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 both HEARable and can be used for the Sheffield Graduate Award. In order to do this, you need to attend five out of seven sessions and pass an assignment.
These sessions take place every Thursday between 6.15-7.30pm in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 1. For full details on each session, check out the event listings below:-
9th 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
16th February –Top 10 things to consider when starting a business
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 come up with 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 at Sheffield City Council
Please note there is no session on the 23rd February
2nd March- Marketing
How do you successfully market a business? What are the best methods in the digital era? Today’s session will give you the marketing basics and hopefully inspire you with the more innovative methods of marketing.
Hosted by Stephen Thompson, Head of Digital, The University of Sheffield
9th March – The Legal aspects of finance
How do you keep your business on the right side of the law? This session will discuss all of the financial implications that a business might have.
Hosted by students from the Louise Glover, Director of Civic Engagment, Law School and CommLaw Pro Bono Society
16th 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
23rd March – Market Research
Completeing market research is a important part of any validating any business. Today, you will find out what resoources are avaliable to you in order to do this.
Hosted by Joyce Gray, Sheffield Libraries and Archives