Global Virtual Learning Festival 2020

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Global Virtual Learning Festival 2020

Global Virtual Learning Festival in September 2020 invites cities from around the world to be a part of this exciting initiative! A global learning festival will unite learning communities across the world as we all face the challenges of COVID-19.

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The 2020 Global Learning Festival

During a globally challenging time, the Global Virtual Learning Festival seeks to provide unity and connection to communities all over the world. By participating in learning events on a wide variety of topics, across time zones and languages, you can experience first-hand the benefits that lifelong learning can bring to you, especially during uncertain times.

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free Webinars

Access to Business will be offering four great webinars all FREE of charge, as part of the Global Learning Festival 2020 hosted by Wyndham & Melton City Council (Melbourne, Australia).
The festival will run from 1st – 4th September 2020 globally and will provide a variety of learning events, in an assortment of languages, across time zones, to celebrate unity and connection at such a globally challenging time.

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Money Matters

Tuesday, 1st September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Learn how to manage your finances, get hold of your annual budget, and shrink your bills!
This webinar will dive into how you can efficiently manage your personal finances, reduce your outgoing bills, and have a positive impact on your annual budget.

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Designing in Canva

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Perfect for beginners, this webinar provides a range of basic learning guides from using the best templates and uploading photos and logos, to designing business cards and flyers.
You’ll learn how to design professionally for your business and social media, cost effective and manageable for you.

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Essential ICT Skills For Beginners

Thursday 3rd September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Join us for a friendly session to build your IT confidence and learn essential ICT skills.
We’ve got a range of useful topics to cover: sending and receiving emails, attaching documents, staying safe online, job searching on websites such as Indeed, Totaljobs and more!

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Interview Skills

Friday, 4th September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Learn how to shine at the interview stage and make a memorable impression with the interviewer.
Establish what your potential employer is looking for, prepare strong answers and discover the secrets to shine through your interview.

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An Interview with Ross from RTVision

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An Interview with Ross from RTVision

One of our successful clients Ross Taylor of RTVision shares his self-employment journey with our very own Chair of Board,  Jackie Casey.

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Recorded in May 2020, Ross from RTVision talks about his experience in using the services of Access to Business in getting his business off the ground.

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For more information on our eBay courses call 01902 572 397 to see what you can do to better your business.

Do you want to be featured as a success story on our website? If you’re already an existing client with Access to Business ask your adviser for more details.

If you’d like to become a client with us and benefit from our wide range of services, book your place on one of our Information Sessions on our Online Training Courses page under Services, and find out which project is better suited for you!

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Council Guidance on Business Grants Eligibility

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Council Guidance on Business Grants Eligibility

NEWS FROM WOLVERHAMPTON COUNCIL

Business Grants Eligibility

City of Wolverhampton Council will start sending letters and emails from Friday 27th March 2020 to the thousands of city businesses eligible to receive grants from the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

The communication will provide guidance about how to go online to provide information so that the following grants can be paid:

  • Small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief, and have a rateable value of £15,000 or less

  • Grant funding of £10,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value of £15,000 or below

  • Grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,001 and £51,999

The grant funding is expected to be with the council on April 1, 2020, at which point claims can start being paid.

Councillor Harman Banger, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “Our small and medium businesses are critical to our local economy and we appreciate what a hugely challenging time this is for them.

“Our small and medium businesses are critical to our local economy and we appreciate what a hugely challenging time this is for them.

We are doing everything in our power to make the process of accessing these vital grants as smooth as possible and I would urge businesses to pay close to attention to the detail in the letter/email.

We have staff on hand to support with any help and advice businesses may need in completing their online applications.”

Councillor Harman Banger

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Cabinet Member for City Economy

A 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England has also been announced by the Government.

Businesses who have been identified as potential recipients of the additional business rate relief measures will be excluded from the direct debit payment request for April 1, 2020.

The council’s Business Rates Team is also taking the following steps in relation to the recovery of business rates:

  • Suspending court action for recovery of business rates after March 19

  • Issuing reminder notices to encourage contact from businesses, so that we can understand their individual situation

  • Suspending the issue of new cases for enforcement agent action

  • Negotiating repayments where possible and/or agree to a hold in recovery action for a period where businesses are struggling

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Call us on 01902 572397 or email info@access2business.co.uk to speak to one of our advisors for advice and guidance and to find out more on our services during this difficult time.

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Global Learning Success!

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Shape Your Future with Access to Business

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Shape Your Future with Access to Business

A Public Announcement From Access to Business

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, here at Access to Business we aim to continue to deliver many of our award winning employment, self-employment and training support services.

Our vital services are available via telephone, email, webinars and on-line training. Many of our programmes/courses will continue to offer support and we are accepting new referrals.

Please call Access to Business on 01902 572397 or email info@access2business.co.uk to access:

  • Employability Support

  • Support with Starting/Running Your Business

  • Online LIVE IT Training Webinars

  • Proper Interview Etiquette & Preparation

  • Jobsearching

  • Employability Support

  • Designing posters, business cards, birthday cards & more

  • Using spreadsheet (MS Excel)

  • Understanding how to use social media

  • Office Programmes

  • Web Analytics

  • Digital Skills for Career Growth

  • Programmes to support business growth

  • Online Safety

  • Accessing Public Services

  • Financial Budgeting Skills

  • Benefit Advice

  • Designing an App

  • And Much More!

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For Further Information

Call us on 01902 572397 or email info@access2business.co.uk to speak to one of our advisors for advice and guidance and to find out more about our online learning opportunities during this difficult time.

 

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FISCAL Project Completion

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FISCAL Project Completion

Providing the opportunity to improve your IT, financial and interview skills over 3 weeks through a range of practical workshops to support you in your job search.

The Project Overview

The FISCAL Project

After an intense but rewarding 6 months, our FISCAL project has now come to an end.

Launched in August 2019 by Wolverhampton Learning Platform CIC and funded by The Black Country ESF Community Grant, its aim was to support 30 economically inactive beneficiaries with a variety of barriers to improve their skills, address and overcome their barriers, to secure employment or process into further education.

The project was carried out by the 5 partner organisations of the WLP, it focused on financial education, money management, better off in work calculations, confidence building, goal setting and targeted job search.

 

 

FISCAL Workshop

The Project Details

All-around Success!

The beneficiaries involved have shown marked improvements in their personal confidence and skill levels, this has led onto employment for some (Royal Mail, Community Care Roles, Office Admin,), volunteering for others (at Access2Business, Bridging The Gap, Kitchen Volunteer) and further education/training for many.

Success can be measured in many ways, qualifications, employment, are of course important, however the softer outcomes such as confidence building, teamwork, goal setting can make a difference in people’s lives. Building their self-esteem and self-belief, can go a long way to help find the employment they are looking for.

The Fiscal project helped in these areas as it was able to devote more time to support clients as a group or on 1-2-1 basis, in addition, the group developed a strong supportive bond and helped each other where needed.

During this program, 30 beneficiaries have been supported, with 7/8 of these going into paid employment, another 17 have progressed into further education or training to continue their journey towards employment.

FISCAL Workshop

FISCAL Workshop

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ITV Central News Special

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ITV Central News Special

Access to Business was featured on ITV Central News to promote our new eBay training courses!

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It was great to welcome ITV News Correspondent Andy Bevan to Access to Business when he came along to film one of our eBay training sessions.

It's really exciting times for us to be part of the online business revolution with Black Country Small Businesses leading the way and Access to Business being the UK's first official Retail Revival eBay training centre!

Thank you to Andy (@andybevanitv) for including us in your ITV news report on Thursday 16th January 2020!

Call us to find out about our wide range of training services, employability support and guidance to set up your own business.

It was really lovely to have our Client,  Bal Samra join us for our ITV News filmed eBay training session.  Bal came along with some of her wonderful products that she will be selling on eBay as soon as she had completed her eBay training course with us. Great products Bal and we wish you every success with your fabulous business, Flamingo Events (Instagram: flamingo_events01).

Bal of Flamingo Events

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For more information on our eBay courses call 01902 572 397 to see what you can do to better your business.

Do you want to be featured as a success story on our website? If you’re already an existing client with Access to Business ask your adviser for more details.

If you’d like to become a client with us and benefit from our wide range of services, book your place on one of our Information Sessions and find out which project is better suited for you!

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Global Virtual Learning Festival 2020

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Charity No:  1138761

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Building Financial Capabilities with FISCAL Project

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Building Financial Capabilities with FISCAL Project

Providing the opportunity to improve your IT, financial and interview skills over 3 weeks through a range of practical workshops to support you in your job search.

The Project Overview

The FISCAL Project

Wolverhampton Learning Platform CIC partners, Access to Business, Bilston Resource Centre, Job Change, TLC College and YMCA Wolverhampton are delivering a new and exciting FISCAL project (August 2019- January 2020), funded by the Black Country ESF Community Grant.

The aim of the project is to support 30 economically inactive beneficiaries with “multiple barriers” across the city of Wolverhampton to address the obstacles to secure employment. 

In particular focusing on improving skills and addressing financial debt issues for the hardest to reach members of disadvantaged groups and neighbourhoods.

FISCAL Workshop

The Project Details

The FISCAL Project

FISCAL works to empower beneficiaries to improve their financial education, money management, budgeting skills and financial confidence through workshops and one-to-one support. Sessions include how to be ‘better off in work or self-employment’. The project assist beneficiaries to gain skills and look for work.

The project runs 5 separate programmes with each of the 5 partners delivering one programme each in their identified location.

Beneficiaries learn financial management skills including and how to be less reliant on benefits. They discover ways to shop on a budget, food preparation on a budget and ways in which they can reduce spending. Each beneficiary is introduced to the Money Advice Service website to make them aware of the MAS budget calculators and to understand the benefits of earning income through employment.

During the previous Black Country Community Grant project “Back-on-Track” project Wolverhampton Learning Platform was able to support 52 unemployed clients providing a wide variety of employment related opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds and abilities. 

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The Project Details

For Further Information

To find more about the FISCAL project and how to join the programme contact Jim Brennan on 01902 572398 or by email info@wolverhamptonlearningplatform.org.uk.

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Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.

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Charity No:  1138761

Company No:  05084674

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