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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 – Growing your small business

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: 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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SPOTLIGHT: Take your Product from Idea to Reality

26th September 2018 10:00 - 13:00

Royal Agricultural University Stroud Road Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 6JN

It’s a long road from having a great idea to getting your product to market with many decisions and challenges along the way. Just like travelling, having a map and a plan for the journey is a real advantage, especially when things go wrong. No matter where you are on the journey… • Just starting off • Looking for funding • Building prototypes • Scaling manufacture • Ready to exit …bring along your plans, successes and concerns for a one hour review and discussion of specific issues and pointers on ways to overcome them.

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SPOTLIGHT: Is Your Business At Risk?

28th September 2018 14:00 - 17:00

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

A successful business in today’s market needs to understand how it sits in its environment, the effect it has, and how it can be impacted both internally and externally by different factors. These risks need to be identified, monitored and managed to ensure your business moves from strength to strength This one hour spotlight will take a “helicopter view” of all aspects of your business and help you understand your current risk levels. It’s designed to identify vulnerabilities and potential threats, allowing you to focus on the bigger picture, and take away an action plan.

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HIGHLIGHT: 'Do It Yourself' PR for Professional, Business and Trade Magazines

02nd October 2018 10:00 - 13:00

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

This session will demonstrate how you can use professional, business and trade magazines to communicate directly with potential clients and commercial partners and generate new business opportunities. Philip will explain how you can provide magazine editors with forward looking, actionable PR material that will be of commercial interest to their readership and which, in turn, will increase the value an usefulness of these publications.

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HIGHLIGHT: How, When and Why to Hire your First Person

03rd October 2018 09:00 - 12:00

The Growth Hub Oxstalls Campus Oxstalls Lane GL2 9HW

So your business has grown to the point where you can no longer manage on your own, but when is the right time to take someone on, what are the options, how do you do it and what do you need to be careful of? This session will help business owners at this crucial stage in their development to consider the resourcing options open to them and help them make the right decisions.

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SPOTLIGHT: Website Health Check

08th October 2018 09:00 - 12:00

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

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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