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Jan 2015 Peterborough

‘How to’ Workshop – Micro-funding for Creative Projects using Crowd Funding Platforms

Tuesday 6 January – 1300 to 1600

Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Road Peterborough PE1 1YX

Join Sara Black, Programme Manager for the Chamber of Culture, for a free workshop exploring the use of Crowdfunding as a tool to raise funding for a project idea, and to use as a tool to develop existing, and engage with, audiences.

Sara has proven experience of launching a project by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.   The course will look at a variety of crowdfunding platforms with case studies from theatre, visual arts, film and performance.

Crowdfunding campaigns provide producers with a number of benefits, beyond the strict financial gains.

Click here for more information and to reserve a place.

Peterborough Does Business

Wednesday 7 January – 1800 to 2030

Peterborough Regional College – The Enterprise Lounge, Park Crescent, Peterborough PE1 4DZ

A networking group supporting local businesses and new start-ups by bringing them together in a relaxed and informal environment to connect and build relationships.

Meet in The Enterprise Lounge at the regional college and enjoy a bite to eat before meeting other attendees, and hearing from a community interest organisation, and a business focussed

Click here for more information and to reserve a place.

The Peterborough IP Clinic

Monday 12 January – 1000 to 1200

Rawlinsons Chartered Accountants, Ruthlyn House, 90 Lincoln Road, Peterborough

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys clinic provides free basic advice to unrepresented innovators who are at the early stages of developing an idea.

Clinic attendees also have the option to discuss the tax reliefs available in respect of research and development work or patented products, or indeed any other accounting or tax issues. Initial consultations are free of charge.

For more information or to book your appointment please contact Joanna Bacon on 01733 568321 or by email joanna.bacon@rawlinsons.co.uk.

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce – Before You Join – Peterborough

Wednesday 14 January –   0930 to 1100

Chamber offices, 6 The Forum, Minerva Business Park, Lynchwood, Peterborough, PE2 6FT

An opportunity to discover all you need to know about the Chamber, the business services included, and the opportunities we will provide for you to promote your company should you make the decision to join.  During the session we will also explain how we can help you get connected with others in the Chamber network and across the wider business community.

‘Before You Join’ is free to attend but please book in advance as places are limited.

Click to find out more or book your free place or call 01223 209811.

CABY CIC – Volunteer/Facilitation Training Workshops

Saturday 17 and Saturday 24 January – 1000 to 1700

John Mansfield Centre, , Dogsthorpe, PE1 4HX, Peterborough

  • Do you have a creative skill to share or simply want to help other people discover their hidden stories and talents?
  • Discover your own creative potential and help us give Peterborough the “CABY CIC”
  • Come along to our volunteer training days on Saturday 17th January and Saturday 24th
  • Experience the unique co-creation process we intend to use in the local community workshops planned for 2015.

More information.

Informal Networking Evening – Peterborough

Wednesday 21 January – 1700 to 1900

Park Inn by Raddison, Telephone House, Wentworth Street, Peterborough, PE1 1DH

A free to attend informal networking evening which attracts businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors across Cambridgeshire.

Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this opportunity to make new business connections – anyone is welcome. See website for more information.

To find out more please email Peter Watts, the Chambers’ Membership Development Officer, p.watts@cambscci.co.uk or call on 07545 697799.

LAMMA Show – January 2015

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 January

The two-day event is the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show, and is expected to attract some 900 exhibitors and over 40,000 visitors from the UK and overseas.

The event is free and provides a showcase of the very latest farming machinery and techniques.

For more information about the show and list of exhibitors visit the LAMMA Show website.

Grow your Business through People

Tuesday 27 January 0815 to 1200

West Anglia Training Association, Old Houghton Road, Hartford

‘Grow your Business through People’ is the brand developed by the Chambers’ Learning and Skills Sector and supported by local partners. These events encourage businesses to plan for growth and look at ways of how they can do so, by recruiting and developing the right staff.

The event will include an update from Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership, as well as exploring how businesses can plan for business growth and employ the right people.

There will be the opportunity to talk with training and development providers, hear about local business success, and network with other local businesses.  The event is FREE to attend.  Places are to be booked in advance to assist with catering purposes.

Contact Daisy Rivetti, Events Administrator, by email d.rivetti@cambscci.co.uk or on 01733 370809.

Destination Digital Women – Set up your own home office Workshop

Wednesday 28 January – 1000 to 1300

Peterborough Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX

Advice on how to set up a home office with useful tips on working on how to work successfully on your own.  There will be guidance on how to set up a home office; wifi/broadband and use cloud services; organisation and time management; and where to go for help with basic business skills like tax, accounts, banking, sales & marketing.

More information and book a place click here.

Ready for Growth Conference

Thursday 29 January – 0900 to 1130

KingsGate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell – Peterborough, PE1 4YT

This unique event, hosted by Rawlinsons in association with Opportunity Peterborough, will offer valued support from some of the city’s key professionals to ensure your business is geared up for growth, equipping you with the knowledge and tools to further enhance your business during the next 12 months.

The conference will give insight into the life cycle of a typical business with strategies for growth and a prosperous retirement, as well as covering

  • Growing your business online
  • Finance for growth
  • Support & funding opportunities to help grow your business
  • An insight into how you can triple the value of your business

To book your place please register by 12 January 2015

If you have any events in the Peterborough region in January that you’d like to promote, please let us know in the comments below ….

Written by Davina Young @ Nwes


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