. 

How to Grow Your Business in Europe Workshop

Start: Sep 8, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Sep 8, 2014 5:00:00 PM

EEN
Are you looking to take your business international, have a great product or service or looking for new suppliers but have limited resources to do so?

10,000 Small Businesses briefing session, IDEALondon, 9 September, 12.30pm

Start: Sep 9, 2014 12:30:00 PM
End: Sep 9, 2014 2:00:00 PM

10,000 Small Businesses
UCL are opening applications for the successful Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme which may be well suited to any businesses in your network. 

Better Offers to Our Customers, Better Suppliers to My Business: Finding Partners in Europe

Start: Sep 11, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Sep 11, 2014 8:00:00 PM

EEN
This workshop is an opportunity to explore some of the resources that UCL has for small businesses and entrepreneurs to make connections with suppliers and partners abroad with hands-on support and guidance from representatives from EEN and the UKTI. We'll show you how you can:

The Mobile Academy, Autumn 2014

Start: Sep 30, 2014 6:30:00 PM

The Mobile Academy
The Mobile Academy, a certified CPD programme from UCL & Mobile Monday London opens for a 5th season.

GCEC Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship Everywhere

Start: Oct 2, 2014 12:00:00 PM
End: Oct 4, 2014 2:00:00 PM

GCEC
GCEC Conference 2014 is the premium conference for Centre Directors and stakeholders working within the ever-expanding entrepreneurship ecosystem. This interactive and solutions focused 3 day conference will support Centre Directors and stakeholders in developing their own centres through sharing knowledge, ideas and best practice across the sector and around the globe.

Leadership and Management

Start: Oct 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Oct 8, 2014 5:00:00 PM

CPD
3-day CPD Accredited Leadership and Management Training for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, UCL Staff, Alumni and Post-graduate Students.

How to Engage with Business

Start: Oct 22, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Oct 22, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Hand shake
The 'How to engage with Businesses' workshop is one of a three part mini-course, Communicating Science to Business, which helps to prepare academics looking to maximise the benefits of presenting their academic research to business audiences.

Financing Entrepreneurs

Start: Oct 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Oct 29, 2014 12:30:00 PM

CPD
From Idea to Investment- Everything you need to know on how to raise investment for your business in the London market. The course is delivered by John Spindler (CEO, Capital Enterprise).

Enterprise Bootcamp: 3-5 November 2014

Start: Nov 3, 2014 9:15:00 AM
End: Nov 5, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Students with Boot Camp certificates
How often do you get a chance to attend a three day course run by finance, innovation and business specialists and . . . all for FREE!?

Pitching Skills

Start: Nov 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 11, 2014 5:00:00 PM

CPD
This intensive course is a great opportunity to learn how to plan, structure and deliver an effective pitch - a key skill in almost any business.

How To Become A More Confident And Effective Networker

Start: Nov 12, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Nov 12, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Networking
The 'How To Become A More Confident And Effective Networker' workshop is one of a a three part mini-course, Communicating Science to Business, that helps to prepare academics looking to maximise the benefits of presenting their academic research to business audiences.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Start: Nov 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 20, 2014 5:00:00 PM

CPD
3-day CPD Accredited Entrepreneurial Marketing Training for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, UCL Staff, Alumni and Post-graduate Students

Recruiting & Managing your First Employee

Start: Nov 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 21, 2014 5:00:00 PM

CPD
Recruiting and managing your first employee can be an extremely tricky practice to get right for an entrepreneur or small business. And the implications of getting it wrong can be very costly.

Presenting to Business

Start: Nov 26, 2014 12:30:00 PM
End: Nov 26, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Man giving presentation
The Presenting to Business workshop is one of a three part mini-course, Communicating Science to Business, which helps to prepare academics looking to maximise the benefits of presenting their academic research to business audiences.

Negotiation Training Course

Start: Nov 26, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Nov 28, 2014 4:00:00 PM

CPD
3-day CPD Accredited Negotiation Training for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, UCL Staff, Alumni and Post-graduate Students.

Sales Strategy

Start: Dec 2, 2014 9:30:00 AM
End: Dec 2, 2014 5:30:00 PM

CPD
This course is designed to introduce participants to some key models and toolkits that they can apply to their business in order to create an effective sales strategy. Having a strategic approach to your sales is vital in order to capitalise on the work of you and your salesforce, to improve your margins and to enhance customer satisfaction.