1 December 2014

December 2014 Harlow

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. In 2014 Small Business Saturday UK will take place on Saturday December 6th.

Get involved

LinkedIn for Business Masterclass

Tuesday 2nd December

9:00am to 5:00pm

Central Working – Whitechapel, Stepney, Tower Hamlets

This course teaches you the fundamentals of managing a powerful Linked-in profile combined with proven techniques for building powerful new business contacts.  The following modules will be covered:

Introduction to Linked-in : The Importance of a professional image : Setting up a company profile : Building your network : Etiquette and Communication : Engaging strategies for building relevant connections : Content marketing formats for developing new connections : Advertising options on Linked-in : Advanced features : Using Mobile

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The Journey to Innovation event

Tuesday 2nd December

12.30pm to 4.30pm

Harlow Health Resource Centre, Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow, CM20 3DT

The Journey to Innovation is a free event aimed at both people working in the MedTech sector and health sector staff who have innovations that they wish to see commercialised.

Find out about practical and financial support that is available to help get your innovation developed and adopted.

Hear real life case studies illustrating how others have achieved success inspiring you to take your idea further.

Speakers include:

  • Clinicians from The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAH) who have introduced innovative ideas
  • Health Enterprise East (NHS Innovations)
  • Anglia Ruskin University ERDF MedTech Programme
  • Anglia Ruskin University Clinical Trials Unit

Free Event.   Free lunch.  Great ideas.  More information

Cyber Crime and what business can expect now and in the future

Wednesday 3rd December

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Hilton Hotel, Stansted Airport, Takeley, Essex

The speakers for this event are Chris Heaffey, Aviation Crime Tactical Advisor at Essex Police, and Claire Pluckrose, Manager for the National Cyber capabilities programme at the National Crime Agency.

Free parking is available at Enterprise House in the Staff Car Park.  Please bring along a name badge if you have one and of course plenty of business cards.  If you have any questions contact Julie Budden – 01279 87 00 64.

More information

Twitter for Business – London

Wednesday 3rd December

9:00am to 4:00pm

London Holborn Gate, Holborn, Camden

This Twitter training courses is designed to give you the detailed insight and knowledge you need to utilise your personal or business profiles. Twitter is one of the largest social media platforms and SocialB will give you the insight needed to utilise it.

More information

EACH Colchester Santa Run

Friday 5th December

1:00pm to 2:30pm

The North Colchester Business Centre, Wickford, Essex

Come and join us for a fun run, jog or stroll dressed as Santa and help raise funds for EACH!

The event starts and finishes at the North Colchester Business centre, and is over a distance of 3km. Join lots of other Santas – paint the Business Park red and complete the run in your Santa Suits. It’s not a race – you can run, walk, or jog – it’s up to you. Open to everyone and suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users too.

Adults (includes Santa Suit) £10Adults (without Santa Suit) £8

Help us to provide the care and support that local life threatened children and their families need. £25 sponsorship could pay for an essential nursing kit and art supplies for a play session.

For more information on how taking part helps local life threatened children, read some of the family stories from East Anglia’s Childrens’ Hospices

Supported by Colbea and C3 Imaging.  More information

Gateway Christmas Fayre

Saturday 6th December

1.00pm to 5.00pm

Gateway, Perry Road, Harlow, CM18 7NR

Harlow Mums in Business and Mumpreneurs Networking Club, have joined forces with one of the busiest venues, the Gateway, to provide a networking and support forum for small companies, and a Christmas Fayre which will showcase some of the multi-talented business people of Harlow and its surrounding area.

Come along and sample the brightest and best of Harlow’s small businesses at a very welcoming venue.

Call 07599 249962 for further details and to book or click here for more information

Admission is free – if you would like to secure a stall the charge will be £10


If you have any events you’d like to add to our calendar, please include in the comments below.

Written by Davina Young @ Nwes

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