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.

upcoming events

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 Further Information

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

Get Involved

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 on our services during this difficult time.

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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.

 

Shape Your Future by Contacting Us at Access to Business

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International Women’s Day 2020!

Access to Business Events

International Women's Day 2020!

Join like-minded women and learn from specialists how to begin and elevate YOUR business to the next level!

Time

10:00AM till 12:00PM

Venue

The Mayor's Parlour, Third Floor, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH

Date

Thursday 12th March 2020

The Project Overview

About the Event

Are you a lady wanting to be self-employed or trying to grow your business?

Take the opportunity to join us on the 12th March to celebrate International Women’s Day for 2020!

An opportunity to speak with other like-minded women over light refreshments and hear from specialist advisers who can support and guide you every step of the way.

Learn more about our eBay training course, and benefit from our exciting women’s business support projects, including WEST , ROSE, and how to crowdfund for your business via the NatWest Back Her Business.

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Reservations

Book Your Place

To reserve your place for this FREE event, please book through the Eventbrite link below by Monday 9th March 2020, as spaces will be limited.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-2020-tickets-89973201267

FAQ

FAQ

If you have any enquires about the event please contact carole@access2business.co.uk for further information.

We will be serving basic tea/coffee, biscuits and pastries at the event, but if you’d like further information for food allergies, please contact carole@access2business.co.uk for any food enquires.

While our venue is disability friendly, please let us know in advance if you need disability access so we can provide seating.

While we do NOT provide free parking, we have links as to where you can pre-book and check the current rates:

https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parking-and-roads/city-centre-car-parks

https://www.parkme.com/en-gb/lot/159863/civic-centre-car-park-wolverhampton-uk

#IWD2020

#EachforEqual

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The event was sure to provide our attendees with the essential guidance to start and grow their businesses. 

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Contact

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Charity No:  1138761

Company No:  05084674

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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).

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For Further Information

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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Keep up with all our latest news here! From events and outings to new training and workshops.

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WEST Project

Women's Enterprise Skills Training

The WEST Project

Access to Business is launching a new programme to support disadvantaged women in their efforts to start their own enterprises.

The Project Overview

The WEST Project

Access to Business have teamed up with NatWest Bank to support more women to start a business.

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training (WEST) Midland Project will see 200 women from across Wolverhampton and Dudley take part in a one-day workshop to get them thinking about business and build their confidence.

The project will also support women with coaching, mentoring and collaboration to help them succeed, and will be followed by monthly networking events to help them develop their business ideas further.

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Business Budgeting

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The Project Details

West Enterprise Skills Training

The programme will cover subjects such as business budgeting, marketing and social media use, ensuring your business is legal, access to networking and business support organisations, and financing your business. 

Access to Business is partnering with NatWest for a session about crowdfunding and how this type of funding can benefit new businesses. Earlier this year NatWest launched its Back Her Business Crowdfunder which aims to assist female-led businesses in their crowdfunding efforts as part of the bank’s wider ambition to reduce the gender gap associated with women starting their own businesses.

It is hoped that by the end of the one-year programme, 20 new businesses will be created.

The first in a series of our WEST (Women’s Enterprise Skills Training) workshops highlighted the opportunities on how to raise money for a new business through crowdfunding via Back Her Business: 👉 natwestbackherbusiness.co.uk 

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For More Support

If you are interested in the WEST Project please contact Carole Taylor on 01902 572398 or carole@access2business.co.uk

“The WEST programme is for women from all backgrounds. They may be struggling to find a job or are simply needing a bit of support to get their business going. They may be single parents or women with a lack of confidence for various reasons. We want to give them that confidence to take that next step and join the business world.”

“Access to Business is a fantastic charity that is doing some incredibly work across the Wolverhampton and the Black Country. The WEST programme is an exciting project that has been specifically designed to help women gain confidence and build new businesses which will no doubt benefit the communities they operate in. We are delighted to work with them as part of our Back Her Business Crowdfunder and look forward to seeing how these businesses develop.”

The Project Details

For Further Information

For more information on the WEST project contact Carol Slater or Carol Taylor at Access to Business on 01902 572397, or alternatively email at carole@access2business.co.uk or carol.slater@access2business.co.uk.

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Access to Business will be offering four great webinars all

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.

Contact

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Charity No:  1138761

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International Women’s Day 2017!

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International Women's Day 2017!

Access to Business and SWEDA together with over 50 women business owners celebrated International Women’s Day at The Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton.

Women's Day 2017

Celebrating Women Progressing in Self-Employment

The Project Overview

International Women's Day

An invitation was given for the ladies enjoy a guided tour of the hotels facilities, followed by networking and a buffet lunch.

The audience was then inspired by a lively and informative panel of guest speakers included – Angela Bir –Owner of Ramada Park Hall Hotel, Julie Wall 3degrees Social, Lisa Smith (Prepared PR) Natalie Cutler (Writer/Actor) and Sarah Ellen (Sarah Ellen Designs).

This gave an opportunity for the Women to gain further information on the essential advice and guidance and training available to both start and grow their businesses.

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Ladies Christmas Networking

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Some of our excellent International Women's Day speakers and partners

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Our Natwest collaborators in the beautiful Ramada Park Hotel gardens  

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The event was sure to provide our attendees with the essential guidance to start and grow their businesses. 

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Keep up with all our latest news here! From events and outings to new training and workshops.

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The Global Learning Festival has finished for 2020 but we

Global Virtual Learning Festival 2020
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Global Virtual Learning Festival 2020

Access to Business will be offering four great webinars all

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.

Contact

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Charity No:  1138761

Company No:  05084674

© 2019, Access to Business. All Rights Reserved