Warren Knight

Warren Knight

Top 100 Global Influencer, Digital Strategist, Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur, Author, Professional Speaker & Trainer at Think Digital First
Dartford, United Kingdom

Summary

Top 100 Global Influencer in 2017 and award winning blogger, author and digital entrepreneur with 10 years online experience.
Warren’s vision is to help 100,000 entrepreneurs and business owners successfully sell more products and services online through the strategic use of digital marketing by 2019.
To reach this goal, Think Digital First is an online education company offering video courses in social media, digital marketing, and business skills. Founded in 2015
EARLY ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS
After receiving a grant from the Prince’s Trust at 22 (following a career as a hip hop dancer), Warren started a successful European music and clothing distribution company. Next he became the director of a global stationery and accessory business working with Disney and Nickelodeon, where he grew the business from a $5 million to $30 million company in a 5-year period, selling to over 30 countries, and achieving $1 million sales in one month.
BUSINESS BUILDER
Since then, Warren has won various industry awards and co-founded two IT companies. The first, an ecommerce platform that received £150,000 investment via the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), valuing the business at £1m within two years. The second, an online learning platform, teaching people how to setup and use social networks for their business.
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER, TRAINER, COACH
Warren is a renowned international keynote speaker and a member of the Professional Speaking Association. He is also a trainer and coach, and has helped thousands of start-ups and SMEs build their digital footprint, increase sales by up to 500% and grow their business through digital marketing. He also has a passion for helping entrepreneurs to upskill.
PUBLISHED AUTHOR
Warren regularly writes for global business magazines, and has also written 3 eBooks on sales, international growth and social media available on Amazon. His latest book Think #Digital First is available to order. www.thinkdigitalfirst.com 

Positions

Creator
Think Digital First
January 2015 - Present (2 years 9 months)
The Modern Entrepreneurs "community" to Growing a Business

Think Digital First is essentially are step-by-step online training courses designed for creative entrepreneurs, business owners and sales and marketing managers that shares with them the importance of having the right mindset to focus on technology, sales and marketing. Understanding your strengths to building the right team around you and knowing the different platforms, social networks and the right digital tools are so important when integrating them into your sales and marketing to help you market your brand online, saving time and getting sales to grow your business.
Professional Speaker and Trainer
Warren Knight
June 2002 - Present (15 years 4 months)
As a professional speaker and trainer, I specialise in "Business Growth through Digital Leadership".

My passion is to upskill SME entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurialism in the workplace. helping them implement a Sales & Marketing strategy using Social Media, Digital Marketing and eCommerce to help creative companies have a structure, process and measurable outcomes to build and grow their business.

As an international keynote speaker, I deliver presentation for the organisations like The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Internet & Mobile World, Social Media Conference to name a few.

Having working globally for Universities and Private Schools, training MBA's & Business Students with my Certified Digital Marketing, Social Media and Start-Up Accelerator programs.

I share invaluable tools and techniques and proven processes, which will raise your energy and allow great things - new opportunities, money, people, - to flow into your life.

Jade Harris Marketing Manager - Dermalogica®
He gave our team some amazing insights to all social media platforms, introduced us to some great tools for enhancing the message we can provide and fabulous systems for organisation and analysis. He kept the room engaged and entertained, and everyone left with valuable and easy to implement tools that we are incredibly grateful for. A true expert and a speaker we’d readily recommend to any organisation.”
Co-Founder Online Trainer
Social Media Elearning
February 2012 - August 2016 (4 years 6 months)
We are here to help small business owners, marketing managers and consultants achieve greater online success for their business, by using the power of “word of mouth” from Social Media to grow their brand, offer great customers service, increase traffic and drive sales.

Each eLearning course takes us an average of 400 hours to produce, and is condensed into individual modules, design to last no longer than 60 minutes of 1-1 training with an additional step-by-step document available for you to download and print-out. Each home study course will take you through all of the important, need to know information for each Social Network you would like to use from a business perspective, and all from the comfort of your own home or office.

We offer you 24/7 access 365 days a year and will be continuously updating and perfecting each video and user step-by-step guide. We believe in giving you the chance to learn about social media marketing in the comfort of your home and at your own pace or in person, with us at one of our events.

The great thing about Social Media eLearning is that we offer our customers no quibble 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with either our courses or Training we will give you a full refund!

For the last 7 years I've has specialised in helping over 1,000’s of SME's sell more products and services, through the convergence of Social Media, Internet Marketing and Digital Commerce, delivering dynamic and engaging workshops and seminars for the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a member of the Professional Speaking Association delivering masterclasses on Social Media and Digital Commerce for events, trade shows and organisations, all of which are about how companies can increase their online community to achieve sales by having a multi-channel experience.
Business Growth Partner
Advantage Business Partnerships Ltd
November 2013 - June 2015 (1 year 7 months)
What does ABP do?

We help small & medium business owners get what they want faster & more easily than they would without us, taking them & their business further in a time and cost effective way.

Focused on tangible results, we adapt our support to the needs of each client who is open to new advice, expertise & inspiration. This can be 1:1 or in groups, & often includes mixed elements of coaching, consultancy, mentoring, bespoke training, advice and various planning tools we have.

Current clients include SMEs at all stages of the business life cycle;

- pre-starts
- start ups
- established businesses fighting to survive
- multi-million turnover firms enjoying (or looking to) an exciting high growth phase
- companies preparing for a rewarding exit

How much do you cost?

With our focus on affordable, adaptable and time effective solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes, our entry point service is £79.95+VAT for a monthly peer group growth workshop.

1:1 Strategy sessions start from £200.00+VAT.

Who are ABP?

A team of 20+ professionals with proven track records running and working within SMEs across most industry sectors, up to senior leadership positions in global organisations. Several of the team are active as investor angels.

What are the most common needs you help clients with?

- Strategy & Planning
- Increased Focus and Accountability
- Sales, Marketing, Targeted New Business Development; client retention, referral systems, strategic partnerships, pitching & conversion techniques
- Access to & planning for debt or equity finance
- Leadership & Management skills
- Staff skills development & training
- Performance Management, Cultural change, Motivation and Appraisal Systems
- Advanced Stakeholder Management

We really do have an affordable solution for every business, so if you have not had a detailed discussion on how we can help you, then please call or drop us an email; warren.knight@advantagebusinessltd.com
CEO Co-Founder
Gloople - Making Shopping Social
October 2010 - October 2013 (3 years)
As a Social Commerce evangelist, we have designed the UK's 1st social sharing SaaS ecommerce freemium platform, for SME to build an online store, designed for a "One Web" approach, Online, Mobile and Tablet payments and integrates into social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to drive inbound marketing and personalise the customer journey. Targeting SME’s it allows them to have complete control over their social commerce solution. It enables them to automate engagement with their customers, increasing their ROI around social media with a powerful, versatile and affordable platform.

Gloople's shopping cart fully integrates with GroupBuy, Flash Sale, Mobile, Embedded Store, Affiliate Network & Social Hub

What makes Gloople innovative?

It combines many proven social commerce tools and technologies into one affordable, powerful and modular e-commerce platform. These tools are centrally controlled through a single CMS/stock and payment system giving the brand and retailers full control and ease of use.

Gloople’s technology allows the licensee to fully customise and design the store and upscale to the requirements of the business, without compromise. The modular architecture gives clients the flexibility and scalability for global growth.
Social Media Specialist
Warren Knight
September 2007 - October 2010 (3 years 1 month)
As a Digital Leadership evangelist, and specialising in helping SME's use social media, digital marketing and ecommerce, to better understand their customers to help empower their brand and business to make a meaningful change to better serve the customer and build brand loyalty.
Through coaching, mentoring, consulting, speaking and training at industry events, from tech to fashion and beauty to fitness.

Education

St Columbas College
1983 - 1986 (3 years)

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