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Tue, 25 January 2022 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Managing personal, household and business finances

Join our webinar to learn how you can better manage household and business finances under the current economic climate and rising costs.


Stepping into 2022, many entrepreneurs meet the challenge of increasing financial pressures at a time when household budgets are squeezed. Changing customer needs, higher bills, alterations to Universal credit and increasing costs can all add pressure to a business owner. And with the available government financial support winding down, businesses may look to other ways to reduce costs.


In this webinar, our finance specialists, Shahin Chowdhury and Phil Starr will address how you can look to improve your household financial position, understand changes to Universal Credit and ensure your business finances, such as pricing and cashflow are in good condition to be sustainable in 2022.



13:00 Welcome and introductions – Andy Mather

13:05 Improving your household finances – Shahin Chowdury

  • Managing Household finances
  • Pain free savings tips
  • Updates to Universal credit - Minimum income floor and taper relief

13:30 Managing your business finances – Phil Starr

  • Should you increase your prices?
  • Managing cash flow tips
  • Meeting your financial commitments

13:55 Questions and Close



Thur, 3 February 2022 10:00 – 12:00 GMT

Have A Brew With Enterprising You!

Come along to our monthly women in business coffee mornings and take time to perfect your pitch!


This month we will have a special speaker, Natalie Hughes, Local Enterprise Manager from NatWest Group, who will talk about business pitching. If you haven’t got a clear 60-second pitch, you could be missing out on opportunities to grow your business every day. Even in such uncertain times, you never know when the opportunity to support others may arise, so it is important to be able to explain your business quickly and simply.

Join the NatWest Business Builder team as they break the 60-second or ‘elevator’ pitch down into its component parts. You’ll leave the session with a clear understanding of what to put in and leave out and how to structure for maximum impact. You will also be given all the tools, tips and hints to crack on with writing a pitch you’re confident in and proud of straight away. Natalie will also share some great practical tips when pitching to an audience of 1 or 100.

We’ll then have some time to practice with lots of time afterwards for networking in groups online. Make sure you take some time before the meeting to get down in a document the things you want to say about your business and your social media and contact details. You’ll be able to improve that after the talk and have your details ready to share!


The session will be conducted via a video conferencing platform and joining details will be sent closer to the time by email.



Tue, 8 February 2022 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

How to build my pension as a self-employed and benefit from tax relief?

Join our webinar to understand why being self-employed can provide a surprising boost for your pension pot, even whilst claiming benefits.

During lockdown thinking about your pension may not have been a top priority, however as businesses start to recover the self-employed in Greater Manchester may start to think about what should I do to prepare a safety net for the future and what are the pension and tax savings options for me?

In this webinar, our finance specialist, Shahin Chowdhury, will look into all aspects of preparing for your retirement goals:

  • Importance of having a private pension for self-employed
  • Pension & tax relief for sole traders
  • Pension - tax saving for Limited companies
  • NI contribution, NI credit and state pension
  • Pension contribution for benefit claimants
  • How to avoid a pension scam

You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A at the end.