EXPO 2017

Love Business Speakers & Workshops

Bringing the region's most influential names to inspire, inform and motivate you through sharing their success secrets and insights. Our keynote speakers are leading business influencers, through their business acumen and extensive experience you will be empowered and energised. Giving you the knowledge and inspiration to take your business to it's next level of growth.

 

If you are a business owner, manager or thinking of starting a business - and you need answers, inspiration or just to see what’s happening in your area - Love Business EXPO is for you. Register your FREE delegate place online now.

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Keynote Speakers

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9.20am – 9.38am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Smith

Proven track record in helping small businesses grow

The Alternative Board

The 5p’s – a small businesses road map for success, ignore them and get trapped and be a slave to your dream.

 

Julian’s career has covered more than 25 years of working in and with large Corporate Plc’s as well as smaller owner managed businesses. He now helps business owners and business managers to achieve their definition of success.

In this dynamic ‘no holds barred’ punchy keynote, Julian explains, success can be increased profits, more freedom or a better lifestyle. It could be all of these things and more! In his vast experience of helping businesses change to deliver the goals identified, he has distilled the 5 critical things which give you freedom and flexibility or suck the life right out of you!

If you want more freedom, control or simply a better understanding of what key elements drive success in a small business – you can’t afford to miss this talk.

 

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9.38am – 9.45am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Megson

Expert in the Psychology of Sales and Marketing

Managing Director of Quiet Storm

Founder of Love Business

 

7 Psychological Master Keys That Will Open The Doors to More Sales

 

Psychological Sales Master Key 1

How to make what you sell more relevant

A seven minute snippet to quickly transform the way you think about selling by giving you an insight into what works on a psychological level when engaging potential customers.See all 7 Psychological Master Keys here.

 

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9.45am – 10.10am

D2N2, LLEP plus Stoke & Staffordshire Growth Hubs provide a single point of information, answers and expert guidance.

Enabling and Accelerating Business Innovation

 

This unique workshop provides 5 core areas and a strategy framework to drive your business growth. It provides details of the support and access skills to bring new value-driven creative solutions into your company.

There are many reasons why doing business in the East Midlands gives you a distinct advantage – from skills to strategic partnerships, and a tailored approach to financial support. The Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Growth Hubs provide a personal response to business outlining the wide ranging Government support available. In short, the Growth Hubs provide simple, joined up and easy to access business support.

In the Autumn statement Chancellor Philip Hammond committed £392m to Midlands LEPs

If you want to understand how these opportunities will impact upon your business, the region or simply get some expert advise on how to grow your business through innovation - this is a must attend workshop.

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10.15am – 10.22am

Steve Megson

Expert in the Psychology of Sales and Marketing

Managing Director of Quiet Storm

Founder of Love Business

Psychological Sales Master Key 2

How to sell the sizzle and add ££’s to your bottom line!

A seven minute snippet to quickly transform the way you think about selling by giving you an insight into what works on a psychological level when engaging potential customers. See all 7 Psychological Master Keys here.

 

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10.22am – 10.42am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jon Egley

Digital Business Growth Specialist and eBusiness Club Manager

How to market your business online more effectively without spending a penny!

 

Jon Egley, the Chamber's eBusiness Club Manager will be speaking about the new Digital Business Growth Programme, a new ERDF-funded project that will run until June 2019 and offers a bespoke and structured programme of business support and advice.

  • How to use Social Media to generate NEW BUSINESS
  • Hear about the free workshops, Digital Businesses Advisers and grant-funding opportunities that will be available to businesses registered to the programme.
  • The opportunity to speak to advisers, register interest in grants and secure places on upcoming workshops.

10.50am – 10.57am 

Steve Megson

Expert in the Psychology of Sales and Marketing

Managing Director of Quiet Storm

Founder of Love Business

Psychological Sales Master Key 3

How to make your prospects brain light up

A seven minute snippet to quickly transform the way you think about selling by giving you an insight into what works on a psychological level when engaging potential customers. See all 7 Psychological Master Keys here.

 

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10.57am – 11.17am

 

Andy Boylan

Connecting to the next generation in a connected world

In the next decade we know that a new generation will take over as business leaders but why is this any different to any other period of work.

The truth is it presents a massive cultural driver for change, this generation and the next work and thinks differently, our initial research points to a burning platform for organisations of all sizes to take advantage. At the same time we are entering a world where every person, object and activity will potentially be connected.

We use these themes to explore how this creates opportunities for all sizes of business to be more productive, agile and competitive in their chosen markets.

 

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11.27am – 11.34am

Steve Megson

Expert in the Psychology of Sales and Marketing

Managing Director of Quiet Storm

Founder of Love Business

Psychological Sales Master Key 4

How to make the first sale an easy one

A seven minute snippet to quickly transform the way you think about selling by giving you an insight into what works on a psychological level when engaging potential customers. See all 7 Psychological Master Keys here.

 

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11.34am – 11.54am

 

 

 

Mike Jones

Founding Managing Director of BT Local Business

 

Digital disruption and how to make the right ‘technology decisions’ for your business

 

Mike will guide you through the seemingly complicated world of digital disruption and its impact. He will give tangible advice that businesses can use when considering when and how - not if - to adopt new technologies.

Exploring the key things a business needs to consider like who its customers are, what sort of connectivity they demand (not what you provide) and how you can use technology to empower and foster collaboration among your team, and – ultimately – how all of these things will impact on the service your customers expects you to provide - if you are to deliver your growth ambitions.

 

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12.09pm – 12.16pm

Steve Megson

Expert in the Psychology of Sales and Marketing

Managing Director of Quiet Storm

Founder of Love Business

Psychological Sales Master Key 5

How to stop your personality preventing sales

A seven minute snippet to quickly transform the way you think about selling by giving you an insight into what works on a psychological level when engaging potential customers. See all 7 Psychological Master Keys here.

 

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12.16pm – 12.40pm 

 

 

 

Dean Jackson

Founder and CEO of HUUB

Design - Derby based, world leading manufacturers of Triathlon wetsuits – worn by the Olympic Gold and Silver Medalists Brownlee Brothers

No-one said it was going to be easy

 

As Dean puts it - if he can start a business then anyone can. His favourite saying is “no-one said it was going to be easy” - words of wisdom that will be shown to be true in this inspiring talk.

From the playground to The Rio Olympics

Maybe we didn't realise it but our future potential may be routed in the playground - we may all be traders and entrepreneurs but we just don’t know it.

Dean will be sharing insights in to his journey and how maybe a little bit of the playground still exists in him today.

We all have the ability, we all have potential, it may just be that all you need is a little perseverance and an understanding of the business you are wanting to enter.

 

 

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12.40pm – 1.10pm 

2017 East Midlands Chamber Business Awards Launch

 

The Chamber’s Business Awards are the only awards in the region that are by business, for business.

Nominate your business for any award category safe in the knowledge that this annual competition is recognised and celebrated by local and regional businesses, whilst also providing selected winners with the opportunity to progress into the National British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards. The awards are a great opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile and celebrate your success.

1.25pm – 1.32pm

Steve Megson

Expert in the Psychology of Sales and Marketing

Managing Director of Quiet Storm

Founder of Love Business

Psychological Sales Master Key 6

How to laser beam in on your most profitable customers

A seven minute snippet to quickly transform the way you think about selling by giving you an insight into what works on a psychological level when engaging potential customers. See all 7 Psychological Master Keys here.

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1.32pm – 1.52pm

 

 

Mike Hunter

Director, East Midlands International Trade Association (emita)

Is exporting part of your growth strategy? Top tips for exporting success in an uncertain, post Brexit, world.

 

Emita is an independent, not for profit, membership organisation which helps East Midlands businesses to grow through export success

Mike will present his top tips for export success and the pitfalls to avoid, with case studies from successful exporters in the East Midlands.

Emita member, Martin Ruda, of Checkprint Limited, will join him. Checkprint exports securely printed documents worldwide.

 

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1.52pm – 1.59pm

Steve Megson

Expert in the Psychology of Sales and Marketing

Managing Director of Quiet Storm

Founder of Love Business

Psychological Sales Master Key 7

How to spot your prospects ‘hot buttons’ to close more sales

A seven minute snippet to quickly transform the way you think about selling by giving you an insight into what works on a psychological level when engaging potential customers. See all 7 Psychological Master Keys here.

 

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