Some of the world's best known Entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their experiences and impart advice that money just cannot buy.
Scotland's Favourite Entrepreneur
Sir Tom Farmer - Founder of Kwik Fit
Sir Tom founded Kwik-Fit in 1971 from which he resigned after the sale to Ford in 1999. He has a number of business interests which include property development and investments in new business start-ups.
His present appointments are: Honorary President – Young Enterprise Scotland, Honorary President of the Entrepreneurial Exchange, Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh and Non-executive Director of Scottish Power. In March 2007, he was appointed founding Chancellor of Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
The Future of Business
Carl Reader - The Startup Coach
The business world is in a time of great change. Automated processes, artificial intelligence, increasing competition, machines taking over human roles - the future sounds pretty bleak, doesn't it? Yet there's a world of opportunity available. Business author and expert Carl Reader will explore how to face this.
Carl Reader is a highly sought-after and internationally recognised leading business expert and advisor to small businesses. His focus is on offering straightforward, accessible advice to entrepreneurs and businesses, and is the author of two books: The Startup Coach and The Franchising Handbook. Carl has significant business experience and expertise and has worked with thousands of businesses of all sizes. He is a highly successful entrepreneur and businessman, heading up d&t, a multi-award winning accountancy firm.
10 Reasons to Start a Business Age 13
Nick Cohen; Founder and CEO of bizanywhere
26-Year-Old Tech Entrepreneur Nick Cohen started his business journey age 13, at High School, fixing PCs from the bottom of his bed. Now his company is part of an IT and Telecoms Group and his ambition is to grow the world’s first truly simple IT service for SMEs.
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.
World's Most Innovative Growth Company
Gary Turner - Co-Founder and Managing Director at Xero UK
Hear how Glasgow native Gary grew Xero UK from a three person start-up with an annual revenue of £50k in 2009 to an award winning global leader in online accounting with a UK revenue of more than £30m.
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!
Nicola Cook; Award Winning Business Author
A fun and engaging keynote, underpinned by real research and latest thinking, peppered with anecdotes and real-life stories Nicola will share why we should celebrate the natural differences of masculine and feminine leadership, and specifically for female delegates, why they should tap into their feminine strengths to achieve their ambition, build teams and empower others.
The Secret of Success in Sales
Terry Cooper, Chairman of 4Networking
This energetic seminar will help you to understand the sales process better and encourage you to sell more. Terry has shared his knowledge in this fun presentation with many audiences through keynote speeches and seminars using his real life experiences from the world of Selling.
Terry became a salesman at the age of 19 and throughout his business career has remained “passionate” about sales. He spent 34 years in the corporate world in the print industry the last 10 years on the main board of a multi-national PLC. After a brief flirtation with “retirement” he started his own sales consultancy business Cooper Bradbury Associates and then became involved with an emerging networking company and 11 years on he is Chairman of 4Networking. By his own admission these last 11 years have been the most “fun” he has had in his career to date and he has no plans to repeat the “retirement” experience any time soon!
Capitalising on the Opportunity
Shaf Rasul - BBC Online Dragon
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.
The Power of Networks
Sandy Kennedy - CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland
An important lesson to learn early on in your career as a business leader is that you simply cannot know everything. It’s vital you remain curious about how others work and that you keep learning. Join us to hear first-hand from Sandy Kennedy, Entrepreneurial Scotland, about the power of networks.
Jim Duffy MBE; Co-Founder of Entrepreneurial Spark and author of Create Special
Startups and early stage business need to show they are credible, backable and investable. This is a mindset and is hugely important as they move along the Travelator of investment to Create Special.
There are three investment inflection points and the entrepreneur needs to be ready and equipped at each stage.
This talk is geared to equipping anyone who wants to raise finance with the necessary mindset of investment to make them stand out.
Leadership in a Young Entrepreneurial Start-Up
Nick Cohen; Founder & CEO of PCR
Nick Cohen is the Founder and CEO of a well-known and fast growing Glasgow based IT provider - PCR. As a young, innovative entrepreneur, at the age of 13 Nick established his first business, PC Repair, from his bedroom at home. This then led onto opening two repair centres and eventually, as the company expanded with the market, PCR moved to focus solely on providing B2B IT support. With the advent of cloud computing, Nick quickly identified a more effective and efficient way to provide IT supports, which lead the company to launch their flagship bizanywhere service at the end of 2015. Come and listen to Nick’s journey from Technician, to Manager, to Leader.
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What can the Supplier Development Programme do for you?
Gillian Cameron; Programme Manager at the Supplier Development Programme
Are you a Scotland based SME or third sector organisation? With over £11bn spent by the public sector in Scotland each year, find out how the Supplier Development Programme can help you expand your business by providing you with free training and support on how to find, compete for and win public sector contracts.
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.
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).
'Merchandising Matters’ – The UEFA Champions League Final
Ian Adie; Managing Director at Promotional Warehouse
Ian Adie’s experience of managing the entire matchday merchandising operation at the UEFA Champions League Final, spans over a 15-year period. His highlights include: Real Madrid’s historic back to back Champions League wins. Having worked with the world’s top football clubs, Ian will use the ‘Champions League’ merchandising as a prime example of why ‘Merchandising Matters’ to your brand.
International E-Commerce - Why, Where & How?
Emil Stickland; CEO at Thrive Digital
There is a massive opportunity for UK companies to engage in cross-border ecommerce. It is estimated that international ecommerce will we worth £28bn to the UK by 2020. Emil will be providing an overview on Why, Where and How companies can achieve international ecommerce success.
How to sell from Scotland to China: tips, tricks and local examples
Peter Mowforth; CEO at INDEZ Ltd
There's probably no better time to sell Scottish goods into China than now. The seminar will provide a practical explanation of how to do it along with the various methods and channels available for both B2C and B2B exporting using ecommerce. Tax optimisation and costs will be explained.
Cyber Essentials, a great Business Enabler
Cary Hendricks; Global Operations Director, ID Cyber Solutions
Cyber Essentials is a positive attribute of business enablement. Empowering businesses to demonstrate that cyber security is a key part of their business practices. Demand the same from your suppliers and customers to ensure that your business is not at risk but a conduit for success
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.
Overview of Auto Enrolment Duties
Stephen Rowntree; Industry Liaison Manager at The Pensions Regulator
A detailed overview of the auto enrolment program to date including duties placed on employers in areas of workplace pension provision, assessment, communication, record keeping and declaration of compliance. The presentation will also highlight common areas of misunderstanding in respect of duties and compliance.
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