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Free2Network Business Conference - What’s Happening for You!

4th Annual Free2Network Business Conference
Friday March 21st at Glasdir Centre, Llanrwst
10am - 4pm.

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10am - Informal networking and exhibitor stands to explore

10.30am - Networking session with Nina Sardar (20 second presentation each guest)

11.30am - Choice of two workshops
1. “Mind Over Money” by Best Selling Author Marie-Claire Carlyle or
2. “Email Marketing Made Easy” with Teresa Carnall, TBC Marketing

12.30pm - lunch, informal networking and exhibitor stands to explore

1.30pm - Choice of two workshops
3. “Making the most of Social Media for Business” with Teresa Carnall, TBC Marketing or
4. “Mind Over Money” by Best Selling Author Marie-Claire Carlyle

2.30pm - Choice of two workshops
5. “User Experience – How is your website performing?”  with Amanda Daniels, Koogar or
6. “Brand Out From the Crowd” with Alan Jones, Mako Creative Solutions

3.30pm - Informal networking and exhibitor stands to explore

4pm - Event close



11.30am and 1.30pm
“Mind Over Money!” with Marie-Claire Carlyle

More and more people are waking up to the fact that their unconscious mind is running the show! It is your unconscious mind which keeps you in the same eating or relationship patterns . It is your unconscious mind that will determine and guarantee the amount of money that you have in the bank! If you are looking to grow your business and aspire to achieve higher income levels you can not afford to miss this workshop!

Marie-Claire Carlyle , author of “How to become a Money Magnet “ and “Money Magnet Mindset” (Hay House Publishing)  delivers a highly interactive workshop that will help you to uncover the blocks and limits that you have around receiving money, allowing you then to attract more of it! Marie-Claire has been running similar workshops for over 7 years with proven results.

Signed copies of her books will be available


“Email Marketing Made Easy” with Teresa Carnall, TBC Marketing

Email Marketing is one of the most effective ways to create lasting relationships with your customers.

This session will share with you tips and tricks on how to produce interesting email campaigns that your customers will want to read. You’ll discover the do’s and don’ts of email marketing and the best way to stop your emails ending up in the junk folder.

Remember, if you’re not talking to your customers on a regular basis
– your competitors will be!


“Brand out from the crowd” with Alan Jones, Mako Creative

The workshop will look at how to think about your brand and position in the marketplace.
Although you may not realise it, many people will judge your business on its looks. A poorly executed, out-of-date or wrong image for your market is likely to make people think the same about your products or services, and give out the wrong message. Simple ways to think about your brand could give you a significant competitive advantage to your business.

In the workshop we will look at your brand and brand values, how you communicate your brand messages to your customer base, your USP, what is it and how to define it and how to deliver a consistent message.


“Making the Most of Social Media for Business” with Teresa Carnall, TBC Marketing

Social Media is still the fastest growing marketing tool out there. But are you making the most of it? This workshop will take a light-hearted look at some of the most effective campaigns and strategies out there as well as a series of thought provoking questions that will help you create a campaign that will work for you.


“User Experience – How is your website performing?”  with Amanda Daniels, Koogar

Yes, of course we meet people face to face and others talk about us but our websites are where everything starts. People try and find us through search engines, look at us to double check we are who we say we are and can do what we say we can do.

Is your website doing what you need it to do?

During this 1 hour session Amanda will go through a number of essential elements for your website and you will walk away with a list of updates and ideas to implement on your site.

Subjects that are going to be covered are:
Usability of a website
Integration of Social Media
Search Engine Optimisation (S.E.O)
Driving sales and enquiries
Calls to action

If you want to make your website a better sales tool, then you need to attend this workshop!

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Featured with us for one year
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.... Free2Network Passionate about Car Sharing!

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Fit for Work Service “Red Carpet Breakfast”


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    Afforable Full Day Conference Ticket
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“We were inundated with nominations in all categories from across the region, judging was made difficult because of this, so to be announced as one of our finalists was an incredible achievement. The winners shone as the finest businesses and entrepreneurs from across North Wales.” Nina Sardar, Founder Free2Network

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If you are interested in sponsoring this event and would like [Your Business Name] to be associated in helping to develop over 150 local business men and women then please email nina@free2network.co.uk for more information.


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