In today’s economic climate, successful small businesses need to overcome an array of challenges. Client dependence, legal issues, small business financing… as an entrepreneur, where can you find the information you need to help inform your decisions? In the small business management community, discover how you can create a successful small business from the business plan up!
Network Security is daunting. Every day you hear about a company getting hacked, a new virus spreading like wildfire, or Ransomware that is forcing users to pay. How do you make sure that your company is taking the appropriate measures to ward off these threats? Attend this webinar with Philip Banks to learn:
How to make sure the “bad guys” stay out and your employees can do their jobs
What you should look for when selecting network equipment and security software
Why you should put restrictions on your employees' user accounts.
The latest changes and best practices for installing Windows updates
Our recent survey highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing UK small and medium businesses going into 2018. Join Dun & Bradstreet and the Forum of Private Business for a discussion on how to help mitigate the impact of late payments and an economist’s view on what the latest Brexit developments mean for the UK’s SME community.
Transparency, trust, and two-way communication. We are no longer in the age of top-down management and we would rather pull than push. The world of work is changing all around us, how can we keep up?
Authenticity and core purpose are the cornerstones of customer and employee engagement. How close are you and your leadership team to your frontline employees and the customers you are all here to serve?
You too can you kickstart a leadership revolution - empowering your people to be more open, helping everyone to take on more responsibility, and working together to make your company grow.
Sharing stories of success and practical tips to overcome internal challenge, Samantha will lead you through why, how, and the enormous potential of getting everyone to lead your business better.
In this short video taken from the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) “Credit Champions” film, our finance, credit & risk experts take a deeper look at the modern world of credit management – also featuring Softcat, a fast-growing FTSE 250 company, discussing how efficient credit management processes enable them to continue to drive profitable growth.
Scheduling and managing mobile workers is complicated and if you aren't using scheduling automation technology, you are missing a huge opportunity to be more efficient and provide better communications for your workers.
An organization's vision and purpose is communicated from the top down. CEOs, Executive Directors and Leadership Teams are charged with motivating varying audiences to their goal or cause, e.g. invest, volunteer, give, attend, work with us. What's essential in effectively communicating a vision and purpose that includes both the logical--the head, and the emotional--the heart?
Olivia Christian’s early professional career was dedicated to working with and on behalf of elected representatives that were committed to improving the lives of individuals and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most vulnerable communities.
In 2005 Olivia left city hall and began working as a brand development consultant. Her clients have included organizations providing access to life advancing services to the underserved and female entrepreneurs developing resources and opportunities that support the professional and personal growth of other women. Through her workshop, OWN YOUR Story, Olivia coaches individuals and teams who want to effectively convey the why, how and what of their personal brand story for any given audience.
A successful and effective leader is like an athlete- they must continuously train to stay ahead in an ever-changing business climate. Many leaders come with “built-in” skills and behaviors that give them an advantage, while others may need to learn new behaviors just to stay in the race.
In this session, we’ll discuss what it takes to be a great leader – from a high degree of self-awareness to a stomach for ambiguity, to be an effective communicator, and of course, maintain a positive attitude. These are just a few of the behaviors we’ll uncover that are needed for both the aspiring and current leader to catch and maintain a leadership stride. We’ll also highlight real-life examples of current executives and leaders, and share some key tips to evaluate what’s working and what’s not.
In this interactive session, you will learn:
•What it takes to have a leadership mindset.
•Identifying behaviors that we need to "unpack" or need to evolve.
•Understand core attributes great leaders must have when they are leading a team, running a company or communicating.
Leslie A. Rubin, CEO, Image Matterz Consulting, Author, and Co-Founder of Executive Greatness Institute
Kendra Dahlstrom, CEO, Aspire to Be International, Author & Coach
2017 was a historic year for women and feminists around the world. With the #metoo and #knowno campaigns, gender gaps and disparities were brought to light in ways they hadn't been before.
Now it's a new year and with it comes new challenges for women in hi-tech careers: whether it be navigating your career through these times, finding or becoming a mentor, building your personal and professional brand as a leader, dealing with office politics or maintaining work-life balance, the challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace are endless.
Join this expert panel with moderator Jeanne Morain and panelists Emerald de Leeuw, Executive Director, EuroComply Data Protection Technology, Jill Donahue, Sr. Director of Marketing, PC Connection, and Andrea Short, Director, Supplier Marketing at Tech Data.
They will share personal stories and experiences, tips and best practices, problems and solutions around these and other topics for women in tech leadership.
From every day interactions to support when you need it, our lives are built around communities. GirlCrew is an online social network for women that started as a Tinder hack but turned into a global phenomenon.
The network is about women coming together to share advice and have fun. In this webinar, the founders discuss the highs and lows of building a community, and how creating a positive space online can have a huge impact.
How much are generational conflicts costing you? Maybe it’s a troubled relationship with a boss, or a business relationship with a client or someone on your team that’s impeding your success. You’ve probably had the opposite experience, too—when you have made a solid connection with someone of a different generation, like a great mentoring relationship, where you both learned from each other and benefited from each other’s different perspectives.
This webinar is about bridging generational differences to leverage generational diversity in your work teams. You will learn a quick way to increase understanding and empathy to connect with people from different generations in a non-judgmental, productive way. You can use this method to increase the cohesiveness of your teams and increase collaboration and performance.
Laurel Road, the endorsed student loan refinancing provider of the International Association of Women is hosting a free online think session about Student Loan Best Practices for women.
The goal – to delve into the loan repayment options professionals have to choose from.
The interactive webinar on Wednesday March 7th, at 1pm EST, will discuss:
-If loan forgiveness a viable option
-If IAW members can benefit from the new federal income driven repayment programs
-How pending legislative changes may impact loan repayment
-How to lower student loan interest rates
-When to consider loan refinancing
-What the loan refinancing process looks like
-How to get the added member benefit available to IAW members
The online presentation will be followed by Q&A, so feel free to ask questions!
The way in which we sell is changing, especially for women in hi-tech careers. Today’s sales environment is culture-driven, and the culture in the hi-tech industry can be a challenging place for women in leadership positions.
The biggest change has been in collaborative conversation. There is no product discussion, we don’t talk about hardware, software or service. We discuss the problem or need in depth and work toward a proof of concept. Instead of selling big deals, the market has shifted towards proof of concept, subscription-based and selling to inform. It’s not just about sales anymore; it’s about sales and marketing alignment and how to bridge the gaps.
Talking points will include:
- How the market has shifted
- How women can help and enable other women
- Tips and tricks for selling in the world of digital transformation
Join this expert panel with Diane Updyke, VP Sales & Advisor, Startups, Carrie Francey, VP Strategic Alliances, HPE and Kelly Ireland, CEO, CB Technologies, as they discuss these and other trends in the tech, startup and SaaS sales environment.
Women account for more than 50% of the U.S. Labor force and 60% of college graduates in both the U.S. and Europe. Yet, women hold only 5.0% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Women encounter many barriers to success which limits career advancement. These barriers include unconscious biases, structural obstacles, self-limiting mindsets, work-life balance priorities, and emotional intelligence and gender differences - which lead men and women to approach virtually every aspect of business differently. Dr. Shawn Andrews will provide strategies to help minimize these barriers and advance your career.
Learning Objectives/Key Takeaways:
- Explore the scope of the leadership gender gap
- Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
- Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
- Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
- Apply strategies to advance your career and leadership opportunities
About the presenter:
Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker and organizational consultant. She speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including SABMiller Brewing Company, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many more. She has authored multiple published articles and blogs, leads webinars and workshops, and has her first book coming out March 6, 2018.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to have a “bigger voice” – how to be a more effective and persuasive communicator in speech, writing, and presentations. We’ll talk about the challenges and fears women face when communicating in the tech workplace and discuss ways to overcome them. You’ll leave the webinar with tools, tips, examples, and resources that you can use to develop a bigger voice today!
Cathy McNally is Founder and CEO of Women Speak Up, a speaker training organization for women who want to change the world. Cathy is passionate about helping people communicate so that they can effect change. She is a coach, speaker and trainer; learn more at womenspeakup.org.
Last year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, best known for the annual Davos gatherings, added 47 years to the time necessary to reach workplace equality. According to the WEF, in 2017, gender parity ‘shifted into reverse” and it will take 217 YEARS for disparities in the pay and employment opportunities of men and women to end. It is the first time since 2006 that “slow but steady progress” toward parity has halted.
Join this interactive session to learn more about
- The factors that will help us close the gender pay gap
- The new opportunities available to women today
About the Speaker:
Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, a new model speaker’s bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. The company helps connect women with event managers looking for speakers, panelists, moderators and presenters, especially for industry conferences and events. In 2010 Bobbie was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community.”
With the release of this year's Forbes 30 under 30, the Internet has been abuzz highlighting the amazing and inspirational individuals who are wise and talented beyond their years.
Join this session where we have gathered some of the millennials who are dominating their respective industries to find out what makes them tick, how they overcame personal and professional challenges, their advice for others looking to take on similar paths, and what their plans are for the future.
Join BCI partner One Voice to hear how in collaboration with the Norwegian Government, they created the world’s first integrated national incident and crisis management system, using the industry leading software, CIM. Representatives from the London and Norwegian offices will explain how a variety of software modules are used to help coordinate the response to major events from the top to the bottom of the government structure.
BCI partner Everbridge presents the webinar "How to avoid sending false alarms"
The ballistic missile False Alarm alert that occurred in Hawaii recently has underscored the critical role that these systems play in keeping the public informed. To help you understand the risks, we have organized a team of experts who will host a webinar today outlining best practices to help you avoid this type of incident.
The incident had lead many organisations to ask:
•Could a false alarm happen to us?
•What precautions should I take?
This webinar will introduce participants to the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018 Edition, which is the leading global guidance for business continuity and resilience professionals since it was first issued in 2001.
1.Introducing the Business Continuity Management (BCM) lifecycle that provides a framework to structure the approach to business continuity.
2. An overview of the six professional practices within the BCM lifecycle
3. A review of key changes between the GPG 2013 and the new GPG 2018 Edition.
4. An overview of the BCI CBCI Certification Course based on the GPG 2018 Edition.
Who is the webinar for?
This webinar is relevant to anyone with a business continuity and resilience related role, which can include, but is not limited to, those working in risk management, information security, physical security, emergency management, facilities management, health and safety, communications and human resources.
With the growth of crowd-sourcing and influencer marketing, it is easy to forget that our end customer is an individual. I will examine the importance of selling to the individual and discuss some common mistakes we could make if we put all our faith in influencers and an expectation that shoppers hunt in packs.
Rose is currently on the Zinc programme, a social innovation programme which aims to improve women’s mental health through building new tech businesses. Before Zinc, Rose researched the link between financial difficulty and mental health at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and held various roles at the Financial Conduct Authority.
Rose will be drawing on her experience to explore:
- What is the link between financial and emotional wellbeing?
- How to design a product that improves mental health, with a particular focus on fintech.
- Ways to bring in the consumer perspective
The road to success for any entrepreneur comes with a host of challenges. Many of these challenges are rewarding in their own right, but are challenges nonetheless.
From trying to establish a brand and stay ahead of the competition to keeping your business profitable are all real life challenges, no matter how many years you’ve been in business.
As an entrepreneur, Melissa Clark, Owner of The She Shift, has experienced the ups and downs of starting a business.
In this webinar, Melissa will discuss the steps to take to ensure success and will share some of the successes and challenges that she has personally experienced.
For anyone starting out on the entrepreneurial journey, this session will help to answer many of the questions Entrepreneurs face. Melissa will help you to understand that you’re not the first to struggle, and will uncover some of the excellent resources available to help you overcome the challenges, and get set to reap the rewards that come with building your own successful business.
Most small business owners don't like to sell. But even if you have a great product, you can’t grow your business without selling your product or service. Barry shares his simple and quick shortcuts to keep your sales pipeline full and turn your prospects into customers, including:
How to get prospects to reply when they don't
How to get a referral from your customers
How to get online reviews from your customers
How to deal with negative online reviews
How to deal with an angry customer
The VC world has always been a tough one, but whether you're a venture capitalist yourself or are looking for funding, the space poses even more challenges if you happen to be female.
Whilst there has been a lot of coverage on the obstacles that women face in the VC world, we'd like to not only tackle these in an open conversation, but also focus on the many opportunities that abound, and empower more women to enter the industry.
Join this panel of VC's from Milan, London, LA and San Francisco, where they will discuss:
-How they got started in the industry
-The main challenges for women in the VC world and how they're working to overcome them
-Tips for start-up founders
-I want to be an investor -- where can I begin?
Moderator: Anne Ravanona, CEO & Founder (GlobalInvestHer)
Kiana Sharifi, Head of Talent at Balderton Capital
Diana Saraceni, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Panakes Partners SGR
Rachel Muzyczka, Associate at Talis Capital
Chang Xu, Investor at Upfront Ventures
Discover the results of the Horizon Scan report 2018. This live webinar is your opportunity to discover the results.
Join BSI Global Product Champion, John DiMaria, and the BCI report author Gianluca Riglietti, who will reveal:
okey findings from the 2018 report
othe perceived short and long-term business threats
ohow continuity professionals prepare for disruptions
oour thoughts on the increasing importance and role of business continuity in developing a resilient organization
Plus you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to the hosts and share your views on the report.
Ever since she was a kid, Ina Yulo's grandmother told her that she wasted the skills she had in math and science by going into the marketing and communication field. "You should've been a doctor," said her grandmother. To which she responded, "But I don't WANT to be one."
Despite taking a while for her to really feel comfortable and proud about her chosen path, she now has a thriving career running content strategy and communities for the FinTech industry, where she has grown a community of over 300,000 global members.
Join this session where you will learn:
-How to intelligently turn your interests into an income-earning profession
-The importance of putting time aside for learning
-Finding your niche, your tribe, and yourself
-The importance of speaking opportunities and throwing yourself out there
-Branching out -- How not to be a one-trick pony
Curating, creating, and delivering fresh content pushes your marketing game to the next level. Your goal: Get the right content to the right people, when and where they want to see it.
Optimization is the key, and analyzing user data, whether by leveraging AI or including engagement and other metrics in your efforts, helps you uncover not just which content is most competitive but what characteristics are pushing it to the top of the list, and even help you fine-tune your message in real time, keeping it fresh and commanding consumer attention. Once that message is refined and optimized, your data can help you home in on consumer intent, seize site-specific demand opportunities, gauge opportunity sizing — and then make sure your message is discovered with predictive intelligence.
To learn more about how to take the educated guesswork out of content creation, make your pitch more persuasive, and magnify your message, don’t miss this VB Live event.
By attending thIs webinar, you'll learn how optimizing content can:
* Increase relevance for consumers across channels
* Leverage data to increase consumer engagement with content
* Increase the volume and scope of content, netting stronger conversions.
* Seize customer journey opportunities when they appear
* Lisa Gibbs, AP Director of News Partnerships, Associated Press
* Ari Goldberg, Founder, Barber Surgeon’s Guild
* Peggy Anne Salz, Principal, Mobile Groove Consulting
* Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
When you’re developing and refining a proposition, it can be easy to focus simply on what most people need and and how you can provide it as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. The 80/20 rule right?
Those involved in start ups are in the unique position of being able to re-write the rule book. They can be unconstrained within their design process by traditional corporate boundaries and move beyond something that works for most, to something that is both inclusive and extraordinary.
In this live webinar, I’ll share some of the key techniques we used to develop AnyGood? as a proposition that was “Diverse By Design”. This not only resulted in us having a far more ethical proposition, but one that was more desirable too.
If you’re in an early stage start up, or are in a larger organisation and have a proposition that’s being developed and refined, tune in and I’ll share my learnings.
As we are becoming GDPR compliant we will not be able to share any leads from the webinar. But we encourage our partners to include a link to their website and/or registration form on the webinar page to acquire viewers’ contact details.
Join Dun & Bradstreet and special guest, SiriusDecisions, for a discussion on how to optimize Account-Based Marketing with a data driven approach to account prioritization.
Nicky Briggs, Research Director at SiriusDecisions, examines the latest trends and best practices currently shaping the ABM market place in Europe today. She will be exploring the importance of data and insights in ABM, particularly for prioritising accounts, and how lack of data and insights can impact a company's readiness to embark on an ABM journey. Nicky will be joined by Dun & Bradstreet's leading experts in data and analytics as they share examples and best practices to ensure ABM insights are in good health and leave you with some practical & actionable takeaways
Global FinTech financing hit a new record in 2017. We saw the biggest FinTech funding jump in Europe – the growth over 120%, yet US early stage FinTech deals fell as investors made more concentrated bets. Early-stage FinTech deal share dropped to a 5-year low in 2017 according to CBInsights latest report. There’s also been a sharp increase in later stage FinTech funding by corporates backing nearly half of the deals. Is this enough evidence to say that investors are pulling away from early stage FinTech Investing? Why have we seen the rise in corporate scale-up programs? Where is FinTech funding heading in 2018? What are the FinTech trends to Watch next? What's VCs take on cryptocurrencies?
Join us for a discussion with expert panel of VCs and investors:
Alix Brunet, Finch Capital
Tomi Fyrqvist, AXA Strategic Ventures
Gareth Jefferies, Northzone
Francisco Lorca, EthosData and Lapinta Ventures
This webinar is geared for those who are assessing their career options after a career break.
Whether you have taken time off to stay home with young children; to care for a sick parent; or to reassess your career plans, this session will provide a road map to define your values, goals and priorities, arm yourself with information, and chart your path to the job you want.
Leading Career Management Coach (CCMC) and Personal Branding Strategist, Pamela Weinberg, will help you to understand current job trends, networking strategies, resources for career research and social media job search strategies.
FinTech is a hot and trendy industry with topics like blockchain, digital banking, and cryptocurrencies on just about everyone's lips. The peaked interest in the sector has even encouraged universities, such as Oxford, to create courses specifically for FinTech. Meet-up groups and accelerators are also constantly delivering workshops on the top skills needed to make candidates more attractive to hiring managers.
Join this session to learn:
Do you need a background in Financial Services or Tech?
The key skills that all FinTech start-ups will be looking for
The positives and negatives of working for a large institution
The positives and negatives of working for a start-up
CV hacks: some easy ways to make your CV more FinTech-friendly
Top resources available for people who want to learn more
There’s been a lot of talk about Banks and Financial Institutions appetite for working with FinTech companies and other startups. Yet successful collaboration requires commitment and agility from both sides – FinTechs and Incumbents, and most engagements with large organisations frizzle out because of the incapability of creating real collaboration projects.
Is it enough to have the appetite for working with startups? Startups can provide enormous value but can incumbents identify what the value is? Can incumbents even identify what the problem is they are trying to solve by working with startups? Or is it just the matter of observing, keeping up with trends?
On this podcast we discuss all of this and even more.
How do you get strangers to find your business, be impressed by it, and then choose to do business with you? In this webinar you will learn five ways that allow potential customers to find, and then choose, you. USA Today small business columnist Steve Strauss will discuss:
1. Creating the right brand
2. Marketing that brand
3. SEO and websites
4. Social amplification
5. Exemplary customer service
When Carrie Kerpen co-founded Likeable Media in 2007, the social media agency was one of the first of its kind. Six years later, when she stepped up to become CEO, times had changed. The market was crowded, the competition was fierce, and she couldn’t help but compare herself to the heads of other agencies, all of whom were pretty much the same: Loud. Extroverted. Male. In order to reinvent her company to keep up with the changing times and come out on top, Carrie had only one choice: She had to work it.
What is working it? Working it is about understanding who you are, what you want, and what you bring to the table. Working it means refusing to compare yourself to others and instead focusing on your own unique super-powers. Most important, working it is the key to unlocking the biggest secret for achieving success: There is no one right way. There is only your way.
Key takeaways include:
•How to use your gut to make smarter decisions, faster
•How to tap into your network to help you avoid blind spots
•How to make your weaknesses work for you, not against you
Traditional sales is good - but it's dead. What works today? Educating customers. In the digital economy much of that education is delivered through social content. In this webinar Technology Evangelist Ramon Ray shares his proven principles for using engaging content to grow sales. Attendees will leave with practical tips for using social content to take their businesses to the next level. Social content marketing takes time, focus and a plan of action to work well - Ramon will help you get there in his simple, energizing and humorous webinar.