• GET YOUR BUSINESS ON TRACK - Win with SEO

    Dom's Coffee House

    £3.00

    Win with SEO This month, in our 'Get Your Business On Track' series, we're focusing on SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). In particular, we will be talking you through the simple principles you can apply to increase traffic to your website and find new clients. In this workshop you'll learn; * Why SEO is still an important element of your marketing strategy. * On-page vs Off-page SEO, what’s the difference and how can you influence both. * Our 'favourite' SEO myths. * The 7 step method to get your site ranking on the first page of Google. * Why content is king. * The 10 most important ranking factors you should not ignore. * The value of video. This is an interactive session for anyone who wants to know more about SEO and the practical things that can be done to improve website rankings. Open to all, this session will be particularly valuable to SEO novices and those with an intermediate understanding of SEO. Tickets are £3 on the door or through Eventbrite in advance. PurpleCeed Members FREE - join here: http://purpleceed.com/membership-benefits Eventbrite advance payment here http://bit.ly/2ldL9TJ Get Your Business On Track is a series of events to help entrepreneurs, founders and like-minded people who are thinking of starting a business to learn new skills and support each other. Each month we will highlight a different topic, make new contacts and help our business' thrive!

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  • Talks with successful founders - James Smith DevOpsGuys

    The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (http://bit.ly/2l2c9IE) Talks with Successful Founders -James Smith DevOpsGuys We continue our Successful Founders series with another multi award winner James Smith. In 2017 James has been awarded: SME Director of the Year 2017- Institute of Directors (IoD) Wales, Finalist SME Director of the Year 2017 UK – (IoD) to be be announced Sept 2017, Wales Technology Leader of the Year 2017 – Wales Technology Awards. James is well known amongst the DevOps community and is widely regarded as a thought leader in the field. He regularly appears at many conferences including Pipeline, DevOps Enterprise Summit and Velocity. His opinions are frequently published on the DevOpsGuys blog and his contributions have been quoted in research by Gartner and Forrester.One of James’ main drivers for establishing DevOpsGuys is to help fellow IT professionals to deliver software in a fast, predictable and frequent manner that facilitates rapid feedback and continuous improvement. As a proud Welshman, James was responsible for headquartering the DevOpsGuys business in Cardiff which has now created over 80 new jobs as well contributing in excess of £5m into the local economy. James was also instrumental in launching a DevOps graduate intern programme in partnership with the local universities. This contribution has been recognised by DevOpsGuys winning Cardiff Capital City Region Start up of the Year 2016 – Wales Start Up Awards, Creative and Digital Start-Up of the Year 2016, Cardiff Business of the Year 2017- Cardiff Life, SME of the Year 2017- Cardiff Business Awards, Most Innovative DevOps Vendor 2017-Computing DevOps Excellence Awards; Join us to hear what drives James to succeed and learn how grew a successful business. GET YOU TICKETS NOW! (http://bit.ly/2l2c9IE) Agenda 6:30 pm Network & Drinks 7:00 pm Talk with James Smith 7:45 pm Q&A 8:00 pm Network & Drinks

  • Successful Founders: Turning Your Passion into a Thriving Business - Mel Bound

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-bristol-presents-successful-founders-turning-a-passion-into-a-thriving-business-with-mel-bound-this-mum-runs#/) Winning Female Start-Up of the Year at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, being listed on the prestigious Sunday Times Maserati Top 100 Disrupter Brands list and winning the Womens Sport Trust’s Be a Gamechanger Award has led to national recognition and accelerated growth. In October 2014 working mum Mel Bound launched a Facebook page, asking for others to join her on a run in a park in South Bristol. Within days hundreds of mums who struggled to fit exercise around work, life and child care had joined up. Mel spotted a gap in the market for a community that could be an alternative to joining an expensive gym, but still offer encouragement and guidance. She left her job as global account director with an international brand engagement agency to concentrate on the new business full time. The Mum Runs has encouraged more than 4,000 mums in the Bristol area.Mel now has a thriving online store, women’s only coached running programmes and more than 250 free runs every month. The community has grown to 17,500 runners, with a team of 200 volunteer Run Angels and 60 Mums trained as qualified running coaches. With support from Entrepreneurial Spark the company raised investment in 2016, achieving 145% of their funding target on crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. From 2 branches in the Bristol area, This Mum Runs has expanded to 27 across Bristol, London and Bath and a focus now on adding more locations across London and throughout the UK. Agenda 6:30 pm network & drinks at the bar 7:00 pm fireside chat with Mel Bound 7:45 pm Q&A 8:00 pm network & drinks at the bar Speaker: Mel Bound, This Mum Runs Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 250 cities and 100 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. This talk is part of our Talks with Successful Founders (http://purpleceed.com/events/category/talks-with-successful-founders/list)‘ series. Would you like the opportunity to take to the stage and tell us what is great about your business? We'd love to hear from you, about your product or service, so at the end of each evening we offer a few slots for our members to tell us a little about what they are doing. Contact me to book your 4 minute presentation slot. [masked]

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  • Find new customers, Increase your website traffic, SEO success factors

    In this workshop we will show you the exact methods and strategies we use to optimise our website, how we took our site to the top spot on Google in a few months and the steps you can take with your own website to rank on Google. You will learn: • Why SEO matters • Keywords and how to select them • The top 10 ranking factors you must consider • How to get Google to notice your website • SEO tools and other resources Tickets are FREE but limited.

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  • Truestart Coffee - An Interview with Helena Hills

    The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

    THIS IS A PAIDE EVENT (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-bristol-presents-talks-with-successful-founders-turning-coffee-into-a-lifestyle-brand-with-helena-hills#/) GET YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-bristol-presents-talks-with-successful-founders-turning-coffee-into-a-lifestyle-brand-with-helena-hills#/) Helena Hills is the Co-Founder & CEO of multi award-winning TrueStart Performance Coffee. Helena has a cabinet of impressive awards, including Everywoman Brand of the Future – a prestigious award presented to a young brand who demonstrates huge potential for growth. Through hard work and genuine customer care, Helena has become a master of creating authentic relationships and turning customers into loyal followers and advocates. And with the help of social media she has turned a regular product into a lifestyle brand. Helena is here to tell you the story of TrueStart’s (https://www.truestartcoffee.com/) exhilarating journey so far and answer any questions – she’s a big fan of Q&A! This talk is part of our ‘Talks with Successful Founders (http://purpleceed.com/events/category/talks-with-successful-founders/list)‘ series. Would you like the opportunity to take to the stage and tell us what is great about your business? We would love to hear about your product or service. Contact me to book your 4 minute presentation slot. [masked] Agenda 6:30 pm Networking & drinks 7:00 pm Fireside Chat 8:00 pm 4 minute presentations 8:30 pm networking

  • TrueStart Performance Coffee – Turning coffee into a lifestyle brand

    The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-bristol-presents-talks-with-successful-founders-turning-coffee-into-a-lifestyle-brand-with-helena-hills#/) GET YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-bristol-presents-talks-with-successful-founders-turning-coffee-into-a-lifestyle-brand-with-helena-hills#/) Helena Hills is the Co-Founder & CEO of multi award-winning TrueStart Performance Coffee. Helena has a cabinet of impressive awards, including Everywoman Brand of the Future – a prestigious award presented to a young brand who demonstrates huge potential for growth. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for Team TrueStart. The range is supported by a number of major retailers including Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Selfridges and Wiggle, as well as several sporting partnerships. Through hard work and genuine customer care, Helena has become a master of creating authentic relationships and turning customers into loyal followers and advocates. And with the help of social media she has turned a regular product into a lifestyle brand. Helena is here to tell you the story of TrueStart’s (https://www.truestartcoffee.com/) exhilarating journey so far and answer any questions – she’s a big fan of Q&A! This talk is part of our ‘Talks with Successful Founders (http://purpleceed.com/events/category/talks-with-successful-founders/list)‘ series. Would you like the opportunity to take to the stage and tell us what is great about your business? We would love to hear about your product or service. Contact me to book your 4 minute presentation slot. [masked] Agenda 6:30 pm Networking & drinks 7:00 pm Fireside Chat 8:00 pm 4 minute presentations 8:30 pm networking

  • Join us at the BEOS Friday social

    McKenzies Café Bar

    Bristol Entrepreneurs and Opportunity Seekers (https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Entrepreneurs-and-Opportunity-Seekers/) is a vibrant Meetup group dedicated to supporting founders, business owners and startups within the Bristol area. BEOS run a number of events each month including an informal after work social gathering (https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Entrepreneurs-and-Opportunity-Seekers/events/241343008/) on the last Friday. This month BEOS are extending the invite to IPSW members. The evening kicks off at Mackenzies Cafe Bar (http://www.mackenzies.co.uk) on the Waterfront from 6pm. You'll usually find people gathering at the far right corner, as you enter the bar. There's no formality to this meeting. Simply turn, stay as long as you want, talk with an interesting group of people and above all enjoy yourself. Please come along and say hi.

  • Talks with Successful Founders - Learn to Network from the Best

    The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (http://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-bristol-presents-talks-with-successful-founders-learn-to-network-from-the-best) Talks with Successful Founders - Learn to Network from the Best In 2016 Ash Phillips was named in The Maserati 100 cohort alongside people such as Richard Reed, Stellios, Jamal Edwards, Lord Young and Sir Tom Farmer. Considered as one of top 100 people in business supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs. Founder and Director of Bristol-based YENA – the Young Entrepreneur Networking Association – which offers a networking and supportive environment for business people between the ages of 15-30. Business mentor, company director and university drop out. There is no doubt Ash Phillips has a creative mind and a passion for business. We will talk to Ash about setting up a business from scratch, the importance of a mentor, the role of a network and how does he go about building his own “little black book” of contacts. This series of events is a great opportunity to develop your own network meet with friends and learn from some of the best in the business. Agenda: 6:30 pm Networking and drinks 7:00 pm Fireside Chat 8:00 pm Members 4 minute presentation 8:15 pm Networking

  • How to network and the power of social media

    Desk Lodge, 5th Floor, 1 Temple Way

    IPSE will be hosting a panel session to give tips and scenarios on how to successfully network and the impact social media can have on your business. Our panel of experts are confirmed as: - Luan Wise (http://www.luanwise.co.uk/), Freelancer Marketing Consultant - Tom Dewhurst – Founder of Ordoo (http://ordoo.co.uk/) - Jamie Middleton – Social Media/Journalist – Tech Spark (http://techspark.co/) The event will be a lively and interactive discussion so please do come along prepared with questions and experiences to share! We will end the evening with networking in Desklodge's (http://www.desklodge.com/)vibrant space.

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