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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July 2016

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Small Business

13th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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How to Create a Marketing Plan

So many people running their own business or small organisation make the mistake of thinking that a Marketing Plan is for the big guys, the corporates, the large fish leaving them vulnerable and at sea. What is the stat for business failure rate in the first 2 years again? Knowing exactly what you are selling and who to sounds simple and straight forward but in today's digital marketing age, it very easy to get distracted, lost and ineefective. This workshop…

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Instagram your Business

14th July 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Instagram Workshop

Instagram is one of the fasted growing ways to market your business and is expected to have over 110m monthly users by 2019. Now owned by Facebook, you have the power to harness this digital revolution for your business. It is simply and easy to use - the tricky bit is making sure it adds value to your business and brings in revenue. You may have considered Instagram for your business but thought that it was only for the very…

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Email Marketing for Business

19th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Email Marketing for Business

Email marketing is an amazing way to engage an audience to be loyal to your business and who will spread the word about your business. It the ideal way to target your message to the right audience at the right time without the interference of social media platforms making marketing hard work. Using Emails alongside your social media marketing will have an even better result. This workshop is principally using Mailchimp to hep you create stunning emails that will convert…

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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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