The Confident Business

Step away and think strategically about your business with a new programme of free, practical support designed to help you structure your planning and tighten your business model.

The Confident Business is a practical business support programme for any business in Brighton & Hove that’s been adversely affected by the pandemic, and looking to review and reboot confidently into this year and beyond. You’ll get the tools and knowledge to adapt and help your business thrive – with confidence!

You might be an established business, a sole trader, a micro business or a start-up. The tailored support is also designed for businesses that can face additional barriers including women founders and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

What support is included?

Workshops (virtual)

Join small group workshops on four key topics: Pitch, Price, Customers and Tech. Each covering a quadrant of the Business Model Canvas, you’ll come away with refreshed ideas, new confidence and deeper thinking about your business.

Here’s what’s coming up. Click the titles to find out more about each workshop, and book your place:

 

One-to-one sessions with business experts (virtual)

Workshop attendees can also join one-to-one advice sessions with business experts. Please not that there are a limited number, so on a first come first serve basis. You’ll find out more information, and how to join, after you attend a workshop.

Peer-to-Peer Networking (in-person)

Connect with other local businesses at facilitated peer networking events. Find out more and book here:

 

Audio Guides

A series of four short audio guides complements the series.

Customers

Drawing on the Business Model Canvas model and guiding you through why you need to know who your ideal customer is and how to be sure they trust you to meet their needs in ways your competitors can’t.

Price

What do you need to know to be in control of your pricing and costs? How can you be empowered by your finances instead of afraid of them?

Pitch

Now you know who your customers are – what are you going to say to them? You know your business has something exciting to offer, and that you’re creating real value for your customers. But how do you get the message across?

Tech

Coming soon

Crucial to success is access to expertise, communication tools, data, and technology. But with so much out there, how do you know what you need and how to get it?

The Confident Business series is led by the Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Brighton & Hove and delivered by Brighton Chamber and always possible.

Get in touch with the Chamber events team for any questions about the Confident Business support programme: events@brightonchamber.co.uk

BIPC Brighton & Hove based at Jubilee Library in Brighton supports entrepreneurs, start-ups and small to medium businesses across Sussex to develop the insight, skills and confidence to start and grow successful businesses. As well as being a hub for entrepreneurs to network and attend events on a wide range of business topics, it provides free 121 expert advice delivered by local business experts, and access to a wealth of free information – business databases, market research reports, company data and information on intellectual property. Stay up to date with the BIPC by signing up to their mailing list. And get in touch at: bipc@brighton-hove.gov.uk.