Waterloo Business Summer School
26 June – 7 July | Free training courses

WeAreWaterloo has arranged a series of courses for members, based on what you told us you needed most.

These 2-3 hour training sessions delivered by London South Bank University and Morley College are designed to provide your staff with new skills to use in the workplace. They are delivered locally, and are completely free to all staff working in the Waterloo BID area.

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Course 1 Presentation Skills Morley College

A workshop focusing on the key skills and techniques required to present with confidence and conviction. Covering taming PowerPoint, managing nerves, dealing with questions and sense and nonsense about body language. 

Thursday 6 July  

10am - 1pm

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Course 2 Social Media for Business Morley College

This workshop will give you important advice on how to manage social media platforms and apply SEO techniques to Facebook and websites to achieve organic growth.

Thursday 29 June

10am -12pm

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Course 3 Business Writing Morley College

You will learn to produce business documents using appropriate language, structure and tone. You will also get to understand useful terminology and practice getting the right register (formal/informal). 

Wednesday 28 June 

10am - 12pm

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Course 4 Copywriting Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation You will learn techniques that can be applied to all of your marketing and communication, from websites and leaflets, to newsletters and e-mails.

Tuesday 27 June

10am-1pm

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Course 5 Basic Bookkeeping Morley College

This workshop will provide insight into the knowledge and skills needed to undertake the double-entry bookkeeping system and understand associated documents and processes. 

Monday 26 June

10am - 12pm

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Course 6 Management Accounting Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

This workshop will enable you to effectively collate, analyse, and interpret a variety of information so that you can make strategic decisions that will ensure your long - term success.

Monday 26 June

10am-1pm 

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Course 7 Personal Development in Entrepreneurship & Teamwork  Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

This workshop will answer many questions related to behaviour at work, personality, communication styles and teamwork, offering  advice on how to respond effectively to ‘difficult’ situations and people as well as on how to create and manage an effective team. 

Wednesday 28th June

10am-1pm

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Course 8 Sales Techniques and Skills Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

How to structure your sales function regarding targeting, presenting and closing a deal with your prospective clients. However, it is equally useful if you already run your business but somehow your results are lower than your expectations. 

Thursday 29th June

10am – 1pm

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Course 9  Your business and you  Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

You will cover Vision & Values for the business and the founder. What do they want to achieve and why?  It will consider money, time, operations and management on small budgets. The session will also consider goal setting and conflicts between work / life balance.

Friday 30th June

10am-1pm

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Course 10  HR Risk Assessment LSBU, K2 Building

This workshop aims at informing SME owners and managers of the most important HRM and HRD practices as well as the methods used to assess and improve HR Policies and Operations for an effective organisation that develops, trusts and supports its people towards common goals.

Monday 3rd July

10am-1pm

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Course 11 Public Speaking  LSBU, K2 Building

An interactive workshop investigating the rules of public speaking, looking at content, preparation, style, posture and voice as well as some basic (but important) guidelines for PowerPoint presentations.

 Wednesday 5th July 10am-1pm BOOK NOW
Course 12 Follow the money Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

This workshop will cover both costs and revenue. It will consider the costs of setting up a new business and how to finance a start-up.  Look at pricing strategy for products and services. What you should charge and why. The dangers of going bankrupt with a large order. Issues of cash flow and sunk costs.

Friday 7th July 10am-1pm BOOK NOW