Cheshire East Council's Business Events

Knutsford Jelly

Knutsford Jelly are Cheshire's first ever events exclusively for people who work from home e.g. freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners - who spend their time working from dining rooms, lounges or even (in sunnier times) the back garden!

They are FREE informal event, where businesses can get together with like-minded people and work in a different environment for the day - sharing ideas, collaborating, and supporting each other.

Just bring your work, your laptop, and a smile!

Date  Time  Location
Wednesday 25th June 2014  9am-5pm Knutsford Town Council offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA
Wednesday 30th July 2014  9am-5pm Knutsford Town Council offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA
Wednesday 27th August 2014  9am-5pm Knutsford Town Council offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA
Wednesday 24th September 2014  9am-5pm Knutsford Town Council offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA
Wednesday 29th October 2014  9am-5pm Knutsford Town Council offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA
Wednesday 26th November 2014  9am-5pm Knutsford Town Council offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA

To book your place at the event, please visit the Knutsford Jelly website.

Business Hubs

Following on from the business engagement events held in 2013 and the feedback we received from businesses that attended the events, Cheshire East Council has developed a range of fully subsidised Business Hub activities.

The free to attend Hub workshops and networking events are aimed at anyone considering self employment, new and established businesses and the third sector (e.g. charities and social enterprises).

Linkedin Workshop

The growing popularity of social and professional networking sites such as Linkedin, means they can no longer be ignored. With over 1.3 million small businesses now on the site, Linkedin can help develop your business, promote your services to a larger audience and strengthen and extend your existing network of business contacts.

This session will give you a better understanding of how to develop brand awareness, engage with customers, broaden your business interests and build and engage with your professional network.

Date  Time  Location
Tuesday 17th June 2014 11.30am - 1pm Old Town Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 1HR

Where is my USP?

Release your greatest untapped source of Profits. Create a unique Customer Experience and develop your very own USP so you stand out in a crowded Marketplace. From this session you will understand the significance and potential this has on your business. We will look at marketing your business in a new light, with practical take home techniques tailored to your business that will make a real difference once implemented.

Date  Time  Location
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 11.30am - 1pm Meadowside, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, CW12 1DY

Brand Me! What Is a Brand and How To Develop One

This session will give you better understanding of what a brand really is and how it could benefit your business. During the session you will look at your business as it is now and where you would like it to be. Presented in a relaxed and down to earth approach, you will find it a great introduction, so no matter how much your knowledge in the subject, you will take away top tops and ideas that will help your business.

Date  Time  Location
Monday 11th September 2014 11.30am - 1pm The Georges Community Centre, West Street, Crewe, CW2 8SJ

Social Media as a Marketing Tool

Gain an overview of current Social Media trends and the most popular social media channels including Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Youtube. Understand how you as an SME business can use social media technologies to promote your services; from straight promotion and database gathering to time sensitive offers and filling cancelled appointments and more importantly, making yourself aware of some of the pitfalls when using social media e.g. branding, handling of bad PR .

Date  Time  Location
Thursday 16th October 2014 11.30am - 1pm Macclesfield College, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 8LF

Networking Do’s and Don'ts

There seems to be a growing number of networking opportunities and whilst it may seem like some are born to mingle, the truth is it takes practice to do it successfully. Your time is valuable so make sure you get the best results, help yourself to build contacts and make the right choices to benefit your business. Join us for this informal session providing top tips on networking. Please note this is an interactive workshop.

Date  Time  Location
Thursday 20th November 2014 11.30am - 1pm The Georges Community Centre, West Street, Crewe, CW2 8SJ

FREE one-to-one appointments with a business advisor will be available from 10.30am-11.30am and 1pm-3pm but due to increased demand will need to be booked in advance. To do so or complete the Business Adviser Appointment form.

To book your place on one of the workshops, please email business@cheshireeast.gov.uk  

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