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.

2022 schedule coming soon

To give you an idea of the types of topics covered please find below details of the sessions at the event held on 23rd November 2021.

2021 Workshops and Seminars

10.35am: Slaying Imposter Syndrome

Una Cottrell, Founder, 45 Not Out


In this session Una Cottrell will give an overview of what imposter syndrome is, how it affects women, and why everyone suffers from it.

Una will also talk about strategies people can employ to reduce the symptoms.

Una is a passionate journalist/writer, podcaster, newsletter producer and copywriter.

Especially interested in and supportive of women in mid-life who might not be getting the recognition they deserve, both in the workplace and life in general, Una founded, produces and hosts the 45 Not Out Podcast read more about Una.

11.10am: How to Stand out on LinkedIn

Jason Jones, LinkedIn Coach, InBusinessNinjas


In this short session, Jason Jones will give a brief outline on using LinkedIn to generate more prospects and more business.

With over 18 years in Sales & Marketing, Jason has a passion for rapid and sustainable results. 

He believes the foundations of marketing have changed, it’s now based around subtle introductions, with relationship building based on proven referrals & sound business cases.

Professional people want to deal with likeminded professional people who can be trusted and share their core values.

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

Bottomline Technologies


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.

1.40pm: An Introduction to the Points Based Immigration System

Home Office Future Borders and Immigration System (FBIS) External Engagement Team


On the 1st January 2021, free movement ended, and the UK introduced a new points-based immigration system.

The new system treats EU and non-EU citizens equally and has transformed the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work and study. Anyone coming to the UK to work or study, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply for permission in advance.

This session will focus on:
​– Overview of points-based immigration system – Skilled Worker Route
– Overview of how to become a Home Office Sponsor

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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