October Events from BIPC Sussex

Autumn is officially with us and the new school and academic year has begun. It does feel like an apt time to consider setting some new goals, learning new skills or meeting new people to connect with. BIPC Sussex can support in all these areas – so scroll through our October listings of networking events, workshops and webinars.

 

This is one of our busiest months yet: unique events include two Libraries Week events – a Green theme this year, so we’ve invited Zellar to talk at our coffee morning and in the afternoon to run a workshop about their sustainability platform, which will enable you to measure, plan, activate, report and share your business’ sustainability journey.

The theme for Black History Month this year is ‘Saluting our Sisters’. The BIPC will facilitate a panel and networking event for everyone. We’ll be hearing from some of the black and racially minoritised female entrepreneurs that have connected with BIPC Sussex over the last few years. The event will highlight the achievements of these female entrepreneurs and offer an opportunity to hear about their personal business journeys, highlighting the realities of building a business as a black or racially minoritised woman. We hope this event will celebrate individual successes and inspire future generations.

Green Coffee Morning – Relaxed in-person Networking

In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Wednesday,4 Oct 2023, 10:30am-12pm

Come along and join in our monthly networking sessions for informal conversation, meeting of like-minded people and possible new business connections. Come meet the BIPC team and share your business journeys with others. This month’s guest speaker is Adam Wright from Zellar, who will talk about how you can measure, plan, and share your business’ sustainability journey.

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Business Sustainability Workshop with Zellar
In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2023, 1 – 2pm

The session will cover how to tackle sustainability and reduce the cost of doing business, so that you feel confident to go away and kickstart your journey to Net Zero. Through a partnership between Zellar and the BIPC, Adam will be handing out Zellar licences for free for one year at the event.

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Manifesto Workshop for Creative Industries and Social Enterprises
In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Thursday, 5 Oct 2023, 10am – 1pm

This workshop led by Exploding Appendix will help anyone wanting to think creatively about their mission statement. It would suit artists, collectives, charities, social enterprises and anyone with a mission that they want to explore. In this session we will draw upon the history of art manifestos from a diverse array of movements..

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Get your business online with a perfect website

Online
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2023, 10 – 11am

Professional tips and tricks for getting your business online with a new website or to improve your existing business website. You won’t hear jargon or tech talk in this session but loads of useful information from Rick Chapman, founder of The Digital Beacon.
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Networking for Success – 15 Top Tips

In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2023, 10:30am-11:30pm

In this engaging in-person session at the BIPC in Jubilee Library, Mike Monk, founder of Advantage Business Mentoring will share his 15 top tips for successful networking, to give you the confidence and the tools to make the most of any networking opportunity.
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Group Coaching for Business Owners

In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Thursday, 12 Oct 2023, 10:30am-12pm

Group coaching is a really effective way of normalising some of the often hidden, unconscious or limiting barriers and beliefs that we all have, but are not always aware of, when running a business. The benefit of group coaching is that everyone attending the group session gets to witness coaching in real time, even if they are not the one directly getting coaching in that moment. With Victoria Ramsden of Integrity Performance Consultancy.

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Coffee Morning and Networking at BIPC Local – Crawley Library

In-person at Crawley Library

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2023, 10am-12pm

Come along and join in our monthly networking sessions for informal conversation, meeting of like-minded people and possible new business connections. Come meet the BIPC team and share your business journeys with others.

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Coffee Morning & Networking at BIPC Local – Eastbourne Library

In-person at Eastbourne Library

Wednesday, 20 Sept 2023, 10:30am-11:30am

The BIPC Coffee Mornings are relaxed in person networking & information sessions for finding out about our free events, databases and information, as well as informal conversation, meeting of like minded people and possible new business connections. Hosted by the BIPC team and Ameesha Bhugwandeen, Local Enterprise Manager for Sussex, NatWest Group.

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Database Workshop: Market Research for Start-Ups
In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton
Thursday, 19 Oct 2023, 2pm – 3pm

If you’re a start-up, carrying out effective market research will enable you to make informed decisions and reduce the risk of starting a new venture. Join the BIPC team at this group workshop to learn how to use our market research databases.
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Business Model Canvas: Who said Business Planning had to be hard?

In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023, 10:30am-12pm

If the thought of writing your first business plan feels daunting and time consuming, there’s a tool to help you – the Business Model Canvas. In this practical workshop at the BIPC, you will learn to divide and address each section of the business plan and how each works together to build your business.

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Afternoon Tea Networking – Making Menopause your Business
In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023, 2pm – 4pm

It is ‘World Menopause Day’ in October and we have joined up with HERE a primary care social enterprise and Brighton & Hove City Council’s Public Health team for our Afternoon Tea networking event – find out why you should make menopause your business and how staff can thrive at work. REGISTER

Introduction to Intellectual Property​

In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Monday, 30 Oct 2023, 10:30-11:30am

Whether it’s an invention, design, brand name, literary work or a song – this session with the BIPC team will give you the knowledge to identify the Intellectual Property (IP) assets contained within your business and how best to protect them.

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Saluting our Sisters: Black and Racially Minoritised Female Entrepreneurs
In-person at Jubilee Library, Brighton
Wedndesday, 31 Oct 2023, 2pm – 4pm
BIPC Sussex invite you to a special panel & networking event for Black History Month 2023; our guest panelists are black and racially minoritised women that have had connections with BIPC Sussex over the past few years. Panelists to be announced within the next two weeks, by early October.

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