Events

Brush up your marketing skills or meet me at a local business event

I run training workshops and in-house training sessions to help you develop the skills you need to promote your business and deliver results.

You can also find me giving talks or providing advice at business events in Yorkshire.

Brush up your marketing skills

Social Media

I’m passionate about helping small businesses and sole traders to make the most of social media.
I can support you to:

  • Learn the basics of how Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook work
  • Understand how social media needs to fit a marketing strategy
  • Develop a plan for social media activity
  • Work with young people to develop their skills in a business environment

Learn more about Social Media training and coaching.

Marketing Essentials

Learn the basics and get ideas and examples of low cost, realistic techniques
This session provides an introduction to doing marketing yourself, from learning how to set marketing objectives, to discovering the main techniques and activities which will increase awareness of your business, encourage repeat customers and build loyalty and referrals.

On completion of the course you will have a clearer understanding of your priorities, have a greater confidence in using social media, PR, websites and evaluating your results. You will also have produced an outline marketing plan and leave with useful handouts containing low cost ideas.

The workshop is a half day session and costs £75 per person.  Please contact me for details about dates and venues.  I can also run this workshop within your own organisation.

Previous events and talks

Enterprise Day

Selby, June 2015

Business Support York and North Yorkshire held a free Enterprise Day at the Selby Council Offices.  I gave a short talk on Essential Skills for Social Media: read my thoughts here.

Practical PR

Practical PR

Selby Enterprise Cafe, March 2015

I talked to around 50 businesses about the wonderful stories they all have to tell.  This was my first time being interpreted into sign language.

 Business Advice Pop-up Cafe

Marketing consultant York

Business Inspired Growth, March/May 2015

At these events, local businesses from York and Selby came to chat with me about marketing at an informal drop-in session, for genuinely free business advice.  Here’s some of the questions I was asked.

I also created a blog for Business Inspired Growth about getting and keeping customers.

Using your Twitter time more effectively

Selby Business Buddies, February 2015

This group meets fortnightly: contact me to find out about joining us. I also blogged highlights from my talk. Read my Twitter blog here.