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16th November 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm GMT

Join us at this event to be inspired, to remind you of why you started and encourage you to keep going on your business journey!

Have you started a business recently?Do you want to meet other business owners?Do you want to learn from business experts on a range of topics including:

  • Starting and scaling your business
  • Lessons learnt throughout the business journey
  • Brand strategy and design

If so then register for a fully funded place on this live, in person event which will help you grow your business.


Rosie Lees, Owner of The Embroidery Barn

‘The reality of starting a business with ZERO experience’

Rosie will talk about her journey of buying a business at 24 with no experience and how she has quadrupled its turnover in less than 4 years. She will let you know the really scary parts but also the best parts that make it all worthwhile.

Alain Desmier, Founder of Contact State

“Starting, scaling and exiting technology businesses – What i’ve learned”

Alain will talk about how he has co-founded and sold two different technology businesses, both of which were built, predominantly working from home. Balancing family life with two young children and an ambition to change the way that acquisition marketing work, Alain will talk about his experiences, successes and failures, as an entrepreneur.

Daniel J. Moore, Creative Director, Iron Dragon Design

“Leveraging your Archetype – What is brand character and how does it attract your audience?”

Daniel is here to dig deep into the heart of what your brand represents and means to your clients. Your brand is more than just its visuals – it’s the beating core of everything you do. Understanding and using it is vital to the health of your business, yet most business owners don’t have the first clue how. I’ll help you discover the secrets of your brand and how to build an identity that doesn’t just attract your ideal client, but communicate with them on a primal level.

Who is the event for?

Designed with new business owners in mind (self-employed / sole trader or Limited Company) this event will help you to grow your business.

Can I attend?

    • I have a Dorset postcode
    • I have started a business recently or am launching a new product or service in my existing business

    Why should I attend?

    You may be running a business on your own or with a small team, you might be working alone from home and seeking real life contact with other business owners in Dorset. Come and join us for a full day of focus on your business growth by learning from each other and our expert speakers. We are even providing a yummy lunch on the day!

    What will be covered?

    • Networking
    • Facilitated sessions
    • Expert speakers

    How to Access this Event:

    The event is being held at The Hotel Collingwood in Bournemouth and you will need to be registered and have signed the registration paperwork to gain access.

    After registering here on Eventbrite, you will receive our DGH programme registration forms via DocuSign, our e-signing facility, please can you complete these in good time ahead of the event. For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact us at

    This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to businesses that have a Dorset postcode. Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for financial support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: fishery & aquaculture, primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors, synthetic fibres, generalised school-age education, banking and insurance companies. (please see here for full eligibility guidelines). If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth Hub Team will be happy to help.


    16th November 2022
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm GMT


    Merley House
    Merley House Lane
    Poole, England BH21 3AA United Kingdom