David James Ross

Training for business startup & digital marketing

David James Ross delivers customised training programmes and workshops for organisations supporting business startup and digital marketing.

Over 25 years working in personal and business development, David has helped a wide range of client organisations to meet the needs of their users and achieve project outcomes.

For anything from a half-day workshop to a full 12 day programme written to the needs of your audience, get in touch for an initial discussion.


David is an inspiring and motivational business professional. I have attended many of his workshops and find them interactive, informative and thoroughly engaging.

I particularly enjoy the informal nature of the sessions, where subjects can often lead to interesting and useful debate. David is an approachable group leader, who encourages group led activity. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

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  • Mark Wilde
  • Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Business Owner at Rubiqa

I have worked with David a number of times in my role as Incubation Manager at The University of Derby.

David developed a series of workshops to support our new residents and associate members to explore the issues around entering self employment with a highly creative business.

David had a great understanding of the complexities of balancing an individual's creativity with a need to work towards sustainability, and as a result I believe he has played a large role in the success of a number of our past residents, including Revolver Revolver and Tristan Poyser.

David was very responsive to the needs of his audience and as such developed the support package to include monthly peer support sessions and more intensive masterclasses.

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Business startup

Popular workshop topics and content

  • Pricing Your Products and Services
  • Developing a Business In The Digital Age
  • How To Manage Your Clients
  • Finding Marketing That Really Works For Your Business
  • Developing Products and Services That People Want To Buy

Recent workshops

Enterprise Stars was an eight week Business Startup programme delivered several times as part of the Let's Do Business project at the University of Derby's Enterprise Centre, contributing a high proportion of the business startups achieved by the project.

Pricing Your Products and Services was a recent evening workshop delivered for the Enterprise Programme at Loughborough University.

Digital Marketing

Popular Workshop Topics and Content

  • Attracting New Customers Through SEO and Content Marketing
  • eCommerce - How To Get Started
  • What really matters when putting together a website?
  • Digital Marketing Strategy - sorting the essential from the irrelevant for your business
  • How To Develop A Website That Sells
  • Digital Marketing Mistakes Your Business Should Avoid

Recent workshops

Optimising Your Business Online was a full-day overview of website and digitial marketing strategy for startup businesses on the Let's Do Business project at the University of Derby's Enterprise Centre.

eCommerce For Creatives was an afternoon workshop delivered for Creative Leicestershire.


More than 1,000 workshops 10,000 learners over 25 years

Examples of previous work


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