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About Theatre Sponsor: Microsoft Accelerator
Microsoft Accelerator is a global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies. We work with later-stage startups to provide the tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise they need to become successful companies.
Wednesday 17th May
Thursday 18th May
11.00 - 11.30
Employment legislation covers a range of topics. It is vital for employers to appreciate its pervasive nature and stay on top of it. Understanding and complying with the law can seem overwhelming. This seminar aims to give business owners an insight into key areas of employment law. It will also cover hot topics including social media in the workplace and steps employers can take to protect business interests.
11.45 - 12.15
Ever felt like you have a bigger game to play? This seminar will show you how to make an impact. You will explore how you currently show up, the excuses you make and how you might be getting in your own way. Lynda will explore some of the neuroscience behind why you get stuck despite your big ideas for your business and she will help you get moving again.
12.30 - 13.00
The Director of Digital at Virgin Media Business, Steve Wind-Mozley is set to join the experienced line up of professionals and will tell you all about the 7Cs of Digital Marketing and how they’re central to success in a digital world. It’s one of his favourite topics. Steve''s workshop is essential to anyone seeking to take their business to the next level and use digital marketing to their advantage. This is a unique opportunity for forward thinking professionals, managers and business owners to hear from the Director of Digital at Virgin Media.
13.15 - 13.45
Your business ideas need protection. Small businesses can face more acute pressures in terms of money, time and staying on the cutting edge. This session will look at how you can use trade marks, designs and copyright to protect your intellectual property.
14.00 - 14.30
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14.45 - 15.15
In this seminar, James Nicholson will discuss the latest ways of ranking your website in 2016. Tactics from years gone by have changed a great deal, so you need to ensure you are up to date with the latest techniques. James will also advise how you can avoid Google penalties such as Google Panda and Google Penguin.
15.30 - 16.00
Small and medium size businesses in the UK are struggling with poor cashflow. Whilst late payments are part of the problem, they are not solely to blame, and SMEs are increasingly finding themselves in the red for a number of reasons. Join Farreha on this seminar while she discusses a variety of working capital solutions available, as well as steps that you can take to overcome liquidity challenges.