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22-Feb-2018 Be Bold For Progress Female Entrepreneur Conference Launched

Announcing the 2nd Annual Female Entrepreneurs Conference 'Be Bold for Progress' to be held at the Galgorm Resort and Spa, Ballymena on the Thursday 8th March 2018 and calling all women are Roseann Kelly Chief Executive of Women in Business and Jayne Taggart CEO of the Causeway Enterprise Agency with host Sarah Travers.

Hot of the heels of the hugely successful, inaugural Female Entrepreneurs Conference, Be Bold For Change, which was held at Drenagh Estate, last March. Causeway Enterprise Agency and Women in Business are back with an even bigger event. As usual it take’s place on International Women’s day, Thursday 8th March and will be hosted by the fabulous broadcaster and entrepreneur Sarah Travers, at the stunning Galgorm Resort and Spa.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Be Bold for Progress” it has been designed to inspire, by providing with world class speakers and role models who will share their view on building a business for the future, what it will look like in the future and how we will work in it.

This years keynote speakers are Norah Casey and Grainne Kelly. Norah is a broadcaster and publishing entrepreneur was formerly a Dragon in the popular television series Dragons’ den and is a well-known radio and television personality. Grainne Kelly is a mom-of-two and a former travel agent who revolutionized the child travel industry by inventing BubbleBum: the world’s FIRST inflatable booster seat.

Jayne Taggart, CEO of Causeway Enterprise commented;

“Encouraging more Female entrepreneurs to ‘Be Bold for Progress’, by growing their existing business or starting a new one, is crucial to our economic future. We are delighted to be able to deliver a world class event with our partners at Women in Business. Following the success of last years conference our sponsors jumped on board again, this year Causeway Coast and Glens and Mid and East Antrim Councils are headlining the event together, demonstrating collaboration at its best!

Our keynote speakers and panel are all outstanding examples of what Female entrepreneurs can achieve and our delegates must agree as the tickets are already selling fast. There was so much positive feedback after last years event, so we are working hard to raise the bar again. I can’t wait to see everyone on the 8th March, it’s definitely not one to be missed.”

Over 300 delegates will attend the Female Entrepreneurs Conference 2018, made up of business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The event is also supported by, Causeway Chamber, Enterprise Northern Ireland & Ulster University Business School. The female entrepreneurs panel, a popular feature of last years conference is back too, with names to be announced.

For more information about the Be Bold For Progress Female Entrepreneur Conference visit the event page HERE


01-Dec-2017 Women in Business – The Power of Stories

Karise Hutchinson has a story to tell. In fact, she probably has many stories. Karise is the mother of four children, wife of a micro business owner, a lecturer and the Provost of the Ulster University’s Coleraine Campus.

On the day after the launch of her book ‘The Power of Stories’, Karise joined us, an interested group of female business owners and leaders, to tell us how stories make connections for learning and bring issues to life. With an interest in management and leadership, Karise has explored the value of stories to business owners. Stories for business owners and managers, are not just marketing tools, they reflect reality. Stories for business owners and managers are not fiction, but are the facts and emotion on which our businesses are built.

We all have a story to tell. Our story tells the reality of what we have experienced, our own successes, our own struggles. In telling our story, we engage all the senses of the listener, and involve them in what we are offering.

Stories can help us create loyal customers. Karise explained that stories are like post-its stuck on a page, stories are almost ‘sticky memories’, and customers remember them. Stories help customers learn about the shape, the smell, the sound, the experience of our products and services. Stories cut through the noise of life, emails, tweets, texts and leave the customer with an experience which will be remembered because it has had an impact.

Some of us were sceptical; some of us were nervous and some of us doodled on our pages when Karise encouraged us to record our own story. However, when a few of the women in the room did tell their story, we listened, we engaged and we were involved, more importantly after the Women in Business event we still remember those stories.

You can purchase Dr Hutchinson's book HERE

 

 


 

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Latest Events

23-Feb-2018
SOLD OUT - Mobile Movie Making Masterclass

Causeway Enterprise Agency and Women in Business NI are delighted to announce a Mobile Movie Making Workshop with Niamh MacAuley from the Video Production team at Purple Dot Videos.

Date    Friday 23rd February 2018 
Time    11.00am - 1.30pm
Location    Causeway Enterprise Agency 
    Loughanhill Ind Estate 
    Coleraine 
    BT52 2NR 
     
Cost    £15 per person (includes lunch)
     
Book    SOLD OUT 


What will you learn at our Mobile Movie Making Masterclass?

This workshop explores movie making and learning how to apply professional film making skills to your own business marketing by using only your own smart phone. The workshop covers useful tips and practical filming techniques. Each person must bring their smart phone for practical demonstrations. By the end of the workshop you will know-

  • Practical ways to film
  • Positioning, lighting and angles
  • Videos on Facebook
  • Mobile Apps
  • Knowledge on mojo kit
  • Computer editing programmes.

In addition, you will also get to create your own video throughout the workshop!

About the trainer

Niamh is the Head of the Video Production team at Purple Dot Videos with over 4 years of experience in camera operation and video content throughout the island of Ireland. Over the last few years, Niamh has produced over 200 promotional videos for businesses throughout Northern Ireland. Her promotional videos advertise products for small businesses, educate users, promote events or make charity appeals. Niamh's clients range from manufacturing firms, construction companies, retailers, charities and banks. Niamh loved delivering digital video workshops and inspire other to use video as part of their marketing strategy. Looking to find out more about Niamh, check out - https://www.linkedin.com/in/niamh-m-36758611b/ or http://www.purpledot.co.uk

01-Mar-2018
SOLD OUT - Facebook for Business (advanced user session)

 

Date/time: 1st March 2018, (arrival 9.15am) 9.30am – 11.00am (breakfast included – please note this workshop is limited to 16 spaces)

Location: Zymplify (Board Room), 28 The Promenade, Portstewart, BT55 7AE

Title: Facebook for Business (advanced user session)

Cost: £10.00 (inclusive of VAT)

Workshop overview:

With 25 million small business pages and 1.23 billion monthly users, Facebook is a great platform for connecting with your target audience. But with the constant changes and (sometimes) quite complicated instructions, it can be hard to get beyond the basics.

What you will learn:

In this workshop, you will learn about how to manage your business page in more detail, such as how to integrate your Facebook page with your website, setting up custom tabs, scheduling posts, optimisation, and using the page manager app. The workshop will also cover Facebook ads, and the best metrics to use to ensure success and audience engagement.

Why attend:

  • Facebook is meant to be sociable, this workshop will help you lead the conversations with your customers
  • Learn more about driving traffic back to your website and conversion rate optimisation
  • Tips to improve your organic growth and reach, as well as using Facebook ads

 


 

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