Events & Seminars

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Social Media on Toast

Everyman Cinema

09 October

08:00 - 11:00

Professional networking over breakfast. Listen to and question industry experts on current trends and issues regarding social media and its effects on business.

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Womens networking afternoon

Tattu

09 October

13:00 - 15:00

A new event to the Leeds Business Week calendar. Due to demand for all-women networking opportunities within The Yorkshire Mafia, Monday 9th October will see the afternoon dedicated to an all-women networking and cocktail class.

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The Customer Conference

Aspire

10 October

08:00 - 16:00

Held on Tuesday 10th October, The Customer Conference is a day dedicated to ‘The Customer’ – how to get more, how to create customer journeys and accelerate business. Made up of 30+ seminars and 30+ stand exhibition, The Customer Conference has the capacity to seat 2000 individuals.

Is Your Business Customer Service Excellent?

Aspire

10 October

09:00 - 10:00

What are the challenges for business in terms of providing excellent customer service? How do you meet those challenges and inspire staff to deliver a service which puts the customer at the heart of everything that you do?

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Are you anxious about face-to-face networking? Not sure what to do? Are you and your company missing out?

Colin Tweedie’s engaging and fast-paced session makes sure you have successful networking conversations every time!

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Why and how to map your customer journeys

Aspire

10 October

10:00 - 10:45

Companies that offer great customer experience make more sales and have better customer retention than their competitors.

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Digital Marketing for Growth

Aspire

10 October

10:00 - 10:45

Learn how to improve your digital marketing and drive sales growth from B2B digital marketing specialists, Sharp Ahead.

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How to compete in the experience economy

Aspire

10 October

10:00 - 10:45

As our society evolves, global brands such as Amazon, Apple and First Direct go from strength to strength winning not just hearts and minds of customers but an increasing share of their wallets.

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How to run a business that doesn’t run you

Aspire

10 October

11:00 - 11:45

For most SMEs having a work/life balance is a constant struggle as you aim to do everything and struggle to see the end game! Attend this seminar to understand how you can start running a business that doesn't run you.

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It's a constant frustration for any business online to see their hard-earned and/or paid traffic simply 'bounce' away, never to be seen again.

But what makes a customer bounce? And perhaps more importantly, what is it about other landing pages that encourages the user to stay and take action?

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Driving Sales through LinkedIn

Aspire

10 October

11:00 - 11:45

Learn how to turn LinkedIn into your most valuable lead generation asset. Many business professionals are on LinkedIn, but often don’t know why! Learn how to use LinkedIn to engage with existing and prospective customers to create engagement and drive new business opportunities.

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Supercharge your team

Aspire

10 October

11:00 - 11:45

Come to this exciting, free, engaging workshop during Leeds Business Week 2017 to boost your team’s engagement, productivity, relationships and communication.

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GDPURRRRGH

Aspire

10 October

12:00 - 12:45

GDPurghhhh... Does this mean winter is coming for marketers?

Attend this seminar to understand how to tackle head on making your data GDPR compliant.

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Viral Content – Understanding Consumer Behaviours

Aspire

10 October

12:00 - 12:45

How can we get a better understanding of what content is most effective? At this session, Mindnudge will be discussing some of the latest consumer psychology research insights into why people share content online.

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Video: The Why & How

Aspire

10 October

13:00 - 13:45

Circus PPC will be talking in partnership with Google and Seven Video Productions on the importance of Video. With the 3 different specialists involved, we will cover the importance of video, how to create the video and how to market the video.

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Have you ever stopped to wonder why you make a clear distinction between the personality you show at work and at home?
After all, it is you – the same person. Of course, you use and display different skills and attributes at work and home, but it is still you! Why is it that you only allow yourself to display for example, 50% of what you would really like at work? And what happens to the other half?

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Aspire

10 October

14:00 - 14:45

Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, lead a team or head up your own organisation, what and how you think has a direct impact on your business success. Too often, we get locked into “Autopilot Thinking,” which informs our habits and decision making. In times of constant change and business evolution, our habits need to change and evolve, too. It’s time to get out of autopilot and take back the controls.

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How to create a business with predictable income

Aspire

10 October

14:00 - 14:45

Build a business with a steady, predictable income!
This seminar is focused at small business owners with less than 10 employees with a revenue of circa £15,000.

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Based on key lessons learnt from thousands of visual marketing campaigns, you too can find out how to improve your lead generation, sales conversion, customer retention, customer profile, operational productivity, health and safety, and company culture!

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Stop being anti-social!

Aspire

10 October

15:00 - 15:45

Or how to stop doing social wrong. Even in 2017 there are many brands getting their social Tone Of Voice wrong and missing out on the power of social.

Let electric help you generate a clearer message for your social channels.

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As part of Leeds Business Week, jrc.agency presents ‘Facebook Ads: The importance of knowing your audience’. You’ll hear from Jonny Ross, digital strategist and Managing Director of award-winning digital agency, jrc.agency, who will be sharing his expert knowledge on Facebook Ads. Did you know that your Ad frequency should never go higher than 3.00?

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The Festival of Business

Aspire

11 October

08:00 - 16:00

Everything you need to know to run a successful business. Held on Wednesday 11th October, The Festival of Business is a day dedicated to everything you need to know about running a business – HR support, Financial advice, GDPR, etc. Made up of 36
seminars, and a small exhibition, The Festival of Business has the capacity to seat 2000 individuals.

46 percent of all new hires fail within their first 18 months. But here’s the real shocker: 89 percent fail for attitudinal reasons―not skills.

Whether you’re hiring new employees, choosing existing employees for a new team, or upgrading your current talent pool, you need people with the right attitude!

Find out what skills will increase the capabilities of your business with this seminar.

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Did you know that on average each employee of a small business takes 4 days sickness each year? Whilst it may not seem like much - you know what kind of impact that has - loss of productivity and profit to name just a few. Book on this workshop to find out how to relieve and combat some of the effects.

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Agile Working, Improving the Workplace Environment

Aspire

11 October

09:00 - 09:45

Educational seminar on the benefits of agile and activity based working within the office to improve morale, staff collaboration, productivity, well being, reducing sick leave, improving staff retention and recruitment.

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7 Steps to 7 Figures – Add A Zero

Aspire

11 October

10:00 - 11:00

• Learn the 8 essential segments required in any business to SCALE
• Get a FREE report on how your business currently measures against the Essential 8 segments
• Have the confidence and competence to ‘try something different’ to #ADDAZERO
Audience members will leave, inspired, motivated with a clear understanding and action plan to implement which can ultimately lead to significant and sustainable growth.

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In July the supreme court ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, meaning that business owners more than ever need to be up to scratch with their HR processes.

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How to see a return on your CSR investment

Aspire

11 October

10:00 - 10:45

How can you build CSR into your business AND see results? ABS talk about their own experience and how they saw returns from actioning their corporate social responsibility!

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A new approach to strategy to support disruptive innovation, big data analytics (the new oil) and Artificial Intelligence. How can Leeds can take advantage of the changes it brings?

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How IP can add value to your business

Aspire

11 October

10:00 - 10:45

Many businesses are innovative, without actually realising it. If you can identify how your business is being innovative, capture and protect that innovation, you can use it to drive revenue.

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The GDPR and surveillance in the workplace

Aspire

11 October

11:00 - 11:45

GDPR will affect businesses and their employees. FACT. So how will you strike the balance between monitoring your colleagues/ giving employee privacy (when does this become spying?) AND protecting your confidential, commercial data. How will you prevent employee abuse of company resources eg misuse of company vehicles, internet, social media and email under the new GDPR rules? This presentation offers essential help, support and guidance on the practical steps that businesses need to take Read more…

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You’re ready to take your company to the next level, but for most businesses, especially the younger business and start-up, this usually means you’ll be looking for an injection of investment capital.

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Successful Software Projects

Aspire

11 October

11:00 - 11:45

Have you got an idea for some software, need a new website, or have an inkling that a process or system could work better?
Would you like to get a developer involved but don’t know where to start?
Have you tried a software project before only to see it fail, and you’d like to understand what happened and why?

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This seminar is a must for any company undertaking or planning to undertake R&D – it will help to ensure they are in a better position to plan their R&D funding strategy and take full advantage where possible of government support.

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Drones: Unlocking their potential for business

Aspire

11 October

11:00 - 11:45

Ever wondered how drones can work closely with your business? Discover how drones can help businesses to improve safety, reduce costs and speed up data acquisition.

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How much time and business are you losing?

Aspire

11 October

12:00 - 12:45

In an era where everything depends on being online and being able to communicate efficiently at all times, slow broadband services and inflexible telephony could be costing you much more than you think.

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Win More Business – Presenting to your client

Aspire

11 October

12:00 - 12:45

You have dedicated significant time to developing relationships with current and target clients, you made it onto the tender list, and you got shortlisted to the presentation stage. A lot of effort has gone into this process. So why then turn up to the presentation with 52 generic PowerPoint slides that no-one rehearsed, and hope this will be enough to win?

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An introduction to AI

Aspire

11 October

12:00 - 12:45

Rob Wilmot will present this non-technical primer for business leaders looking to understand A.I. and its accelerating impact on all aspects of society, including how it can be used to help with the generation of new business.

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Build Resilience – Be Successful

Aspire

11 October

13:00 - 13:45

Learn how to help individuals, teams, and leaders work more productively, generate a constructive culture and brand, and deliver results. Achieve resilience through practical application of the latest research in neuroscience and personality.

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Traits of Growth Business

Aspire

11 October

13:00 - 13:45

What does a high growth business behave like? What are common characteristics of the companies who rocket from start-up to global player in a matter of months?

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We’re breaking the law, legally!

Aspire

11 October

14:00 - 14:45

How the disruptive power of technology can reduce legal costs. This presentation will provide business leaders with insights into how the digital revolution is helping to transform SME’s access to legal services, help spot key business risk areas and reduce legal expenses.

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Businesses thrive on a healthy cash flow but can so easily fail when problems arise affecting it, affecting businesses from one man bands to medium sized.

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How well do you feel your business wealth is protected? Could you be doing more to pay less tax? Are there ways to incentivise your workforce to generate higher levels of turnover?

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The public sector has a large amount of spending power and is always looking for new suppliers. However, it can be hard to break into and the tendering process can be confusing.

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Cloud Question Time

Aspire

11 October

14:00 - 16:00

A Question Time-style panel event designed to spark controversial debate surrounding cloud computing, migration, data centres and vendors.

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Have you heard about Degree Apprenticeships but you’re not quite sure what they are, how they work, or how your company can benefit from them?

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Do your staff measure up?

Aspire

11 October

15:00 - 15:45

Successful individuals are often promoted to management roles due to their high competencies and potential leadership qualities.
So, how do we help to develop these new managers to be successful in their roles to make sure they flourish and not flounder?

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‘Hackathon your way to an agile future’

Aspire

11 October

15:00 - 17:00

Daemon explain their take on agile and how it has got thing done for their clients.

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Learn how to set up an analytics account with Google Analytics to define your business goals and discover insights through reporting

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Leeds Business Week Lunch

Bibi's Restaurant, Leeds

12 October

12:00 - 15:00

The fastest selling event of the year - Leeds Business Lunch is a bustling afternoon of fantastic food, networking and fun. Only a few tables left - move quickly if you want to attend this event!

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Big Drinks Evening

Chaopraya, Leeds

12 October

18:00 - 23:00

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From A.R.S.E. to A.C.E. – How to be the most productive manager

PwC Central Square

09 October

08:30 - 10:00

Sold Out

Leeds Business Week is gonna be a busy one, but as any other week, the number of hours will remain the same (!). Kick off your Leeds Business Week with us, and learn how to make the most of your time.

From A.R.S.E. to A.C.E. has been created to help you realise that
1. You do have time
2. You actually can make a better use of it and
3. It feels good to take the time to think about your time!

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Pragmatists guide to Cybersecurity

The Pit

09 October

13:00 - 15:00

It can be a Dark world out on the internet, and navigating it well is starting to become an Art.

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Tips and Strategies by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs

Workspace Hub

09 October

14:00 - 15:00

Are you a new health professional just starting out? Finding clients and customers at this stage can be a headache. This session: Strategies to Get More Clients and Build a Customer Base From Scratch will give you the blueprint to get up and running in a shorter period of time than going it alone or by trial and error

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Disability Awareness Training for the Workplace

The Community Room

09 October

14:00 - 16:00

This free event will help you get a better understanding and awareness of disability. Don't miss out on the 'purple pound spend'.

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