Maximising your business opportunities



Thursday, 7 December 2017
Applications are now closed


Jurys Inn Inverness
Millburn Road, Inverness IV2 3TR

This practical workshop was designed to help delegates to identify how they can tap into the potential that may already lie within their business, and accelerate 2017 strategic growth plans.

Jurys Inn Inverness

As part of our commitment to SMEs, we offered businesses the opportunity to attend a workshop at Jurys Inn in Inverness to explore ways to maximise their business opportunities.

Dale Howarth is an award-winning business mentor*, acclaimed speaker and writer who has worked with SMEs for the last 20 years. He showed delegates how to ‘work smarter not harder’ and how to ‘stop having to learn everything the hard way’.

For many delegates, it was passion and focus that had driven their businesses to their current stage of growth. However, Dale explained that this isn’t always enough and businesses are looking to find new ways to deliver sales growth and understand more of what they should be doing to be more effective. He also spoke about how by making some of what businesses already do simpler, they can save time and money.

About the workshop

The format of the morning encompassed practical lessons and insights from Dale, supported by real examples of what SME businesses have achieved. Each session was interactive with expert discussions, shared experiences and successes. There was also the opportunity to network with the other delegates to share learnings and experiences.

* As Dale is a CPD Accredited Speaker, the workshop carried up to 3 CPD Hours/Points towards delegate’s personal development target.

Testimonials from our previous workshop:

It was great to get such an insight in to how to find new business/customers and keep current business/customers.

Oliver Turnbull of UK Golf and Sport

The workshop was really informative, I took a lot away from it. I went to a networking event this morning and used some of the techniques - it was great to have some direction.

Matthew Froggatt of Kitchen Lab UK


8:30am - Arrival & registration

9:00am - Introductions and agenda

9:15am - Session 1: How to stand out from the crowd

  • Amazing businesses don’t just happen
  • Success has a formula
  • Why we lose business
  • How to stand out from the crowd

10:30am - Break

10:45am - Session 2: Working smarter not harder

  • What you don’t know can hurt you!
  • A return to salesmanship
  • How to turn up the volume
  • Working smarter not harder

12:00pm - Close & networking

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