Posted: Mon 7th Jan 2013
Last year, we ran more than 15 classes, talks and panel events, which were attended by more than 250 prospective and current small-business owners. Here's a quick run-down of what we offered in 2012 - and what to look forard to in 2013.
Our series of Go Global talks helped small-business owners gain the expertise to tap into international markets. Speakers ranged from representatives of PayPal and DHL to the excellent Tony Wheeler, who explained how e founded and built a global publishing business with Lonely Planet.
In December, we hosted a fascinating fashion event with Alison Lewy, author of Design Create Sell and founder of Fashion Angel, as well as Maurice Mullen, fashion editor at the Evening Standard, and freelance fashion journalist Emma Freemantle. Our preened panel answered questions from a sold-out crowd at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London and discussed the ins and outs of setting up a successful fashion business.
Our 'start your business in a day' class is enduringly popular and last year we attracted 250 new and prospective small-business owners. Led by Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones, the one-day StartUp Saturday classes cover everything you need to know to start a new enterprise and give you the opportunity to network with other business and ask questions directly of Emma.
John W Hayes, author of _Becoming THE Exper_t leads this one-day seminar for small-business owners and marketers in Grimsby and London in which you can learn how to use your experience to generate thought leadership strategies that will build reputation, drive leads and, ultimately, sell more.
So popular has StartUp Saturday proven that we're inviting other presenters on board and taking it to the nation! Kicking off in London, Birmingham and Exeter, we're hoping to reach more prospective businesses than ever.
Enterprise Nation partner and new online education brand Creative University is offering Enterprise Nation readers a discount on a range of webinars and courses between January and April. The elearning courses, aimed at creative professionals and small businesses, will cover topics ranging from starting a business to social media marketing.
We also have other events in store (quite literally, in fact!) that we'll be announcing in due course. Stay tuned to the blog and check out the Events section to find out the latest.