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Free Marketing and Presentation Techniques Workshop May 18, 2009

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stepclever-business.jpg10th June 2009

Liverpool Chamber will be hosting a free half day course with lunch provided on marketing and presentation techniques.

The Stepclever event will help SMEs sell effectively and communicate creatively the positive attributes of their business and products. Designed to act as a practical refresher or as a first time session, a number of topics including; utilising marketing tools and how to apply best practices, will be demonstrated to raise attendees ability to grab attention and increase market share.

The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to win more business in both the public and private sectors and will be held at No 1 Old Hall Street, L3 9HG.

Stepclever workshops are free for anyone that lives, or runs a business in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby

To book contact June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or email june.davies@stepclever.co.uk

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New Series of Free Workshops Launched By Stepclever April 16, 2009

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stepclever_business A series of free workshops to aid businesses in North Liverpool to win new contracts is being rolled out by Stepclever, in partnership with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

The free events are designed to help businesses to improve their chance of winning contracts in both the public and private sectors.

The Stepclever initiative is offered by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool City Council and Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Businesses in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby can receive support from Stepclever.

The new workshops are ideal for businesses looking to secure public or private sector contracts, and will equip attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to compete for new deals.

The workshops are as follows:

Sourcing & Identifying Bid & Tender Opportunities
22 April 2009
An opportunity to aid guests to develop a winning mentality, identify sources for bid and tender opportunities, highlight common pitfalls, assess known competition and decide whether or not to bid.

Expressions of Interest and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires
29 April 2009
An opportunity for delegates to develop expressions of interest, understand PQQs and admittance to approved supplier lists, how to respond to the PQQ, understand the value of developing a strong business
relationship with clients.

Successful Tender Submission and Management
6 May 2009
This workshop will aid companies to decide whether or not to bid, pricing considerations, e-capability, contractual issues, bid planning, bid submissions, bid follow-up. Also there is a marketing tools & presentation skills session built into the programme which will ‘arm’ businesses with all the right bullets.

Understanding Business Finance
14 May 2009
This session will focus on understanding the finances of delegates’ businesses. This programme introduces attendees not only to the documentation and how to analyse it but also how to look at the key business ratios that affect that information, and what external users see when they look at financials.

The workshops will be held at Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood Council, Breckfield Centre, Breckfield Road North, Liverpool L5 4QT

9.00am to 4.00pm and will include complimentary refreshments, lunch and course notes

To book, call June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or email: june.davies@stepclever.co.uk

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Free Procurement Drop-In Event Tomorrow (Thurs 19 March) March 18, 2009

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stepclever_business David Ford, Regional Sustainable Procurement Manager, NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, will be attending the Stepclever Drop In event on Thursday 19th March 2009 and will be available for businesses to discuss supplying to the NHS.

The event is designed to improve your chances of winning contracts in both the public and private sectors will include “how to use” Workshops on:

• the online tendering toolkit

• the inter-trading platform which is for businesses in the Stepclever area to trade with each other

• identifying new markets through the Stepclever Alert Service (tender alert service)

There will also be a presentation on the importance of understanding external supply chains that could reduce operating costs and open up new markets.

CAPITALISE ON THIS FREE STEPCLEVER PROGRAMME TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

You can attend the morning OR afternoon session on either day at:

• 9.00am to 12noon or • 1.00pm to 4.00pm

The venue is:

Council Room No 1 Old Hall Street Liverpool L3 9HG

How to Book: Call June Davies on 0151 224 1891

Stepclever is free for everyone that lives, or runs a business in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby

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Free ‘Effective Credit Control’ Workshop March 3, 2009

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stepclever_business Effective credit control means getting paid promptly and in full and its more vital than ever in the current business climate.

Stepclever is holding a course specifically aimed at helping small businesses, looking at recovering debt and actions to improve financial processes and techniques. The course focuses on how late payment affects business finances.

Kevin Griffiths of Commercial Services at Liverpool Chamber, working with Stepclever said: “We’ve put on  this Workshop due to demand from local businesses, we recently held an Understanding Business Finance Workshop and the feedback that we received told us that credit control in particular was an issue.”

“We aim to help participants evaluate the cost of credit to the company, develop a suitable credit policy and Planning cash collection targets by formulation of a credit control action plan.”

The programme is a full day course that takes place on 17th March at Oakmere Conference Centre, Cherry Lane, Walton, Liverpool L4 6UG. To book contact June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or email june.davies@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

This workshop is part of a series of FREE workshops to improve the chances of businesses in the Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby wards to win contracts in both the public and private sectors.

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Drop In to Stepclever This Thursday February 25, 2009

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stepclever_business26 February 2009

David Ford, Regional Sustainable Procurement Manager, NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, will be attending the Stepclever Drop In event tomorrow morning (Thursday the 26th February 2009) and will be available for businesses to discuss supplying to the NHS.

The event is designed to improve your chances of winning contracts in both the public and private sectors will include “how to use” workshops on:

  • the online tendering toolkit
  • the inter-trading platform which is for businesses in the Stepclever area to trade with each other
  • identifying new markets through the Stepclever Alert Service (tender alert service)

There will also be a presentation on the importance of understanding external supply chains that could reduce operating costs and open up new markets.

CAPITALISE ON THIS FREE STEPCLEVER PROGRAMME TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

You can attend the morning OR afternoon session on either day at:

• 9.00am to 12noon or • 1.00pm to 4.00pm

A second Open Day is being held on Thursday 19th March 2009

The venue for both events is:

Council Room No 1 Old Hall Street Liverpool L3 9HG

To book please call June on 0151 227 1234 or send her an email.

Stepclever is free for everyone that lives, or runs a business in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby

Stepclever Shows Businesses How February 19, 2009

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stepclever_businessStepclever is launching a series of free drop-in open days for businesses in North Liverpool looking to connect with new income streams.

The open days will take place on Thursday 26 February and Thursday 19 March at the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

There are two sessions in each day. Businesses are invited to attend either the morning event – from 9:00am to 12 noon, or the afternoon event – from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The free events will help businesses to learn the ins and outs of supplying to the public sector and how to hone business skills to maximise potential.

The open days will feature “how to use” workshops on:

•    Stepclever’s bespoke online tendering toolkit
•    Stepclever’s unique inter-trading platform which is helping businesses in the Stepclever area to trade with each other
•    Identifying new markets through the Stepclever Alert Service (tender alert service) – putting you ahead of the game in securing new business

There will also be a presentation on the importance of understanding external supply chains that could reduce your operating costs and open up new markets.

Stepclever is an initiative offered in partnership with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool City Council and Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and is operated for companies in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby.

For more information or to book contact June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or on june.davies@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

North Liverpool Company Secures Council Contract Thanks to Chamber Support February 10, 2009

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stepclever_businessThanks to support from Stepclever, Acorn Contract Services were able to secure a £1.12m contract which will see it able to grow its business and obtain bigger contracts in future.

The Kirkdale based grounds maintenance company were able to bid for the contract thanks to a grant from Stepclever. Acorn, who specialise in soft landscaping, civil engineering and road surface works, also managed to secure a further grant from Stepclever, enabling them to purchase new machinery.

The company will now be working to restore the garden boundaries of around 900 homes in the Liverpool 7 area. The work, being undertaken as part of the GEARS project, includes the refurbishment of fencing, walls, steps and gates for houses in Kensington. The project is named as an acronym of the streets in Kensington where the project is taking place, centred around Garthowen Street and Edge Lane.

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Free Marketing & Presentation Seminar For North Liverpool Companies January 29, 2009

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guy_smileyDue to exceptional demand Stepclever is hosting an additional seminar on Tuesday 10thMarch.

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free half day course to assist businesses in north Liverpool to improve their marketing and presentation techniques.

The course, funded by Stepclever, is designed to help them win new business. The event will cover both one-to-one meetings and panel and tender situations.

These workshops aim to provide the skills and information to tender successfully and win new contracts in both the public and private sectors, focusing on selling effectively and communicating the right attributes.

Marketing and presentation techniques will provide either a hands-on, practical refresher, or a first time session on a number of different aspects and demonstrate how to raise the game in personal presentation.

The course begins at 2.00pm with1.45pm registration and a 5.00pm finish and includes refreshments and course notes. To book call June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or email june.davies@stepclever.org.uk

This workshop will be held in the city centre No 1 Old Hall Street, Liverpool. It is part of a series of FREE workshops to improve small businesses chances of winning contracts in both the public and private sectors.

Stepclever is free for everyone that lives, or runs a business in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby.

Free Sales Techniques & Negotiations Workshop January 22, 2009

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guy_smileyStepclever is hosting a new event especially designed to help small companies make a successful pitch and win new businesses.

This is an ideal course for anyone who has to sell their company’s products or services in all business sectors. Business 2 Consumer is covered on the course but the key emphasis is Business 2 Business.

This course will help to refresh sales and principals and relate them into 2009 selling. It aims to help participants to introduce themselves as a manager or a seller and provide some techniques that will provide a new perspective on the customer. These techniques can be transferred to other members of staff and give a stronger sales and customer focus.

This seminar will allow up to four personal one on one confidential 15 minute appointments after the main workshop.

Some participants will be videoed to help improve their presentation techniques but this is not mandatory and will be used to develop and establish some of the course content.

This workshop is part of a series of free workshops to improve small companies chances of winning contracts in both the public and private sectors.

It takes place on 10th March at No 1 Old Hall Street, Liverpool.

Registration is at 9.15am. The course finishes at 12 noon.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Places are expected to be in demand, so book early, contact June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or email her here.

Stepclever is free for everyone that lives, or runs a business in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby.

Free Contract Courses For North Liverpool Companies January 6, 2009

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Want to make the most of lucrative contracts being tendered in tyour business area?

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is launching a series of free workshops to help businesses in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby to win both public and private sector contracts.

The workshops, funded by the Stepclever initiative, aim to provide businesses with the skills and information necessary to tender successfully and win new contracts.

Stepclever is a consortium of Liverpool and Sefton Chambers, local authorities and business consultants, working together to help businesses successfully take advantage of tender opportunities.

The workshops are on the following dates:

20 January 2009 – Sourcing & Identifying Bid & Tender Opportunities
The workshop is aimed at helping businesses to source new bids and tender opportunities. Stepclever will advise companies on common pitfalls, identifying possible competitors and marketing and presentation techniques.

27 January 2009 – Expressions of Interest and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires

Aimed at helping businesses to develop expressions of interest, understand PQQs and admittance to approved supplier lists, how to respond to the PQQ and to understand the value of developing a strong business relationship with clients.

3 February 2009 -Successful Tender Submission and Management
An opportunity for businesses to receive guidance on whether to bid, pricing considerations, e-capability, contractual issues, bid planning, bid submissions and bid follow-up.

10 February 2009 – Understanding Business Finance
This programme introduces businesses to bid documentation and how to analyse it as well as but the key business ratios that affect bid information and the impact that external users might see when looking at a company’s financials.

To book your place or for more information, please contact June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or june.davies@stepclever.co.uk