Burnley Business Week

Burnley Business Week

Burnley Council is excited to be bringing back Burnley Business week for 2021. This is now the 9th year the council have organised this event of FREE business support, with a wide range of support of critical business-related support.  This year’s event runs 1st-5th November 2021.

Whatever the size of your business, Business Week should have something for you, if it be mental health or business start-up or digital marketing projects, we have experts here to help you to improve your business

Business has experienced a steady growth rate in Burnley, with £900m private investment in the town since 2010, and the total numbers of new businesses growing by 710 businesses in 2020/21 alone. With continued growth projects being worked on across the town, it is a great place to Work/Live/Study/Explore/Play.

What’s on?

Monday 1st November

Planning for The Tough Decisions 

Simply Corporate have been working together as a team for over 12 years, with the last 3 years being from their local offices in Padiham. This support will allow you access to a one-to-one appointment with one of their experienced team to work out how best to solve any business cashflow or creditor pressures. You can spend an hour discussing any issues you may have for your business, which may be around problems caused by COVID / HMRC / VAT or Bounce Back Loan repayments and will help your business find the right solutions to its challenges!

Delivered by Simply Corporate
1st November 9am – 3pm
Padiham Town Hall, 83 Burnley Rd, BB12 8BL


How to Go About Starting Your Own Business

This one day workshop will provide you with all you need to formalise your business idea and start your business off right. At the end of the session you will know if your business is viable, you will have a draft business plan and a good understanding of your pricing and costings. This workshop will give you all the tools to get your business to where you want it to be as well as an excellent opportunity to network with potential associates and customers.

Delivered by Profit Optimiser
1st November 9am – 3pm
The Landmark, 1 School Ln, Burnley BB11 1UF

Tuesday 2nd November

Writing a great 60-second pitch

Even in such uncertain times, you never know when the opportunity to support others may arise, so it is important to be able to explain your business quickly and simply.

Join the Natwest Business Builder team as we break the 60-second or ‘elevator’ pitch down into its component parts.

You’ll come away with a clear understand around what to put in and leave out and how to structure for maximum impact.

We’ll give you all the tools, tips and hints for you to crack on with writing a pitch you’re confident in and proud of straight away. We’ll also share some great practical tips when pitching to an audience of 1 or 100.

Delivered by Natwest
2nd November 9.30am – 10.30am
Padiham Town Hall, 83 Burnley Rd, BB12 8BL


Pivoting & Diversification of Business Models

Changing your business models and processes can be very uncomfortable. 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

Delivered by Natwest
2nd November 10:45am – 11.45am
Padiham Town Hall, 83 Burnley Rd, BB12 8BL


The Badly Kept Secrets of Digital Performance

Whether you’re a worldwide e-commerce business, or a Lancashire challenger – this presentation will open your eyes to the techniques and approaches used by businesses who scale with digital performance.

From choosing the right marketing channel (PPC, SEO, social media) to budgeting appropriately, this event will give you the grounding to make an immediate difference.

This presentation is suitable for marketing leaders and company owners who are committed to growing their business with effective digital marketing.

Delivered by Door 4
2nd November 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Padiham Town Hall, 83 Burnley Rd, BB12 8BL


Wednesday 3rd November

Video Marketing On a Budget

This session will let you into the secrets of how to go about creating great video content that will help you to create eye catching and engaging content. Video content, that will help you to grow your business and it’s bottom line.

Delivered by Bellyflop TV
3rd November 9.30am – 12pm
The Landmark, 1 School Ln, Burnley BB11 1UF


HR – How to retain your best talent and how to manage their expectations

Cube HR are a rapidly growing Burnley based HR Company, providing innovative HR solutions to their clients. This afternoon HR masterclass will help to keep your best team members motivated.

This afternoon masterclass will highlight how to use HR techniques to grow and keep your team engaged and on the same page. In uncertain times it’s important to retain your talent and build for a future ready to embrace changes.

Delivered by Cube HR
3rd November 12.30am – 3pm
The Landmark, 1 School Ln, Burnley BB11 1UF


Thursday 4th November

Map out your business journey (online support)

Boost can help you navigate the complex local, regional and national business support landscape to help you find the right support to help you achieve your goals.
Their team can also help you map out your business journey. They have experienced advisers in the world of business and have amassed many years of supporting thousands of Lancashire businesses just like yours.

With an eclectic mix of sector and subject specialists covering manufacturing and engineering, food and drink, digital marketing and sales to name just a few.

Delivered by Boost
Thursday 4th of November 12pm – 5pm


Get in Touch

If you have any questions or enquiries about Burnley Business week and would like to know more about the support being held across Burnley during Burnley Business Week contact Adam Holden, Burnley Council Business Support Officer on 01282 477208 or email aholden@burnley.gov.uk or on twitter @burnleyCoUk