Business Help Series

Business Help Series is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and supported by Mayor of London.

Introducing London Business Hub webinars and events to support small businesses.

Our ‘Business Help Series’ events programme brings you highly informative FREE webinars and in-person events delivered by expert speakers and carefully designed to guide London’s small businesses across key challenges and topical problem areas.

Please check our eligibility criteria before registering.

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Upcoming events

Negotiation Skills: Get More of What You Want

  • Discovery the theory behind successful negotiations.
  • Negotiation basics: create and claim value.
  • The impact of cognitive biases.
  • Planning matters.

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

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Website Optimisation for Small Businesses

  • Discover how to structure and design your website to attract more visitors.
  • Understand the benefits and importance of search engine optimisation (SEO) for your business.
  • Learn how to rank more highly on search engines.
  • Master the art of producing compelling and effective content that is understood by customers.
  • Hear tips and insights to improve your customer’s experience online.

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Funding Future Growth: Accessing Finance for SMEs

  • Explore the different sources of funding and finance available.
  • Understand how to match the right funding and finance to your business needs.
  • Learn how to position your business to succeed through budgeting, forecasting and cashflow management.

Date: Thursday 9 February 2023

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

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People Management: Optimise Your Talent

  • Understand the importance of establishing Business Purpose as a foundation for getting the best from your people.
  • Ask the fundamental question of “Why grow my people?” and how that shapes your actions.
  • Discover how to attract and hire the right people.
  • Learn how to retain, engage and motivate your people.
  • Understand what performance management is and what it means for your small business.
  • Discover the methods, best practices and experiences of both appraising and being appraised for high performance.
  • Learn how to develop mentoring within your business.

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

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Is your business eligible?

This London Business Hub webinar is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund’s (ERDF) Hub & Spoke Project, as a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your company’s eligibility for the event.

Companies must:

  • Be based in London.
  • Be registered in the UK.
  • Meets the SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) criteria according to the European SME definition.
  • Is not “Undertaking in Difficulty” as of 31 December 2019. Please see the definition here (see question 17).
  • Has not received more than €200,00 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years.

The London Business Hub business support programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Case studies

We at the London Business Hub understand the practical and personal challenges that come with owning and running a small business. Hear what Susan Nguyen, The Nail Group Managing Director, has to say about the impact our support has had on her business through the COVID-19 crisis.

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