Date: 11/10/2017

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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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The Leeds Digital Hub Breakfast

Leeds Digital Hub

11 October

09:30 - 11:00

Leeds Digital Hub Breakfasts are a monthly event providing free breakfast pastries, coffee and tea!

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Bird Board Discovery Day (1)

Tilney 3rd Floor City Point

11 October

09:30 - 12:00

If you're curious about Bird Board and what makes us different to other women in business events, then our Discovery Day is just the ticket!

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Running brilliant digital campaigns: Monitoring and measuring success with Google Analytics

Leeds City College

11 October

10:00 - 12:00

Learn the vital techniques you need to take your digital marketing strategy to the next level!

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Ready, Steady … Grow!

Business Works UK

11 October

12:00 - 14:30

Growing from strength to strength
Meet at 5.30pm for sandwiches and networking. Seminar to start at 6pm. You will receive a goody bag worth £10 to take home.

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Bird Board Discovery Day (2)

Tilney 3rd Floor City Point

11 October

13:30 - 16:00

If you're curious about Bird Board and what makes us different to other women in business events, then our Discovery Day is just the ticket!

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Save Millions, lose nothing!

Aspire

11 October

14:00 - 15:00

Cost Improvement programs deliver huge savings beyond the perceived value.
Do you look at what effect you have on both ends of the river when you waide across it?
Do you access the impact that one decision has and analyse the output fully?
Is strategic cost savings part of your business plan?

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Leeds Meet and Mingle

The Grill on the Square

11 October

17:30 - 19:30

Informal drinks networking event for members and non-members of The Met Club. All attendees are decision makers or owner/managers within their company organisation.

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Short Stories

Platform

11 October

18:00 - 20:00

At this Short Stories event, our group of interesting speakers will sit (Jackanory-style) and tell stories about their personal or work lives. Tales of woe, tales of success, tales of their journey and adventures.

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Lean in Leeds – Women Empowerment

KPMG

11 October

18:00 - 20:00

The theme of our event is Leadership Mentoring for Women.
We will discuss what to expect from a mentoring relationship, what are your roles and responsibilities and where you can find a mentor if you still don't have one.

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