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16 May 2017, 12.00-19.00, Grand Hotel, Brighton

Sit down lunch with wine, outstanding speakers, a choice of two workshops out of five, networking opportunities with 300 decision makers, live entertainment and other surprises along the way, all spiced up with a touch of Acumen magic!

This event sells out every year so book your place now!

 

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The best business event out there! It’s in my diary before holiday

Speakers for 2017

Gear up for business creation

Jonas Kjellberg

Founder of Skype flown in especially from Sweden explains that we have entered a decade of disruption of large corporate business models entered a decade of disruption of large corporate business models, driven by a step change in the power of technology and the audacity and speed of start-ups. To be fit for the future, visionary companies will deliberately re-imagine themselves by injecting or attacking established models with new ideas fuelled by technology.

In this session, participants will be presented with different building blocks to re-imagine the future, that can create new markets or disrupt existing ones. What can we learn from the companies that out grown competition. Skype, Zalando, ex.
The Business of Happiness

Penina Shepherd

There is one thing that guarantees us not finding happiness, and that is the pursuit of happiness. Happiness isn’t something that you can pursue and find externally, it is an outcome of a deep and meaningful experience within you. When it comes to business, your happiness level does not fluctuate in parallel to your financial fluctuation. Not in the long term. You can’t count happiness
Building more than a brand

Rob Forkan

Orphaned but survived the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka. Rob Forkan and his brother Paul have turned their personal tragedy into devoting their lives to help other underprivileged children.
Outlook, Beliefs and Values

Sanderson Jones

Everything you do every second of your day is driven by your Outlook, Beliefs and Values. Sanderson Jones, co-founder and CEO of Sunday Assembly, will lead a workshop that will help you work through unchosen assumptions you have to come up with the most useful story for your business and your life right now.

Jonas Kjellberg

Founder, Skype

"Gear up for business creation"

Rob Forkan

Founder, Gandys

"Gandys - Building more than a brand"

Sanderson Jones

Founder, Sunday Assembly

"Outlook, Beliefs and Values"

Penina Shepherd

Founder, Acumen Business Law

"The Business of Happiness"

 
 

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Workshops give so much valuable information in less than an hour
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Workshops

Protect your Intellectual Property Rights – it is your business’ most important asset!
Intellectual property is often overlooked as a key asset in a business purely due to lack of awareness! Many businesses are not aware of ways in which it can maximise its potential and exploit its value. On the other hand, those who are aware, enjoy fantastic income from these assets. This talk about the law of copyright, TM & intellectual property rights and how to protect them.
Preparing your Business for Sale… even if you’re not selling
This workshop will look at the key pitfalls that prevent businesses from maximising their success and how to avoid them. The session will focus on key matters which are overlooked or not utilised and only really drawn to the business owners attention when preparing the company for sale or during the due diligence stage (when its too late!). Who will benefit? Those thinking about selling their company in the future as well as those who simply want to make sure they are maximising the full potential of their business by using business law in their favour.
Is this the Future of the Gig Economy? To Uber and beyond!
Gig economies like Uber and AirBnB are one of the fastest growing industries in our economy, providing greater flexibility for businesses and a glut of short-term, casual work. But, how will these economies be affected by recent landmark employment law cases which have judged that Uber taxi drivers and City Sprint cycle couriers are not self employed but actually workers and, as a result of those decisions, are now entitled to employment rights like holiday pay and minimum wage!

This Workshop will look at how the courts were persuaded, despite having clear contracts to the contrary, that the drivers of Uber taxis and cycle couriers of City Sprint were not self employed but, in fact, workers and look at the already established legal tests used to determine a person’s status.
The Great Escape: Getting out of a bad bargain!
Have you ever made a business deal you later regret or wanted to get out of a bad business relationship before your agreement ends? This is a common issue and happens all too often!

Whether the change is due to the actions of your business partners, suppliers, customers, etc., personal differences or events outside any of the parties’ control, being tied into a bad deal can be a drain on a business’ resources and can sometimes be toxic to both your business and your personal life.

This workshop addresses the hurdles of terminating a business relationship which no longer benefits you or your business and will give you strategic guidance and tips for pre-planning your escape route to freedom!
To lease or not to lease - that is the question.
Business is thriving!!! You’re considering taking on your first premises or you need to expand your current premises.

Whether you are a start up or an established business, moving premises, taking a new lease or purchasing a property, can be a daunting step to take.

This workshop will highlight the main issues you need to consider when taking on any kind of property in your business. From agreeing the right break clause to agreeing the terms of you vacating in 3, 4 or 10 years time, it is prudent to consider potential issues to ensure that the next stage of your business growth is the right one.

Protect your Intellectual Property Rights – it is your business’ most important asset!

Intellectual property is often overlooked as a key asset in a business purely due to lack of awareness...READ MORE

Preparing your Business for Sale… even if you’re not selling

This workshop will look at the key pitfalls that prevent businesses from maximising their success and how to avoid them...READ MORE

Is this the Future of the Gig Economy? To Uber and beyond!

Gig economies like Uber and AirBnB are one of the fastest growing industries in our economy, providing greater flexibility for businesses and a glut of short-term, casual work...READ MORE

The Great Escape: Getting out of a bad bargain!

Have you ever made a business deal you later regret or wanted to get out of a bad business relationship before your agreement ends? This is a common issue and happens all too often...READ MORE

To lease or not to lease - that is the question.

Business is thriving!!! You’re considering taking on your first premises or you need to expand your current premises...READ MORE

 
 

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