Would you like to attend a masterminding event where you get to learn, swap ideas and take part in discussions on the latest small business marketing thinking? Come to #focusonmarketing!
What is #focusonmarketing?
If you didn’t know already, #focusonmarketing is a monthly event aimed at bringing Shropshire small business owners together to learn from eachother, share experiences and knowledge and is a forum for supporting your peers to embrace all that the wide subject of marketing has to offer.
What’s the format?
#focusonmarketing is an informal masterminding event. I lead it, but I don’t talk at you. Everyone sits in a circle. You don’t have to do a 60 second pitch (just introduce yourself) and if you’re shy, then don’t worry – you can listen (but we’d love to know what you think).
7:30-7:40 – Claire opens the event, plus intros from everyone
7:40-8:00 – Initial discussion – This time, what makes a great brand and how can small businesses use their brand to stand out?
8:00-8:10 – Huddle – split into groups (topic to be revealed on the night)
8:10-8:30 – Present findings from ‘huddles’
8:30-8:45 – BREAK (refreshments available to buy from The Willow Cafe)
8:45-9:30 – Open discussion and specific questions on branding – are you in need of ideas? Do you want to know how to develop your brand?
9:30 – CLOSE
Where and when is it?
The first Oswestry #focusonmarketing is at 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th October 2012 at the Willow Art Gallery in the centre of Oswestry. There is some free on site parking and plenty of car parks nearby. If you’re stuck, give them a call on 01691 657575.
How much does it cost?
The event costs £10 on the door
What do I need to bring?
Bring a pen and paper and feel free to bring business cards in case you make some useful contacts, but this isn’t a networking event. We’d love to see some people collaborating as a result though!
What’s the theme this time?
This session’s theme is ‘Brilliant Branding’. We’ll be exploring, discussing, sharing experience and learning about various aspects of developing and using your brand including the visual and non-visual aspects of your brand, looking at strong small business brands and why they’re successful, plus anything anyone needs help with at the moment.
So, your prep is this – come along with a burning question about how to develop your own brand and how you might stand out in the crowd. And, come along with something you’ve tried that you’d recommend to everyone else. We all have a contributions to make here and we’ll all come away with some useful info!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
P.S If you can’t come, you can see what other dates and venues are planned at www.clairedowdall.eventbrite.com