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More profitable future for businesses with free seminars from Barclays


Barclays has developed a brand-new seminar to help small business owners boost their profit. The bank will be running a programme of free seminars: Letís Talk More Profit ( ) and Letís Talk Bright Marketing ( )from May 23rd.

New research from Barclays shows that 80 per cent of small business owners want to spend up to a third of their working day developing their business, specifically on areas such as marketing and profit making strategies. Currently a third of owners spend less than five per cent of their time on these types of activities. The need to improve their bottom line is essential for any business and attendees of the seminar will look at various profit-making strategies and develop individual action plans to help them put their tactics into action.

John Davis, marketing director for local business at Barclays says, ďThis seminar will help small businesses reap serious short and long-term rewards. Our research shows that eight in 10 small business owners want to dedicate more time to developing the business; this seminar will certainly help delegates to do exactly that and focus on building a successful and profitable business.Ē

The seminar has been developed by Barclays and is being delivered by a leading management consultant Robert Craven, author of íKick-start Your Businessí and íCustomer is Kingí who has been referred as íthe entrepreneurship guruí by the Financial Times. He is also managing director of The Directorsí Centre, has run his own restaurant, sound recording studio and training company and spent five years running training and consultancy courses for entrepreneurial businesses at Warwick Business School.

Robert Craven, who will be delivering the workshops, says ďThe workshops are a brilliant opportunity to step back, think about what you are trying to do and start to make decisions that will fundamentally improve the profitability of your business. These events are lively, interactive and, believe it or not, great fun to attend!Ē

For small businesses interested in the seminars, they should call 0800 515 462 to book a place or visit the Barclays WebPages; Letís Talk More Profit ( ) and Letís Talk Bright Marketing ( ).

For further information contact:
Emma Austin,
0207 116 6145


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