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Step Up and Grow Event- Best Bits!

By July 21, 2016 No Comments

Thank you to everyone that came down to our Step Up and Grow event yesterday!

We had a great time and hope you all did too!

Step Up and Grow event

Missed it? Have no fear our ‘best bits’ are here!

We have created highlights of the night just for you… 

The evening boasted an array of high quality business talks from experts, Nick Howe from Natwest and content marketing expert, Orsi Toth from Get Set For Growth.

Here are some of the, not to be missed, top tips from the business Guru’s….

Nick Howe- HSBC

Nick Howe- Natwest

Nick Howe business guru for start ups, was first speaker up and gave great advice on how to grow your business using simple, easy solutions. 

Nicks other easy steps to business growth:

“Fall in love with your customers problem, not your solution.”

-That will allow you to put yourself in your customers shoes and operate more effectively.

Don’t be afraid to hire people that are better than you.”

– Rather than letting fear and intimidation get in the way, learn from people better than you. Create a dream team and grow your business!

The lovely Orsi Toth, content marketing expert from, Get Set For Growth, then enlightened us in the importance of content marketing and how to master it… 

Orsi Toth- Get Set Growth- Content Marketing talk

Orsi Toth- Get Set Growth- Content Marketing talk

Orsi taught us how to “milk content”, and how recycling past material will save you and your business valuable time. 

Orsi’s top tips on content marketing: 

Create a profile on your desired demographic.

– Personalise their profiles to get to know your customer and what content they will likely respond to.

Use SEO programmes such as Google Analytics to Measure and monitor your content response and engagement. 

– This can be tricky if you don’t know your way around it. Why not look up courses or hire someone that does, to teach you?

A key element in growing your business is funding.

Luckily our own Janice Beckles was on hand to give tips on your next steps to funding.

Networking and refreshing contacts is vital in maintaining growth. It was an absolute pleasure to see different businesses networking and gaining potential key connections.




We think our event rocked, but don’t take our word for it here’s what social media channellers, Rasthaa, thought of the event, wHo travelled all the way from Birmingham!

Do you want to attend the next #StepUpandGrow event?

Do you want to #pitchtowin funding?

Or simply get some advice on how to access funding, via B Consultancy and in association with Step Up Loans?

Get in contact and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for details of our next September event!

Whatever your business, whatever the stage, let us help you #learnhelpgrow.

Janice Beckles

Janice Beckles

Want more tips? Check our blog next Friday for highlights of our Summer School event! 

Written by: Charly Phillips 

Charly Philips - Director & Creative - Ink Explosion

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