Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events.

  • May: Thursday 3rd, Pinewood on Wilmslow, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Christine Colbert from House Creative

    Topic - Business Savvy Social Media

    Synopsis:If you're feeling anti-social about using social media for your business, or, perhaps you're already doing it and wonder if it's making any difference to your sales! We'll give you the low down on getting social media right for your business, and explain what's to love, like, laugh at or feel angry about when writing content (click appropriate emoticon!)Content:You'll find out what platforms work best and why, and why social doesnât always result in sales, plus how social can lead to excellent sales too, for very little cost investment.Learn how to whip your whole month's social media content plan into a 1 hour job per month, and what language to use when writing it. And, what to write about; even if you've the most boring product or services.We'll also share how to find your customers on Facebook, why you have to pay to even be seen these days (to people already following you!), and how to drive people from social media straight to your website.If there's time we'll also talk about the benefits of using video, infographics and other shareable content too.About The Presenter:Christine is the Managing Director of House Creative Agency. For over 30 years with some of the world's most high profile marketing agencies, Christine has worked with global brands to enhance their brand leadership and helped smaller companies to launch, grow and succeed. This experience has taken in working with clients in every market sector and media channel both offline and offline.

  • June: Thursday 7th, Pinewood on Wilmslow, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • July: Thursday 12th, Manchester Airport Marriott, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Sian Rowell from Sian Rowsell Coaching & Training

    Topic - Overcoming Your Business Challenges By Tapping Into Your Strengths

    Synopsis:In this interactive seminar, Sian will help you work on a current business challenge by tapping into your (perhaps underused) strengths.Content:Participants will identify underused strengths, and then put these unrealised strengths to good use - to overcome a business challenge that they have today. This seminar will allow participants to experience the power of working in a coaching group with like-minded business owners and to take away actions to move their business forwards.Sian runs confidential business development groups for women in Macclesfield. Each Macclesfield Bird Table group has a maximum of 6 women â self-employed/business owners who benefit from group focus and support to move their business forwards.The seminar will demonstrate how group coaching can challenge you to better and deeper thinking so that you can develop your business.

  • August: Thursday 9th, Manchester Airport Marriott, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Chris Moran from JCM Business Solutions

    Topic - Be Radical: Work Less!

    Synopsis:At the end of last year, we posed the question,"Why can't we work 4 days a week and still grow the company?"With all the latest business innovations and software available to SMEs, is this possible? It's been an interesting journey which has revealed some curious facts about the business! Join Chris Moran as he take us through the thought processes and changes that needed to be made, and if JCM have actually managed it.The project has presented challenges, successes and failures and has helped redefine some of the core values of the business.Where we lead others follow! As I write this, I note that Amazon have started a project to see if they can work a 4 day week at one of their US centres!About The Presenter:Chris Moran is Managing Director of JCM Business Solutions, a Zoho Elite partner, specialising in Cloud Based CRM and business solutions.Chris started life as an Accountant and was FD of a couple of large manufacturing clients, before moving into the Service and Leisure sector. After overseeing the conversion of Sale Rugby Club into Sale Sharks, he moved into software implementations for the Financial Sector, eventually becoming European Sales Director for a major Software Provider.Those of you who have lunched with Chris will know that his passion is really for cycling, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering and that he his currently walking his way around the Weslh 2000 mountains. his wife will eventually notice his absence at weekends!

  • September: Thursday 6th, Alderley Edge Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • October: Thursday 4th, Alderley Edge Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • November: Thursday 1st, Manchester Airport Marriott, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • December: Thursday 6th, Manchester Airport Marriott, 12.00 noon - 2.30pm

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 3rd May

Pinewood on Wilmslow, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

What members and guests say

"It was a really enjoyable event. Professionally run in a quality hotel with quality people and food. Well Done Karen!"

John Redfern
John Redfern Associates

"The Business Network South Manchester has undoubtedly facilitated steady growth in my business during the last year whilst increasing the number of invaluable contacts within my networking circle and I'm confident this will continue through into 2012.Your meetings are always well structured, productive and uplifting - what more could you ask of networking?I would not hesitate to recommend The Business Network South Manchester to all my associates and wish you continued, and much deserved, success in the coming year."

Tracey Richley
WPA