Marketing for Small & Medium sized Businesses

Many people mistakenly think that marketing is just about advertising and promotion, are unsure about how to grow their businesses and can be short of time and often money. Sometimes just the day-to day issues of running a business can get in the way of addressing this vital area.
Guided by an experienced and knowledgeable facilitator and working with a group of similar people, you will use a number of practical tools, exercises and discussions to produce simple but robust and workable marketing plan for your business. Exchanging your experiences with other people on the programme is a valuable part of the day.

This course is run to suit your organisation as required.

What You Will Learn

Delivered over a full workshop day, the course will cover the following areas;

Auditing what marketing activity that you do now and assessing how effective it is
Understanding your marketplace and the opportunities that exist
Value proposition design, improving the customer buying journey
Web presence and the use of social media as a marketing tool
How to get more business from existing customers
Writing effective copy and how to quickly and cheaply do a tactical promotion
Events, should I do them and if so, how to do them
Completing a simple but robust 12-month marketing plan for my business

Who Should Attend

This workshop is not about marketing theory or big company practices. It is specifically designed to help busy people who are running small to medium sized businesses produce something practical that they can implement quickly and then build on.

It is not a replacement for researching and producing an appropriate strategic marketing plan when required, but it will help you to make the best use of whatever resources you have available at the moment. Often it can be as simple as continuing to do whatever it is that you do now but doing it better and/or more efficiently as well as adding other appropriate activities.

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The Centre For Management and Business's Offer

CMBD offer a range of Management, Leadership and Business skills training by video conference, offering the same level of interaction and learning experience that you would get in a training room environment.Our trainers are all experienced and practicing business professionals selected for their experience, depth of knowledge and track record of delivering high quality traing experiences.Online training is conducted in small groups allowing everyone to get involved and converse with each other normally. Delegates can all see each other, view training materials and videos, conduct break-out group discussions and use interactive whiteboards. Training from our programmes is usually in 2 hour sessions with regular breaks from the screen and is delivered from our offices which have state of the art video conferencing facilities.In addition to the range of subjects listed on the Skills Bank website we offer a bespoke learning option tailoring subjects to your specific needs or systems.Subjects include; Leadership & Management, Business Planning and Strategy, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Business Improvement & Operational Excellence

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