Southern Entrepreneurs – Training

Influencing, in the “nicest” possible way, is getting people to do what you want them to do. We all have the potential to be influencers, and influencing skills can be learned.Being a great influencer will make your life easier! You will be able to bring people round to your way of thinking and get the result you want.

Portsmouth Enterprise Centre, Quatermaine Road, Portsmouth PO3 5QT

21 September 10am to 1pm

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Southern Entrepreneurs September Events


15 September Fleet –  Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Marketing. Fantastic workshop for new businesses or people who are ready to grow their business and now need to find low cost options to market their business.

21 September Portsmouth – Influencing Skills. Ideal for sales people or just people who deal with customers and suppliers and want to be able to direct things to their advantage and keep the upper hand.

27 September Southampton – NLP for beginners. Learn how this fantastic tool can help you keep calm, face difficult situations and stay in control. Useful for business and personal life situations.

27 September Portsmouth – Graphic Design for beginners. Highly recommended workshop. Learn the history of how we use design the way we do. Benefit from understanding what you want and need from a logo and when and how to rebrand to best advantage. Very “hands on” workshop with excercises to get you thinking!

28 September – Bordon – Time Management for anyone who runs out, hasn’t got enough, wastes or need more! It isn’t a quick fix but will give you ideas which once put in place will help you find that bit extra in your day.

29 September – Wickham – Merchandising, looking at displays and products. ideal for retail in all it’s forms including people who have stalls at events, pop up shops and others who need to have a visual display to advertise their goods or services.

29 September – selling On Line. This is designed for anyone who is or is thinking of selling on line. Websites, dedicated on line shops, ebay or other platforms. This workshop looks at ethical and legal issues to ensure you stay on the right side of the law at all times.


6 September Winchester – Neil Nutburn talking about motivation, how to get it, keep it and what to do when it deserts you!

14 September Portsmouth – is your business growing quickly enough? come and hear an interesting talk on how to speed up that growth.

14 September Southampton – print and how your material is designed really does make a huge difference. Listen to hints and tips from a design expert

20 September Eastleigh – Belinda tells us how photographic images can make or break your marketing material. Even social media photos are very important. Think how many times you look up people’s profiles, how you look is important.

21 September Fleet – Wonderful amusing honest start up stories from Andy Pringle. We are hosted by Regus Business Center in Fleet for this event so do try to come along, see what the facility can offer and take advantage of their offer of a free trial for people who attend this event.

29 September Bordon – Always a popular venue. Nick talks to us about visualisation and how it can make your dreams become a reality.

Website Information Evening Southern Entrepreneurs

Enterprise Centre, Quatermaine Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5QT

28 July 2016, 6pm to 8pm

Event open to non SE members

The web changes all the time and for small business owners it can be hard to keep up unless you are, and have, always been computer and internet savvy. In this short 20 min talk John will talk through the best practice, some actionable tips and a review of some of the website errors that small business owners unwittingly make.

Your host Anne Dawson will ensure you feel at ease and will introduce you to the people in the room.

There is plenty of nearby parking. Enter through the main door and follow the signs.

The format is simple. Half hour guest speaker at the start, a “round the room” sweep giving everyone a chance to speak about their business and then a networking activity depending on the number attending. There is plenty of tea and coffee.


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20 Jul 2016 10:00 – 13:00


The quality of your communications is reflecting back on the quality of your business. This workshop will help you to understand the importance of sending out high-quality communications and thereby increase your chances of securing more new business.

EARLY BOOKER til 1 July £25

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Southern Entrepreneurs – Digital Skills


Digital Skills is a brand new, tailor-made suite of training programmes specifically designed to help small businesses develop their knowledge of the internet, social media and benefits of getting their business online

From developing a website to using email marketing and social media, the Digital Skills programme will equip small businesses with the confidence, skills and tools they need to benefit from the rapid growth of e-tailing and ultimately increase their bottom line.

Three training modules are all you need:

Event Details

Module 1              26 April

Understand your Customer and DigitalMarketing – covers the important basics of marketing right through to online channels. This module will:

Help you understand the importance of knowing your customer and their lifetime value

Give you the tools to develop a clear digital strategy which will build customer loyalty

Help you understand different digital marketing channels and how to use them successfully
By the end of the session you will be able to articulate what your marketing and digital strategies are, develop a marketing plan and understand how to benefit from a marketing planner.

Module 2             17 May

Develop your Business Online – introduction to online, e-commerce and multi-channel, why it isn’t optional anymore for businesses not to have a web presence. This module will:

Demystify what is required in order to get online

Introduce e-commerce, multi-channel retailing and the benefits they bring. It will cover anumber ofoptions available for ‘getting your business online’ in the most cost effective way for your business

Explore the opportunities via third parties such as eBay and Amazon

By the end of this session you will know what makes a good website, have a website checklist, launch timetable, online business countdown, a step by step guide to setting up an eBay shop and know how to choose a website provider.

Module 3        7 June

Grow your Business through Social Media – an introduction to blogs, social media and rich content which will keep your customers engaged with your business. This module will:

Show you how to select the most appropriate social media channels for your business

Explain how to use social media to drive footfall by developing rich content and how to maximise on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and develop a social media strategy which is right for your business

Understand the future and power of social media and how to maximise this for your business
By the end of this session you will know how to use the main social media channels to promote and grow your business, understand the uses of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and how to blog effectively.

You will be able to purchase a comprehensive delegate workbook and have access to a series of downloads (detailed information and templates to use in developing your online strategies). The cost for the work book will be £40 plus vat. This work book covers all 3 modules.

Delegates completing the three Digital Skills modules may be eligible to receive the iCQ Level 2 Award in Digital Marketing Using Social Media qualification

Cost £35 per module. You may attend all 3 modules or just the ones that interest you.