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Demand for business training soars during lockdown says Forbes coach Adam Stott


As millions of workers have been forced to stay at home over the past few months, there has been a massive spike in the number of commercial opportunities being created by entrepreneurs. Data from startups.co.uk shows that at least five new online businesses were started every day during April, representing an increase of 60% on April 2019. Similarly, statistics from research company, Growth Intelligence, found that more than 85,000 businesses pivoted their traditional sales model to launch e-commerce stores or join digital marketplaces in the last four months.

Lockdown has also seen a huge appetite for business training and coaching, according to one of the UK’s leading business speakers and coaches, Adam Stott. Despite not being able to hold any live business events due to Government restrictions, the Essex-based entrepreneur has achieved double-digit sales growth of his online mentoring and training programmes over the past three months. As well as recording an uplift in UK customers, his business has expanded into international markets with students registering for courses from continental Europe, Dubai, South Africa and the USA.

Having founded his first company in 2008 at the age of 25, Adam built a £40million turnover company in just ten years, which was recognised by Amazon as one of the UK’s fastest growing car retailers and twice voted one of the London Stock Exchange’s ‘Top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, Stott founded Big Business Events with the aim of sharing his business insight, challenges, successes and failures with both established and aspiring business owners in the UK and overseas. Having developed his status as an international business speaker over the past eight years, Stott has created a business network of over 70,000 individuals and has personally helped hundreds of entrepreneurs achieve their dream of running their own business. In recognition of his contribution to the business community, Stott was accepted into the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council in 2020, where he will continue to share his expertise and knowledge, as well as working with other international business colleagues.

Commenting on the significant increase in online training and coaching, Stott said:

“With more than 750,000 businesses being forced to close their doors under lockdown, the pandemic has levelled the playing field and created the opportunity for entrepreneurs to identify market gaps and deliver online goods and services. There’s no doubt in my mind that traditional businesses must embrace digitalisation if they are to survive. Having sold more than £50million of products and services utilising social media, I want to help new and established business owners to embrace the online space and maximise the potential return from a digital offering. We responded quickly to the economic impact of the pandemic by developing a free ‘Build your business from home’ course, which has been incredibly popular.

“Start-ups and SMEs are crucial to the nation’s financial recovery, so Big Business Events will continue to respond to the needs of those wanting to make the move into business ownership, as well as those looking to pivot and exploit the benefits of social media. All our courses have been designed from first-hand experience, enabling delegates to harness tried and tested strategies that have helped me to achieve business success.”

In addition to launching new programmes, Stott has diversified his offering by teaming up with UK reality TV star, James Lock, star of mainstream shows including ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ and ‘Celebs Go Dating.’ The pair have joined forces to create Instagram Secrets, a new programme for entrepreneurs wanting to learn how to boost their brand engagement, make an impact and generate more sales from their presence on the social media platform.

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The PR Training Company to Host First Ever Virtual Public Relations Summit


Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal—The PR Training Company, a leader in professional training for professionals working in public relations, will convene its first ever completely online global summit. The Virtual Public Relations Summit, a five-day event to be held online from Monday 25 May till Friday 29 May 2020, will feature over 30 thought leaders across the industry, giving Public Relations professionals a unique opportunity to learn from the industry’s best at home.

The PR Training Company convenes its global summit when concerns over the health and environmental impacts of traveling to high-quality professional development opportunities is at an all-time high.

With some of the biggest names in the public relations industry slated to present at the summit and a free event access option, The Virtual Public Relations Summit delivers a professional development opportunity unlike any before in the PR sector. The summit is backed by several professional Public Relations & Communication associations including the International PR Association (IPRA), the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) and the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC).

During the five-day event, attendees will hear from industry experts on a wide range of topics and global trends in internal, external, digital, and crisis communications.

“For professionals looking for a flexible, affordable, industry-focused, professional development opportunity, The Virtual Public Relations Summit delivers valuable training that will help them advance their knowledge in the field,” said Philippe Borremans, Host & Producer of the summit.

“I hope that through this summit, more professionals in the public relations sector can gain access to high-quality insights from across the globe, helping them do their jobs more effectively and enhancing the reputation of our industry.”

Two registration levels are available to attendees. The free pass gives registrants the opportunity to access keynotes from over 30 industry speakers for 48 hours during the event.

A VIP All-Access Pass (€499/$543) gives registrants on-demand access to all the summit’s keynotes for a full year and access to an online community of conference attendees. Additional benefits of the VIP pass include valuable bonus materials such as workbooks and e-books and access to exclusive discounts on PR services and products, with an estimated value of over €2000/$2176.

To learn more about the Virtual Public Relations Summit and to register for the online event, visit http://www.virtualprsummit.com

The PR Training Company

The PR Training Company is a global provider of online & offline training for professionals in the public relations sector. Through its online offerings, including courses, coaching, and its virtual summit, The PR Training Company seeks to provide high-quality educational opportunities that allow professionals to learn at their own pace while enhancing their professional networks. To learn more, visit www.theprtrainingcompany.com.

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New Drone Pilot Training Program Builds Skills for the Renewable Energy Industry

The new “Drone Pilot Boot Camp + FAA Part 107 Exam Prep” is a collaboration between three companies: HeatSpring, Little Arms, and Unmanned Experts. They’ve built this unmanned aircract commercial operations course especially for engineering, construction and renewable energy firms.

Keven Gambold is the instructor. Formerly a combat pilot for the British Royal Air Force, Keven has spent the past eight years developing training programs for drone pilots with Unmanned Experts.

Logging flight time is critical for a great course. Little Arms is the software firm behind the top-rated Zephyr drone simulation software. Zephyr works across any platform and has a built-in LMS that allows Keven to review student progress and coach each individual student on their flying. Flying the Zephyr simulations with Keven’s oversight is an incredible way to build skills quickly and efficiently.

Kyle Bishop, CEO at Little Arms says, “We’re proud to announce our new partnership with HeatSpring and Unmanned Experts. The UAS industry is a constantly changing place, establishing effective and standardized training is a great way to help drive the industry forward as a whole.”

HeatSpring brings twelve years of technical online education and a deep understanding of what the market expects from a great course. They’ve spent two years designing this course and finding the right partnerships to make it happen.

“We looked at more than a dozen drone flight simulators and Zephyr was the clear winner for us,” according to Brian Hayden, co-founder at HeatSpring. “It’s built for a training environment and able to work on any machine.”

The course is great for anybody who wants to become a drone pilot, but the primary aim of the course is to unlock new opportunities for engineering, construction, and renewable energy firms. Drones are a powerful and relatively inexpensive way to increase revenue and lower costs on projects big and small.

The next course begins in April 2020 – students who enroll get immediate access to their Zephyr software program. Students who enroll in this session also receive a free FlySky FS-i6S Transmitter.

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