Welcome to the Simply Business School…the business support, coaching  & mentoring arm of Simply Staffordshire,  an award winning Small Business network. We offer a range of business support services for small & micro businesses throughout the UK & beyond from one to one support to online workshops and mentoring packages. Members of the Simply network enjoy exclusive discounted packages from Simply Business School. Find out how to join here.

At the Simply Business School we believe that we all have the power to grow – our knowledge, confidence, skills, power, finances, understanding and so much more. At the heart of The Simply Business school is empathy and understanding about what it’s like to grow your own business, be an entrepreneur, tell your story, stay ahead & make a beautiful life – I have been there, am still there & have over 20 year experience in training, mentoring, marketing, sales & coaching.

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September 2016

Advanced Facebook for Business

14th September 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Advanced Facebook Workshop

This is my long awaited Facebook workshop for those who are ready to step up their knowledge to the next level. So many of you are using Facebook pretty well and get a level of success for your business but now might be the time to go one step further and learn how to harness the Facebook power more fully! This workshop will cover focussed targeting, advertising and using Ad Manager & Power Editor. We will delve into the depths…

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£12.00

Staffordshire Hour LIVE 2016

21st September 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gladstone Pottery Museum,
Uttoxeter Road
Longton, Staffordshire ST3 1PQ United Kingdom
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StaffsHour2016

After the success of last year, Staffordshire Hour LIVE is back! Staffordshire Hour reaches hundreds of thousands of people each week on Twitter providing an ideal platform for networking, knowledge sharing, business help, charity fundraising, fun and chat. This powerful weekly conversation attracts people from all over the UK as well as supporting businesses and charities closer to home. Staffordshire Hour LIVE is an annual event giving all those who get involved each week to get together in person, celebrate…

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Marketing Inspiration Day

29th September 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Marketing Inspiration Day

This is a special day for you to invest in - transforming your business and the perfect way to get more confidence with focus. My Marketing Inspiration Day is all about re connecting with your dreams, plans and strategies to grow a business that works for you and your life as a whole. This intense day is always popular, supporting business owners to develop their business and take back the driving seat. We will work together to understand your story and…

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February 2017
£79

Social Media Bootcamp for Small Business

16th February 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Does Social Media still waste lots of time? Do you still post and simply hope someone will see it? Are you stuck for what to post? Do you suspect that you are wasting lots of time and effort on social media and not really getting more business? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then this Bootcamp is for you! Social Media still poses a real issue for many small businesses, artisans, creatives, makers, designers and sole traders.…

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November 2017
£25

Creative Canva for Small Business

29th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Creative Canva for Small Business - a workshop for beginners.

I am asked again and again to provide some training on the super software that is Canva. If you're not sure what it is then you need to attend and if you do know but don't use...well you know what you need to do. Canva is a key part of the current revolution in visual content creation - that is the amazing graphics that go with your social media posts, blog posts, Pinterest pins, websites, posters, tickets, flyers, banners &…

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January 2018
£25

Make a Marketing Masterplan for 2018

January 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Middleport Pottery,
Port Street
Burslem, Staffordshire ST6 3PE United Kingdom
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make a marketing masterplan

Do you own a small business? Do you find that you market in an ad hoc way - perhaps being very active when you have time and forgetting to market at all when things get busy? Are you a typical social poster - lots of content then none at all? January is the perfect time take stock, make a plan and create some actions for the New Year. Why not reset your marketing for 2018 to ensure that your business…

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February 2018
£25.00

Instagram for Small Business

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Middleport Pottery,
Port Street
Burslem, Staffordshire ST6 3PE United Kingdom
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Instagram for Small Business

Instagram has taken the small business world by storm but we meet entrepreneurs all the time who are little intimidated and fearful about how to make the most of it. Turning your audience into dedicated fans through images and videos takes patience and time but can be the key to great success and for building your brand awareness. So...this 3 hour workshop is a hands on, starter session for Instagram virgins and users who are fearful. We will focus in…

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Free

Webinar – How to set up a Facebook Advert

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

In the light of all the changes at Facebook, and as we wait to see how this is going to pan out, advertising is going to play a major part in our Facebook marketing. Advertising on Facebook is not just for big business either. Using Facebook's powerful algorhithms and their targeting functionality plays brilliantly into the hands os small & independent business. Choosing who sees your advertisement and where can prove the key to finding your audience - an audience…

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March 2018
Free

Webinar – A Quick Introduction to Instagram

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Instagram is the social media platform everyone is talking about and yet there are many small and indie businesses who are yet to make the most of this brilliant platform. This introductory webinar is ideal for you is you are yet to set up an account or have set one up and have yet to post or use. During this 30 minute webinar, we will cover why Instagram could be useful for your business, how to set up an account…

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April 2018

Creative Photography with Jane Kent

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Laurels,
Star Bank, Oakamoor, Staffordshire, ST10 3DF ST10 3DF
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Creative Photography Workshop

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. We are so excited to be working with Jane Kent, mixed media artist and photographer, to create a stunning image and photography workshop. Image is everything in today's world and in business marketing but paying a photographer to take all your images, all the time isn't feasible for most of us. Jane is an experienced photographer who really understands the need to take great images of products and to represent services. She will be…

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