Some of the world's best known Entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their experiences and impart advice that money just cannot buy.
Love, Grief & Dundee United
Justine Mitchell; Founder of Chamomile Sanctuary, Co-owner and former Director of Dundee United Football Club
Justine’s story is truly extraordinary, packed with business lessons and experiences, including founding the award winning Chamomile Sanctuary and successfully operating in the male dominated arena that is Scottish football.
Reach New Customers Online
Gori Yahaya, Head of Training, Digital Garage from Google
Take the next step and make your business more visible online so that new customers can find you. Understand the cornerstones of digital marketing, and learn how to use online marketing tools to reach prospective customers.
The Future of Work
Jaeson Middleton; Senior Marketing and Insight Manager at Vodafone Limited
In the next decade we know that a new generation will take over as business leaders but why is this any different to any other period of work. The truth is it presents a massive cultural driver for change, this generation and the next work and thinks differently, our initial research points to a burning platform for organisations to take advantage. At the same time, we are entering a world where every person, object and activity will potentially be connected. By focusing on elements of the changing landscape in combination with the cultural drivers, we can explore how this creates a picture of the Future of Work and some of the opportunities and obligations it presents leaders of today and tomorrow.
Why driving growth to create value is the business leaders key purpose
Russell Dalgleish, Managing Partner, Exolta Capital Partners
Russell will share the latest proven techniques for accelerating growth in your business based on Exolta client experience. He will demystify the worlds of funding raising, digital disruption and focus on what techniques to apply to create true value in your business.
Capitalising on the Opportunity
Learn how to identify exciting business opportunities, see potential where others don’t, and hone the initiative to capitalise before others do, while successfully evaluating risk. Drive critical mass through growing market share and build strong teams around yourself that deliver sustained value. Shaf Rasul will teach you how to motivate, organise and delegate for enduring business results.
Sales for Non-Sales People
Ben Kench; Author of Sales for Dummies & Founder of The Business Booster
Do you ever find yourself aware that you have to sell but feel uncomfortable with the whole 'selling' process and feel? Are you conscious that you need more sales and would like better profits but dont know how to sell without being a 'salesy' energy that you dont like?
In this enlightened session Ben Kench, author of Selling For Dummies will share his ideas to ease your worries! Selling can be fun and can be successful without feeling negative or pushy...Ben will show you how!
Finance and Records – Top Tips for Your Business
Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW
Keith Proudfoot and one of the ICAEW chartered Accountants from businessadviceservice.com (BAS) will look at the records your business needs to be keeping and how to source and raise business finance. The experts will share some “top tips” with you.
Further discussions and Q&A can take place at the BAS stand throughout the exhibition.
The Weakest Link?
Matthew Armsby - Partner at BC Technologies
Matthew started his IT career over 25 years ago, when security was not such a big issue. Things are different now. Your business data is under constant threat from so many angles. Matthew will take you through the simple steps you can take to secure your business in this new age of technology.
How To Successfully Expand Your Business through Franchising
Paul Mitchell; UK Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors
Franchising can be a very effective way to expand your business and reach a national or international market place. However, it is not an exercise you should enter into lightly, your franchisees will invest heavily in your sector knowledge and expertise, you therefore need a clearly thought out strategy and a carefully crafted suite of support documents and systems.
Paul Mitchell is UK Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors, the world’s leading business brokers and franchise consultants with over 200 franchised offices themselves.
Putting communications at the centre of your business strategy
Francis Quinn: VF ONB Unified Communication Specialist at PMGC
Telecoms; your most important asset – whether a SOHO, SME, SMB or Enterprise, learn how you can capitalise by Unifying your Communication with a single provider with the latest cloud-based communication technologies to put your business growth plans on the right track.
HMRC, Tax and Your Business
Carl Bayley, ICAEW
Carl Bayley, an ICAEW chartered accountant from businessadviceservice.com (BAS), will look at the necessary interactions between business and HMRC. Carl is a “plain English” tax author and presenter and will share some “top tax tips” with the audience.
Discussions and Q&A on business issues can take place at the BAS stand throughout the exhibition.
Build a customer-first digital marketing strategy in just 30mins!
Paul Monteath; Director of The Digital Co
Digital marketing can be overwhelming. But did you know that a customer-first focus can make digital marketing more effective, efficient and easier to plan? In just 30mins we will show you how.
Every business owns IP. What do you own?
Gary Townley; Business Outreach Manager at the Intellectual Property Office
Successful businesses understand the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property for brand names, new inventions, new designs and creative work.
IP will account for a large part of the value of most businesses. We can help you understand the four main areas (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright).
3 degrees Social "A World Class Linkedin Training & Coaching Franchise"
Andy Gwynn; MD of 3degrees Social
Discover how the UK’s Leading LinkedIn Training and Coaching Franchise has enabled its Franchisees to realise their vision
You’ll visit many stands at the show and you’ll listen to many pitches about why you should invest, so let’s cut to the chase.
If your goals in life are to:
. Significantly increase your annual income north of £120,000
. Work with complete flexibility, anywhere in the world
. Help people and their businesses to exceed their goals
. Enjoy waking up in the morning making money whilst helping others
…then you are welcome to discover how this can be achieved through a powerful franchise formula created and proven by award winning Business Coach and UK’s leading LinkedIn Expert, Andy Gwynn.
Never before has there been a higher demand and genuine need for training and coaching around utilising LinkedIn to build relationships and make sales.
Never has there been a better time to understand how the 3degrees Social Franchise exceeds this and can help you to achieve your goals.
5 Essentials for future-proofing your IP offering
Dr Fiona Anne Edwards; European Patent Attorney, HGF Limited
Outlining practical steps any organisation can implement either where new IP-protection is under consideration, or for existing IP, and with topics ranging from easy-to-manage IP housekeeping aspect through to options for pro-active risk management in advance of negotiations/funding rounds, this Seminar has something for New Starts and flourishing businesses
Understanding the digitally-savvy customer in 2016. Who are they, how do they communicate and how do you give them what they want?
David Taylor; Corporate Communications Co-ordinator at FSB
This half-hour presentation by social media author and FSB Corporate Communications Co-ordinator David Taylor will explore the background to today’s digital landscape, the latest trends in communications, who owns your brand and understanding your digital footprint.
David will ultimately examine how you can be more profitable, reduce your costs and ensure your company’s long term viability in today’s fast-moving world of business.
PTSN switch off 2020 – is your business prepared?
Ryan Cox; Calls Product Manager at Gradwell Communications
Last year, BT announced their intention to switch off the PSTN and ISDN networks. Customers will be migrated to a single IP core network that ultimately will replace all legacy networks and platforms. As market-leading VoIP telephony providers, Gradwell Communications are in an excellent position to advise businesses on how to mitigate any negative impact this significant change might make on operations. Ensure your business is prepared.
Dealing with Companies House
Paul Hughes; Advisor at Companies House
Come along to this seminar and learn how to Incorporate a Limited Company. All company officers have to comply with company law, we will explain your statutory obligations. The session will also cover our online products for filing and searching company information.
Navigate the Auto Enrolment Jungle
Griselda Williams; Director of Business Development at Smart Pension Ltd
Auto Enrolment giving you a migraine? Worried about the cost to your business? Concerned about choosing the right scheme for your business and employees?
Griselda Williams, from Smart Pension, will talk you through auto enrolment legislation, and discuss practical tips and suggestions to help you through your auto enrolment obligations. This seminar will look at how to source a quality auto enrolment pension scheme that suits your business, and explore how new technology developments are making auto enrolment administration simpler, faster and more automated in order to reduce the administration burden, and get you compliant in minutes!
Where are you losing money when you should be reaping profits?
Sam Smiles-Allan; Founder of InnovatecCS
This session will take a look at some unusual hidden costs, and how to make RED TAPE management accountable for improving revenue and profits.
1-2-1 Advice Kiosks
Kick-start or revitalise your business. We have assembled experts in the se... Read More
Secrets of Selling Sessions
Sales is the lifeblood of your business, these focussed, small group sessio... Read More
Digital Marketing Workshops
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The Franchise Show at New Start Scotland
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