SOUTH Devon Enterprise Week, which takes place at various locations in Torbay from November 18 to 22, has a packed programme of informative events to help local businesses gain new skills and grow their business.
The TDA is working with partners from a number of business support organisations across South Devon to deliver this year's South Devon Enterprise Week, to stage a broad range of events to help local businesses start up or grow their existing business.
The types of events taking place will include: access to finance – understanding unsecured debt financing; a schools challenge designed to help young people better understand the world of enterprise; business start up taster sessions; how to cut costs through energy efficiency measures; a social enterprise day; a business festival bringing together key local support organisations looking at support for start ups, how not to be caught out by legislation, using social media and other useful hints and tips; and a speed networking event.
The TDA, in its role as Torbay Council's economic development company with a key aim to help businesses develop to create a strong local economy, is hosting some of the events which are all listed in the calendar on HE3 page 2.
The Using Social Media in Business workshops, which take place in half-hour one-to-one slots throughout the day on Tuesday November 19 with TDA Business Advisor Wayne Loschi at Cockington Court
The South Devon Export Network, an evening session on Wednesday November 20 from 5.45pm until 8pm to enable local business leaders to attend and find out about how they can tap into overseas markets with advice from an "export expert" from UKTI (UK Trade and Industry)
The South Devon Enterprise Week sees a preview on Friday morning November 22 of the new flexible workspace soon to be introduced called the Workhubs – a new concept to Torbay which offers micro businesses and freelancers the opportunity to rent desk space and meeting rooms at purpose-built Workhubs in Torquay and Brixham
The Torbay Business Festival throughout the day on Friday November 22 at South West Energy Centre, which brings together the key partners in the Torbay Business Support Forum, who are essentially the people and organizations who have created this varied programme of events, to show how people can be signposted to the right sort of support that they need to start up, develop and grow.