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Growing Your Own Business Workshops

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Friday 17 June 2016

11.30 - 12.00 | Creative marketing on a shoestring

  • What to do when you hit a creative wall
  • Ingenious new ways of marketing
  • How to deliver "out of the box" campaigns that break down the walls
  • Bring your pen and paper - you'll need it!

Speaker: Christian Michaels, Owner, Christian Michaels Digital Marketing Agency


13.45 - 14.15 | Raising finance through crowdfunding
  • An introduction to crowdfunding
  • How crowdfunding works
  • What investors and borrowers are looking for
  • 3 key points when considering crowdfunding
Speaker: Christopher Norris, Head of Crowdfundng, CrowdPatch 

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14.30 - 15.00 | How to use social media to build a business

  • Media listening and analysis
  • Creating and curating content for social media
  • Social media management in a franchise environment
  • Social media measurement

Speaker: David Mapple, Director, Outcider

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Saturday 18 June 2016

11.30 - 12.00 | 10 ways to generate free publicity

  • Tools you can use to build and retain a positive reputation
  • Pitfalls to avoid when targeting your audience
  • Choosing the right digital tools for your business
  • How to use automation to combat the 24/7 online communication drain

Speaker: Dawn McLean, Head of PR & Communications Professional Programme, MOL

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 13.00 - 13.30 | Top SEO trends every business owner needs to know

  • Google - a business' best friend or worst enemy
  • Optimise your website to meet Google's ranking criteria
  • On-page and off-page techniques to drive website traffic and sales
  • The quest for Google greatness!

Speaker: Christian Michaels, Owner, Christian Michaels Digital Marketing Agency


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14.30 - 15.00 | Taking your business to the next level

  • Understanding a business' financial drivers
  • Why you can't leave it all up to your accountants
  • How to take financial control over your business
  • Entrenching commercial success

Speaker: Jayne Howson, Revelation Training


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Want to know more about GYOB?

In addition to the interactive business skills workshops, the Growing Your Own Business Conference comprises a Growing Your Own Business Hub where you can meet experts in business growth strategies and funding, keynote sessions by inspiring British entrepreneurs, and networking opportunities with other business professionals who are seeking to build and sustain successful businesses.

The conference is free to attend. Simply book your tickets using the link below:



Want to speak at the Growing Your Own Business Conference?

If you are interested in getting involved in the Growing Your Own Business showcase at our future events, please get in touch. We are looking for speakers and companies with a wealth of expertise in business growth strategies, startups or entrepreneurship.

Email: to find out more.