Skill Build Spring 2017-18

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Skill Build is a series of workshops which can help you make your ideas happen. This semester, we are concentrating on developing your entrepreneurial skills, so regardless of your degree background; you will have knowledge of how the business world is operated. The course is centred on the Business Model Canvas (don’t worry if you don’t know what that is- we will cover it in our sessions) and will give you loads of advice on how to get a business idea off the ground

Skill Build is HEARable. In order to get this onto your HEAR record, you need to attend five out of six sessions and pass an assignment.

These sessions take place every Thursday between 6.15-7.30pm in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 3 (with one exception). For full details on each session, check out the event listings below:-

15th February- Welcome to Skill Build

In this session, we will talk you through what the next few weeks will involve, we will introduce you to the Business Model Canvas and show you how you can generate business ideas.

Hosted by University of Sheffield Enterprise

22nd February –Top 10 Tips when starting a Business (Please note that today’s session is at the Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 4)

Today’s session will focus on the steps that you need to take in order to set up a business. It will cover all of basics such as how to get a good business name, how to register a business and all of the considerations you need in order to make your business successful.

Hosted by Andrew Bunn, Solutions for Business, Sheffield City Council

1st March- Marketing

How do successful market a business? What are the best methods in the digital era? Today’s session will give you the marketing basics and will inspire you to be more innovative in marketing.

Hosted by Rob Taylor,

8th March- Basic Business Accountancy

What is a Profit and Loss Account and why is it important? Come to today’s session to find out more about basic business accountancy.

Hosted by Tim Baum Dixon, Shorts

15th March- Networking

Networking is a word that normally fills people with dread. Today’s session will show you that networking isn’t that scary, how to do it and why it is so important.

Hosted by Jon Colman, Red Vanilla

22nd March – Are your Website Terms and Conditions Enforceable?

How do you keep your business on the right side of the law? This session will discuss E-Commerce Law and how to ensure that you keep your business protected.

Hosted by Louise Glover, Director of Civic Engagement, Law School and students from CommLaw Pro Bono Society

For more information and to register, click here


15 February 2018 6:15 pm
22 March 2018 7:30 pm
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Lecture Theatre 3
The Diamond, The University of Sheffield Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom
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