Manchester Business Fair Free Business Workshops

Attending our free business workshops is a great way to gain knowledge, skills, and inspiration to grow and develop your business.

2021 Workshops and Seminars

10.35am: How to be more productive and less busy

Andy Guile, Ask Andy Guile at New Directions


Time management is one of the key skills for business, most people find themselves becoming very busy but not necessarily productive.

At this session you will learn how to save time and become more productive.

Andy will cover:

  • Develop skills in time management
  • Implement the ABCDE tool for prioritisation
  • Understand why you eat your frog first
  • Mental toughness

Andy is a Master Coach and trainer helping business owners create happy, wealthy, & productive workplaces by providing sales, business networking, mind set training & coaching read more about Andy.

11.30am: How to create predictable cash-flow in your business

Bottomline Technologies


Challenging times for your business? You’re not alone – Bottomline’s recent Payments Barometer found that almost 4 in 5 SME’s (75%) were seeking help to manage cash-flow in 2020, double that from 2019.

We know that cash-flow is the lifeblood of your business which is why it doesn’t help that 83% of businesses admit to paying suppliers late.

So if you want to get paid on time, every time join Bottomline’s payments expert to learn what you can do to power your business forward:

  • Enable a subscription relationship with your customer
  • Get the best advice on how to make business revenue more predictable with Direct Debit
  • Learn how to increase customer satisfaction and remove friction

Plus – Bottomline will answer any questions you have and be available for advice (who doesn’t love free advice from people who know their stuff!)

12.20pm: Standing Out From The Crowd

James Burke, Head Coach, Action Coach Manchester


The average person sees 2000 adverts a day, and ignores somewhere in the region of 2000 adverts per day.

We’re conditioned to ignore things that we see over and over, so in a world where everyone is trying to ignore your marketing, what can you do to stand out?

Hear from the man that won the global business coaching award, Manchester’s very own, James Burke.

A world ranked business coach and best selling author, James helps business champions grow, earn more and work less.

He has an inspiring backstory and in his book “The Journey To Wealth And A World Class Mindset” he talks about how he went from sleeping rough and being homeless at 16, to one of the top business coaches in the world read more about James.

2.00pm: Build Your Business With Better Writing: Powerful Tips

Barry Dunstall, Professional Business Writer and Corporate Blogger

Barry Dunstall, Workshop Presenter Manchester Business Fair

From your website to your marketing e-mails, and from magazine articles to press releases, strong writing can revolutionise your business.

And yet so many companies miss out on the incredible and lucrative opportunities you can secure with top-class corporate writing.

In a session packed with practical tips and advice, learn how to win more business, drive more traffic to your website, raise your profile and enhance your reputation.

Barry Dunstall will share expert insights from his years of experience as a professional writer, journalist, editor, publisher and corporate blogger.

You’ll go away inspired by this unique session. The opportunities are out there; learn how to make the most of them.

Barry is a professional business writer, with extensive experience writing about many subjects – from architecture to aviation, from health to housing, from accountancy to law, and from travel to technology and beyond.

In a career lasting over 20 years, Barry’s CV includes publishing and editing magazines as a journalist in the UK and US as well as wide-ranging, senior-level public relations work read more about Barry.

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