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Wednesday August 14, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM BST
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The HUB Westminster 
1st floor New Zealand House
80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

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Jackie Groundsell 
1230 The Women’s Company 
020 8650 8015 
Small Business Summer School:

Step into summer and grow your business 

Summer is for holidays and all things fun. But for small business owners, like you, it’s time a great time to take stock, and learn what’s working with your business and what needs to change and improve. So, why not take some time this summer to learn with us?
Register for our small business summer school
Great speakers:

Constant Contact and FreeAgent have teamed up with some great speakers, who will show you how to make yourself and your business more successful, in many different ways.

Our Small Business Summer School (OK, so strictly speaking it’s only one day, but we’ve packed so much in!) will teach you what you need to know to make those all important changes.

We have an exciting line up, with topics such as:

  • Marketing 
  • Financial management
  • Social media
  • What's your hourly rate?
  • Sales the anti-selling way

What you will learn:

At the end of this one-day event, you’ll walk away with the knowledge and ideas to make the changes your business needs to grow.

What does it cost? Nothing!

The truly amazing thing about the Small Business Summer School is that it’s totally free. Places will fill up fast, so make sure you register today.

About your speakers

We have a wealth of expertise from our speakers. We have included a brief bio from each of them below. For more information about our speakers and what topics they will be covering on the day you can download this helpful PDF here.

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Tamsin Fox-Davies, Small Business Marketing Mentor

Tamsin works for Constant Contact and is a well-known marketing mentor, delivering training and advice to SMBs in the UK and Europe.

Tamsin’s practical, yet entertaining, delivery gives attendees the confidence to put the strategies they learn into practice straightaway.

Jo James, Amber Life

Jo James

Jo propels business owners to earn six-figures and beyond. 

With over 20 years experience of building six and seven-figure businesses, first in the pub industry, retail health food, and then owning her own recruitment business in the City of London for 10 years, Jo truly understands how business success is born, raised and sustained. 

She sees winning strategies and solutions that can help business owners to bring their ideas to life, and significantly increase sales.

Wendy Kerr, Corporate Crossovers

Wendy Kerr [crop]

Wendy created Corporate Crossoversģ to work with people who have left their jobs and set up their own business, and those still in their jobs who may be thinking of leaving. She enables them to do what they love and earn what they’re worth. She offers coaching, workshops and loads of free resources on her website, including the pithy weekly 1 minutes tip to improve your business. 

Ten years ago Wendy created her own Coaching business. She has worked with a range of great clients including executives at IBM, Expedia and Barclaycard and also a large number of business owners around the world. Before she crossed over to coaching 10 years ago she was General Manager at and raised $70 million listing a dot-com business on the Australian Stock Exchange.

She is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (ICF PCC) and an NLP Practitioner. Wendy has also been featured in The Guardian and BBC Women’s Hour.

Matt Perkins, Free Agent

Matt Perkins

Matt has significant experience in retail and manufacturing sectors as well as running his own distribution business. Having been an advisor at Business Link and working with SMEs at PayPal UK, Matt has always been involved in assisting freelancers and small businesses to realise their potential.

 In Matt’s view – "Like it or not, good accounting processes and practices form the very heart of any business and a positive attitude to financial management  is key to success."

Keren Lerner, Top Left Design

Keren Lerner

Keren Lerner runs Top Left Design - a Soho based design and marketing agency.

She has 8 members of staff – talented and friendly designers and coders who create websites their clients can be proud of.  They combine unique design and marketing to “bring out the magic”. Every business has a unique combination of services, products and people this can be brought out through storytelling, design and marketing.

Keren comes from a design background and has herself grown her business over the last 11 years with clients coming from word of mouth referral and repeat business. She has been growing her network and building relationships from the start and now does a lot of networking online – and as an active user of social media she speaks from first-hand experience.

In addition to working with her team at Top Left Design, she also speaks, writes and teaches about blogging, design, marketing and social media – and about her experiences in running a small business.