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For: Business Owners
Are you ready to grow your business? The Social Value Act could be your opportunity!
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query_builder 15:30 - 16:00
place Seminar Hall 2
card_travel Seminar
mic English
Are you ready to grow your business? The Social Value Act could be your opportunity!
The Social Value Act is being rolled out across local and central govt to guide public procurement and the award of contracts. If you are ready it will provide an opportunity for businesses to win contracts, scale up and future proof themselves. This talk will guide you on the steps you need to take to win small and large contracts and grow your business.​​​​​​, and you'll gain an understanding of the new eco system in Public Sector and Large Corporate procurement.

What you'll learn:
  • Understand what the Social Value Act is
  • Become aware of how it will change public sector procurement.
  • Understand what businesses need to do to be ready.
  • Be aware of the huge opportunities to scale up
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For: Business Owners
Do you want to be a happier, more successful version of yourself?
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query_builder 15:30 - 16:00
place Keynote Hall
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mic English
Do you want to be a happier, more successful version of yourself?
Your success or failure is defined by your ability to make decisions. Want more success? Make better decisions.

You may have a successful business, yet don’t feel fulfilled.
You may have lots of money in the bank, yet still contentment eludes you! 
Or you maybe at a crossroads, where your business and life isn’t going in the direction you feel it should be… you don’t feel happy. 

Your confidence and self-belief can take a real hit. It might be that you need more sales. Or maybe, just maybe you want a positive kick up the ass…

Add this keynote to your schedule now to see this true entrepreneurial powerhouse in action and to positively impact on you, your life and your business. Brad will help you suss out your next steps in both life and business for a happier, more successful you.
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For: Business Professionals
Writing for Social Media
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query_builder 15:00 - 16:00
place Google Digital Garage Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Writing for Social Media
Learn how to create compelling content and develop a tone of voice that’s right for your business.

What will you learn?
- How to develop a brand tone of voice for a business on social media
- Writing techniques to help hone writing for small spaces online
- The different ways of responding to customer complaints on social media
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For: Start-ups
5 easy steps to drive more sales and win more business!
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query_builder 16:00 - 16:45
place Sales Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
5 easy steps to drive more sales and win more business!
Lets face it getting more sales can be difficult, especially if we dont really think of ourselves as a 'Salesperson'! Relax - help is at hand!

In this powerful and engaging workshop Ben Kench, the UK's No1 Sales & Business Growth Specialist and author of "Selling For Dummies" will talk us through vital steps you can take without feeling awkward and uncomfortable!
If you are keen to make a difference to your business this year - and still really enjoy it - then this is one workshop NOT to miss
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For: Business Owners
Employment law changes in 2020 and the impact on small businesses
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query_builder 16:00 - 16:45
place Leadership & Employment Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Employment law changes in 2020 and the impact on small businesses
This workshop will focus on employment law changes in 2020 and the impact these will have on small businesses including:

•    The Good Work Plan
•    Written Particulars of employment
•    Holiday Plan
•    Zero Hours Contracts
•    Continuity of employment
•    Agency workers and the Swedish derogation
•    Tips and deductions
•    Information & Consultation Thresholds
•    IR35 changes in the private sector
•    New parental bereavement law
•    Tax on termination payments
•    Increase to National Minimum wage and National Living Wage
 
This workshop is suitable for all small and medium sized business owners or Contractors.
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For: Business Professionals
Guide to freelancing
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query_builder 16:15 - 16:45
place Seminar Hall 3
card_travel Seminar
mic English
Guide to freelancing
A walkthrough of the modern freelancing landscape, how to become a freelancer and the challenges facing freelancers in 2020. You'll learn the importance of freelancers to the UK economy and the benefits of becoming one, and it can give you help in deciding what model of freelancing may suit you best and some of the challenges facing both freelancers and firms with contractors coming up.
It can help them get a better understanding of self-employment and what is necessary to go it alone, where you can find advice and tips on starting a business. 
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For: Business Owners
How to double your business in 12 months
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query_builder 16:15 - 16:45
place Seminar Hall 2
card_travel Seminar
mic English
How to double your business in 12 months
Growing a business in a scalable manner is one of the hardest ventures one can take, especially if you want to keep growing every year. From developing marketing campaigns, to managing dozens of relationships, to setting up systems around the right KPIs, it’s definitely not easy. The best part is, millions of other businesses have faced the same or similar issues as you are right now, and all of that wisdom is now documented and available. Ignore it, and waste months or years figuring it out yourself, or invest in your education, and grow 2-10x as fast. This seminar will share time-tested fundamentals on how to grow your business, get more clients, and always be one step ahead of the curve.

You will learn:
  • The difference between marketing and effective marketing (you know, the kind that helps you actually grow the business and get more clients)
  • A clear plan on how to significantly grow your business in 2020, or how to improve your current one
  • What the fastest growing companies and business professionals from all across the world are doing to stay ahead
Previous participants to this seminar have increased their business/sales anywhere between 16% and 481% (dependant on their scale).
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For: Business Owners
Make LinkedIn work for YOUR business.
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query_builder 16:15 - 16:45
place Keynote Hall
card_travel Keynotes
mic English
Make LinkedIn work for YOUR business.
LinkedIn is the Number 1 place now for your business presence, and I'm here to show you some LinkedIn GOLD! I will show you how to understand who is spending time to view your content so you can gauge a level of interest and whether they are your potential customer. Why your company page is so important and how to grow your company page followers to get your brand out there.
If you've ever wanted to generate more business and leads from Linkedin, I will show you how to do it for FREE. 

You will learn:
  • How to see who's viewed your content
  • See your website visitors for free
  • How to grow your company page
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For: Start-ups
Pitching skills to win funding
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query_builder 16:00 - 16:45
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Pitching skills to win funding
For a lot of people, presenting to a group of colleagues is a daunting enough experience. When what’s at stake is the chance to give your business an enormous boost, the pressure can be overwhelming.

The solution to this lies in rigorous preparation, both practical and psychological.

This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to prepare and deliver an effective pitch, staying calm and positive in the face of whatever challenges arise.

Specifically, the session will cover how to:

•    prepare your presentation so it’s as easy as possible to deliver and has maximum impact on the audience
•    overcome nerves
•    speak so that people will listen and remember what you say
•    handle any problems during the pitch meeting
•    demonstrate your professionalism and credibility.

Taking 45 minutes to participate in this workshop may just be the best investment you can make in your business!
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Networking Sessions
Speed Networking
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query_builder 16:00 - 16:50
place Dell Speed Networking Area
card_travel Networking Session
mic English
Speed Networking
Make more contacts in 50 minutes than some people do in their entire career! 
Speed networking is the ultimate way to grow your network and is similar in concept to speed dating. You'll meet a huge range and number of people in one session, sitting down with them for intesive, fun one minute meetings before moving on to the next person! Business networking in Manchester just got better!

The possibilities of who you'll meet are endless, so don't miss out! Once you have your free ticket to the event and are logged in, just add the speed networking session you want to attend to your schedule (which is in your profile so you can see what you're doing and when)- you can attend as many as you like!
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