Great Ideas… New Perspectives


Gain Skills, Build Networks, Access Peer-to-peer Support

It’s no secret that a good business education can give entrepreneurs what they need to be successful. Knowledge combined with a good idea and the passion to be successful is what is at the core of most profitable businesses.

Do you want to develop great ideas and new perspectives? Do you attend seminar sessions at major business events to gain knowledge and insight? Is cultivating meaningful relationships with like-minded businesses important to you? If any of the answers are “yes” and you are a small business in the North of England, then Skills Network is the service for you.

Skills Network combines an interactive, topical business seminar/workshop led by a subject expert with an opportunity to cultivate long term relationships, raise your profile and enhance your reputation. Our dynamic, short programmes will inspire and enable you to walk away with the skills, knowledge and contacts you need all within a manageable timeframe.

Our Events

Our events take place in a variety of venues across the region and normally last for between two and two and a half hours. So that they do not unduly interrupt your day, events are usually held at either the start or end of the business day.

As well as the main seminar/workshop on an business related topic, our events include two opportunities to network with your fellow attendees and a short business showcase which offers members an opportunity to promote their business.

We cover a wide range of business issues in our seminar/workshop topics but they can be summarised into the following main areas; sales and marketing, IT and social media, operations, finance and finally legal and compliance and include

  • Developing a Winning Sales Mind-set
  • Driving more traffic to your blog
  • Why digital video is the way forward
  • Understanding and managing your cash-flow
  • Proactively managing change

Membership Benefits

Skills Network is, first and foremost, a community which you are free to participate in as frequently as you need and you are, of course, welcome to attend our events as a guest but we hope that you will enjoy the sense of belonging that only comes with membership.

By becoming a member of Skills Network you will receive the following additional benefits

  • Discounted rates for event attendance
  • Access to our exclusive, private online platform
  • Exclusive quarterly newsletter
  • Chance to participate in our business showcases
  • Discounts on other Jargone services

Our members also have an important role to play in shaping the Skills Network service by helping to decide future seminar/workshop topics, contributing to our blog and sharing business tips.