SME Theatre 8

Keynote 1 Keynote 2 Startup Theatre 3 Startup Theatre 4 Startup Theatre 5 Startup Theatre 6 Startup Theatre 7 SME Theatre 8 SME Theatre 9 SME Theatre 10 SME Theatre 11 SME Theatre 12 SME Theatre 13 Digital Marketing and Optimisation Theatre Branding and PR Theatre Raising Finance Theatre Cashflow Theatre
Microsoft Accelerator: Sponsor of SME Theatre 8

About Theatre Sponsor: Microsoft Accelerator

Microsoft Accelerator is a global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies. We work with later-stage startups to provide the tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise they need to become successful companies.

Wednesday 17th May

Thursday 18th May


11.00 - 11.30

Karen Cole

Employment Law: A Quick Guide for Business Owners

Employment legislation covers a range of topics. It is vital for employers to appreciate its pervasive nature and stay on top of it. Understanding and complying with the law can seem overwhelming. This seminar aims to give business owners an insight into key areas of employment law. It will also cover hot topics including social media in the workplace and steps employers can take to protect business interests.


11.45 - 12.15

Lynda Holt

Be Brave, Show Up and Make an Impact

Ever felt like you have a bigger game to play? This seminar will show you how to make an impact. You will explore how you currently show up, the excuses you make and how you might be getting in your own way. Lynda will explore some of the neuroscience behind why you get stuck despite your big ideas for your business and she will help you get moving again.


12.30 - 13.00

Stephen Wind-Mozley

7Cs of Digital Marketing

The Director of Digital at Virgin Media Business, Steve Wind-Mozley is set to join the experienced line up of professionals and will tell you all about the 7Cs of Digital Marketing and how they’re central to success in a digital world. It’s one of his favourite topics. Steve''s workshop is essential to anyone seeking to take their business to the next level and use digital marketing to their advantage. This is a unique opportunity for forward thinking professionals, managers and business owners to hear from the Director of Digital at Virgin Media.


13.15 - 13.45

Laurie Smith

Protecting Your Business Ideas: Trade Marks and Designs

Your business ideas need protection. Small businesses can face more acute pressures in terms of money, time and staying on the cutting edge. This session will look at how you can use trade marks, designs and copyright to protect your intellectual property.


14.00 - 14.30

Kimberly Davis

Stop Wasting & Start Making Money From Your Marketing, Right Now…Guaranteed!

Stop Wasting & Start Making Money From Your Marketing, Right Now…Guaranteed!


14.45 - 15.15

James Nicholson

How to rank your site on Google in 2016 and beyond

In this seminar, James Nicholson will discuss the latest ways of ranking your website in 2016. Tactics from years gone by have changed a great deal, so you need to ensure you are up to date with the latest techniques. James will also advise how you can avoid Google penalties such as Google Panda and Google Penguin.


15.30 - 16.00

Farreha Mahmood

Steps to take control of your cash flow

Small and medium size businesses in the UK are struggling with poor cashflow. Whilst late payments are part of the problem, they are not solely to blame, and SMEs are increasingly finding themselves in the red for a number of reasons. Join Farreha on this seminar while she discusses a variety of working capital solutions available, as well as steps that you can take to overcome liquidity challenges.