Wired Sussex Blog

Talent 2017: Sponsorship Opportunities

Talent2017: a 3-day festival dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. It will run from Wednesday 15th March – Friday 17th March 2017, and we’re expecting to attract over 1,200 individuals across a range of events, making it the biggest digital skills festival south of London. Show your support By sponsoring Talent2017 your company will be showcased to great talent, it will build your reputation, and help support the future of our sector. By aligning with the festival, you’ll gain access to new audiences and build relationships with the City’s …

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Successful Freelancing Tips

Last week we held a Breakfast Session on ‘Being a Successful Freelancer’  and invited a panel of experts- Elliot Taylor (Raison), Izzy Crouch (IZC Marketing) Gareth Williams (LoneWolfWilliams) and Paul Silver (Silver Web Services Ltd) – to share their knowledge about freelancing and answer questions. Spaces for the event were in high demand so, in case you missed out, we want to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are the key points from the session: Business development Find your niche.  Don’t spread yourself too thinly – identify your specialism and most importantly do what you enjoy. Company name/trading …

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Win a ticket to Brighton SEO

Win a free ticket to the next Brighton SEO Conference, happening on Friday 22nd April 2016. Brighton SEO is a huge, ultra popular, one-day search marketing conference that brings together some of the best speakers from the world of SEO. Last month 1,500 tickets were released and it sold out in less than a minute flat! If you didn’t manage to claim one, fear not as they’ve kindly given us 5 free tickets to giveaway to Wired Sussex Members! Terms and conditions: For your chance of winning all you need to-do is tell us what session you’d most like to …

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Building a brief for a new Wired Sussex website

Last October we announced plans to rebuild our entire website from the ground up. To help make sure we get it right, we felt is was important to invest time in engaging with our members in order to develop the best possible brief we can for the new site, one that reflects not only our own needs, but those of the community we support. Following our announcement, we received lots of enthusiasm and support from our members, with many pledging their expertise to the project. As well as the hundreds of responses to our surveys, we had many one-to-one meetings …

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We’re rebuilding our website – and need your help!

The Wired Sussex website is a unique and valuable resource – but we know it could be better! We’re really pleased to announce that after years of piecemeal improvements we’re finally in a position to ‘bite-the-bullet’ and rebuild the entire website from the ground up. We are really excited to have this opportunity and want to ensure that we build the best possible website we can to support you and the cluster over the coming years. To help us on this journey we’d love for you to be a part of the conversation; by having a say and sharing your …

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Making the most of Membership

It’s not all about meetup’s and events – Here are 5 (other) ways you can benefit from being a Wired Sussex member. We’ve been running a lot more events this year (up from 20 to about 60!) and as a consequence, we’ve seen a few new members join specifically to attend certain events. This is great, but there’s much more to membership than just access to our exclusive programme of member events. So here’s a quick overview on some of the other ways that you can benefit from your membership. Showcase your Business: As a Wired Sussex member you can …

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Are you a freelancer?

If so, here’s how joining Wired Sussex can help you develop your business. With an expanding membership base of 448 freelancers (not including the many ‘freelancers with a brand’ who’re registered as companies) I thought it would be worthwhile to run through the specific benefits of Wired Sussex membership that can help you to grow and develop your business.   Projects Board: A significant benefit of joining Wired Sussex is getting to hear about the latest fixed-term and project work opportunities by accessing our exclusive projects board. Anyone – from local boutiques to multinational agencies – can post project details on …

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5 ways to promote your business with Wired Sussex

Here’s a quick run-through of 5 ways that becoming a Wired Sussex member can help you reach a large audience and make stronger connections within the local cluster. _____ Member News: Adding your company news to our site is simple to do and free to all Wired Sussex members. It’s a great place to gain visibility for your latest press release, news story or product launch, for free. Every item you post will be featured on our website homepage and go out on our RSS feed. *Tip: It’s also the first place we look for stories when writing up the …

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Onwards and Upwards; the next year for Wired Sussex

Following on from our end of year roundup, here’s a quick look at some of the exciting projects, initiatives and events we’ve got planned for the first quarter of 2015, and how you can benefit. January FuseBox24 Showcase Event, 22nd Jan. Come along and hear the innovator success stories and research results from our FuseBox24 programme of start-up business support, that we ran last year our home the FuseBox in Brighton. You can register for a ticket here. Brighton Fuse 2 Freelancer Research: The Results, 26th Jan. Over the past year we coordinated detailed research into the Brighton freelance community and …

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Keeping The Fuse Alight

In 2013 we revealed the findings of the Brighton Fuse Project; a 2-year R+D exercise that mapped and measured Brighton’s digital cluster. The report was massively influential, raising the profile of our cluster and informing policy making; with the findings discussed by Government, featured in a range of publications including the Financial Times and presented at industry conferences as far afield as New Zealand. It also prompted the decision to conduct similar studies into clusters in Newcastle and Bristol. Brighton Fuse has had a significant impact on policy makers, informing the successful Brighton City deal bid and initiating activity by …

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