Intensive Instagram Accelerator Programme

This programme has been designed for small business owners who are using Instagram to promote their businesses.

We will show you exactly how you can leverage the power of this incredible platform and make it work for your business.

In the intensive version of this Programme we cram all of the training into one week!

So you can go from Instagram hopeful to Instagram hotshot much quicker.

Throughout the week there will be four live classes as well as ‘homework’ tasks to complete and we’ll be there to support you and hold you accountable too!

What’s Involved

This week long programme will be run entirely online using live Zoom training sessions as a group. The sessions will also be recorded so you watch them back or catch up if you’re unable to make it live. There will also be a dedicated Facebook group for peer and mentor support.

We will also set you tasks to complete that will encourage you to put your new Instagram skills into practice and will push you to really make your brand stand out on the platform. You will get feedback from your mentor on all completed tasks to make sure you’re on the right track.

You will also get one 30 minute 1:1 session with your mentor which can be used to cover anything you’re struggling with in more detail or to work on developing your Instagram strategy.

What’s Included

Throughout the week we’ll hold daily live training sessions that will take you through all the areas of Instagram, showing you how to create great content that works for your business.

Day 1

  • What and how to post to your Instagram feed so you are creating a professional and consistent look.
  • How to craft the perfect caption that gets your followers engaged.
  • Our tried and tested hashtag strategy that works.

Day 2

  • How to use Instagram Stories so your audience will grow to know, like and trust you.
  • Creating Story Highlight Albums that sell.
  • How to use Instagram Guides for your business.

Day 3

  • Going Live on Instagram and how it can get you in front of a new audience.
  • Why Reels should be part of your strategy and exactly how to use them to promote your business (without dancing or pointing!).

Day 4

  • Understanding the Instagram algorithm.
  • Running successful campaigns including giveaways, competitions and challenges.
  • Working with influencers on the platform.
  • Creating your own branded hashtags.
  • A look at some useful tools that can help improve your Instagram strategy.


On Day 5 we will host our ‘How to use Threads for your business’ live training.

This 2 hour bonus training will take you through exactly how to use this new text based platform for your small business and how it can complement your Instagram strategy.

You will also get access to the recording of our Optimise your Instagram Profile 1 hour training.

Plus of course you’re welcome to join this free session as a warm up to the Instagram Accelerator Programme live too.

In this training we’re going to show you how to fully optimise your Instagram profile so more of those profile visitors become followers.

Plus we’ll teach you how to make sure your Instagram account is discoverable for your ideal customer too!

Join the Instagram Accelerator Programme and you will get;

✔️ Eight hours of live Instagram training.

✔️ Recordings of the live sessions that you can watch back in your own time.

✔️ Tasks that will encourage you to put your new skills into practice as well as build your presence on the platform plus feedback from your mentor to keep you on track.

✔️ A 30 minute 1:1 session with your mentor.

✔️ A dedicated Facebook Group for peer and mentor support.

✔️ A group of other small business owners all going through the training at the same time to help and support you.

✔️ BONUS – access to the recording of the Optimise your Instagram Profile training

✔️ BONUS – additional live training covering how to use Threads for your business.

All of this is worth over £500 and right now you can book your place for only £95

What past participants have to say..

“This programme is the answer to all your Instagram questions!

It’s delivered really clearly and it’s easy to get and follow. The tasks are great and cement the learning. Brilliant for any start up or business that’s already using it but wants to use Instagram to it’s potential. Recommended!”

Kate Stevens, Life and Career Coach, @the_kateoutdoors

Fast paced and informative. Accessible advice tailored to small businesses. Gemma fills in the gaps of knowledge and is very encouraging.”

Louise Waldron, Snow Finel Skiwear, @snowfinelskiwear

“The Instagram course was really helpful and I learnt a lot of new, practical tips. Gemma improved my knowledge and confidence and I would recommend the course and Gemma as a trainer!”

Sarah Haselwood, Copywriter, @shaselwoodwritingservices

“Gemma is a great teacher, and is super generous with her time and knowledge about all things Instagram!”

Em Williams, Letters by Em

I Loved the Instagram Accelerator Programme which helped me feel more confident in my own business. Not only does Gemma know her stuff but she is also professional with a friendly attitude. I’d absolutely recommend this course.”

Natalie Schofield

Meet your Mentor

This programme will be taught and mentored by the founder of Social Mums, Gemma Lloyd.

Gemma has over 15 years experience in marketing, working as an account manager in the UK’s third largest regional creative agency with clients such as Sky Bet and The Law Society.

In 2015 Gemma retrained by doing the Digital Mums social media management course in a bid to find a more flexible career to fit around her two young children. She hasn’t looked back and has since worked with a large number of parent focused businesses, some managing their social media long term and others on shorter term campaigns to launch new products or services.

She has also been running popular social media workshops in Tunbridge Wells, Kent since 2017 as well as 1:1 training sessions, equipping small business owners with the skills needed to take their social media to the next level.

Instagram is Gemma’s favourite social media platform and she’s proud of the community of followers she’s built on the Social Mums account over the last few years.


This week long training programme will take place from Monday 4th December 2023 and the 2 hour live training sessions will be held at the following times;

  • 10am Monday 4th December 2023
  • 10am Tuesday 5th December 2023
  • 10am Wednesday 6th December 2023
  • 10am Thursday 7th December 2023
  • BONUS Threads training at 10am Friday 8th December 2023

Please don’t worry if you can’t make all of the sessions live, you will get the recordings and you’ll be able to ask any questions you have in the Facebook Group or during your 1:1 session with Gemma.

We are limiting the places for the Intensive Programme to only 20 as we want to make sure everyone gets all of the support they need.

Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and you can book yours below.

If I can’t make the training live will there be a replay?

Yes. All of the live training sessions will be recorded so even if you can’t make them live you will be able to watch them back at a time that works for you. Plus even if you do join live, you can still watch back through the replays to go over anything again.

Do I have to be a mum to take part in the Programme?

No, most definitely not. Most of the social media experts who teach the Programme are mums, so we’re completely aware of the juggling involved in being a mum and running a business but this doesn’t mean you have to be a mum to join.

Do I need to run my own business to join the Programme?

Ideally yes. You will need an Instagram account to practice on throughout the training and that could be your own business account or a client account if you’re a Social Media Manager.

I’m completely new to Instagram, is the Programme right for me?

Yes absolutely, we go right back-to-basics in the Programme and will even help you set up a new business account if you haven’t done that already.