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Learn from a business expert and dive into specific challenges in your sector or discipline, alongside a group of your peers.

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Our September Workshops

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HIGHLIGHT: Social Media Marketing

05th September 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

This workshop will guide you through the most commonly used social media channels for business; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. Each has its own uses and capabilities, and having an understanding of each can be pivotal for your marketing strategy. We will look at the Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire and their social media activity, plus discuss real businesses case studies who have made the transition from print only marketing to integrating digital marketing methods with very little to no experience or knowledge.

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HIGHLIGHT: GDPR - Everything You Need To Know

05th September 2018 13:00 - 16:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

<strong>It’s not often that a piece of regulation affects everyone in business, but the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has done just that.</strong> If your normal work activities involve storing or using information relating to named individuals – customers (past, present and prospective), suppliers, employees, people you know in your network – anyone – then you need to take note. This course will give you an overview of the key areas of the new regulation that you and your business need to be thinking about in order to comply and arm you with some tools to take back to your b

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HIGHLIGHT: Productising Your Service

06th September 2018 10:00 - 13:00

Royal Agricultural University Stroud Road Cirencester Gloucestershire United Kingdom GL7 6JN

Do you own or work in a service business? Do you feel like you have hit a brick wall when it comes to new ways to market what you do? <br> How do you find new audiences, what new initiatives can you take to drive sales and market engagement? <br> In this session, Robin Waite, best-selling author of Take Your Shot, will show you how to productise your service so that you can:

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SPOTLIGHT: Website Health Check

10th September 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

Do you want more traffic that converts into actual spending clients? If you are struggling to get traffic that converts the answer can often be very simple. Many websites are not set up correctly from the word go, meaning that they are not capitalising on all the marketing they are sending to their site. Henny Maltby wants to help you to ensure that it is working efficiently to capture traffic and convert it into spending clients. Talk to her about your website challenges and get advice on how they can be overcome and even turn them around to your advantage. She will cover initial set up,

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HIGHLIGHT: The Practical Art of Selling

10th September 2018 10:00 - 13:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

Peter Anderson, TEDx Talker, International Speaker, Published Author and Sales Coach; will share his revolutionary R.H.Y.T.H.M Sales Method and how it can boost your sales, help meet targets and lift you out of a rut. <strong>"Great content and ideas, very compelling and powerful!" - </strong><em>Debbie Bird, AbleGrowth Ltd.</em> There is a strong correlation between how you feel and the amount of energy you can produce to hit your targets.

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HIGHLIGHT: Growing Pains - Growing Up Isn't Easy

12th September 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

It is well recognized that when a company grows quickly, sometimes decisions are taken (or not taken), that have a negative impact on the success of the organisation in the short and longer term. This session is aimed at fast growing but established companies who have been in business for 5+ years to help them focus on how to overcome these issues and ensure they plan for the future. [A separate session will be held for those companies who have not yet reached this stage to help recognize when these challenges may appear and have a plan of action to avoid them.

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HIGHLIGHT: Beat Your Competitors Online

13th September 2018 09:00 - 13:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

Do you want to grow your company ridiculously fast? Have you ever wondered what your competitors were doing on line to achieve success? How their traffic was being generated?

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HIGHLIGHT: The Fear of Public Speaking

17th September 2018 10:00 - 13:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

The fear of public speaking can be all in the head. But the ability to reframe a frozen mindset takes a focused investigation into your belief system. This workshop will help untangle the anxiety of public speaking by using techniques from NLP, Timeline Therapy and over 20 years of a professional performer experience. By the end of the 3 hours session the paralyzing fear of public speaking will be gone.

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PROGRAMME: Grow Your Creative Business

19th September 2018 09:00 - 17:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Lane Gloucester GL2 9HW

Are you a growing Gloucestershire business within the creative sector? The Growth Hub is working with Create Gloucestershire to deliver a fully-funded, one-day programme for a small group of like-minded business leaders, on Wednesday 19th September. <strong>Julie Ellison</strong>, our Business Guide and resident creative specialist, will facilitate the bustling day of practical, outcome-oriented workshops.

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SPOTLIGHT: The Virtual Workforce, an intelligent automation solution for SME's

19th September 2018 09:30 - 12:30

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW United Kingdom

What could a 1500% increase in productivity mean for your business? Would you like to make an investment in your business that could deliver 300% ROI in its first year? Deploying a virtual workforce in your business could yield significant benefits to your business without disrupting your day-to-day operations. At Longitude Innovation, we fundamentally believe in creating harmony between human and virtual workforces.

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HIGHLIGHT: Beat Your Competitors Online

19th September 2018 10:00 - 13:00

Royal Agricultural University Stroud Road Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 6JN

Do you want to grow your company ridiculously fast? Have you ever wondered what your competitors were doing on line to achieve success? How their traffic was being generated?

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EVOLVE 2: Business Strategy In Uncertain Times

20th - 21st September 2018 09:00 - 13:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

GDPR. Bitcoin. Carillion. Trump. Brexit. We're all doing business in a world that is increasingly harder to predict. Markets boom and bust in rapid succession, whilst small changes across the globe have local impacts on growing businesses. What's the game plan for that? We're bringing together a collection of industry experts and thought leaders to answer this question. They will work with you and a small cohort of other business leaders, to develop a mindset for active change and growth. <strong>EVOLVE II </strong>will be hosted by The Growth Hub in our brand new premises in Gloucester.

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HIGHLIGHT: Effective Marketing Strategies to Apply to Your Business

24th September 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW United Kingdom

One of the most effective ways for SMEs to grow in these competitive times is to focus on your marketing activities. You must ensure that your marketing has a clear strategy for growth whether that is through more customers, increased sales amounts or encouraging customers to buy more often. In this 3 hour interactive session we will take a strategic look at the various ways of achieving business growth and identify ones which would work best for your business.

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SPOTLIGHT: Marketing Strategy for SMEs

24th September 2018 14:00 - 17:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW United Kingdom

As a small or medium-sized business, marketing can be everything. You might feel that yours isn&rsquo;t delivering the quality or quantity of customers you need, limiting your opportunity for growth. You might be overwhelmed by all of the marketing channels available; should you be in magazine or on social media, at local events or in national press? You need to stand out from the crowd of competition.<br> In this one to one clinic with Nigel Knowlman, discuss your current challenges and how your business is prepared to meet them:

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HIGHLIGHT: Business basics – How to manage your business finances

25th September 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW United Kingdom

The right business advice is essential no matter what stage your business has reached.

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SPOTLIGHT: SME HR Surgery

25th September 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

As a small or medium-sized business, your people are key. If you are looking to take on your first employee or you already employ people, HR can feel a little overwhelming. In this one to one clinic with Sarah Cook, you can discuss your current challenges or any questions or concerns about the people aspect of your organisation. For example; - What documents do you need to employ people? - Do you have the statutory processes in place? - Do you know which processes to follow when managing the employment relationship?

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SPOTLIGHT: Social Media Marketing

26th September 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

Reserve half an hour to get the who, what, where, why and how on social media marketing; with the experts from Skylight9. Spend an hour evaluating your use of social media, and discover new channels and tactics, to boost your marketing strategy in 2018. Examine case studies of how the biggest and best businesses in Gloucestershire are using social media to grow, and look at businesses who have made the transition from print only marketing, to integrating digital marketing methods with very little to no experience or knowledge.

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