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Barnet Business Growth Programme

Our series of workshops and internships will soon come to an end however, you can access online resources below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss potential collaboration opportunities, please get in touch.

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We are pleased to announce that Barnet Council and Middlesex University are offering the Barnet business community the opportunity to attend a short series of business development workshops delivered by our renowned academic experts AND, the opportunity to access the talent, innovation and business-focused skillset of our final year students through a fully-funded 4-week placement/internship – ALL FOR FREE.

  • Business Growth Workshops

  • FREE Business Development Workshop Programme

    The workshop programme runs through February and March 2023 – with weekly early evening workshops on business-critical topics. Feel free to bring along your employees or even organise it as a team activity to contribute to your organisation's team building and CPD plans.

    • 16th Feb, 6-7pm: ‘Business Growth and Sustainability’
    • 23rd Feb, 6-7pm: ‘Making Reasoned and Justifiable Business Decisions’
    • 2nd March, 6-7pm: ‘Overcoming barriers to understanding your numbers; Key Accounting Principles for your Business'
    • 16th March, 6-7pm, ONLINE: ‘ Digital and Social Media – A Marketing Roadmap’
    • 23rd March, 6-7pm: ‘Change Through Innovation’
  • The FREE one-hour workshops will be delivered at Middlesex University, College Building, Room C207 and will be followed by networking sessions including refreshments. They will also be recorded for those unable to attend in person*.

    Book your place now

  • Internship Programme

  • Fully-funded Student Internship

    The internship programme enabled our MDX students to work closely with businesses in Barnet on critical objectives and growth strategies including Marketing and Campaigning, Market Research and Product Development, Operations, Logistics and Business Planning.

    The internships combined in-person and online interaction and varied in length, being either 4 or 6 weeks long, 20hrs per week in both cases. The programme is FREE to the business and is fully funded through the collaboration between Barnet Council and Middlesex University.

    Express your interest

  • While the application portal is now closed you can still express your interest in future opportunities.

  • Training Courses

Over the summer and autumn of 2022, Barnet Council and Middlesex University have partnered to provide a unique programme of FREE, short training courses, specifically designed to support the growth and development of Barnet-based micro-businesses by providing them with the tools, knowledge, and confidence they needed to grow forward.

You can find the available online resources below, including lecture slides, supporting materials, and video summaries.

  • Onlie Resources

    • Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

      Learn from an entrepreneurial expert on how your business can make a positive impact on the local community: socially, environmentally, and economically. How to engage B2B with your business community in innovating environmental, communal and societal positive impact.

    • Management and Leadership: May the Force Be With You

      There are growing resource challenges operating in today's markets. Learn ways to maximise your management and leadership development to help you navigate through turbulent times.

    • Business Decision Making: Get It Right

      Running and developing a small business depends so critically on making the right decisions at the right time - often through uncertainty and volatility. This course will show you how to make informed and justifiable decisions for your business.

    • Business Model Evaluation

      A simple, intensive yet engaging workshop for identifying, mapping and reviewing how your business creates value for each of its customer segments. Wholely interactive, the workshop uses a powerful, accessible tool which has helped multinationals, start-ups and every type of organisation in between. Identify why people will buy from you, how to compete on what really matters to customers and how to allocate resources where they make the most impact. This workshop will help you innovate to differentiate.

    • Business Accounting: know your numbers!

      Accounting can be confusing – it’s difficult to see how the numbers work. But we approach the subject visually, in an interactive and engaging way, making accounting fun and simple. No prior knowledge is required and your relationship with financial information will be transformed giving you important insights into how your business works.

    • Leading Change Through Innovation

      How do you identify the need for change and growth? Whether that be through technology; strategy or people, learn from our start-up experts on how you can take that innovative next step to develop.

    • Essential Business Strategies: Knowing The Game

      What are the building blocks for ensuring your business thrives? Drop the dice of chance and get on board with proven approaches to decision-making and ways of thinking that will build and grow your business.

    • Digital and Social Media: A Marketing Roadmap

      Our world renowned global marketing guru will share with you the key tips; best practice and ways in which YOU can bring the world to your product or service through digital and social media. Get familiar with some FREE to use tools that can truly impact on your customer reach.

*You can choose to attend any or all of the workshops offered.

*Please note that the workshops are highly interactive, therefore we recommend in-person attendance. Those joining online will not benefit from participating in group activities or tailored advise.

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