The Business & IP Centre at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries host a range of events and workshops to suit start-ups, entrepreneurs or businesses looking to learn new skills or research their industry.
Due to Covid-19, many of our events are currently hosted online, via Zoom.
Webinars run weekly on a variety of subjects and are a great way to get an overview of a new topic, or a refresher which can help you to look at your business plan in a new light. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, our webinars are useful, inspiring and informative.
One-to-ones are useful for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, to discuss a problem or question you have in a specific area of your business, or to find out more about Intellectual Property. Find out more information on our 1-to-1s page.
Pivot: Navigating Change Effectively
May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The need to adapt to change has never been greater but that can be easier said than done. Learn how to prepare yourself and your business for whatever lies ahead – rather than fearing, being ready to embrace change.
When so much time and effort (not to mention money) is invested in establishing business models and processes, it can be a very uncomfortable when forced to change. In those situations, our natural reaction is to resist however this can often lead to further difficult situations. Embracing a culture of regular research, feedback and learning is crucial to developing a diverse, flexible business model that allows you to adapt and deliver at the same pace as a changing market.
During this webinar we will consider:
– How pivoting is a useful lean exercise to practise regularly
– How to regularly test market trends and customer behaviours to identify opportunities
– How to develop a robust yet flexible business model
In his role at NatWest, James works with many local organisations to champion the potential of businesses and support entrepreneurs as they develop and grow. This may be through one-to-one support or through networking and facilitating connections with his business network/community.
James will be running regular events and will also support new and developing businesses achieve their potential through NatWest’s Business Builder Programme. The digital tool is on hand to provide help with all aspects of getting new businesses off the ground and ready to scale with a wide range of online learning, workshops and events.
James has over 21 years’ experience of working with SMEs from start-ups to corporate sized businesses. In 2020 he won the Exeter Living Award for Business Services. Creating the popular #NatWestBoost networking event, helping to support the thriving local business community across Exeter and beyond. He is a regular contributor for GROW Magazine Exeter, writing a monthly column and is passionate about championing entrepreneurship, helping people scale-up their ventures and achieve their potential.
Zoom webinar – details will be sent to you 24 hours before the session via email.
The session will be recorded for BIPC Devon’s archive. You are free to leave your cameras on or turn them off as you prefer. There will be a chance to ask questions during the session, which you can do via video/audio or by using the Zoom chat function.
If there is anything we can do to help you access this session more easily, please do get in touch at email@example.com.
Use the booking link below to book your place at this event.