Latest business events and training opportunities for St Albans businesses

Please note: Unless stated, the BID is not affiliated with the listed events.


Setting up a Google Business Profile


Date: 21/06/24

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Stanta Business Center, Soothouse Spring, St Albans, UK

For businesses that haven’t yet set up a Google Business profile and would like to be supported in taking the first steps towards increased visibility on Google.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The benefits of setting up a Google Business Profile;
  • How to set up your Google Business Profile (You will be doing this during the course, so please bring your laptop/tablet and mobile phone with you);
  • Simple ways to maintain and manage your profile so it gives your business the best chances to be found and trusted by potential customers on Google.

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Understanding Local Support for Small Businesses

Herts Growth Hub

Date: 25/06/24

Time: 12:00pm – 14:00pm

Location: Room W040, Law Court Building, de Havilland campus, University of Herts, Hatfield, AL10 9EU

This joint event is designed to help small businesses in the region understand the support available to them from a variety of sources. Whether you are looking for funding, advice or training there are a host of options open to you. Put your questions and concerns to our panel of local organisations supporting SMEs in the region, from Hertfordshire Business School, Stanta, FSB, Hertfordshire Growth Hub and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

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Time Management in the Workplace

Step 2 Skills

Date: 10/07/24

Time: 11:00am – 14:00pm

Location: HatTech Business Centre , Beaconsfield Road Hatfield AL10 8FF

Do you think you or your employees could benefit from learning how to manage time better? We can help with that! During this FREE Multiply Workshop you will gain a broad overview of the principles of time management, making sure you’re using your time as wisely as possibly to improve work habits.

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Taking England to the World

Visit Herts

Date: 21/11/24

Time: 9:30am – 17:00pm

Location: Pendley Manor, Cow Ln, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5QY

Visit Herts is working with VisitEngland to offer local tourism businesses the opportunity to join a free, market-leading Taking England to the World training session, to help your business reach new customers and grow your revenue.

Led by industry experts, the one-day, face-to-face course is designed to help you reach new international audiences. Covering topics ranging from product development, pricing, and distribution to marketing and content creation, you’ll come away armed with practical tips to attract new global customers and grow your business.

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Hertfordshire Growth Hub

BID often shares training and support information from the Hertfordshire Growth Hub with our members yet in case you don’t really know who or what they are, we have shared their presentation below which was delivered in Nov 2023.

Hertfordshire Growth Hub – Introduction 


Looking to support your staff during the cost-of-living crisis?


As the cost-of-living continues to rise, it’s not surprising that almost half of employers now have a financial wellbeing policy in place to support their staff. Rising costs may not only affect your staff in their daily lives, but also your business. Step2Skills offer Hertfordshire employers free short workshops to help staff navigate the increasing cost-of-living by gaining key budgeting skills.

Their  workshops are offered as part of the government-funded Multiply program to improve people’s number skills. They are free to you, free to your staff, and free up headspace so that your workforce can worry a little less about money and focus more on the job in hand.

See information sheet here.


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