The Hub Business Community Event: Thursday 16 July

Are you a homeworker?  Do you manage a small or micro business in the Falkirk area?  Have you heard about The Hub?

meet work createAt Falkirk Business Hub we have a vibrant business community with accountants, beauticians, care workers, crafters, contractors, designers, lawyers, physiotherapists … to name just a few.  We want to help you become part of our community by finding out more about the businesses that work here and by offering you support in developing your own business.

Come along to The Hub Business Community Event on Thursday 16th July to find out more.

Learn something new at one of our free business workshops, find out more about our tenant’s businesses or meet someone new at our networking lunch.

Falkirk Business Hub provides a collaborative and community driven workspace, enabling independent business people thub windowo work better, together.

Join us between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 16th July to become part of a vibrant business community.

 

Free Business Workshops @ The Hub – Thursday 16th July

11am – 11.30am:  Making the internet work for you with Digital KitbagKitbag logo

Having an online presence is essential in today’s market, but it means more than just a basic website.  People go online and search in all sorts of different ways, so an effective website has to look right and perform well on mobile, tablets and computers and a presence on social media and Google+ Local is important to make sure you’re visible from every angle.   In this short workshop Digital Kitbag will tell you why it’s important to make your website work for you and share some top tips on how you can improve your web presence to increase your business sales.  Digital Kitbag is falkirk herald logobrought to you by Johnston Press the provider of The Falkirk Herald.

Pre-register for this free workshop and receive a free digital audit of your business!  To pre-register, email your business name, website and the names of people attending to hublounge@falkirkbusinesshub.co.uk

12noon-12.30pm:  Growing a business in Scotland with SCDISCDI-Logo

So you’ve decided to set up a business or you’ve been running a small business for a while – but how do you maximise the local advantages of being here in Falkirk?

In this seminar SCDI Chief Executive Ross Martin, who has a track record of business start-ups and senior leadership roles, will talk about maximising local advantages to take on the three major challenges common nationally, namely; poor productivity, low levels of innovation and a lack of expansion beyond local markets.  Join us to hear advice from Ross on steps you can take to help your business develop.

12noon – 2pm: Networking Lunch

Join us in the HubLounge between 12 and 2pm to meet and get to know other business people who may be able to work with you and help your business grow.

2pm – 2.20pm: Wellness for Work with Life Fit

Spending all day sitting at your desk?  Finding your staff complain about back, neck or shoulder aches and pains?

When you run a busy business it’s all too easy to become attached to your desk or develop bad posture habits and there has been a rise in the trend in the amount of sick leave attributed to musculoskeletal problems.  Whether you work from your kitchen table, a home office, or in a workshop, studio or office, join Life Fit Wellness at this workshop for tips from an experienced Physiotherapist on how to improve the ergonomics of your workspace to provide a healthier, more productive environment.  You will also hear practical advice on how employers and employees can work together to proactively buck sick leave trends.

And once you’ve heard about how to improve your posture if you like the idea of moving more but aren’t sure how to do it – why not join Life Fit in their studio for a free yoga taster session?

2.30pm – 3pm: Yoga Taster with Life FitLife Fit Classes icon

Need to learn how to switch off from running your business? Want to improve your flexibility, tone up and strengthen yourself physically and mentally?  Heard of yoga but been too scared or busy to try it?

Join Life Fit in their studio for a free yoga taster session to find out what it’s all about.  In this free half hour workshop Life Fit will take you through some of the basic terminology and poses and give you an introduction to relaxation techniques.  Yoga has many health benefits, helping to release tension and develop better concentration, in addition to strengthening and toning your entire body.  Try it for free and at your own pace and see how yoga could help improve your life.  If would be helpful if you could pre-register for this free taster session by emailing the names of people attending to hublounge@falkirkbusinesshub.co.uk.

3.15pm – 3.45pm: Social Media for Small Business with Sticky Toffeesticky toffee

Everyone’s talking about social media but what is it and how can it actually help your business?

There are lots of different types of social media available but in this short taster session, Sticky Toffee will look at how Twitter, Facebook or Instagram can help you maximise your potential to reach new customers.  Don’t be left behind – learn the basics and hear practical tips about implementing the right social media to engage your customers to increase sales and brand awareness.

 

FHub-Lounge-Logo-Outlines-High-Resor further information or to pre-register for any of the free business workshops, email your business name, website and the names of people attending to hublounge@falkirkbusinesshub.co.uk