The Town Centre Partnership and Andover College, with funding from Test Valley Borough Council, are providing three training seminars for local business people in the town centre in the coming months. The two hourly seminars are aimed at equipping small business owners in the town centre, with the skills and expertise required to manage a successful business in today’s challenging marketplace.

Chris Gregory, Town Centre Manager comments “we are delighted to be able to offer these training seminars to all of the hardworking small business people in the town centre and would like to thank Test Valley Borough Council for funding them.”

Places on the seminars are limited and are offered free of charge on a first come first serve basis. Please contact to find out more or reserve your place.

22nd February 6pm – 8pm Andover Guildhall Marketing by Suzanne Carpenter of Two Discover the importance of identifying your businesses USPs and how to implement and deliver your marketing plan whilst being flexible to adapt your plan to external market forces.

8th March 6pm-8pm Andover Guildhall

Social Media – Emma Selby, founder of Your Business Hubs

Are you using Facebook for Business? Find out how it could be generating new business for your business by targeting the ideal customer, building audience and using this social media tool for promotion. You will receive expert guidance on getting the most out of Facebook for your business.

15th March 6pm – 8pm Andover Guildhall

Finance – Peter Smith, The MGroup Peter will give you an introduction to the basics of financial management explaining finance options available, how to manage cash flow, your accounts and returns.

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