A UK leading social media consultancy firm, Be More Social is helping business owners get a handle on social media by hosting SocialHub, a series of quarterly, interactive online events. Running each quarter since October 2020 these events are proving popular amongst businesses of all sizes.
The team at Be More Social are familiar with the pain points many business owners face when trying to manage their own social media marketing, which is why CEO Rik Courtney – who has become a sought after speaker for his expertise on the topic, decided to launch these online events that are accessible for business owners wherever they are based.
Over 100 business owners joined the first event of 2022. Joining the line-up was surprise guest speaker, Jon Asquith – a multi-award-winning business coach from ActionCOACH Sheffield.
Rik Courtney, CEO at Be More Social on why he decided to launch SocialHub added: “Time and time again, I see business owners struggling to manage their social media effectively. Many often end up frustrated by lack of results and outsource to an agency to manage their social accounts, even if they don’t really want to.
“Despite nearly all of the population using social media platforms personally, many people don’t realise running social media accounts for a business is a whole new ball game, that can be absolutely mind-boggling at times. Yet arming business owners with the latest social know-how and a strong plan of action, businesses can really reap the rewards. I genuinely love helping business owners understand social media and how to take control to get the results they want, which is why I started hosting the SocialHub”.
Terri Malcolm Co-Owner of bespoke, handcrafted glassware company Allister Malcolm Glass Ltd who attended the first event of 2022 commented: “It was brilliant, I got loads of ideas from the event that I can now go away and implement into my own social media strategies”.
Emma Dougal, Director of first-aid training company, FABtraining added: “The SocialHub events are really useful. Although I’m definitely not a salesperson, January’s event left me feeling like I could possibly become one after the presentation from Jon Asquith”.
At each event, attendees learn heaps of useful knowledge from Rik and Be More Social’s digital gurus and their expert guest speakers. Although large groups of business owners attend the events, after the speaking sessions, attendees are split off into breakout rooms to work closely with a Be More Social digital guru, in small interactive groups. In the groups, attendees are then guided through creating a social media plan for the next 90 days, and access specialist advice on their individual business social media needs.
Guest speaker at January’s event, Jon Asquith, Managing Director at ActionCOACH Sheffield on his thoughts about SocialHub: “Having worked with thousands of businesses over the last 10 years, I’ve seen how valuable 90-day planning is. SocialHub is a great opportunity for business owners to really get clear on their marketing strategy, goals for the future and put a plan in place, it was great to be involved”.
The second event of the year will take place at 10am on Friday 25th March. Joining Rik and his team to give her advice and talk about her journey of building a six-figure business in 18 months and gaining over 80k followers on LinkedIn, is personal branding specialist, Amelia Sordell – founder and director of Klowt.