D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

Elevating Your Instagram Business Account

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: East Midlands Chamber, Millennium Way Chesterfield S41 8ND, D2N2

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Speaker: Paul Ince

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Over 1 billion people use Instagram, with half of those accessing the platform every day. Is this a platform that your business can afford to ignore? 

Instagram continues to be developed rapidly, with the platform moving away from just a social media network into a broadcasting suite, entertainment hub and ecommerce store. Younger audiences in particular are living their entire lives through Instagram: finding products and services they love and sharing them with their friends. 

It’s not all aspiration and inspiration. Increasingly there is a business case for all organisations to have some presence on Instagram,but understanding the many applications of the platform can be overwhelming. This workshop will break down the different functionality available and feed into specific additional webinars available on this programme. 

Who should attend this workshop?  

Anyone using, or considering using, Instagram to increase their own visibility online, or increase the brand awareness of their company.  

Please note that this workshop is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • The business opportunity with Instagram 
  • Setting up a business account 
  • Optimising your profile bio 
  • Planning your grid posts 
  • Hashtags and other ways to increase your reach 
  • Instagram stories 
  • IGTV, Reels, Stories & Guides – content to further your growth 
  • Instagram Shopping – turning your social media into ecommerce 

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:  

  • Be able to create a profile that stands out 
  • Understand how to plan your content 
  • Understand the different methods of creating content 
  • How to engage with others on the platform 
  • Strategies for growth of your account and your business

This is an interactive, action planning workshop which will be delivered in-person. We have put new safety protocols in place to ensure we deliver our in-person events in a safe environment for you to learn and network. Before attending, please read the protocols we have in place here. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of the session:

Part 1

  • 9.30am - 9.45am - Registration, welcome and refreshments
  • 9.45am - 10.00am - Introduction to D2N2 Growth Hub
  • 10.00am - 11.15am - Workshop presentation
  • 11.15am - 11.30am - Break
  • 11.30am - 12.30pm - Workshop presentation
  • 12.30pm - 1.15pm - Lunch Break

Please note that lunch is not provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch with you to consume on-site or we would be happy to direct you to locations nearby where lunch can be purchased.

Part 2

  • 1.15pm - 2.30pm - Workshop presentation
  • 2.30pm - 2.45pm - Break
  • 2.45pm - 4.15pm - Workshop presentation
  • 4.15pm - 4.30pm - Finishing comments and close

Who’ll be presenting this workshop? 

Paul Ince is owner of ‘LikeMind Media’ in Loughborough – he’s a digital marketing strategist who believes that the people working within the business are best placed to talk about it. He helps organisations understand their voice and puts strategies in place to amplify it to their market.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the IT industry he has supported many businesses to increase their visibility online and grow their business through digital technology.




ERDF - SME Enrolment Form

Having booked onto this event you will be required to complete an SME Enrolment form via our online portal if you have not already done so. We require this form to be completed as part of the eligibility requirements of our ERDF funding.

The form must be completed in full prior to your attendance at this event. The form only needs to be completed once, after this you will be able to access multiple Growth Hub events and adviser support. Further information will be provided directly after your registration is received.

Here's how simple it is to book your place:

This workshop will be delivered via GoTo - to register for a place complete the booking form

It’s quick and easy and if you have any questions, just contact your dedicated Events & Engagement Officer Hannah Kerridge – 07741163242