WPCC Festival of Business

More events are appearing for the Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce and Growth Hub Festival of Business.

All events take place in Weymouth. Please follow the links for full details and to book in.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 09:15 – Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 16:00 GMT

Thinking of Starting a Business? Then don’t miss our FREE 2 Day Business Essentials Workshop. This event is only for Dorset based businesses / individuals as part of eligibility criteria. There is one place available for each business.

When you’re starting in business it’s important that you get the essentials right. This comprehensive, fully funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), two day workshop will provide information and guidance to help deal with the key issues that are going to be fundamental to setting up and succeeding in Business. They are delivered by experienced trainers – real business people who will give you the opportunity to ask questions and invite discussion. The workshops are provided for people planning on starting a business or those who have recently started.

Thu, 14 March 2019 09:30 – 13:30 GMT

Instagram is a hugely popular social network that boasts higher engagement rates than other the likes of Facebook or Twitter.

This workshop is an introduction to using Instagram for business. If you’re thinking of using Instagram, or have made a start but struggling to get results, this is for you.

Tue, 19 March 2019 09:30 – 13:30 GMT

Give your business a Search Engine Boost: Blogging and SEO Workshop

Help your business to be found more easily through online searches by adopting a consistent approach to blogging, and by paying attention to the factors that affect where your site appears in Google and Bing – search engine optimisation (SEO).
Whether you already blog, or you’re not sure whether you should, come along and learn how creating online articles can make a huge difference to the visibility of your website, and your business.

Tue, 2 April 2019 09:30 – 13:30 BS     St Aldhelm’s Church Centre Spa Road Weymouth DT3 5EW View Map

If you’re feeling left in the dark about who visits your site, why they do so, where they come from and how many visits your website gets, then this is the workshop for you.
This is a basic/intermediate level workshop for businesses which will focus on how to effectively use Google Analytics.
It’s a great interactive workshop for those who want to develop a deeper understanding on how setting up more intermediate analytical strategies can help you move forward in your digital marketing to help your business become more digitally capable.

Wed, 10 April 2019 09:30 – 13:30 BST Add to Calendar

Take your social media marketing to the next level with a workshop that walks you through the process of creating a workable strategy.
This workshop is intended those comfortable with the basics of social media such a hashtags, posting different media and using groups, but don’t feel they are getting the results they would like.
During the workshop you’ll discover new ways of using social media that can be more engaging and effective. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn how others are using social media to get results.
If you’re absolutely new to using social media in your business, or feel that you’re still not comfortable with the basics, we also offer a beginner level workshop.

Date And Time; Wed, 17 April 2019 09:30 – 13:30  Add to Calendar
Location; St Aldhelm’s Church Centre Spa Road Weymouth DT3 5EW

Images play a key role in digital marketing.
Whether it be for social media, your website or video marketing using visuals in the right way can make or break our digital marketing efforts.
In this workshop we invite you to bring your product along with you to learn the foundations of creating media, practice staging your products, taking photos and learning through practical challenges alongside other businesses with instructor guidance