Kingston Council’s Covid-19 Business Support Programme 

Survive the Lock Down Come Out Stronger Video Page

Join our sister platform and gain access to over 400 business webinars across all areas of business

  • Finance & funding
  • Sales And marketing
  • Legal & HR
  • Operations & Technology
  • Food & Import / Export

And much more…

Recordings of our events can be viewed below

Accessing Covid 19 business grants & support

Recorded on April 23rd 2020

In this accessing business grants and support event we will walk you through the support available to you in your business and provide practical steps on how to access it.

During this webinar we go in to detail on:

  • Government Backed Loans to Business
  • Business Rates Relief
  • Direct Business Grants (SBRR)
  • Supporting the self employed
  • Vat Deferral
  • Business support available
  • Understanding your commercial lease and your options available

Reinvent your Marketing Message to Boost Sales

Recorded on May 6th 2020

In this webinar you will learn how to repurpose your marketing message to help you survive and thrive, how to communicate effectively to position your brand, boost engagement & grow followers and reset your team to make the most of now & the future.

The webinar covers:

– Reinventing your marketing during and after Covid-19

– How to refocus your communication for retention and growth

– How to get the most out of your team now & for the future

You will leave with a renewed understanding of your marketing message, the communication needed to boost business and practical tips on how to get the most out of your team now and how to position and get ready for the future.

Who is this webinar for?

A business owner, Solopreneur/ Self Employed consultant interested in repositioning their offer.

Managing Your Cashflow Through Difficult Times

Recorded on May 13th 2020

This workshop is all about helping you build profitability and how to put the flow back into your cash situation.

We all know cash is king, but in times when cash is being held back how do you navigate this challenging time and how do you ensure your business not only survives but thrives?

In this workshop you will learn how to identify new areas of cashflow understand how to better manage the cashflow you already have.

You will also get an insight into how to rethink your numbers and make sure that you are still marketing and generating sales, regardless of the business environment.

You will also learn where to streamline your operations to ensure you are spending on critical components of your business.

This workshop is for all business owners who wants to get the most out of their finances and to continue to grow their business, regardless of the circumstances.

The Business Landscape And Model For Growth Q&A Panel

Recorded on May 19th 2020

Small businesses account for 95% of all businesses across the 4 nations. We have 5.9 million small and medium sized businesses currently and they are the lifeblood of the economy.
What will the future hold for small businesses in the UK?
We bring together a team of experts to explore the new business landscape and new models for growth in a 90-minute webinar:
New business landscape & model for growth

We will explore:
How Covid-19 will change the way we work forever.
What the new business landscape will be.
What new business models will work & opportunities available.

Join the conversation and be part of this interactive event to guide, help & support each other. It’s never been more important than now that we work together, help each other through these changing & challenging times.

Q&A Panel

Helen Roberts – Business Strategy
Bhairav Patel – Technology
Rob Hancock – FMCG
John Warchus – Legal & IP
David Kennedy – Cyber Security & Cloud Infrastructure
Brian Humphries – Health And Safety
Alan Rides – Import Export
David Randall – Technology and Co-working spaces

Technology – The Part It Plays For Future Business

Recorded on May 27th 2020

For the past 10 years or so we have been talking about the future of technology and how it will change the way we do business forever. We are here now.

Technology has fundamentally changed the way we do business today and Covid-19 has served as a catalyst for many businesses.

As a business owner, it’s hard to stay on top of the technological advances that could prove to be a game changer in our business or industry. It could potentially make or break your business overnight. 

Tech changing at a rate of knots makes it difficult to keep up.

We are bringing together a team of experts to discuss technology and the part it can play to help you grow your business in a competitive landscape.

You will understand more fully; what’s happening in technology & AI today and learn what you need to incorporate to build a successful business and create a competitive advantage.

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Bhairav Patel – Building your technology strategy
  • David Kennedy – Cyber security & your online presence
  • David Randall – Emerging Platforms for Peer-to-Peer and B-C

How to Convert Your Current Offering and Maximise Your Sales Online

Recorded on June 10th 2020

The entire world is your market if you know how to build a client attraction magnet that pulls customers to your business. There are so many tools and channels to use that it can be confusing to understand which channels to use and how to gain the numbers of clients that you really want.

  • Learn how to build a simple yet effective marketing strategy that leverages today’s online platforms so that you can create consistent sales and boost your profitability.
  • Learn how to ensure that your website converts more visitors.
  • Learn how to structure your web presence so you hook more interested prospects to your website.
  • Learn how to set up simple back end structures that will really boost your sales and increase the volume and consistently.

In this workshop you will learn a simple yet effective strategy that has been proven to work for all types of businesses. We will show you each step along with way and how you can use this to your advantage.

Led by Ray Lavery, who has helped thousands of businesses increase their sales, this workshop will help you understand how to market online effectively and how to build a simple model that works for any business type.

How To Thrive In A Crisis

Recorded on June 24th 2020

Learn how you can strengthen your mindset and create additional wellbeing and how staying connected will help to bring balance and calmness.

In this Summit we will help you explore the best ways to develop a new personal strength through developing new habits that will help you de-stress and feel better, no matter what the circumstances.

You will hear from experts in Stress relief, personal development and fitness. They will give you tips and techniques that you can implement no matter what your circumstances.

You will also have the opportunity to put your questions to our experts and make sure that you get the advice that you need.

Our experts

  • Annette Brown – Community Learning Manager, Kingston Adult Education College.
  • Helen Roberts, Expert of Resilience and Strength
  • Dr. Sumit Sharma, Medical Doctor and Expert in Mental health and Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Togo Keynes, Expert in fitness & Nutrition
  • Kathleen Farren, Expert in Nutrition