Theatre 6 - Sponsored by Dell Small Business
Wednesday 15th May
Thursday 16th May
11.00 - 11.30
Technology plays a fundamental role in a SMB’s strategy as it scales up. In a recent IDC study, 76% of IT decision makers stated that limited skilled resource, legacy IT and culture and a lack of funding, support and time were all significant barriers to growth. In this session, we discuss the urgent need for small businesses to adapt and transform, the barriers to scalability, and how technology can help SMEs to adapt at pace, overcome challenges and grow.
11.45 - 12.15
AR & VR. Who are the users, and how do they benefit from this technology? We will show you real cases that generate real value. Learn from our business cases where product manufacturers now exploit AR so their buyers can experience it holographical before buying. You will see how the oil and gas industry amplifies human performance with AR and how training and safety costs are reduced with VR in any sectors.
12.30 - 13.00
Do you KNOW the keywords that will bring traffic to your website and help you rank on page 1 of Google? In this seminar, Chris will teach you the secrets, methods and tools to ensure that your KEYWORD RESEARCH is correct for organic SEO. Most people use Google Adwords, but this isn’t the right tool, so join this seminar to get inside knowledge and win the war of SEO.
13.15 - 13.45
As your business grows up, you will no longer be able to run it using just spreadsheets and small databases; you will need grown up software! But how do you choose between the myriad of CRMs and resource planning products? Should you consider a bespoke solution, giving you complete control over your business processes and creating valuable IP. If you’re a digital start-up, maybe your software IS your business?
14.00 - 14.30
In a world of fast-moving competition, harnessing technology to create great customer experience is essential. In this seminar, we look at what it takes for a business to thrive in 2019 and how your business can get ahead and lead your market. We’ll dive into apps, automation, artificial intelligence and digital business models to understand what actions you can take for your business to win.
14.45 - 15.15
Emma explains why it’s more important than ever to be on top of your online reputation, and highlights key solutions to the issues faced by small businesses in the UK.
15.30 - 16.00
The Imposter Syndrome creates enormous fear and anxiety which affects business performance and our enjoyment of work. This fear and anxiety impacts almost 70% of people in business. The session will examine the root causes and drivers of the Imposter Syndrome then focus on personal strategies that will allow you to remove the fear and use elements of the syndrome to help you grow and flourish.
16.15 - 16.45
Setting up a new company is exciting and all-involving, but what is it that entrepreneurs often miss in the early stages of setting up their business? We will be exploring the key building blocks that every small business should be putting in place to ensure that there is no rude awakening from the dream.