The Frome Business Breakfast is a monthly event that presents bite sized business talks for the local community. Each month, the sessions feature a local speaker with expertise in the chosen topic. Participants are invited to ask their own questions, join the discussion, or simply sit back and absorb the information.
Take a look at the programme for 2019 below and here.
Creating an effective business plan
3rd July @7:00am
Forward Space, BA11 1HR
This month’s Business Breakfast will focus on creating a business plan to give your business a boost or launch your new idea.
Nigel Harris of Burton Sweet, chartered accountants and business advisers, will lead the practical session on business planning, as well as providing top tips about what lenders and investors look for in a good business plan. Delegates will leave with ideas, tools and templates to enable them to draft their own business plan.
Book your ticket here.
Energy efficiency for business
5th June @7:00am
Cheese & Grain, BA11 1BE
Our June Business Breakfast will focus on the simple, practical opportunities businesses can take to help you save energy and reduce your environmental impact.
Cllr Lizzie Boyle will talk about energy efficiency opportunities across different business sectors, and provide an update on changes to national policy and regulations affecting small businesses, including new regulations regarding smart meters in the business sector and the introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties.
With 15 years’ experience in the energy and environment sector, Lizzie has worked within Government shaping environmental policy, as well as working with people and communities to shape very local responses to issues around climate change, energy efficiency, fuel poverty and social justice.
Book your ticket here.
IT security for your business
3rd April @ 7:00am
Stony Street House, 8 Stony Street, BA11 1BU
What you need to know to keep your business safe on the web.
IT Security expert Rik Kershaw-Moore of Tsiolkovsky Solutions Ltd will explain why your business is at risk from Internet scams and security threats and explain what practical, inexpensive, steps you can take to protect yourself and your business.
The event will be held at the new Stony Street House restaurant and includes a delicious breakfast.
Book your ticket here.
Innovation for Small Business
4th December @ 7:00am
The Old School Church, BA11 1HR
Small businesses thrive on creativity and innovation, however, these skills don’t come naturally to everyone.
This event will demonstrate how to generate and develop ideas to contribute to a culture of originality. Chris Hardy, an experienced coach and group facilitator, will lead the workshop and help you develop a clear plan of how you will boost innovation within your company and what your next actionable step is.
Keeping Abreast of your Business Environment
2nd October @ 7:00am
Archangel, BA11 1BH
Organisations attending the next Business Breakfast will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of market research in boosting business.
Being aware of a customers’ needs and preferences is integral for any industry and this event will help those attending to gain practical information on how to get started.
The breakfast will be at the Archangel on 2 October at 7am where attendees will hear from Cognisant Research on how to identify new business opportunities and changing trends.
How Can Businesses Give Back to the Town?
4th September @ 7:00am
Frome Heritage Museum
Many local businesses support charities, and more are turning their attention to what they can do for the community. What’s the best way for a business to help, whilst fulfilling its own needs?
Readiness for Work
3rd July @ 7:00am
Apprenticeships, work experience placements and training courses provide valuable opportunities for businesses to grow a skilled team in an affordable and sustainable way, as well as combating inequality and disadvantage.
The Frome Business Breakfast is an exchange of knowledge and experience, open to all and a great opportunity to meet with other local organisations. Organised by Frome Town Council, Frome and District Chamber of Commerce, and Business Manager Mairi Connelly. Here’s a look at what Frome Business Breakfast is all about.
On the 3rd of July, Frome Council invited people from local schools and businesses to help promote apprenticeships among young people and to discuss how local business can support schools within Frome with offering apprenticeships and how the different schools are engaging young people with work skills, employability and how to apply for apprenticeships as well as to help and cater to students with different or special needs and difficulties.