COVID-19 Business Help Series

Introducing London Growth Hub webinars to support businesses during COVID-19

We are excited to announce the launch of ‘COVID-19 Business Help Series’, bringing you highly informative FREE webinars delivered by expert speakers and carefully designed to guide London’s small businesses across various problem areas, as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19.

The ‘COVID-19 Business Help Series’ will run over five weeks, with a carefully selected topic covered via a webinar each week.

The London Growth Hub business support programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Adapting Communications to Retain Customers – COVID-19 Business Help Series

  • Understand the shifts and changes happening in the market
  • How your communication and tone need to adapt
  • Design an action plan to help better interact with your audience
  • Tools and tactics to help reach your audience
  • Build brand loyalty

Date: Tuesday 26th May

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Moving Your Business Into the Virtual World – COVID-19 Business Help Series

  • Tools needed to transition and manage your business online
  • How to build or revamp your website
  • Choose the right digital platforms to match your customers’ buying habits
  • Create an effective action plan and implementation strategy

Date: Wednesday 3rd June

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Tactics for Successful Stakeholder Negotiation – COVID-19 Business Help Series

  • Understand what a negotiation is
  • Plan effectively for improved results
  • Learn how to create and claim value in a negotiation
  • Identify potential biases and other factors that can affect outcomes
  • Use influence to improve the outcome

Date: Tuesday 9th June

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Small Business Continuity Planning & Supply Chains – COVID-19 Business Help Series

  • Create a business continuity plan
  • Assess the short-term, medium-term and long-term challenges
  • Identify ways to get the business back on track after a disruption
  • Mitigate future risks
  • Adapt your supply chain to manage and minimise disruption
    Alternative sources of supply
    Address and manage challenging suppliers’ issues

Date: To be confirmed

Time: To be confirmed

Registration link to follow

Gateway to Finance: Loans, Grants, Cash Flow and Tax Relief

  • The emergency support packages available to UK businesses
  • How to select the right finance option for your business
  • Submitting your application and what to prepare to aid a faster response
  • Eligibility criteria, what funders are looking for and how to match your approach
  • Expert guidance to help manage cash flow disruptions

Date: Wednesday 20th May

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm 

This event has now passed. If you would like to watch a recording of the webinar please visit our webinar archive.

(Please note it can take a couple of days for webinars to show on the archive page)

Is your business eligible?

Once you apply to attend the webinars you will be asked to meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in London
  • Be registered in the UK

Given that the London Growth Hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund’s (ERDF) Hub & Spoke Project, you will be asked to complete a registration form and provide details on whether your company:

  • Meets the SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) criteria according to the European SME definition
  • Is not “Undertaking in Difficulty” as at 31 December 2019. Please see the definition here
  • Has not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last three fiscal years

Please note that regardless of the three points mentioned above, which must be collated for ERDF purposes, all businesses based in London and registered in the UK will be welcome to join the event.

 

The London Growth Hub business support programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.