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Growing Your Own Business Workshops

Friday 17 February 2017

11:15 - 12:00 | Building the right team for business success

Speaker: Dave Dougan

  • How to build a great team
  • The importance of diversity
  • How to keep your team motivated
  • Managing customer expectations as your business grows  

Dave Dougan


12:30 - 13:15 | Connecting with your customers to boost sales

Speaker: Andy Brown

  • What is PR? Using communications to achieve your business aims
  • Identifying what to say and how to say it to build strong relationships 
  • How does PR work? 
  • How can a PR agency help? 

Andrew Brown

Black Sheep PR

 13:45 - 14:30 | How to stand out from your competitors online
 Speaker: David Harris
  • Making your website kick-ass
  • Inbound and outbound marketing essentials 
  • Real-time social media 
  • Becoming a king of content 

15:00 - 15:45 | The truth about SEO & Digital Marketing

Speaker: David Harris

  • Discover what SEO is and why you need it 
  • How to choose killer keywords 
  • On- and off-page optimisation tips and tricks 
  • How to rock at local search 


Saturday 18 February 2017

11:30 - 12:15 | How to use social media to build business

Speaker: David Glenwright

  • The differences between the major social networks and their audiences 
  • Using images to enhance the quality of content and maximise engagement
  • Finding and participating in conversations to generate business 
  • Tools and techniques to help manage your time effectively 

12:30 - 13:15 | Marketing masterclass - how to generate more sales

Speaker: Adrian Marks

  • Master online lead generation 
  • Position your business for maximum results 
  • Triple your enquiries using four simple steps 
  • Maximise social and digital marketing

13:30 - 14:15 | Raising finance through crowdfunding 

Speaker: Atuksha Poonwassie and Davin Poonwassie 

  • An introduction to crowdfunding 
  • How crowdfunding works 
  • What investors and borrowers are looking for 
  • The three key points when considering crowdfunding 

14:30 - 15:15 | The business SatNav: your route to success

Speaker: Chris Roberts

  • What is a business SatNav? 
  • How will it help you be successful? 
  • The difference between profit and cash 
  • How much working capital will you need for your business journey?