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Idea Store Employability & Small Business Week

Monday 28 January - Friday 1 February

Idea Store have teamed up with local employment, enterprise and training providers to showcase the opportunities available to you.

Are You Start-up Ready?
Delivered in partnership with Tower Hamlets Enterprise Team.
Thinking of starting a business? Find out how to access free tailored training to develop and launch your business, including creating a business plan, marketing techniques and advice on funding.
Monday 28 January, 9.30am - 12pm
Idea Store Watney Market

Job Support Session
Delivered in partnership with Krypton Training Ltd, a specialist Careers Advice and Employment Support service provider.
Monday 28 January, 10am - 5pm 
Idea Store Whitechapel

Small Business: Trading Standards
In partnership with Tower Hamlets Trading Standards Service
The council's trading standards service advises on and enforces a wide range of laws designed to protect Tower Hamlet's consumers. There are numerous laws in place to protect consumers, including product safety, product counterfeiting, fair trading, food labelling and description of goods.
Tuesday 29 January, 9.30am - 12pm
Idea Store Bow

Job Support Session
Delivered in partnership with WorkPath, a unique employment service for all Tower Hamlets residents, providing support for people at all levels of work, skill or experience.     
Tuesday 29 January, 10am - 5pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Workshop: Thinking About Starting a Small Business or Working in One?
Delivered in partnership with COBRA, Complete Business Reference Advisor.
COBRA, which can be accessed free at your local Idea Store library or from home, offers easy to understand and comprehensive factsheets and guides for anyone thinking about starting a small business or working in one.The 'Business Opportunity Profiles' are ideal for the job seeker and for interview preparation, with detailed information on qualifications and skills, market and trading issues and useful contacts. The 'Business Information Factsheets' and 'Business Legal Library' cover trading issues such as raising and managing finance, marketing and trading abroad and trading legally.
Wednesday 30 January, 9.30am - 12pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Job Club
Do you need support looking for a job? then visit our Job Club which offers free, friendly advice on:
• Finding suitable training courses
• Developing your employability skills
• Writing C.V’s and application form
• Searching for a jobs and interview techniques
Wednesday 30 January, 10am - 12pm
Idea Store Whitechapel

Job Support Session
Delivered in partnership with Krypton Training Ltd, a specialist Careers Advice and Employment Support service provider.
Wednesday 30 January, 10am - 5pm 
Idea Store Whitechapel

Universal Skills: employability instant self-assessments for job seekers
Learn how to assess your skills in areas vital to achieving and sustaining employment such as time management, communication, motivation and problem solving with Universal Skills. Discover a step by step guide to help you to create a 'Find a Job' account, including setting up a profile, searching for jobs and, most importantly, creating a CV. Find help with gaining or improving the skills you need for job hunting, including good customer skills, job interview preparation and how to cope with the change of starting a new job.
Wednesday 30 January, 1 - 3pm
Cubitt Town Library

Make the Most of Your Tablet, Computer and the Internet
Get help to use your computer to send emails, search for jobs, create a CV and to access online services such as shopping, banking and information.
Idea Store Bow,  Monday 28 January, 1- 2pm
Idea Store Watney Market, Tuesday 29 January, 10am - 12pm
Cubitt Town Library, Wednesday 30 January,12 - 1pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street, Wednesday 30 January, 2 - 4pm
Bethnal Green Library, Thursday 31 January, 11am - 12pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf, Thursday 31, 2- 3pm
Idea Store Whitechapel, Friday 1 February, 2:15 - 3:45pm