BCABA Awards – Last day for nominations 6th April 2012!

Posted by andysalmon on 29th March, 2012 with 0 comments

In addition to the overall Business of the Year Award, there are 7 award categories, which are detailed below:

· Business Start-Up Award

· Young Entrepreneur Award

· Community Excellence Award

· Regeneration Award

· International Trade Award

· Innovation and Enterprise

· Business Person of the Year

More information can be viewed here;

Simplifying Social Media workshops – March 2012. Book Now!

Posted by andysalmon on 26th January, 2012 with 0 comments

Want to get started with Social Media but not sure how..?

SWEDA is pleased to offer a series of practical half day workshops to get your business up and running with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook & Blogging. Based in our fully equipped IT suite you will work individually on a PC where we will hand hold you, step by step through the registration and start up process so you will come away with your account set up and fully operational and with a clear knowledge of how to make social media work for your business.

Why should you attend? The practical workshops are ideal for those who are new to social media and are ready to get started as well as those who may be using social media but not really understanding how to leverage the platform.

Who should attend? Business owners who want to start using social media, current social media users who want to use their accounts more effectively or individuals who will be responsible for social media within their organisation


What you will learn?

  • How to create your account
  • Develop and optimise your profile
  • Upload content
  • Privacy; Selecting the right settings
  • Connect with prospective customers
  • Develop your social media strategy
  • Protect your business online; The social media policy


Workshop Dates:

9th March Linked In, 9.30am-12.30pm

16th March Facebook, 9.30am-12.30pm

23rd March Twitter, 9.30am-12.30pm

30th March Blogging, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: SWEDA, the Business Centre, Church Street, West Bromwich, B70 8RP.

Workshop Cost: Subsidised at only £7.50 each!


Limited places are available so book early by calling SWEDA on 0121 525 2558

Event – ‘Growing the Social Enterprise Sector in Sandwell’. 25th January 2012

Posted by andysalmon on 12th January, 2012 with 0 comments

Join us at our forthcoming event ‘Growing the Social Enterprise Sector in Sandwell’ on 25th January 2012 at The Park Inn, West Bromwich.

Information and support will be available for anyone thinking of setting up a social enterprise or already running an existing social enterprise in Sandwell.

Keynote Speaker: Jan Golding, CEO of Roots HR, Social Entrepreneur & 2011 Social Enterprise Awards Finalist.

FREE to attend including networking lunch. To book call SWEDA on 0121 525 2558 or email sweda@sweda.org.uk

Anger Management & Self Esteem Workshop – 12th January 2012.

Posted by andysalmon on 21st December, 2011 with 0 comments

Our Anger Management & Self Esteem Workshop is being run on 12th January 2012. The workshop is designed to help you;

  • Understand the causes of anger
  • How anger effects your physical & mental health, work, home & social life and can lead to obsessive disorders.
  • Improve self esteem
  • Deal with anxiety at home and in the workplace

Tea / coffee on arrival.

Limited places are available. Call 0121 525 2558 now to book.