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Knowledge workshops for small Island businesses

Registration open for joint project between government and CoC

Small to medium businesses on the Isle of Man are invited to a series of workshops aimed at helping them weather the current economic challenges.

Twelve events have been organised by Business Isle of Man, an executive agency within the Department of Enterprise, and the Island's Chamber of Commerce.

Starting on 19 October industry experts will cover issues ranging from VAT and basic accounting to digital marketing and business resilience.

Chair of Business Isle of Man Steve Pickett said: "The current challenges facing our economy means it is vital for our businesses to continue to innovate and differentiate themselves from the competition. 

"This year’s workshops have been based on the success of the series conducted last year that attracted more than 470 participants. 

"Alongside providing a platform for businesses to increase their knowledge on the various subjects, these workshops will also offer the opportunity to network with other small business owners to share and gain insight and knowledge, and even form new business to business collaborations."

Rebecca George is the chamber's chief executive - she said: "As the Island’s largest business network it’s vital that we play our part in helping on-Island businesses grow, learn, and develop new approaches and networks to assist founders, their teams, and their business development.
"Based on learnings over the last two years, we’ve put together a more cohesive range of workshops around the topics that our members and the business community have asked for most. 

"Each workshop will be delivered by “peers” just ahead on their own founder journey, so the content will be informed, engaging and relevant."

The workshops will be delivered virtually and in-person and are open to both members and non-members of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.

Tim Cowsill is the head of the Business Agency:

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