BOSS Roadshow 2023

Our regular BOSS Breakfast meetings provide the perfect opportunity for Business Owners to Support and Share ideas with one another through networking events. 

This year, Thanet District council, in partnership with Kent County Council, were delighted to host the BOSS Roadshow event on Thursday 28 September, at the Kent Innovation Centre, Broadstairs.

This was the ultimate one-stop-shop of practical support to elevate business owners knowledge and skills.  Offering a diverse array of workshops from unlocking strategies for growth, mastering the art of marketing, harnessing the power of social media, or navigating the complexities of employing staff – we’ve had it covered.

All Thanet businesses were welcome to join us between 7:30am and 5pm and access support including 1:1 expert advice and guidance, workshops, and networking opportunities.

On the day we had 50+  local business owners along and all of them left with an action plan with tangible actions that they could implement immediately.


Understanding your Customers with Lucy Guthrie, Local Enterprise Manager at NatWest

It’s never been more important to understand your customer. In a changing economy, a better, deeper understanding of your customer will give you insights that will help your business to thrive and grow.

Join Lucy from NatWest as she delivers a Business Builder workshop and invites you to explore the different ways you can focus on the problem you solve for your customer, ensuring that what you’re investing precious time and resources into is going to keep them coming back, as you adapt with them.

We’ll talk about the why, the where and the how of “Customer Discovery” so that you come away with a solid understanding of what your next steps and techniques will be to continue to serve your customers.



Kent & Medway Growth Hub Why and how you should grow your business 

In this workshop led by Tudor Price,we will be looking at the topic of expanding your business. During this session, he will address fundamental questions such as: What does business growth entail? Why is it important? What implications will it have for you? Additionally, we will outline the necessary steps to take.

If your ambition is for your business to transcend hobby status and evolve into a thriving venture, we invite you to join us for an enriching session focused on actionable insights to foster expansion.



Crafting Success: The 7 Essential Steps to a Winning Social Media Strategy, with Zoe Cairns

Ever felt overwhelmed with how to get started on Social Media? Are you looking to harness its power to give your business the awareness it deserves? Navigate the digital maze with Zoe as she simplifies the steps of an effective social media strategy.

Here’s what we will cover?

Set Clear Goals: Understand the ‘why’ behind your social media efforts.

Know Your Audience: Understand the demographics and preferences of your ideal audience.

Platform Savvy: Discover where your audience truly spends their time.

Craft Content that Resonates: Merge storytelling with impactful visuals.

Engage with Real Connections: Move beyond likes to meaningful relationships.

Measure & Tweak: Demystify analytics to refine your approach.

Stay Ahead: Innovate, adapt, and shine in a constantly evolving digital world.



Navigating the Journey of Employing Staff, with Amanda Nicholls from HR Solve It

Join us for an insightful workshop designed to empower business owners like you. 

Discover the key steps to confidently hire, onboard, engage, and develop your workforce. Explore how to develop your job roles, master recruitment and selection, create a harmonious workplace, and maximise employee potential.  Whether you have yet to take on your first employee or you already have a team in place, there should be some key wins to take away for every business owner.

Areas we will cover:

  1. The job role
  2. Recruitment and selection process
  3. Contract and offer letter
  4. Onboarding
  5. Workplace policies
  6. Communication and engagement
  7. Learning and development
  8. Termination and resignation

Amanda Nicholls has over 25 years of experience in HR and she specialises in supporting businesses with no dedicated internal HR resources.


How to protect your growing business from cyber attacks, with Jeff Boateng from Genesis Digital

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Join Jeff Boateng for a dynamic 45-minute workshop that empowers business owners to fortify their growing companies against cyber threats! Discover actionable strategies, expert insights, and practical tips to safeguard your business’s future. Together, we’ll build an unbreakable digital fortress to ensure your success in the digital age. Don’t miss this transformative session!



















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