In my recent LinkedIn poll that asked ‘If I ran a physical, real-life, 1 day event in September/October, what’s the maximum number of people you’d feel comfortable being amongst?’, I was surprised (but heartened) to see that 49% of the 120 people who voted said ‘100+ (the more the merrier)’. As someone who has run … More Poll shows 49% want to attend events with 100+ people
As I explain in the short (3mins 20secs) video above, Google Ads & Facebook Ads are expensive, complicated & largely ineffective (I know because I’ve tried them & got very little return on investment). Content Marketing & SEO does work but it’s time consuming & difficult to create effective content & build up a large … More [VIDEO] How do you get people’s attention?
Got something to promote? I’m always looking for people to do a 15-20min ‘Show & Tell’ talk / presentation (or longer ‘Masterclass’) for my monthly Founders’ Friday events which usually take place on the last Friday of every month. Pre-COVID these were physical, in-person events which usually attracted between 60-80 people every month but they … More *SPEAKERS WANTED* for monthly Founders’ Friday events!
At a time where nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, a question we all ask ourselves is should we ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’ Founder of Newcastle Startup Week, Plan Digital & TRYBES, Paul Lancaster, is an expert when it comes to innovating, strategic planning & pivoting when times get tough. For almost 20 years, he’s … More [WEBINAR] ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’ with the Fabric Academy (Friday 23rd July 2021)
I’m delighted to say that NEPIC have asked me to run my new ‘LEVERAGE your Business‘ training course again next month as part of the Supply Chain North East programme. I’ve created this unique series of FREE online workshops to help North East business owners & leaders understand what their unique selling proposition is, what … More Free ‘LEVERAGE your Business’ training in August!
Over the past 10 months, my TRYBES co-founders & I have had many positive conversations with potential users, partners, funders & investors who have all said they would love to use our ‘data-driven signposting & matchmaking platform for startup communities’ & can see huge potential in what we are proposing. However, the message is clear … More Important update about TRYBES / Newcastle Startup Week
After running our annual 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festivals in 2017, 2018 & 2019 we created our online Startup Week Community in 2020 so we could provide business advice & support all-year-round. Benefits of becoming a Member include: Access to our private Facebook Group (where you can post information about yourself or your business / organisation’s … More 5 reasons to join our Startup Week Community
Since July 2018, we’ve been running our Founders’ Friday events on the last Friday of every month as a way for self-employed freelancers, startup founders, micro business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs & students to hear about the latest opportunities to start or grow a business in the North East of England. (It’s also one of the … More Founders’ Friday (25th June 2021) – Event Recap
In this LinkedIn Live interview, sales strategist, trainer & consultant Victoria Fleming (Director, Buzztastic Ltd) & Paul Lancaster (Founder, Newcastle Startup Week) discuss how Paul is trying to leverage the assets he already has (his personal profile & network, our Newcastle Startup Week & Founders’ Friday brands, our online audience & our existing Startup Week … More [VIDEO] Pre-selling your SaaS Startup – how TRYBES is doing it differently (with Victoria Fleming & Paul Lancaster)
Residents in Newcastle & Gateshead are being offered the chance to receive free startup training & support by Rebel Business School, a Queen’s Enterprise Award-winning organisation dedicated to teaching how to start a business without getting into debt. Rebel Business School is coming to Newcastle & Gateshead at the end of June 2021 with a … More Rebel Business School aims to create positive change for startups in Newcastle & Gateshead with free training in June