Mastering Value Propositions – a webinar with Strategyzer

Following tomorrow’s IdeasLab (21st June 2017) we will be tuning in to Strategyzer’s webinar, Mastering Value Propositons, celebrating the launch of their new online course.

The webinar, which starts at 4pm (BST), aims to teach participants:

  • how the Value Proposition Canvas can help you to create the value your customer wants.
  • key insights, advice and tips on using the Value Proposition Canvas in your strategy and business discussions or experiments.
  • how the Value Proposition Canvas pairs with the Business Model Canvas and its methodology.

If you’d like to know more about the Value Proposition Canvas, and are free between 4pm – 5pm tomorrow, drop us a line to let us know you’re coming, and meet us in Pod 4, Learning Zone. 

Tax Help for the Self-employed

Useful set of webinars to help you to fill in your tax returns and budget ahead of payment deadlines.

HMRC are running a useful set of webinars throughout July to to help self-employed people to plan ahead for the January deadline.

There will be two sessions on the 5th of July:

There are also a number of further webinars running from the 7th-13th of July on keeping records and what to claim:

All you have to do is follow the links to receive an invitation.

Click here for more details, and to read the full bulletin from HMRC.

Catch up on ‘How to Validate Business Ideas’

Replay Strategyzer’s Alex Osterwalder webinar on how to validate your business ideas

If you missed Alex Osterwalder’s free webinar (we told you about it here), you can now watch the replay via Strategyzer’s website.

In the webinar, he discusses how teams can:

  • Design, test and validate new products or services, value propositions and business models in 12 weeks
  • Minimise the risk of failure
  • Run a Lean Startup process inside the company
  • Overcome the challenges and pitfalls of running this process within established corporations.

Watch it here.

Webinar: How to Validate Business Ideas

How to Validate Business Ideas, Mon 15th Feb 2016, 4pm

webinar - strategyzer2Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder will walk through concrete steps for validating business ideas within your company. Learn valuable insights on turning your business ideas into a validated business case in as little as 12 weeks.

In this session, Alex will cover how your team can:

  • Design, test and validate new products or services, value propositions and business models in 8-12 weeks.
  • Minimise your team’s risk of failure
  • Run a Lean Startup process inside your company
  • Overcome the challenges and pitfalls of running this process within established corporations.

If you’re interested in Value Proposition Design or want to try out your business ideas with maximum impact, try this FREE webinar.

Places are limited and so book your spot here.

Free online webinars with HMRC for those self assessment nightmares!

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If you’re struggling to fill out your self assessment tax forms this week, and are dreading the thought of spending endless hours waiting for HMRC to answer your call, log on to their online sessions and get the advice you need.

Although they won’t be able to give you assistance with your personal details, HMRC representatives will answer your general questions and queries on the following dates;

  • 28th January 2016 – 1pm – 3pm
  • 29th January 2016 – 10am to midday
  • 29th January 2016 – 1pm – 3pm
  • 30th January 2016 – 9am to midday
  • 31st January 2016 – 10am – 1pm

Don’t worry though, if you can’t make any of these times, there are some short videos on the HMRC YouTube account which cover topics like: registering for Self Assessment, paying your bill, important dates and what to do when you can’t pay your tax bill.

Click here to access HMRC guidance.

Seven steps to successful selling

UnLtd webinar with Mike Cooney – Weds 2nd December, 12pm – 1pm


One hour to learn how to sell your product in a style that suits you and your customers.

Mike Cooney is founding Director of Righttrack – specialists in four key training areas: sales, customer service, management & leadership and equality & diversity. Their customers include IKEA, Kelloggs and BP.

In this free webinar, Mike will introduce a seven step guide for successful selling. Personalise your customer interactions according to their categorisation, be introduced to “Tipping the Bucket” and the power of the “Magic Wand” question and learn how to sweeten your deal and secure your customers.

Click here for more information.

Webinar: best practice crowdfunding

Best practices in creating and managing crowdfunding campaigns for faculty and student led projects


Crowdfunding is growing in popularity as more and more projects and startups seek funding for their activities. But what is the best way to crowdfund?

In this webinar, you will learn from top US project managers about their dos & don’ts, lessons learned and best practice.

To join in, you must be available on 30th September 2015. For more information and to sign up, click here.

Getting Started with the Business Model Canvas: Webinar

Explore the Business Model Canvas in Strategyzer webinar


A date for your diaries- on Thursday 16th April 2015, Strategzer are hosting a webinar on ‘Getting Started with the Business Model Canvas’.

If you’re new to the tool, or want to learn more about it, this webinar is a great opportunity to understand how the canvas can work for you. Led by Benson Garner, the session will cover:

  • Using proper granularity
  • Using precise language
  • Adding visual imagery
  • Proper colour coding
  • How to make clear connections
  • When to use a separate canvas
  • Concluding with a Q&A session with attendees- think of your questions now!

The webinar is from 18.00 – 19.00 on Thursday 16th April and registration is open now (follow this link). You can also register your interest on Target Connect.

Don’t forget, if you want to familiarise yourself with the Business Model Canvas prior to the session, visit our Resource Bank page and watch the short videos.

How to protect IP on a budget

Protecting your IP as a small business owner

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Intellectual property is a widely used term for all the ways you put your ideas into practice and will ultimately determine the worth of your company. Small and young businesses are particularly vulnerable to being ripped off by companies with bigger pockets- have you done enough to protect your IP?

If you want to know more about your patents, trademarks, copyrights and other methods of protecting your intellectual property, Martin Brassell will be running a free webinar on Thursday 5th March 2015 at midday.

To read more about protecting IP or to register for the webinar follow this link.