Feeling a little lost when it comes to Search Engine Optimisation and getting your business 'out there' on Google? Would you like an expert to help guide you and let you know the essentials that you must be doing for your business to get the recognition it deserves?
Are you interested in meeting successful and inspirational women entrepreneurs and hearing about their experience of running their own business? Do you have questions about your business that you would like to ask and get some useful advice on?
Would you benefit from the opportunity of networking with a group of bad ass business women? How about finding opportunities to collaborate or grow your business while also having a whole lot of FUN?
If you answered 'YES!' then buy your ticket now for the first WE Mean Business Launch Event on Wed 11th October! Be quick because tickets are limited!
You'll receive an exclusive WE Mean Business screen printed tote bag, designed by talented illustrator Laura Griffin, which is stuffed to the brim with gifts from independent female owned businesses and luxury brands - worth over £80!
AND IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH....we'll make sure you are fed and watered with complimentary cocktails and delicious food.
Founder of WE Mean Business and host for the night, Laura B Hewitt, will be asking our expert panel of women entrepreneurs to open up and give us real insight into what it's like to run your own business.
Hear how our panel started their businesses and get the inside scoop on what they do to make their business successful. Their honest approach means you'll not only find out what makes them tick but also what they find challenging and how they deal with those difficult situations. You'll be invited to ask the panel your questions too so if there is something you need a little help with or always wanted to know, here's your chance to ask!
Find out more about who is on the panel below.
Nikki McWilliams is Creative Director, Founder and Chief Biscuit Sampler at Nikki McWilliams Ltd.
From making keyrings to sell to classmates to co-founding a series of hand-made markets; Nikki has always had a passion for creative business and aspired to be her own boss from a young age.
Nikki’s designs are inspired by a love of British culture, contemporary Pop-Art and her fascination with the ritual of the Tea Break. Always a little nostalgic, her work has been described as bright & playful with an attention to detail that’s made to last.
Nikki’s homeware range is made from start to finish in the UK and is currently stocked in over 30 stockists in Great Britain, as well as exclusively online at www.nikkimcwilliams.com.
Lisa is a mover and shaker in the Scottish speciality coffee scene. She founded and runs Dear Green Coffee, the first roastery in Glasgow to exclusively roast speciality grade coffee. She also kick started the Glasgow Coffee Festival and the Scottish Aeropress Championship.
Lisa sources beans from across the globe and turns them into beautiful coffee in her Glasgow roastery which she supplies to cafes and direct to home baristas.
In 2016, Lisa qualified as an authorised SCA trainer in sensory and barista skills and joined the Committee of the EU Roasters Guide.
When Becky discovered it was possible to talk for a living, her fate was sealed! After starting her PR career in-house at national footwear retailer, Schuh, Becky moved over to agency life at Genuine PR, working at London Fashion Week and on major drinks accounts, such as Miller and Havana Club. She then founded Glasgow based communications agency, Becky White PR in 2009 and has over 11 years of experience in the industry.
Becky White PR is a full service communications agency fuelled by a lot of coffee and the desire to see their clients succeed! They are passionate about building and communicating successful brands. They love working in such an exciting industry and continually adapting to inspire change and growth. Specialising in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, BWPR’s dedicated team love what they do and thrive on delivering fantastic results!
Kate Clifford is the founding director of Vanilla Ink Studios Ltd and Vanilla Ink Jewellery School CIC.
Since 2009, Vanilla Ink has been the bridge between education and industry providing a supportive network, fully equipped workshop and professional development programme for start up jewellers.
Together with Master Goldsmith Scott McIntyre, Vanilla Ink Studios have gone on to develop the Jewellery School teaching skills and confidence to all walks of life.
Laura B Hewitt is founder of WE Mean Business - a network of women entrepreneurs and female bosses who run bad ass businesses.
After Laura successfully started her own business, Habiib, an online mid century interiors store in 2015 and after chatting to friends who were also running their own business, Laura recognised a need for a Scottish based network where women were encouraged to be bold in their business decisions.
WE Mean Business launched in March 2017 and provides a welcoming and supportive space for women entrepreneurs to honestly share their experiences, help each other grow and offers opportunities to learn new skills (or find them) for your business.
The WE Mean Business mantra is collaboration, inspiration and sisterhood.
Do you feel a little lost when it comes to Search Engine Optimisation and getting your business 'out there' on Google? Are you unsure why your website isn't showing in search results or why your web traffic is low?
Our expert, Briony Cullin, will help guide you through the basics of SEO and let you know the essentials that you must be doing for your business to get the recognition it deserves. You also have the opportunity to ask Briony questions directly related to your business and set up. At the close of this session, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to make your next steps into SEO.
Briony practiced as a lawyer in Australia before falling in love with a Scotsman and moving to Glasgow. She started The Glasgow Food Blog in 2010 and worked as a lecturer before moving into a career in marketing. She has significant experience of online marketing and content creation, having worked for San Francisco tech company Yelp before setting up as a freelance consultant.
She works to help independent small businesses develop their marketing communications. She loves the nerdy side of marketing, especially SEO and analytics.
Plus getting to do all of that with the incredible women of the WE Mean Business community? SIGN ME UP!
Tickets are limited, so don't miss out and book your ticket now!
Massive shoutout to all of the awesome businesses that are sponsoring and supporting this event!
Bon Accord Soft Drinks, Dear Green Coffee, Laura Griffin Ilustration, Plant 'N' Grow, Lisa Donati, Jennifer Lemon, Bonnie Bra, Bonnie Bling, Iona Harmony, Lucky Cloud Skincare, Nikki McWilliams, Habiib and more to be announced!
If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help!