JOIN US AT THE SELF MADE

SUM­MIT Want to change your life? Spend a week­end with us (and some A* busi­ness brains)

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Come to the event that will change your life! If you spend Fri­day nights rant­ing about your boss, Sun­day af­ter­noon full of Mon­day-dread and your work­ing hours day­dream­ing of a new ca­reer, we’ve got the an­ti­dote: a week­end with the world’s bright­est self-starters at the Cos­mopoli­tan Self Made Sum­mit.

The pro­gramme

Whether you have a ge­nius start-up idea and need to work out ex­actly how to get it off the ground, or are in the right in­dus­try but want to progress, there’s a ses­sion for you. We’ve got Emma Wil­lis as one of our key­note speak­ers, as well as Katie Piper, Alice Live­ing, Hugo Taylor and De­li­ciously Ella, all ready and will­ing to share their en­trepreneurial wis­dom. Here are some high­lights taking place across the week­end, with many more to be an­nounced – keep an eye out for the very lat­est at Self­madesum­mit.co.uk.

Grow your fol­low­ing

Want to use so­cial me­dia to build your busi­ness em­pire, what­ever field you’re in? Well, let our ros­ter of bril­liant en­trepreneurs (and one In­sta­gram insider!) tell you how. Pan­elists in­clude Ella Mills (De­li­ciously Ella), Hugo Taylor (Taylor Mor­ris Eyewear), Alice Live­ing (fit­ness guru, au­thor and blog­ger) and Han­nah Chas­ton (Head of UK Com­mu­nity at In­sta­gram).

Start a brand on the side

In this day and age, it’s all about the side-hus­tle. But how do you start a busi­ness while you’re try­ing to hold down a full-time job? Emily Ben­dell, who founded her lin­gerie brand, Blue­bella, at just 24 years old, and Hol­lie Grant, Pi­lates in­struc­tor and founder of ex­er­cise and well­be­ing pro­gramme ‘The Model Method,’ will guide you through work­ing the 5 to 9. What a way to make two liv­ings.

Fi­nance your busi­ness

Money too tight to men­tion? Find out from this shrewd trio how to build a busi­ness any­way. Lana Elie, CEO and founder of Floom, Pippa Mur­ray, founder of Pip & Nut, and Dan Hughes, ‘The Ne­go­ti­at­ing Guru’ (he’s even trained some of the gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials deal­ing with Brexit), will teach you how to take your idea from fledg­ling to funded.

Learn to work the room

It is, and al­ways has been, who you know. But walk­ing into an event and not know­ing any­one can be hard. Take this speed-net­work­ing mas­ter­class, then test your new skills out later over cock­tails. Ta­bles will be hosted by Liz Nicholl CBE, Chief Executive

of UK Sport and one of the most pow­er­ful women in her field, who net­works and ne­go­ti­ates on a global scale; Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Sum­mers and the 16th rich­est woman in Great Bri­tain; and Pip Jamieson, CEO and founder of creative com­mu­nity The Dots.

Get wan­der­lustin’

Earn­ing the big bucks while trav­el­ling the world is the ul­ti­mate dream, right? Well, for th­ese glo­be­trot­ters it’s a re­al­ity – and they can help make it one for you, too. Radha Vyas saw a gap in the mar­ket and co-founded The Flash Pack, a group ad­ven­ture travel com­pany for young pro­fes­sion­als that is the an­tithe­sis to ‘Club 18 to 30.’ She’s joined by Scar­lette Dou­glas, pre­sen­ter of A Place In The Sun, whose ca­reer gives her per­mis­sion to nose around amaz­ing houses in the world’s hottest lo­ca­tions. Learn how to make your pas­sion pay right here!

Master your pitch

A good self-pitch is the key to im­press­ing po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers and in­vestors, but big­ging your­self up is su­per-hard, es­pe­cially when you’re ner­vous. En­ter Imo­gen But­ler-Cole, an ex­pert tu­tor from RADA In Busi­ness, who knows how to leave a last­ing im­pres­sion. Es­cape that evil in­ner critic in her ‘How to pitch your­self ’ class, where she’ll show you how ex­er­cis­ing your body, breath and voice can im­prove your com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. You won’t recog­nise your­self!

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