Access to Expertise (A2E) involves free one-to-one clinic sessions, industry led workshops and themed networking events. The drive to enhance business growth focuses on the following key areas: Sales & Marketing, People & Skills, Finance, Coaching & Mentoring, Innovation, Operations, Exports, Start-up, Health & Safety, and Strategy.

We work closely with our affiliates to develop a programme for businesses that will help them to unlock potential and build confidence. Take a look at our schedule of events below for our latest workshops, advice clinics and networking opportunities:

30/04/2018

Starting and Running a Business: Taking the Plunge (09:15-16:00)

By the end of this session you will: understand the pros and cons of being your own boss, be able to assess your personal skills, be clear about the legal aspects of starting a business, understand the key tasks needed to start a business, know how to put a basic business plan in place and know where to get advice and source finance for your business.

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14/05/2018

Starting and Running a Business: Taking the Plunge (09:15-16:00)

By the end of this session you will: understand the pros and cons of being your own boss, be able to assess your personal skills, be clear about the legal aspects of starting a business, understand the key tasks needed to start a business, know how to put a basic business plan in place and know where to get advice and source finance for your business.

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15/05/2018

Tax and Bookkeeping Workshop (09:30-12:30)

This workshop aims to provide information to support you with personal and capital allowances, simple tax and NI calculations and self-assessment. This is a practical workshop and enables you to feel confident and understand the reasons why tax and good bookkeeping are essential and sound business practice.

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15/05/2018

Winning and Keeping Customers (13:30-16:30)

This workshop is designed to guide and support you to develop your marketing. By the end of the session, you will: have a step by step process to develop a marketing plan, know how to price your product and services to maximise profit, understand the basics of successful selling and be able to put a plan in place to get your first customer

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22/05/2018

Merthyr Business Breakfast & Networking (07:30-09:30)

Join us at USW Exchange on Tuesday 22nd May for the next Merthyr Business Network. Each event showcases local organisations involved with the network, and this month we’ll be hearing from Ellen Petts, MD of social enterprise Greenstream Flooring CIC and Julie Bellamy, Head of Commercial and Client Services at the University of South Wales. 

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26/06/2018

GDPR: Is Your Business Ready? (09:30-12:30)

Is your profit protected from the new General Data Protection Regulation rules set to hit UK businesses imminently? Attend this session and ensure your business is forewarned, forearmed and confidently able to defend itself against the new maximum £20 million fine. This will be an enlightening session, in which we will facilitate a Q&A about this forthcoming change, and help you and your business plan for the new changes.

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26/06/2018

GDPR: Is Your Business Ready? (13:30-16:30)

Is your profit protected from the new General Data Protection Regulation rules set to hit UK businesses imminently? Attend this session delivered by Business Wales and ensure your business is forewarned, forearmed and confidently able to defend itself against the new maximum £20 million fine. This will be an enlightening session, in which we will facilitate a Q&A about this forthcoming change, and help you and your business plan for the new changes.

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The Business Clinic is part of the new initiative ‘USW Exchange’ aiming to develop the relationship between academia and industry.

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USW Exchange has been designed to promote and encourage greater engagement with academia, innovative design thinking and cutting edge skills development of the future workforce.

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Address:
USW Exchange
University of South Wales
Treforest Campus
Llantwit Road
Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

Tel: 01443 482266
Email: uswexchange@southwales.ac.uk