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SOCIETY1 WHAT’S GOING ON

At Society1 we have lots of things going on. Some are during the day time, some are during the evening, all are really interesting. Here is a run down of what’s going on in the coming months.

2nd Thursday of every month is Society1 Ideas Lab. 
What is Society1 Ideas Lab? 

Ideas Lab is Society1’s monthly drop in business support day where you can come share your business ideas and challenges with people who have been there and done it. We have a variety of business experts available on the day. They can help you take stock or work through a specific problem. 

Simply come for the day and speak to as many of our business experts as you like. It is a relaxed atmosphere where you can grab a coffee and a chat with our experts and see how they can help you with your business queries.

Mo Aldalou, Entrepreneur Engagement Mananger for the North West for Tech Nation. Will be at Society1 on Monday 18th February for the day and he is available to speak to you.  

Are you a Tech or Digital business? are you interested in finding out more about the support Tech Nation can provide to you? This could be great help to you.

#digitalmeetuppreston every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

February meet up: Let’s go Technical

Guest speakers: Scott Mears and Dan Saunders

Organised by Mark Preston and sponsored by Digital Lancashire

Society1 Skills Scrum, brought to you by Gordie Smyth, Danbro Accountants.

Making Tax Digital, the benefits of digital accounting.

Society1’s bite-sized learning programme.

Discover the simple practical tip and steps you can take to make sure you are ready for the requirements of making tax digital this year.

In this unique Skills Scrum Gordie will provide you with guidance on how to use digital accounting to assist you in your business whilst also meeting the regulation requirements of Making Tax Digital.

Society1 Skills Scrum, hosted by Mich Bondesio. Growth Sessions.

 

Conscious Breathing – Powerful Techniques for Practising Mindfulness and Managing Stress. 

 

 As our breathing happens automatically we take it for granted, but when we get too stressed, it’s the first thing to be affected. Poor breathing impacts negatively on our concentration, health and performance, but Conscious Breathing supports our ability to live and work better.  In this session, you will learn about and practice a variety of highly effective breathing techniques, which you can employ to build resilience, manage stress and reduce anxiety. 

Coffee, Work, Sleep Creative Community meet up. This is a group for female creatives that work for themselves or by themselves that live in Preston (and the with North West) area. they run a regular meet up for their members. More details here: 

https://coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/coffee-work-sleep-creative-community/ 

Join us Thursday 28th February for The Business Clinic’s ‘Peerworking’ Roadshow

The Business Clinic Organisation CIC have collaborated with Society1 to hold a special FREE ‘Peerworking’ session at Society1.

The Business Clinic has seen that ‘Peerworking’ has helped businesses in Lancashire successfully tackle a range of challenges – and seize opportunities to help them grow. So now they are taking them on the road to the Lancashire community to share their secret.

We want to be able to give your business that same opportunity, we want to add value to your business through attending these sessions and help you to build personal and business development for healthier profits.

Come and Experience the power that ‘Peerworking’ has to offer – see for yourself the positive impact it could have on your business and your bottom line.

Growth Sessions – How to get from ‘To Do’ to ‘Done’
 
Mich Bondesio is running another of her popular paper-based productivity and planning workshops, to help you take charge of your day and get stuff done. This workshop is for busy professionals looking for better ways to work more productively, and stay on track with your intentions, your resolutions, your tasks and your goals. 

Society1 Skills Scrum, brought to you by Alison Rothwell, WordPress Fiddly Bits in association with Society1. 

Get your website working for you.

Society1’s bite-sized learning programme.

Back following a sell out Skills Scrum in January. Discover the simple steps you can take to make sure your website works for you helping you generate leads, make sales and is simple to maintain! 
 
In this unique Skills Scrum Alison will show you how to make your website a leading member of your marketing team! 

2nd Thursday of every month is Society1 Ideas Lab. 
What is Society1 Ideas Lab? 

Ideas Lab is Society1’s monthly drop in business support day where you can come share your business ideas and challenges with people who have been there and done it. We have a variety of business experts available on the day. They can help you take stock or work through a specific problem. 

Simply come for the day and speak to as many of our business experts as you like. It is a relaxed atmosphere where you can grab a coffee and a chat with our experts and see how they can help you with your business queries.

#digitalmeetuppreston every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

March meet up: Get yourself a Digital Marketing Mindset.

Guest speakers: James Brockbank and Scott Mears.

Organised by Mark Preston and sponsored by Digital Lancashire

Coffee, Work, Sleep Creative Community meet up. This is a group for female creatives that work for themselves or by themselves that live in Preston (and the with North West) area. they run a regular meet up for their members. More details here: 

https://coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/coffee-work-sleep-creative-community/ 

Growth Sessions: How to Build Resilience to Manage Your Work & Stress Better
For busy professionals looking for healthier ways to work more productively, so that you can manage both your stress and your business better.
Join Michelle Bondesio, communications and behaviour design consultant, to learn simple techniques and practices to help you improve your approach to stress.
You will leave this practical, topic-focused workshop with knowledge and activities that you can start implementing straight away, to improve your wellbeing, your productivity and your daily work process.
The Digital Skills Training Programme by Facebook and Freeformers, in partnership with The Extraordinary Club & Agent Academy focuses on enabling you to develop the confidence and the skills you may need for your current employment or for the future and keeping up to date in the digital economy.
 
Join us for this fast paced, free and informative course, covering three key areas in just 3 1/2 hours:
 Innovation – come up with your next big idea and prototype it! 
 Web Presence – make the web work for you and help your idea come to life with the right tools 
 Social Media Marketing – make the most of social media, personally or professionally.
At the end of the session, you’ll be rewarded with a Facebook Digital Training Certificate and you’ll receive your own personalised Future Work Force Model.

  Past Events

Kataholos Book Launch 

Join Michael Quigley on Friday 8th February for the lauch of his book Kataholos a Wholistic Happy Life.

Enjoy the celebrations at Society1 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Get your copy of the Kataholos book signed, and pick up one if you haven’t already

Meet the Kataholos book illustrator Peter Quigley

Free thank you gift for all our 100+ supporters who have bought our book!

Live music from The Quigleys Band!

4 WEEK COURSE STARTING 5TH FEB. 9.30AM.

 

£40 PER PERSON PLUS EB FEES.

 

Are you interested in learning Sign Language? Segun from YouMeSign in association with Society1 is offering an introduction to Sign Language. It will be a 4 sessions over 4 weeks.

Content:
Week1 – Tuesday 5th February 2019
Introductions. 
Week2 – Tuesday 12th February 2019
Friends & Family
Week3 – Tuesday 19th February 2019

Likes and Dislikes your Hobbies

Week4 – Tuesday 26th February 2019

Places and Travel Learn language

Coffee, Work, Sleep Creative Community meet up. This is a group for female creatives that work for themselves or by themselves that live in Preston (and the with North West) area. they run a regular meet up for their members. More details here: 

https://coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/coffee-work-sleep-creative-community/ 

Brought to you by Alison Rothwell, WordPress Fiddly Bits in association with Society1.


Discover the simple steps you can take to make sure your website works for you helping you generate leads, make sales and is simple to maintain! 
 
In this unique Skills Scrum Alison will show you how to make your website a leading member of your marketing team! 

#digitalmeetuppreston every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

January meet up: Digital Marketing beyond the Norm!

Guest speakers: Jak Spedding and Thomas Marriott

Organised by Mark Preston and sponsored by Digital Lancashire

Start 2019 with Productive Intent! 

 

 

For busy professionals looking for ways to stay on track with your intentions, resolutions, tasks and goals. Learn effective paper-based planning and tracking techniques which you can implement straight away to enhance your existing task management system.

 

Two workshop dates to choose from. 

 

Thursday 10th January 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday 15th January 10am – 12 noon

 

2nd Thursday of every month is Society1 Ideas Lab. 
What is Society1 Ideas Lab? 

Ideas Lab is Society1’s monthly drop in business support day where you can come share your business ideas and challenges with people who have been there and done it. We have a variety of business experts available on the day. They can help you take stock or work through a specific problem. 

Simply come for the day and speak to as many of our business experts as you like. It is a relaxed atmosphere where you can grab a coffee and a chat with our experts and see how they can help you with your business queries.

The next in our Skills Scrum Series, a free Society1 event: 

Introduction to Sign Language with Segun – YouMeSign 

Are you interested in learning Sign Language? Segun from YouMeSign in association with Society1 is offering an introduction to sign language.  

The teaching will involve basic things like introducing yourself, how to ask questions (who,what,etc), practising in pairs and some work related vocabulary. It is a great opportunity and will be fun.

Looking to take your business further? 

 

Attend a Funding Circle meetup to network with like-minded entrepreneurs, hear inspiring stories and get expert advice to help you get finance-ready! 

 

Plus you can enjoy complimentary refreshments.

 

Organised by Enterprise Nation

This is the fifth in our skills scrum series, a free Society1 event: 

 

Meta Learning: Improve your ability to Learn! with Michael Quigley.

 

In this skills session, we will be covering READING:

 – Learn how to improve your reading speed by up to 300%.

 – Learn how to retain information better. 

 – Learn how to properly store and recall information.

 

This session will provide clarity on how you learn, how you can go about continually improving your skills and apply them into your business, your interests and your life.

 

Coffee, Work, Sleep Creative Community meet up. This is a group for female creatives that work for themselves or by themselves that live in Preston (and the with North West) area. they run a regular meet up for their members. More details here: 

https://coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/coffee-work-sleep-creative-community/ 

 

This is the fourth in our Skills Scrum series, a free Society1 event: 

 

What content is right for your business? with Sam Martin.

In this session we will discuss the various different types of content, the creation process, being organised, the strategy and look at working examples of what will and won’t work for your business. Come ready to get your thinking caps on and to take away a piece of homework to start your content creating mission.

 

2nd Thursday of every month is Business Clinic day at Society1. A free Society1 event.

On business clinic days we have a selection of businesses and consultants on hand at Society1 for the day to answer your business questions for free. The clinics are available for anyone to attend you don’t have to be a Society1 member.

Clinics are available between 10am and 3pm. They are available to anyone, but we do ask you to book prior to the day. 

Learn modern calligraphy in a relaxed and friendly environment with Mellor and Rose.

£42 with full starter kit included.

www.mellorandrose.co.uk

Email Mellor and Rose for more details: mellorandrose@icloud.co.uk

 A free Society1 event. This month is hosted by Sam Allcock – Managing Director of Custard Online Marketing. 

 

Sam will share his compelling story of setting up, creating and running an award winning agency. The up’s, the down’s and the best bits of running a digital agency. Sam has a fantastic story about his journey. Custard was originally formed and set up here in Preston, Lancashire, and is now based in central Manchester with a team of 25. If you have a digital agency or have ambitions of growing to be one, then Sam’s story is definitely worth hearing – we promise you will be inspired!

Need help nailing that sales pitch?

This master class has been created for businesses that struggle with the sales side of their business. Selling yourself and products/services can be daunting and involves choosing the right target customer, understanding the best way to approach them, preparing a pitch and presenting it to the client.

By Boost Business Growth Hub

 

Have you got a business plan? When did you last review it?

Most entrepreneurs are so busy working in their business they neglect working on their business. This session focuses on using the Visioning Orbit model to develop a roadmap to business success for entrepreneurs:

Creating a one page 3 year business plan

Identify profitable growth opportunities and profit margins.

Identify team and training requirements.

Identify infrastructure and capital expenditure requirements.

Identify marketing requirements to create growth.

Get new skills for a digital world! We’re partnering with Google Digital Garage to offer free training to help grow you business online.

Join us on 18th October 18 for the following courses provided by Google Digital Garage at Society1:

Social Media Strategy 

Explores how to create a social media strategy based on your business goals.

Writing for Social Media

Explores how to create compelling content and develop a tone of voices that’s right for your business.

 

Coffee, Work, Sleep Creative Community meet up. This is a group for female creatives that work for themselves or by themselves that live in Preston (and the with North West) area. they run a regular meet up for their members. More details here: 

https://coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/coffee-work-sleep-creative-community/ 

Society1 bite size learning series for Society1 Coworkers.Each one hosted by a different person offering insights and help within their field.

Does the thought of speaking to customers fill you with dread? Do you know what to say and how to approach getting new customers? Do you even know where to start? Stephen Leishman from Selling Sells from will give you an insight into his 35 years of selling experience and is still selling and cold calling as part of his every day work life, want to open the door or get into large corporate companies? he will share his hints and tips on gaining new customer how to win them over or any other sales related questions or challenges you currently have.

Get new skills for a digital world! We’re partnering with Google Digital Garage to offer free training to help grow you business online.

Join us on 11th October 18 for the following courses provided by Google Digital Garage at Society1:

Build a Digital Marketing Plan

 

Gives small businesses an introduction to the main digital marketing channels and how to use them to build a strategy.

Introduction to Digital Advertising

Shows small businesses how to attract new customers by optimising their presence on Google, gathering customer insights, and online advertising.

2nd Thursday of every month is Business Clinic day at Society1. 

On Business Clinic days we have a selection of businesses and consultants on hand at Society1 for the day to answer your business questions for free.

There are a variety of clinics available on the day. They are all available for a relaxed half hour chat about how they can help you with your business queries. So if you are in working you are free to grab a coffee and chat with any of the clinics running on the day.

Society1 bite size learning series for Society1 Coworkers. Each one hosted by a different  person offering insights and help within their field.

As a small business, it is easy to fall into the trap of spending too much time on bookkeeping. We’ll share with you some useful best practices to help free up your time, introduce the benefits of using a cloud accounting software and also discuss a few simple tips to reduce that tax bill!

 
Wednesday 26th September 18 –  9am – 12pm 
Coffee Work Sleep Creative Meet Up
 

Coffee, Work, Sleep Creative Community meet up. This is a group for female creatives that work for themselves or by themselves that live in Preston (and the with North West) area. they run a regular meet up for their members. More details here: 

https://coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/coffee-work-sleep-creative-community/ 

 
Tuesday 25th September 18 –  9.30am – 10.30am
Society1 Skills Scrum hosted by Garth Dew.
Value Marketing – educate, entertain and inspire to win new business.
 

Society1 bite size learning series for Society1 Coworkers.Each one hosted by a different person offering insights and help within their field.

This session is hosted by Garth Dew

He will share his knowledge about how to get seen and heard on LinkedIn and be able to start conversations.

 
Monday 24th September 18 –  5pm – 8pm
Boost – Plan Pitch and Sell workshop
 

Plan, Pitch and Sell

By Boost, Lancashires Business Growth Hub

Need help nailing that sales pitch?

This master class has been created for businesses that struggle with the sales side of their business. Selling yourself and products/services can be daunting and involves choosing the right target customer, understanding the best way to approach them, preparing a pitch and presenting it to the client.

 
Tuesday 18th September 18  9am – 15.30pm
Boost – Smash it Online with Video Marketing Workshop
 

Smash it online with Video Marketing.

 

By Boost, Lancashires Business Growth Hub.

 

Harness the power of video to connect with customers

Over 80% of internet traffic is video content, everyone loves video. That means everyone’s customers love video. The medium presents a fantastic opportunity to get your business in front of your perfect customers in a dynamic way. Businesses used to ‘push’ their message onto their target market through intrusive communications such as print and TV ads, radio, billboards, direct mail, etc.

 
Monday 17th September 18  5pm – 8pm
Boost – Visioning Orbit Workshop
 

Visioning Orbit – Create you 3 year business plan

By Boost, Lancashire Business growth hub.

Have you got a business plan? When did you last review it?

Most entrepreneurs are so busy working in their business they neglect working on their business. This session focuses on using the Visioning Orbit model to develop a roadmap to business success for entrepreneurs.

 

 
  Saturday 15th September 18 –  9am – 12pm 
  Brush Lettering workshop with Mellor & Rose
 

A beginners Brush Lettering workshop in a relaxed and friendly environment with Mellor and Rose.

£39 with full starter kit included.

www.mellorandrose.co.uk

Email to book your place: mellorandrose@icloud.co.uk

 
Tuesday 11th September 18 – 12 noon 
Society1 Skills Scrum – Conscious Breathing with Michelle Bondesio. accountancy.
 

Introducing Society 1 Skills Scrum 

An opportunity for us to share our knowledge and help each other with areas of challenge.

These bite-sized learning sessions cover simple topics in practical ways, which you can easily apply to support you and your business.

 

First up is a Growth Sessions 101 class, presented by Mich Bondesio on Tuesday 11th September at 12.00 noon.

In this 30 minute session, you will learn about and practice 4 different breathing techniques, which you can use to energise, relax, focus and manage stress and anxiety.

Register your place

 Skills Scrum: An introduction to Conscious Breathing, to promote mindfulness and manage stress.

 
Thursday 13th September 18  10am – 2.30pm 
HM Network GDPR and Connectivity Clinic
 

Chris from HM – Network is holding his monthly FREE “Connectivity Clinic” come and have a chat with him about any business connectivity woes, GDPR or data privacy questions its at Society1 –  book a free slot:https://www.hm-network.com/connectivity-clinic/

This happens once a month so look out for next months date.

 
Wednesday 5th September 18 
DIGITAL LANCASHIRE – WOMEN IN TECH EVENING
 

Digital Lancashire will be hosting a panel event to celebrate the success of women in digital & tech in our region.

MEN and WOMEN invited to this fab event.
 
 
 
Thursday 6th September 18 – 10AM – 4PM
Society1 accountancy clinic with Danbro Accountants.
 

We have the second clinic session with Danbro accountants on Thursday 2nd August. They will be here for the day and available to answer any questions you have. 

A clinic day is where someone volunteers their day to be at Society1 and make themselves available to the members to answer any of their questions within their field of expertise. 

Contact Chris to book your slot (booking not essential):

 christopher.oxley@danbro.co.uk

 
Monday 20th August 18 – 5pm – 8pm 
BOOST  – Plan, Pitch and Sell
 

Need help nailing that sales pitch?

This master class has been created for businesses that struggle with the sales side of their business. Selling yourself and products/services can be daunting and involves choosing the right target customer, understanding the best way to approach them, preparing a pitch and presenting it to the client.

This event is part of the Growth Support Programme, a fully funded business support scheme 

 
Saturday 18th August 18. 2pm – 5pm 
Beginners Letter Writing Workshop with Mellor and Rose
 

Learn modern Calligraphy in a relaxed and friendly environment with Beverley Mellor from Mellor and Rose.

£39 with full starter kit included.

www.mellorandrose.co.uk

Email to book your place: mellorandrose@icloud.com

 

 
Monday 13th August 18 – 5pm – 8pm 
BOOST  – Visioning Orbit – Create your three year business plan
 

Have you got a business plan? When did you last review it?

Most entrepreneurs are so busy working in their business they neglect working on their business. This session focuses on using the Visioning Orbit model to develop a roadmap to business success for entrepreneurs:

  • Creating a one page 3 year business plan
  • Identify profitable growth opportunities and profit margins
  • Identify team and training requirements
  • Identify infrastructure and capital expenditure requirements
  • Identify marketing requirements to create growth

This event is part of the Growth Support Programme, a fully funded business support scheme 

 
Thursday 9th August 18 – 10AM – 4PM
Society1 accountancy clinic with Danbro Accountants.
 

We have the second clinic session with Danbro accountants on Thursday 2nd August. They will be here for the day and available to answer any questions you have. 

A clinic day is where someone volunteers their day to be at Society1 and make themselves available to the members to answer any of their questions within their field of expertise. 

Contact Chris to book your slot (booking not essential):

 christopher.oxley@danbro.co.uk

 
Thursday 9th August 18  9am – 4pm 
International Coworking Day
Come and Work at Society1 for the day for FREE!
 

9th of August is International Coworking day. 

 

To celebrate Society1 is offering anyone to come and spend the day working at Society1 for FREE. If you are interested to see what coworking is all about this is the perfect opportunity. You will get to experience a day at Society1 including clinic days from Danbro accounts and HM Networks. Register to book your place:

 

International Coworking Day Registration

#coworking #internationalcoworkingday #coworklife

 
Monday 6th August 18 – 5pm – 8pm 
BOOST  – Business Model Canvas
 

The first step to growing your business is having a clear plan. We’ll help you create it.

This session will help attendees to develop a clear plan on how to grow your business using the Business Model Canvas:

  • A one page overview that lays out both what you do (or want to do), and how you go about doing it ; enabling structured conversations around management and strategy by laying out the crucial activities and challenges involved.
  • A useful tool for both existing and new businesses.
  • Something new businesses can use to plan and work out how to make their offering real.

This event is part of the Growth Support Programme, a fully funded business support scheme 

 

Saturday 28th July 18

Society1 Big Summer Social (Society1 Members Event) 

BBQ in the Park.

 

Society1 members regular social event. Where Society1 coworkers get together and catch up and meet new members.

 
Tuesday 17th July 18

That’s Engagement Drop in Video Session

 

90 Second Stories: Confessions of an Entrepreneur.

Do you have an interesting story to share. Laura Stack, That’s Engagement is running a drop in day where you can film your own short story about an interesting or amusing experience you’ve had in business. Perfect for Social media content.

Contact Laura to arrange your film: 

laura@thatsengagement.com

 

 
Thursday 5th July 18
LET’S TALK: SPACES & PLACES by the Festival of Making
 

The LET’S TALK: SPACES & PLACES

Role of Cultural and Creative Institutions Roundtable

This discussion will explore the roles of museums, libraries, arts, cultural institutions and collections in cities of the future. Guest key contributors representing key cultural institutions from across the region and beyond will consider how to make creative organisations and spaces more inclusive and democratic, more relevant to young people and others who do not normally engage, and more integral to the needs of society.

In association with the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library & Society 1

 
Thursday 5th July 18 – 9AM – 5PM
SOCIETY1 ACCOUNTANCY CLINIC WITH DANBRO ACCOUNTANTS
 

We have a new clinic session starting on the 5th July with Danbro accounts. They will be here for the day and available to answer any questions you have. A clinic day is where someone volunteers their day to be at Society1 and make themselves available to the members to answer any of their questions within their field of expertise. The July session is hosted by Danbro accountants who are happy to answer any of your accountancy questions. 

 
Thursday 21st June 1 – 4pm
Discovery Session: Data is a building block for digital transformation

 

Discovery Session: A co-operative of small businesses & digital specialists making a difference to your Digital Transformation

Digital Gaps, provide an agile approach to service design through a co-operative of individual digital specialists and small businesses with digital solution capabilities & expertise.

Sponsored by Verisec: providing innovative solutions for digital identities & information security

 

Wednesday 13th June 18 
Meeting the Media Event with Tigerfish PR
 

Ever wanted to get the inside track on what the media is really lookng for from PR professionals?

CIPR NW Lancashire’s “Meet the Media” event is your opportunity to network with some of the North West’s leading journalists, and to discover the kind of news stories that will get Editors buzzing about your organisation or your agency’s clients.

You’ll also get hints and tips on the best way to approach journalists, formulate your press releases and content, and get them receptive to your message. There will also be a lot of opportunity for Q&A – so bring your burning questions.

This event will be invaluable to anyone who wants to know how to reach the media and to start raising their profile.  It is aimed at CIPR members and non-members alike. If you work in PR, be it in-house or agency, this event offers a great opportunity to meet other PRs from the region and find out more about the work of the CIPR North West community.

Places are strictly limited – order today to avoid being left out … and left behind.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

 

 
Thursday 14th June 18  10am – 2.30pm 
HM Network GDPR and Connectivity Clinic
 

Chris from HM – Network is holding his monthly FREE “Connectivity Clinic” come and have a chat with him about any business connectivity woes, GDPR or data privacy questions its at Society1 –  book a free slot:https://www.hm-network.com/connectivity-clinic/

This happens once a month so look out for next months date.

We are always adding new events. You can always check this event list on the news and events section of our website.

If you want anymore information about any of the event we run at Society1 please contact us at work@society1.co.uk.