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Online: How to Sell – August 2020

August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

smiling young entrepreneur and business owner shaking hands

The opportunity to sell to customers is essential for any business. Even though you are likely not a sales specialist, gaining confidence in selling your products and services effectively is critical to your business’s success.

In this How to Sell workshop you will learn how to be comfortable with your sales approach. This will make you appealing to your customers and effective in your approach so that they really want to buy from you.


When is the How to Sell workshop?

This online workshop is taking place on Thursday 13th August, 10am – 1pm.


What will I learn?

  • How to prepare for selling opportunities
  • Good questioning and listening
  • Handling objections and spotting buying signals
  • ‘Closing’, negotiating and following up.


Who’s delivering the How to Sell workshop?

Former National Sales Manager Debbie Bird has extensive and varied business experience from large corporations such as John Lewis and Novartis to her own shops in Cirencester and Hungerford. For more than 5 years, Debbie’s business AbleGrowth has been providing coaching and training support to SMEs in Gloucestershire to maximise the potential of her client’s business particularly focused on general business skills, simple techniques with numbers and sales activities. She delivers down to earth and sound advice which has a transforming positive impact on her clients. Her clients come from a wide range of sectors including engineering, food production, retail, recreation, construction, business services, clothing and digital.


Where is it held?

This is an online course, held on Zoom. Get ready by Downloading Zoom to your computer. You’ll get an email to register and then a link to join the meeting. This online course involves exciting discussion, interaction, and practical activities with others in your shoes.

We’re keeping our online course numbers low to give you the best possible experience. So make sure you book your place sooner rather than later! If the course is full, contact us on startandgrow@glos.ac.uk and we’ll add you to the waiting list.


What do people think?

Debbie is an incredible trainer and coach. She is one of those people with the unique ability to make everything that looked so hard, suddenly seem so simple. She’s also a fantastic networker and knows everyone, so can always add extra value by pointing you in the right direction.

Kate Happle

Debbie is an incredibly approachable and insightful coach with a practical line of action. Her warmth and talent are a wonderful combination and she has given us real gems of advice in how to better formulate our marketing message and grow our business. She has also been more than generous with her time in relaying feedback to us about our Accelerator Programme. She quickly gets to the heart of a business without losing sight of the view from outside which is worth its weight in gold. It’s been a great experience working with her.

Gail Ross-Wham



Growth Workshops are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.


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August 13, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Debbie Bird