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Wednesday 16th Novemeber
Thursday 17th May
11.00 - 11.30
4Networking Chairman, Terry Cooper, talks about his 45 years in sales and the lessons he learnt along the way. His humorous delivery will entertain you as well as giving you valuable information about how to be more successful in sales. If you’re just starting your sales career then Terry''s presentation is a must see for you.
11.45 - 12.15
Your network is your net worth` but how do you build a powerful network if you are too shy to network? Learn how to deal with networking at events including how to get over nerves you may feel beforehand. Learn 5 essential things to remember in networking situations including how to break the ice and get into conversations and how to follow up with key contacts
12.30 - 13.00
Join serial entrepreneur James Sinclair as he shares his 8 rules for guaranteed business success, from his experience growing Partyman to £10million turnover and over 350 staff.
13.15 - 13.45
You may have understood the importance of public relations for your business but are you actively practising it. PR provides social proof whilst increasing visibility and credibility. If you want your business "on the map" you''ll need to compete with targeted PR that reaches your audience, generates leads and enhances the image of your business. But how about your own professional image? Your personal brand? Shouldn''t your name receive the same attention and do the same amount of work as your business? It''s not about ego or the seeking of personal recognition. It''s about building brand awareness and securing your own future. Alison explains why seeking press coverage for your personal profile can be as effective as for your business.
14.00 - 14.30
Promoting Your Business Online for Free
There are many ways that local businesses can market themselves for free online - from websites and online directories to social media. If you’re just starting a business, or are looking to improve your digital footprint, then come and spend 20 minutes with Emma to learn how you can market your business online, for free!
14.45 - 15.15
Blue Skies have 20 years of expertise in fruit. For 20 years they have supplied the freshest, hand-picked, hand-cut fruit straight from harvest to countries worldwide. Sold via leading retailers including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Asda and often as own label rather than Blue Skies – everyone will have at least seen, if not tasted some delicious Blue Skies fruit. But it has taken knock-backs, passion and determination to bring fresh fruit to the world. Anthony will talk about having faith in your own ideas and the determination to succeed when all around you are telling you it can''t be done. He really did make the impossible, possible.
16.15 - 16.45
DFT - Laser Like Focus on Demand - During this Potentially Life Changing Keynote, Sukhi will reveal the Steps he took to take control of his mind to say Bye Bye to wasted days; by harnessing the Power of Laser like Focus, which enabled him and will enable You, to unlock & accomplish all you want to achieve on demand. In effect a brand new approach with unique techniques to Time Management Gremlins.
17.00 - 17.30
Many entrepreneurs watch Dragon’s Den and fantasise securing about venture capital that will help catapult their business to the top. But how many of them know how to make that dream a reality? Whether this is the first time you’ve read the words ‘venture capital’ or you’re already reaching out to top firms, we have tips you won’t want to miss. We’ll help you decide whether venture capital is right for your business, discover what alternatives are out there, and learn proven methods to beat the competition and secure investment from the venture capital firms of your choice.