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First Ready for Growth Business Event a Great Success

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Genix, the business support agency hosted its first Ready for Growth seminar in Norfolk on 23rd November. Held at the Scarborough Hill Country Inn, North Walsham the event attracted a wide range of business owners, eager to gain ideas on how to expand and grow.

Sponsor and Genix Patron, Neil Burr of Designtec, a web design company based near Norwich gave a presentation on the importance of keywords to gain traffic and sales.  Keynote speaker Claire Brooks, managing director of Box-it East talked about how the document storage company has achieved significant growth over the past ten years and her plans for the business going forward. Claire explained the importance of employing the right people and planning your marketing to increase turnover.

Carole Burman from MAD HR the ‘Making a Difference’ HR company provided the audience with a clear explanation of how to attract, retain and manage employees to gain the most benefit to a business’s growth. Stuart Swanson of Larking Gowen Chartered Accountant, also a Genix Patron supplied his entertaining thoughts on ways to manage cash flow and fund growth during a period of expansion.

Teresa Logan from Genix, who organised the morning seminar said, “North Norfolk District Council has commissioned us to provide events to inspire business owners to consider ways to grow. Small businesses can have a huge, positive impact on the local economy by increasing employment opportunities and the prosperity of the area and our aim is to highlight ways this can be achieved with talks, advice and business courses.

“I’m very grateful to all our speakers and panel who gave a wide view of what is possible and how growth can be achieved in a sustainable and manageable way. My thanks to Designtec whose sponsorship enabled us to make this a free event to attend.  We look forward to hosting further seminars during 2017.”

Cllr Nigel Dixon, North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “We are pleased our first Ready for Growth event has been a success. It’s vital small businesses are actively encouraged to reach their full potential and we hope these seminars can pool knowledge and learning in a way that helps to remove barriers to growth and inspire Norfolk’s businessmen and women to take their work to the next level.”

Genix’s business adviser provides free, impartial, confidential business advice meetings in Cromer and Fakenham, and the next date is on the 6th December.  Bookings can be made at www.genix.org.uk

Business skills courses are available in Cromer, Norwich and Fakenham and include titles such as The Essentials of Email Marketing, Being an Employer, Understanding Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets, Book Keeping and Business Planning.  All the sessions are subsidised by Genix and cost just £30 each and are available to book at www.genix.org.uk or by calling 0800 096 3013.

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