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Calling all County Durham based Community Enterprises

Calling all County Durham based Community Enterprises

Do you love your work and want to make even more of a difference to the people in your community?
Are you committed to your own learning and growth so you can motivate your team to create huge change?
Do you see yourself as a visionary, taking your team to the next level and beyond?
If it’s yes to all of the above then Durham Sparks would love to hear from you!

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How We Can Help You

PPeople Development

Motivated to make a lasting difference to the communities of County Durham we provide the support that bridges the gap between your ideas and making it happen

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AAdvice and Guidance

We have a wealth of business expertise and our Business Advisors can work with you to maximise your skills, talents and aspirations.

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DBusiness Development

Driven by you and your organisations’ needs we can look at every aspect of your business with the aim of adding value to what you are already doing.

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How would you like to make your business or community group · · ·

  • More dynamic?
  • Easier to manager?
  • More innovative?
  • Able to adapt in a post-Covid19 world?

If the answer to any of the above is YES we can offer FREE training for individuals and for small groups of people to learn how to use enterprise skills to make business and community groups more efficient and fit for purpose. Check out our Current Events or download our info leaflet here

The training will be in a full Covid19 secure environment approved by Durham County Council or in a suitable Covid19 secure environment venue of your choosing. On line sessions, via Zoom or Teams, are also available if required.

Events

Make your business or community group adapt post-Covid19

09:00-12:00: Session 1 - Diagnosing specific problems facing your business or community group
To find out more and to book your place at this FREE workshop visit eventbrite.com  Ended 
09:00-12:00: Session 2 - Skills and capability within the business or community group
To find out more and to book your place for this FREE workshop visit eventbrite.com  Ended 
09:00-12:00: Session 3 - Options analysis -
To find out more and to book your place for this FREE workshop visit eventbrite.com  Ended 
09:00-12:00: Session 4 - Implementation and action planning -
To find out more and to book your place for this FREE workshop visit eventbrite.com  Ended 

Tips

Tips to help you with your Community Enterprise

5 top tips for starting a community enterprise
So you've come up with a great business idea for a new service or product that will benefit your community. But now what do you do? Read More.

How to write a business plan (and why you should)
Whether you are an individual or a group considering starting a community enterprise, writing a business plan can be not only a little daunting but also time consuming, so it's a good idea to think about the key areas before you start. Read More.

Top tips for finding the perfect business space for your community enterprise
Choosing the right business space to run your community enterprise is an essential part of your business plans to thrive and grow. We caught up with Durham Sparks Business Advisor David Jackson. Read More.

Which business space if right for your community enterprise?
When you are starting out with a new business, or seeking growth, looking at business space may seem like a costly distraction. However, it’s important not to rush into a decision that you may regret later. Read More.

Partners

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Finchale Group - providing specialist progression support for people with multiple and complex barriers to employment.
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Riverside Consulting CIC - A collective of highly skilled and experienced individuals who together have over 100 years of combined experience.
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Pinetree Business Centre - Offer a range of business services, including a professional business address.
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Bellrock Business Ltd - Provides strategic planning, one to one business support and business consultancy.
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Durham Sparks is funded by Durham County Council and the European Regional Development Fund

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