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Northern Lights Business Networking

Finding and creating opportunities to meet with other business owners, potential suppliers and new customers is vital for all businesses, and the Northern Lights monthly networking event is a great opportunity to do this regularly.

This unique FREE event comprises a Special Guest Speaker and opportunity for informal business networking over a complimentary buffet.

The event is attended by a mixture of Northern Lights Business Incubation Clients, Students / Graduate businesses, as well as established local SME’s. The event attracts a broad spectrum of businesses that typically includes those from the Digital and Creative, Arts, Health, Social Enterprise / Community Interest Companies, Training and Consultancy, Recruitment, and Professional Services. We also have representatives from certain Public Sector business initiatives, Banking, and Independent Business Consultants.

It has proved a very successful event that attracts new attendees each month where a strong inclusive business community has emerged. The key success ingredient is the informal, yet professional structure to the event that successfully connects both new and established businesses in a relaxed environment based on mutual support.

Each month an Expert Guest Speaker is invited to give an interactive talk on various aspects of business development and management aiming to empower delegates to learn and apply key business skills. Topics have included Sales, Customer Service, Referral Business, Marketing, PR, Social Media, Networking Skills, HR, Leadership and Management.

On occasion, the event is preceded with a Specialist Advice Day hosted by external experts covering themes such as Social Enterprise, Accounts, Legal, Social Media, and Access to Finance. These experts later take part in a Special Question Time Panel.

The Northern Lights Business Networking Event is booked via Eventbrite. To join the invitation list please email nlights@uclan.ac.uk

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