Five Reasons You Will Want to Attend the Little Brands, BIG Business Workshop

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Five Reasons You Will Want to Attend the Little Brands, BIG Business Workshop

Five Reasons You Will Want to Attend the Little Brands, BIG Business Workshop

Your business may be small, but that shouldn’t stop you from dreaming big and being aspirational in the way you do business!


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This is something I feel so strongly about.

I run two businesses that are small in terms of the number of employees, office space, etc but trust me when I tell you, the ideas and plans I have for my business are definitely NOT small. I am also all about continuously looking for ways to elevate my by business, improve my client experience and to increase the awareness and status of my business brand.

Join me and a panel of experts for Little Brands BIG Business - an entire day dedicated to helping you be brave and bold in your business and to show up in a BIG way.

We'll teach you how to:

  • Show up and get yourself found online
  • Use compelling copy and content to communicate with your dream clients
  • Network like a boss because it’s not what you know, it’s who knows you
  • Nurture those crucial client relationships   
  • Lock down the legal essentials so you can be confident you’re running your business in the most professional way   
  • Avoid self-sabotage, so you’re not wasting all that hard work
  • Keep a track of your income and expenditure including:  
    • How much of your income you should be setting aside  
    • Business expenses and what you can claim  
    • Tax returns – timings and options for help  
  • How to plan your finances when things are going well and how to be well prepared for those pesky financial problems on the horizon   

… plus, much, much more!  

This isn’t a bland, stuffy business convention – it’s a lively, interactive, professional event with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The day will run from 9:30am until 4:30pm and includes lunch, refreshments and ample time to network and chat with fellow attendees.

Small business workshop - Little Brands BIG BusinessPhotography credit: Captured by Megan Wilson


Little Brands, BIG Business is for you if: 

  • You dream of doing big things with your small brand, but you’re not sure where to start
  • You want to feel inspired, energised and motivated about your business
  • You’re ready to soak up knowledge and advice from a panel of experts who really know their stuff
  • You’d like to meet other small business owners who feel the same way  

Our Panel of Experts

Franky Shanahan - Founder of Love Audrey

An experienced copywriter and digital content creator who’s spent the last seven years helping small creative businesses communicate with their dream clients. During this time, she’s written everything from brochures and blog posts to PR pitches and product packaging. 

copywriting expert - Franky Shanahan

Photography credit: Evoke Pictures

As well as helping you get to grips with the basic principles of content marketing, Franky has numerous nuggets of wisdom to share about developing an authentic, effective voice for your brand.

Franky will be talking to you about Why Good Copy is Key for Attracting Dream Clients

  • Why the words you use and the stories you tell are an integral part of your brand
  • How copy and content can serve your business
  • The importance of finding your why and communicating from the inside out
  • Her tips for developing a compelling brand story
  • How to write what your dream clients want to read

 

Maddy Jones - Founder of Making Your Business Shine    

Affectionately known as the SEO Queen. Her mission is to help passionate creative women attract more bookings through SEO (search engine optimisation or So Exciting Obviously). When she gets hold of your business, it’s like a glitter bomb goes off.  

seo expert - Maddy Jones
Photography credit: Luisa Starling Photography

 
Maddy will be sharing how to tackle SEO as a business tool and not let it become something languishing at the bottom of the To Do pile! When you run your own creative business you want to spend time creating, and make the most of every moment you spend on your business. Maddy will be sharing how to turn SEOverwhelm into So Exciting Obviously (her true meaning for SEO) with top tips and advice on how to create content to get found by your ideal clients.

 

Heather Stanford - Managing Director of Stanford Gould      

Affectionately known as the Legal Fairy Godmother to the Wedding Industry. Qualifying as a solicitor in 1992, Heather spent the next 20 years working in private practice, local government and legal recruitment.  Initially working in general litigation, she then specialised in commercial dispute resolution. Heather understands how to resolve issues around commercial property, employment, contracts for goods and services and disputes between directors and shareholders; and a whole lot more besides.  

legal expert - Heather Stanford  
Having also run a law firm as Managing Partner and been Operations & Business Manager within an SME, this combined experience means she has first-hand knowledge of the various demands and pressures of running a business.

At Little Brands BIG Business, Heather will be covering:

  • The essential clauses of a client contract and why you need one
  • Once you have something, how and when do you use it, and
  • How GDPR fits with your T and C’s.

 

Rebecca Roberts - Assistant Manager, UHY Hacker Young

Becki is a Chartered Accountant and works with a wide range of owner managed businesses providing compliance services and also helping them to achieve their business goals.

Rebecca Roberts UHY UK

With 8 years’ experience helping start up and growing businesses, Becki enjoys spending time with business owners getting to understand their business and the people behind it.

On Little Brands BIG Business, Becki will be talking all things money!

• How to keep a track of your income and expenditure
• Software options to help
• How much of your income you should be setting aside
• Business expenses and what you can claim
• Tax returns – timings and options for help.

 

Rebecca Aldridge – Founder and MD of Neon Financial Planning

Full of energy and enthusiasm, Rebecca is a personal financial planning expert. For twenty years she’s been helping people make great decisions with their money, which can often change their lives. Whether it’s about reducing taxes, saving into a pension, or being prepared for disasters, Rebecca can explain what to do, and why.

Rebecca Aldridge - Neon Financial Planning

Rebecca founded Neon Financial Planning specifically designed to help people in, or around, the Millennial age bracket. Providing financial coaching and services via video calls, the Neon team provide a range of pick and mix services, including many that are aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs.

Rebecca will be sharing her top tips for small business owners, including what to do when things are going well… and how to be well prepared for those pesky financial problems on the horizon.

VIP BONUS

Creative business coach and wellbeing mentor
Photography credit: Captured by Megan Wilson

Would you like to come away from Little Brands, BIG Business with a notepad full of interesting ideas, and then have the chance to review your progress with an experienced business coach?

I’m offering 5 VIP one-hour coaching sessions. After absorbing plenty of information and inspiration at the event, you can chat one-on-one with me, reflect on what you’ve learned, and plan your next steps.

So when is Little Brands BIG Business?

Tuesday 14th May 9:30am until 4:30pm

Where?

Antenna Media Centre, a business centre located at the heart of the Creative Quarter in Nottingham.

Antenna Media Centre Nottingham

 

UPDATE

*****TICKET SALES FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED***

 

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Val


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