Marketing for Small Businesses on Low-to-Zero Budget


21st June 2018 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Marketing Small Businesses on Low-to-Zero Budget

Businesses of all sizes need to conduct some form of marketing activity to promote awareness, identify prospects and develop customer relationships. That so many smaller businesses do little or even no marketing is usually down to two factors; either they think they can’t afford to and/or don’t know how to.

If either or both these factors apply to your business then this free workshop is definitely for you! Led by qualified marketing consultant, Mark Sebright with more than 25 years industry experience, this interactive session will reveal how you can access and use a range of low-zero cost marketing activities and tools including digital and database marketing, social media and public relations, networking, personal selling and more, that will make a material difference to your business performance.

During the three hours, Mark will conduct a bespoke marketing audit of your own business to identify marketing tools, tactics and opportunities you can take away with you and immediately deploy.

Due to this individual business attention and focus, places on this workshop must be limited to just 10. So book early, bring as much marketing related material about your business as exists as (marketing information, website, SM links etc) and be prepared to roll your sleeves up. Please bring a laptop to view your website and social media resources.

Mark Sebright will facilitate the workshop. Mark is a marketing professional with over 25 year’s industry experience. After a career in business journalism and public relations, he founded the specialist marketing communication agency, Imagen, building an award-winning marketing team that has regularly featured in the Yorkshire Post listing of the region’s top 20 marketing firms. Mark has led multiple marketing campaigns at regional, national and international level for large and smaller clients including start-up businesses and across multiple sectors including leisure and retail, tourism, manufacturing, business services, energy, transport and health. He has served as a senior lecturer in business marketing at Leeds Trinity University for the last five years.

Session itinerary

5.30 Registration and refreshments
6.00 Introductions – your business marketing profile
6.30 Marketing solutions for small businesses – an overview
7.00 Marketing audit and solutions for your business – mentoring and discussion
8.30 Finish


Thursday, 21 June 2018, 5.30 – 8.30pm


Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD, Room AG32

How to book?

Businesses up to three years old with a desire to grow and develop are encouraged to attend this event. You might also be eligible for support through the Ad:Venture programme – including access to free workshops and funding.

Please register for a ticket HERE and answer a few questions to check eligibility. We’ll contact you to confirm your attendance, if you are eligible for this workshop.

Further Information

Leeds Trinity University is proud to be part of Ad:Venture a business support programme aimed at helping businesses in the Leeds City Region with real growth potential to achieve their ambitions. We are looking to support businesses that have ambitions to grow and create jobs. The project is supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme.

If you have any questions, or for any further information, please contact Louise Miller, Ad:Venture Project Manager at Leeds Trinity University.