Virgin Media Pioneers - Witness the Birth of a Business

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  • 1. Witness the Birth of a Business 18th September 2013
  • 2. Terry Heffernan Commercial Director, High Position & Virgin Media Pioneers Ambassador
  • 3. The Aims of the Event • How and where to get help, support and advice • Inspire entrepreneurs to develop a businesses • Build local networks Essex
  • 4. Advice Booths and Sponsors The Digital World Support Communities Finance & Merchandise for Start Ups Catering
  • 5. #vmpnetwork & #wtbob Ask Questions & Tweet About the Event Colchester Covent Garden
  • 6. Main Sponsors
  • 7. Dave Stallon Honorary National Secretary FSB & M.D. of The Plastics & Engineering Company
  • 8. • FSB can help businesses, no matter their motivation to start • FSB is a „good shoulder to cry on‟with like- minded people • FSB can answer „how am I going to do it?‟
  • 9. • Supports early stage entrepreneurs • • Free digital community at www.virginmediapioneers.com • Get Inspired • Get Connected • GetAhead
  • 10. We Witnessed the Birth of a Business www.fsb.org.uk www.highposition.com www.virginmediapioneers. com
  • 11. #vmpnetwork & #wtbob Ask Questions & Tweet About the Event Colchester Covent Garden
  • 12. Jacob Hill Owner of The Lazy Camper & Virgin Media Pioneers Ambassador
  • 13. Get Connected! Virgin Media Pioneers • www.virginmediapioneers.com • www.facebook.com/VirginMediaPione ers • @vmpioneers • http://www.youtube.com/user/VirginMe diaPioneers The Lazy Camper • www.thelazycamper.co.uk • @thelazyJacob
  • 14. Luke Dart Aspiring Entrepreneur and Actor
  • 15. David Miles Executive Director, FSB and Owner of Divadani Ltd
  • 16. FSB can help with: • Legal responsibilities & consumer Terms and Conditions • Online Payment Options • Telecommunications. & Broadband • Databases • Commercial Insurance Financial services … for £120 per annum
  • 17. Tea & Coffee Boxes 9 & 10
  • 18. Witness the Birth of a Business 18th September 2013
  • 19. Paul Barber Business Specialist, NatWest Bank
  • 20. • Open for Business including lending! • Want to help start up Businesses • Borrowing requests welcomed and assessed with lenders affordability • We share your ambitions • We provide business expertise • We want to keep things simple
  • 21. Hayley O‟Hara Owner, LogoID
  • 22. • No minimum order • Can embroider or print your own garments • Design stays on file • Order as required • Wide range of garments and qualities
  • 23. Paul Hutton Commercial Director, Box Model Digital
  • 24. Paul‟s Bullets • Secure your domain name - both .co.uk and .com • Protect your brand by registering a trademark – not as complex as you think • Set up a MerchantAccount to process payments (eg via Paypal, Worldpay etc) • Think about what you want your brand to communicate
  • 25. #vmpnetwork & #wtbob Ask Questions & Tweet About the Event Colchester Covent Garden
  • 26. Lunch Boxes 9 & 10
  • 27. Witness the Birth of a Business 18th September 2013
  • 28. The Eastern Enterprise Hub • Established in Ipswich • Colchester Hub at the Weston Homes Stadium from September 30th • Room next door • Practical and meaningful support business start ups • Transfer business knowledge • Access a community of like-minded business leaders /entrepreneurs • Helping entrepreneurs access to apply for funding /investment
  • 29. Paul Hutton Commercial Director, Box Model Digital
  • 30. Brand Mock Ups
  • 31. http://tim.boxmodeltest.co.uk/dartclothing/
  • 32. Paul‟s Bullets • Consider different logo concepts • Responsive design – optimises how your site displays on different devices • Content Management System (CMS) allows easy update s/amends to websites
  • 33. #vmpnetwork & #wtbob Ask Questions & Tweet About the Event Colchester Covent Garden
  • 34. Michael Scanlon Head of Paid Search, High Position
  • 35. https://adwords.google.com/ko/KeywordPl anner
  • 36. Useful Links • Keyword Tool - https://adwords.google.com/ko/KeywordPlanner • Google Places for Business - http://www.google.co.uk/business/placesforbusines s/ • GoogleAdWords Support - https://support.google.com/adwords
  • 37. • Paid Search is the fast way to the top of search engines • SEO needs careful management /takes longer to be effective • Online marketing is highly measurable • You can control your ads • Decide which keywords
  • 38. Hilary Collins M.D., Big Wave PR
  • 39. • Create conversations with potential customers • Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest… • Daily feed of engaging content • Issue press material to media
  • 40. #vmpnetwork & #wtbob Ask Questions & Tweet About the Event Colchester Covent Garden
  • 41. Steve Austin M.D., Junari Ltd.
  • 42. • Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) • Raise and track Sales Orders from website • Integrate with your website to reduce manual handling • Send automated emails • Use Social Media to interact • Set up an outbound call list • Print address labels to send flyers or letters Never give up!
  • 43. Summary “it is people like you who will kick start the economy.” Ed Davey: Virgin Media Pioneers Control:Shift Launch, 2012
  • 44. Tea & Coffee Boxes 9 & 10
  • 45. Witness the Birth of a Business 18th September 2013
  • 46. Panel Discussion • Moderator – Terry • Panellists – Steve Austin, – Paul Barber – Hilary Collins – Jacob Hill – Paul Hutton – David
  • 47. Thanks Team!! • Katie and the stadium team • Sara & the Virgin Media Pioneers Team • Iain & the FSB Team – Dave & David • Jacob from The Lazy Camper • Rachel – Our Tweet Deck • All of the speakers – Paul B, Paul H, Hayley, Mike, Hilary and Steve • Luke • Anita – Project Manager from High Position
  • 48. And of course you…. Get Inspired, Get Connected, Get Ahead!
  • 49. We Witnessed the Birth of a Business www.fsb.org.uk www.highposition.com www.virginmediapioneers. com