FT2G Member Growth Day

Fast Track to Growth Annual Member Growth Day Event Date/ Time: Wednesday 18 April 2018 between 9am – 5:30pm. Venue: Rockbeare Manor, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX5 2FE Fast Track to Growth is a business programme which provides a wide range of advice and support for companies intent on growth, including free masterclasses, 1-1 sessions with business advisers, events and the potential for two companies to win business growth support worth £10,000. To make the shortlist for the intensive business growth programme, businesses need to show their commitment by attending the growth day in April 2018, taking as much advice and […]

Developing Good Practice Workshop – Exeter College

Development of Good Practice Session Monday 12 March, 18:00-20:00 at Exeter College – free workshop Join us at Exeter College for an opportunity to discuss issues with apprentices and for them to highlight the issues they find from working with small businesses. The plan for the workshop is to involve FSB members with college students to develop a set of mutual guidelines for recruitment and employment. This event is free to attend. Please contact Vanessa Gale (vanessa.gale@fsb.org.uk) if you have any queries about this event.

Building Great Startups

Building Great Startups: How to Avoid the Most Common Reasons for Failure  In this workshop we will look at the top 3 reasons as to why technology startups fail globally and look at great ways to avoid the same fate in your own startup, small business or corporate entity. Stewart Noakes is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of startup communities in USA, UK, India and Portugal. Stewart is a mentor, coach, advisor and non executive director for companies around the world. Stewart currently splits his time between Exeter and Lisbon.

Release Your Inner Entrepreneur!

Can you spot the opportunities? Developing your Entrepreneurial Mindset heightens your chances for success and harnesses your ability to spot the opportunities which exist all around you, but that you currently may not be able to see. So, why can’t you see the opportunities now? You may be looking too hard. You may have dismissed them. They may simply be disguised as something your boss or colleagues should or would be considering, and so you let them pass you by. This session will open your eyes and make sure you see the successful path ahead of you, and more importantly, […]

The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park – Inspiring Growth

Chris Lorimer, Director, South West Growth Service: Chris Lorimer has spent many years exploring what lies at the heart of a successful business. He will share some of what he discovered and explain how you can achieve your business goals. 5:00pm Refreshments (optional) 5:30pm Presentations with Q&A 6:30pm Finish/Networking Attendees are welcome to arrive from 3.30pm to use the Science Park Centre facilities. The events are open to anyone who is interested for a nominal fee of £10, although there are discounts for Science Park tenants and students available (please contact Sarah Marks (sarah.marks@korcommunications.co.uk) to reserve your seat. All proceeds […]

Service that Sells: Growing Your Business for Owners & Managers

Lunch at the beautiful Two Bridges Hotel, followed by an enjoyable 3 hour training workshop that will add huge value to Managers and Leaders of Small to Medium Businesses, and gives you some powerful key actions to take away. Delivered by Customer Loyalty, Reputation and Referrals expert Guy Arnold (Author of ‘Great or Poor’, ‘Sales through Service’ and ‘The Referrals Book’). This event will give you powerful ideas and tools to build customer loyalty and reputation, and increase sales whilst reducing costs. You will go away with a clear action plan, and the tools and ideas you need to make […]

Fast Track to Growth Meet and Greet

Fast Track to Growth Member Meet and Greet Evening Date: Thursday 25 January 18:00 – 20:00 Venue: Hotel du Vin Exeter Fast Track to Growth is a business programme which provides a wide range of advice and support for companies based in Devon that are intent on growth, including free masterclasses, 1-1 sessions with business advisers, events and the potential for two companies to win business growth support worth £10,000. Your business must already be a member of FT2G in order to attend this free meet and greet event during which there will networking, canapes and refreshments served. Join Fast Track […]

Leads To You – Expertly Providing Quality Leads

Written by Stella Nicholls Award Winning business, Leads To You, uses technology and the latest digital marketing techniques to supply their clients with high quality leads across multiple sectors of the market. With the advantage of a full-time, Full stack developer onboard to address all areas from server, networks and hosting environments to databases, security, and any development needs, the business has a head start when it comes to keeping ahead of the game. The team also boasts 5 digital marketing professionals who use their expertise in providing quality leads to help customers grow their businesses. The Office is equipped […]

MANAGING YOUR PPC CAMPAIGNS – Alona Kemmett

Hi all, my name is Alona Kemmett and I am the Managing Director of Aquamarine Media. Aquamarine was my brainchild that had humble beginnings from a beach hut in Teignmouth in 2015. Today we are Bing Accredited, Google Partners, and have grown to a team of five who offer PPC, social media management and copywriting services. PPC is my forte. I’ve been involved in the digital marketing practice since it began 13 years ago and was employee number three at Yahoo! Europe. My team and I have built a strong reputa- tion in greatly improving the revenue and ROI of […]

Why The Eskimos Don’t Want Your Ice – Owen Richards

Part 1. Real life sales stories from the MD of Exeter’s leading Business Development agency Each month, I’ll share some of my experiences, opinions and ideas on what bad sales people do so you can be sure to avoid these mistakes. This month we’re starting with the dreaded phrase: “How are you today?” “Hi. It’s Sam calling from ABC, how are you today?” are words that have never inspired me to engage in a conversation with sales person. This phrase reeks of insincerity and I’m bored of being asked this when, to be frank, the answer doesn’t really matter at all. […]