Discuss and Do

Discuss and Do is a comprehensive and unique programme of business discussions and workshops exploring and sharing information, skills and tools. These free events are aimed at helping local enterprises to develop, prosper and support each other. They are from lived examples by real businesses in town, and the forum encourages discussion and engagement on all levels. This is a chance for us to collaborate, share our experiences and work together to build stronger, healthier organisations and a vibrant business community.

Organised by Frome and District Chamber of Commerce, Frome Town Council and supported by Enterprise Mendip, Discuss and Do is a free and unique programme of events in business administration to support local enterprises.

Discuss and Do will be organised at different venues around town, running from 6pm to 7.30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

January’s Instagram Event

The last Discuss and Do event saw Dawn Denton pack out the top floor of Sam’s Kitchen, as over 60 people came to find out how Instagram works.

There are 800 million users, 500 million of which are active every day, so its a really valuable way to reach your audience, some of whom may not use other platforms.

Click here to read about the event, as well as some of the top tips.

Next Event

27th March, 6pm – What is Corporate Social Responsibility

How can businesses share their expertise and resources to help the community? What do community-based organisations need? Do you have storage or meeting space, or could you share professional skills or give careers advice?

To be held at Frome Town Hall on 27th March at 6pm, this Discuss & Do will share ideas and examples of what businesses can do and what the community needs.

Councillor Jean Boulton says, “often businesses have skills or resources that they don’t realise could make a big difference to community organisations. Corporate social responsibility is partly about ethical sourcing and marketing and pricing. But it is also about how businesses can engage with their local communities in new and creative ways.”

Discuss & Do is a free and unique programme of events in business and organisational skills to support local enterprises. The events are organised by Frome and District Chamber of Commerce, Frome Town Council and supported by Enterprise Mendip

Registration is essential, please click here.

Contact Charlie Orr at orrc@frometowncouncil.gov.uk for more information.

Future Events

24th April, 6pm – How to Sell on Facebook

Local social media experts will lead this Discuss and Do session by looking at ways to advertise on Facebook and to get customers and potential customers to engage with your brand.

Facebook is always a popular subject as the average user spends almost an hour on the platform per day – that is one-sixteenth of the average Facebook user’s waking time. This is where your customers are spending their time!

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22nd May, 6pm – GDPR and What you Need to Know

Discuss how the new Data Protection Laws will impact your business, staff & customers from May 2018.

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26th June, 6pm – Cloud Based Systems for Small Businesses

Showcasing examples of local businesses who have changed from paper/excel to cloud based systems.

The discussion will offer very simple starting blocks to give you the opportunity to ask the questions of how, why, when and how much it costs to implement these increasingly popular systems into your business.

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24th July, 6pm – Lucky Dip!

What would YOU like to Discuss & Do in July? This month’s event will focus on a topic based on local demand.

Get in touch and let us know what topics are important to you.

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25th Sept, 6pm – Growing Traditional Businesses

How can traditional trades increase their profile and grow their business in the age of the internet?

The discussion will centre around examples on how the trades can increase their profile and grow their businesses.

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23rd Oct, 6pm – Wellness Programme and Wellness Culture

How you can integrate wellness at work into your company and look after your most important resource – people.

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27th Nov, 6pm – Worried About Tax

An opportunity to talk about tax, and ask local professionals those questions that have been bugging you. If you have any worries about deadlines, limits, penalties then this is the event for you.

Experienced local professionals will host practical group sessions answering your questions on the major business taxes including Personal Income Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT and Payroll. They will share popular tips and tricks and help you to answer the question ‘am I paying too much tax?’

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