Digital Business Series

5.30 - 8.30PM - Wednesday 6th June @ QUAD DERBY 


Creative Confidence: How To Do Work You Love and Get Paid What You’re Worth

In this talk, Matt Essam will be sharing the frameworks and strategies he uses to help creative business go from overworked and underpaid, to oversubscribed and creatively fulfilled. He will be covering three key concepts which will give you a fresh perspective on your business and help you to gain the confidence to pick and choose your clients, do meaningful work and get paid what you truly deserve. This event will be most valuable for established business and freelancers with at least five years industry experience.


5.30 - 6.15pm - Sign in/refreshments 

6.15 - 7.30pm - Main Event

7.30 - 8.30pm - Networking

Speaker Bio

Matt Essam 1Matt Essam coaches creative business owners who want to do meaningful, creatively fulfilling work and get paid what they deserve. As well as one to one coaching, he also runs an invite-only accelerator program that is designed for established freelancers and small business owners who want to take their life and business to the next level.

Matt’s mission is to unlock people’s creative potential to give them the confidence to do meaningful work that solves significant problems in the world.

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5.30 - 8.30PM - tuesday 17th July @ QUAD DERBY 


Workshop: Max 10 Places

Crafting a digital business strategy for success

Get equipped with the tools to build and deploy a digital strategy with the power to take your online marketing to the next level.

In this three-hour workshop, Steph O’Brien, owner and founder of Ruddy Good Marketing – one of Derbyshire’s leading digital creative agencies – will guide you through the process. You’ll leave with the confidence to embark on your online journey to growth – or brief a digital agency to support your business on its voyage of digital discovery.

Steph dispenses with the tech jargon to deliver clear advice you’ll be eager to put into practice straight away.

Ruddy Good

Who’s this for? Anyone wanting to explore the world of digital and set goals for the next 12 months. You don’t have to know a jot about marketing or be a website wizard – it’s about you, your business and what you’d like to achieve.

What will we cover? Working through our tried and tested Digital Discovery process, we’ll cover:

  • The ‘WHY’ – WHY are you in business? Understanding what drives your business will help us define clear goals and develop a strategy to achieve them
  • The ‘WHAT’ – What products or services do you offer to deliver on your WHY?
  • The ‘WHO’ – Who benefits the most from your products or services?
  • Goal-setting – Setting some SMART goals to help you deliver more awesome products and services
  • Attracting customers – How are you going to build a loyal customer base and boost sales?
  • Capturing and nurturing leads – Doing the groundwork to convert more leads, get more bookings or increase exposure
  • Converting these leads – Encouraging customers to choose you over your competitors
  • Measure – So what does success look like for you and how are you going to measure it?

What’s the outcome? You’ll leave with your own digital strategy committed to paper… and hopefully a spring in your step as you head out and put it into action!



12.30 - 2.30PM - Friday 3rd  August @ QUAD DERBY 


The Big Digital DropIn

Relaxed lunch-time networking for digital & creative people.

As part of our Digital Business Series we'll have some specialist on hand for some informal help and advice.

Come and chat to:

  • A business mentor
  • A marketeer
  • An accountant 
  • A specialist in HR

Also, find out the range of support that is available from The Big House and partners.