The Indie Business Fair
Thu 2 May
The Indie Business Fair returns on Thursday 2 May, 2019.
Creation, innovation and independence have always been at the core of our business at the Workstation. Promoting a network of brilliant independent businesses in Sheffield, the Indie Business Fair is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people, make lasting connections and grow your business.
Now in its third year, The Indie Business Fair has expanded to feature a series of talks, sessions and master classes throughout the morning alongside the main event with exhibitors from a range of sectors from creative to legal and financial services.
All exhibitor stalls are now sold out! To be added to waiting list please contact Mark Farnsworth
Talks and Sessions:
9:15- 3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Business Online in 2019- Hannah Weinhold, GrowTraffic
Growing your business online in 2019 is easier, and cheaper, than you might think. You don't need complicated SEO or an enormous budget, you just need time and a bit of know-how. This talk will run down 3 easy ways you can get your business noticed online and grow your client base.
10:15 - Creating ‘Customer Delight’ With 3D Service!- Andy Hanselman, Andy Hanselman Consultancy
In a world of ever-increasing customer choice and greater transparency, it’s getting harder to win customers and keep them. Businesses that deliver consistently ‘remarkable’ customer experiences that are getting ahead, and staying ahead, of their competitors. Andy will show tried and tested ways to increase loyalty, win repeat business and gain recommendations.
11:15- How I came to be Chief Sender of Hugs- Faye Savoury, BearHugs
Faye will tell the story behind BearHugs , how the Prince's Trust helped her become Chief Sender of Hugs, and how she tries to run her social enterprise with a focus on accessible, inclusive employment.
12:15 - How to Get into the Headlines, An insider’s guide to how the region’s media works and identifying your newsworthy story- Faye Smith & Jo Davison, Keep Your Fork
Faye Smith and Jo Davison are experts at emotional storytelling and connecting YOU with the media in a powerful, results-focused way. At this event they will share those insider tips to successfully communicating your success: How the newsroom works; who you need to know; stories the journalists look for; the nine keys to creating your PR plan; beating the ‘so what’ factor; features, personality and human interest stories; who you call and when; what not to say in a crisis.
13:15- The Power of Networking - Alexandra Scrivener, unLTD
Alexandra Scrivener, Head of Sales at unLTD Magazine will guide you on how to make the most out of networking. She’ll take you on a journey starting with how to choose the right kind of events to attend and how to prepare beforehand, before exploring how to behave at the events themselves to ensure you maximise your time at each one and then concluding with how to follow up effectively. This talk will be ideal for people who know networking is a valuable tool for their business but aren’t convinced they are making the most of them.
Stall Holders and Exhibitors
JWJ Finance Limited
471 Print and Promotions
The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub
Space to Breathe
Jolly IT Solutions
Kirsten Johnson Photography
Professional Energy Purchasing Limited
Solopreneur Growth Club
Black Kat HR
Direct Print and Promotions Limited
Egg and Nest ltd
Fix My PC
Past Lives Ancestry and Research
22 Thor Fitness
The Sales Mindset Coach
A - Z of Women in Film
Berlinale 2019 Highlights
Guest Post: Girl - Who Gets to Tell Trans Stories
Out of Blue: Dark Revelations, Mystery and Conspiracy
Bauhaus: Model and Myth - Celebrating 100 Years of the Revolutionary Modernist Art School
Doc / Nights: Minding The Gap