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#StroudNet - The April Edition - Stroud Entrepreneurs Networking
Tue 4 April 2017, 09:30 – 12:00 BST
#StroudNet stands for The Stroud Entrepreneurs Network - A networking event for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners based in and around the Stroud Valleys and wider Gloucestershire area. We have planned a really fun event packed with opportunities for networking and learning including a 1 hour masterclass which will be held at the end of the networking event.
We hope that after the event you will be able to leave having made some great new business contacts as well as learnt some great new tips during the masterclass which you can immediately implement in your business.
>>> FSB MEMBERS - I am pleased announce a £5 discount to FSB Members - please contact Sam Holliday for the FSB discount code; Sam.Holliday@fsb.org.uk
Nick Burne - Nick Burne Consulting (10.15am - 10.45am)
INSPIRATIONAL SLOT - Nick Burne - Nick Burne Consulting (10.15am - 10.45am)
Nick is a Digital Marketing Consultant specialising in digital strategies for businesses and non-profits. Nick started digital marketing back in 1997 when he was 18 - building websites and doing SEO for small businesses. Since then Nick has worked in the music industry, promoting bands such as Keane, Muse and Franz Ferdinand as well as launching a social network for musicians around the time of MySpace (before it was called social!)
Nick then moved into the non-profit sector as a consultant for THINK Consulting transforming the business models of leading charity brands such as the National Trust (where he was Head of Digital), Christian Aid, and Salvation Army to operate more effectively in a digital world.
Nick has spent the last 7 years as a global digital specialist for UNICEF International, overseeing their global investments in digital marketing - especially in Asia. As social media has become increasingly important for customer acquisition Nick is now focussing his attention on small UK businesses - helping them with Facebook Marketing. He ran his first local Facebook Marketing Workshop in Stroud this month! Watch this space!
To connect with Nick ahead of the session you can find him on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/nickburne
Mathew Fitzgerald and Steven Haggerty - The Growth Brothers - Why Most Strategies Suck
Masterclass (10.50am - 11.30am)
The Growth Brothers will be talking about common mistakes and misconceptions about what a strategy really is, how to identify problems that require strategic manoeuvres, and how to ensure that your strategy actually kicks ass!
If you want to find out more about Mathew then please head on over to his website - mkfcoaching.com
Everyone loves the goody bags, so I will be doing them again. I have already had some brilliant offers for goody-bag fillers. If there is anything that you want to pop into the goody bags then please do get in touch. If you want to drop business cards/flyers/brochures into the hands of 50 business owners then you can do exactly that via the goody bags - I just ask for a small voluntary donation which goes to our charity partner, Allsorts Glos. (anything from £5 and up please folks). Genuine freebie gifts are 100% free of charge. But they must be FUN, EDIBLE or USEFUL !!
The full schedule for the event looks like this:
9.30am - Arrival. Networking. Coffee. Biscuits & Pastries
10.15am - Introduction
10.15am - Nick Burne
10.45am - Stonehouse Court Hotel presentation & prize draw. A further chance for some networking & coffee refills.
10.50am - Masterclass - Jamie Forrest
11.30am - Q&A
12.00pm - Close (and further networking, we have the room for as long as we need it!!)