February Meet Ups
Photography for Business Workshop, Tuesday February 26th, 10am
An intimate workshop led by Kate Ransome, Photographer at Little Cheltenham at the stunning Ravenhurst B&B in Pittville, Cheltenham.
The event is designed to give business owners the insight and knowledge to create great imagery of their products and services to use for their own marketing.
Attendees are requested to bring along any items or clothing they wish to experiment with during the session as well as their phones, cameras and any equipment they want to use in the practical session.
Rough plan for the session is….
A Keynote Talk Covering…
- Types of lighting explained
- How best to use them
- Understanding aperture / shutter speed
- Simple lighting accessories
- Camera accessories
- Posing for different body types
Setting the Scene
- Styling still life
- Creating a simple set for your products, lifestyle, lineup, flat styled.
- Colour schemes
The Practical Bit…
Live demonstrations as I assist and guide you in making your own pictures with tips I have given you using the items or clothing you selected to bring along.
A Keynote On Post Production…
- The basics of editing images
- Recommened Apps and Software
- Work flow
Critique of Images
Tickets include light refreshments.
Tickets £60 (half price for members using the code given in group.)
March Meet Ups
Tuesday the 7th March – 10am -12pm, Babel, Cheltenham – Free quarterly social! Come along and spend a morning getting to know your fellow MumBosses. No awkward 60 second pitches just coffee and croissants in an informal, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Children welcome.
Emerald Paper Design are hosting a beginners guide to modern calligraphy on Thursday 28th March 2019 at The Strand, Cheltenham. The session will begin at 7.00pm and lasts 2 hours.
During the session, the basic modern calligraphy skills will be covered. This includes how to use the calligraphy tools Emma recommends, warming up with mark making drills, learning the alphabet before moving on to whole words. Emma from Emerald Paper Design will be giving demonstrations each step of the way as well as being on hand for individual guidance.
Your ticket does not include refreshments – these can be purchased at the bar downstairs and brought up. Emerald Paper Design will also be selling beginner packs on the night that you can take away to continue your practice at home.
MumBoss members use you code at checkout for 50% off your ticket price (full price £40.
April Meet Ups
Small Business Productivity Toolkit
April 11th – 10.30-12.30, The Strand, Cheltenham.
As a small business owner it can feel like there are never enough hours in the day. With all the different tasks that need doing to keep your business running your time becomes one of your most valuable assets and making sure you get everything done can seem like an impossible task. But help is out there!
This workshop will look at a range of tools and techniques for getting more done in less time and give an overview of how technology can help to reduce your stress levels.
What we will cover:
– Know yourself
– What kind of worker are you?
– Time tracking
– Understanding where your time is going
– The best time saving tools for small business.
-Once you know a bit more about how you work best and where you are spending most time then we look at tools to help.
We’ll look at a range of tools to help you get things done faster. All you’ll have to do is decide what to do with your extra time!
What people say about this workshop:
“This is exactly what I needed! Alice gave a very concise and constructive talk with fantastic advice. It was a lot of fun too!”
Elaine Presdee, Curly Digital
ABOUT ALICE :
Alice Jennings is part geek, part business champion and wholehearted believer that running your business shouldn’t make you miss out on (delete as appropriate) sleep/ weekends with the family/ nights out with friends / your sanity.
Her mission is to help people who started their business to do something they love to minimise the amount of time they spend ‘running’ their business .
Tickets £32 (half price to members using usual code.)
Simple Steps to better SEO
April 11th – 1pm-3pm, The Strand, Cheltenham.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the way we describe how easily your website will be found by the search engines people use to get information (Goolge, Yahoo, Bing etc)
Big companies can spend huge amounts of money on having the very best SEO so they show up in searches but what can small businesses do? Well actually quite a lot!
This short course shows you simple steps you can take to improve your SEO for your website.
You will need to have a site that you have access to edit in order to get the best from this course.
WordPress is ideal but Wix, Weebly and Squarespace all allow you to carry out most of the steps covered in the course .
What we will cover:
– What is SEO? Getting inside the mind of Google
– How to find the right keywords for your business
– Creating content that can be found easily
– “Onpage SEO”, making your website pages look sexy to Google
– “Off page” simple actions to improve your ranking
Here’s what a previous participant said about the course:
“As a result of course, my business can finally be found on the front page of Google, I receive more engagement from the public in response to my social media and I feel that my business can now continue to grow with a clear strategy. I particularly liked the atmosphere and informality of the courses, which helped me feel at ease. ”
Taste of Argan Oil
Tickets £32 (50% off to MumBoss members using usual code.)