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The Growth Hub plays a key role in bringing Cumbria’s business community together and offers a varied and rewarding range of events to help you develop and grow your business, learn new skills, access expert advice, share ideas and meet potential customers.

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Telesales & Lead Generation Workshop – 19th July, Carlisle – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

July 19-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost to members: £95 – £145

Building relationships and promoting products and/or services over the telephone within a specific timeframe takes both skill and commitment.  Whether it’s creating a lead or converting leads the emphasis must be on building an instant rapport and identifying needs before the selling process begins. Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Justine Douglas of CTS, 19th July 9:30 to 16:30, Chamber offices, Carlisle, to find all about structuring a call, questioning and listening and preparing for objections are essential steps in…

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Free Social Media Content for Hospitality & Tourism – with Jackie Harris of Brightspark Marketing 23rd July, Carlisle – Cumbria Growth Catalyst

July 23-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

100 ideas for creating fabulous social media content Creative ideas, tips and techniques for hospitality businesses you can use over and over again You know that feeling. You’re sat in front of the screen like a rabbit in the headlights desperately trying to think of something new and different to post on your social media accounts, but you’re just out of ideas. Join Cumbria Growth Hub with funding from Cumbria Growth Catalyst and Jackie Harris of Brightspark Marketing to find…

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Confidence & Assertiveness Workshop – with Deborah Clark of Get Real Leadership – 24th July – Newton Rigg, Penrith – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

July 24-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost to members: £95 – £145

“Someone who is assertive behaves confidently and is not frightened to say what they want or believe”. (Cambridge Dictionary) Confidence and Assertiveness go hand in hand in positively shaping our relationships with colleagues, staff, managers and clients. An ability to appropriately express our thoughts, feelings and beliefs is a key skill for everyone in the workplace – and at home! This doesn’t mean we need, or have a right, to railroad over other people’s ideas, beliefs and needs. Being assertive…

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‘Finance for the Non Finance Manager’ Workshop – with Dodd & Co Accountants, 25th July, Carlisle – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

July 25-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost to members: £95 – £145

Every manager should understand finance if they are to play an active role in helping grow their organization and achieve its objectives. This course is aimed at those managers who are seeking a basic understanding in key financial documents and processes.   If you don't have a background in finance you might find it challenging reviewing  financial documents, analysing financial performance and managing budgets. This workshop will help you to understand and interpret basic financial documents used in your day-to-day business…

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Chamber Connect Networking Lunch

July 26-11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Cost to members: £20 – £25

Join us for our business network lunch at the Castle Green Hotel giving you the opportunity to engage with local businesses and current or prospective clients. Chamber Connect brings members and non-members together in an informal setting. Date: Friday 26th July, 11.30am-2pm. BOOK HERE The event includes a delicious lunch and the opportunity for you to enter our ‘lucky dip business card draw’ offering three delegates the chance to promote their business for two minutes during the event. In addition we are…

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Free Workshop – Sales Magic for e-Commerce with Paul Teague – Tuesday 30th July in Carlisle – Cumbria Growth Catalyst

July 30-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost to members: Free for eligible businesses

Hi   Join Cumbria Growth Hub with funding from Cumbria Growth Catalyst to find out how to sprinkle some magic sales dust over your e-commerce website, 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 30th July, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle.   Paul Teague, the Chamber's Digital Development Manager, has been working with websites since 2001 and sells thousands of e-books every year via online platforms such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Google Play.   He also knows a thing or…

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Sales Management workshop with Ian Loftus of Wessgate Financial Services, 2nd August, Newton Rigg, Penrith – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

August 2-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost to members: £95 – £145

Sales success is not just attitude, it’s about the company culture that drives your team, consequently the majority of skills required of a successful sales manager are completely different from those skills of an effective sales person.  If you manage anyone in a sales or customer facing role, you need to set the ‘code’ and just a small improvement in the effectiveness of sales staff can have a significant effect on the sales, margins, overall profitability and direction of any business. This is one of…

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The Effective Trainer – with Deborah Clark of Get Real Leadership – 6th & 13th August – Newton Rigg, Penrith – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

August 6-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost to members: £190 – £290

Training Your Trainers to Achieve Awesome Results We all know that the delivery of organisational results and objectives relies on having a well-trained, highly-skilled workforce. The engagement and ability of the team is what drives success and growth. For many organisations and businesses, the use of external training providers is neither appropriate nor cost-efficient and the responsibility for training falls to Senior and Middle Managers, HR or subject matter experts. But who has trained the trainer? Drawing on 30 years’…

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Budget Management workshop with Dodd & Co – 7th August, Dodd & Co, Carlisle -Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

August 7-9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cost to members: £55 – £95

Whatever the size of your business, a working budget is essential for successful financial management. Specifically designed for those becoming responsible for managing budgets, setting and achieving targets, with little or no training or background in finance, this not to be missed workshop will teach you how to prepare and manage your business budget, making decisions with confidence. Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Dodd & Co, 7th August 9:30am to 1pm, Dodd & Co offices, Rosehill to find out…

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