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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May 2016

Visual Content for Marketing

10th May 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Heath House Training & Conference Centre,
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 7BY United Kingdom
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Using good quality, professional visual content in your marketing is the key to success! Visual content ranging from photographs to inforgraphics to slideshows and video unlocks your ability to engage and connect with your customers and fans. This workshop will cover a range of great software packages & tools including Canva, to help you create amazing visual content that tells your story, markets your products and services and provides a professional look to your business. The workshop will include: How…

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Twitter for Business

18th May 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Heath House Training & Conference Centre,
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 7BY United Kingdom
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Twitter continues to have a huge influence on small business and is a hugely powerful tool in your marketing box. Unfortunately for many, Twitter is scary, confusing, complicated and difficult. Learn to transform your tweeting and harness the power of Twitter for your business success. Included in the morining is: How to create a voice for Twitter How to find an audience that engages Best content tips and ideas to have impact Latest ways to use Twitter to best effect…

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Mastering Mailchimp

24th May 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Heath House Training & Conference Centre,
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 7BY United Kingdom
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The art of sending out beautiful and powerful newsletter is key to any successful marketing strategy. Ensuring that you are capturing data, harnessing the power of the newsletter and integrating your emailing with all your other marketing activities takes this to a new level. Join me for this hugely popular workshop to find out how to make the most of your time and get the best results. This workshop will include: How to set up effective lists and capture data…

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June 2016

Facebook Advertising for Beginners

22nd June 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Facebook Advertising for Beginners

Facebook has evolved so much over the last few years and many of us are not using it to its full potential for our businesses. Facebook Advertising allows you to target your message to your chosen audience and also allows you to convert those ads to sales. This workshop is ideal for those of you already familiar with using Facebook for your marketing but who haven't really tried to Boost, Promote or Advertise through Favebook. The workshop will include: How…

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July 2016

Marketing Inspiration Online

1st July 2016 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marketing Inspiration Online

I am so excited to share with you this first online extension of my very popular workshop about inspiration in business, the Marketing Inspiration Day. Working in your business and marketing what you do is the most rewarding and yet exhausting thing you can take on. Many of us have been working away since the New Year and summer can often leave us feeling frazzled, out of focus and that we may have lost some of the clarity we had…

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Creative Graphics for Marketing

5th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dove Farm,
Mill Lane Derbyshire DE6 2GY United Kingdom
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Creative Graphics for Marketing

How do they do that? How do they afford to? They must have a degree in graphic design right? This workshop unlocks your time and creative gifts, helping you to create professional graphics for your marketing that will strengthen your brand, focus your audience, save you time and raise your marketing game. You don't need a degree in graphic design, you just need an open main and faith that you can do it! During this workshop: You will learn how…

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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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