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IoD Advance Insight Workshop: The Business Freedom Workshop

16 Apr 2019
Dakota Deluxe Leeds, Leeds

Would you like the FREEDOM to choose?

Freedom is an unfamiliar luxury to time-poor business owners. You’re at the centre of your operation and without you there isn’t one. You struggle to take holidays, run yourself ragged working 80+ hours a week and everyone relies on you – staff, customers, suppliers, and you can’t see how this will ever change. Sound familiar?

Anyone who starts their own business has their reason(s) for doing so, whether it be to give them wealth, time, freedom, fun or simply to have the control and a say over their lives and daily work days. But many business owners end up chained to their business, working longer hours than they would in a regular job, and without taking holidays or having time to spend with the most important people in their life, their family.

This workshop will provide key insights and answer your questions on maximising the value of your business. Stuart will also outline the 5 key measures to get the best sales results from your marketing.

Gain practical insights into how to:

  • Free yourself up and maximise profit from your business in the short term
  • Plan strategic steps for reducing the reliance of the business on you


    Insight events – run by members, for members – are designed to enable you to explore a key topic, grow your network and gain practical advice from experts within the Advance community.

    Our speaker is Stuart Johnson, an experienced Business Coach with over 10 years experience working in the SME environment. Please see below for full bio.

    Key details

    Date & time: 16 Apr 2019 08:30 - 10:00
    Location: Dakota Deluxe Leeds, Leeds
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    Event manager:
    Emily Martin
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    Stuart Johnson

    As an experienced Business Coach with over 10 years experience working in the SME environment, I know only too well the people challenges and how hard it is to get the buy-in from teams to bring about high standards of performance. Businesses of all sizes face this same challenge which is why I focus on delivering business growth through the people who can effect positive change, starting with the Business Owners and Directors.

    As a Business Coach and Employee Engagement strategist I have the tools and knowledge to help Owners and Directors to become true leaders who can attract, inspire and retain the best talent in their industry to deliver their products and services.

    Employee disengagement is the No 1 business challenge across all industries today. In this ever competitive world, it is hard to retain our best employees and even harder to rid ourselves of the rotten apples who influence and hold back their peers. Focusing on and improving staff engagement can increase your profits by over 20% - even more if you include the time saved, customer loyalty and lower absence levels. In order to achieve this we need to start with the Leader/s of the organisation to activate positive behaviours that will inspire our teams and work on our employees to live the Vision and Culture of the business. We can then focus on profitably growing the business through tested and proven Sales and Marketing strategies to take your business to the next level.



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    • Dakota Deluxe Leeds
    • Greek Street
    • Leeds
    • LS1 5RN

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