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LEAN Business Network

The LEAN Business Network is an exciting business forum designed to help local business people meet and develop their business contacts and skills.



We have a range of free business webinars, filmed in response to COVID-19, which are available online by following the links below:

Keeping Customers & Staff Safe by Sandra Young, Sandra Young Retail 
This video provides practical guidance for maintaining a safe workspace for employees, visitors and customers.  Risk Assessments will be explained to help businesses consider PPE, cleaning regimes, shop layout, number limitations, signage and how to safely get back into business.

Critical Financial Analysis by Eilish Devlin, Ardean 
Financial management and cash flow along with templates to download and use. (Please scroll to the bottom of this page for downloads)
Complete Guide To eCommerce by Ciaran Connolly, Profiletree 
Platforms, Marketplaces, Websites and Marketing - Covering general marketplaces to use and web platforms, the video will take you on a basic set up walk through and explain how easy it is along with some marketing strategies. (Please scroll to the bottom of this page for downloads)

Personal Resilience, Feargal McCormack, MD, PKF-FPM Accountants Ltd
Business resilience through the current economic challenges from business leader Feargal McCormack, MD, PKF-FPM Accountants Ltd
Personal Resilience with Mindset Coach Jo McAlister
How to deal with the unconscious blocks that hold us back and move forward through this Covid-19 experience. 
New Ways To Sell by Ciaran Connolly, Profile Tree
Online selling - showing how your offline selling methods can work well online, building new packages and add ons and what makes good content along with the different types of content to use. 
Innovation - New Opportunities For Your Business by Ciaran Connolly, Profile Tree
Ciaran takes us on a walk though the internet showing how to identify new opportunities online from Google analytics to new platforms to use. 

Innovation - Improve Efficiency, Cut Costs And Increase Sales by Ciaran Connolly, Profile Tree
Follow Ciaran as he shows us online business tools and software that could help you improve efficiency, cut costs and increase your sales. 

Remote Working by Lara Goodall
The new norm, how to take control, stay structured and get used to working remotely including top tips and tools available to maximise efficiency. 

Re-Opening With The Greatest Impact with Michelle Connolly, Profile Tree 
What can you do to ensure you make the greatest impact when the economy is back up and running and how to target customers and increase your market share. 
If you would be interested in receiving information on this page and other support as it becomes available please complete the form below or E. business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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For Further information please contact Sara Thompson, Economic Development Officer via:
E: sara.thompson@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk
T: 028 9034 0072

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