The Great British Business Show will be taking place on May 17 and 18 at ExCel London and is completely free to attend. If you’re an SME, entrepreneur, or startup looking to grow your business this show is for you; it’s also an excellent networking opportunity for virtual assistants, freelancers, and business owners.
The Great British Business Show—an event aimed at businesses looking to grow—is actually part of the The Business Show which also incldues the Business Startup Show, considered the UK’s leading business show. The Business Show brings together a ‘heady mix’ of leading entrepreneurs, essential business information from international experts, and encouragement, tips and advice from real business people with real experiences.
What’s Under the Big Top?
This year’s show includes 250 seminars, various workshops from industry leaders, and over 350 exhibitors with products, services, know-how and advice to share. You’ll have the opportunity to learn everything from branding to the benefits of cloud computing and all about the latest business technologies. And make sure you catch one of the live and interactive features designed to cover everything you need to know to get your business up and running or, if you’re already running, to get you to the next step.
The show is gearing up to be the biggest to date and Tom Borthen, Marketing Director of The Business Show, explains:
We are focusing on giving business owners the tools and information that will enable them to go back to their offices and make an immediate impact on their businesses. The seminars, hands-on workshops and expert speakers are designed to give business owners advice on everything from marketing to buying rival firms, yet at the same time inspire the visitor to look at their business in a new light, and ultimately improve their bottom line”
It’s All About the Networking
If you’re reading this and you’re a virtual assistant or a freelancer you may be wondering why you should attend. Well, it’s all about the networking. You’ll be bumping into people left, right, and centre who are starting up a business or looking to expand. The benefits of using a virtual assistant for start-ups is well documented so I won’t go into them here, but simply put: many people starting their own businesses become bogged down with the day-to-day stuff when they could be delegating those tasks to a skilled freelancer, freeing up their time to concentrate on making contacts and building their business.
So blow the dust off your business cards—not forgetting the funky QR code— and get yourself to the The Business Show on May 17 or 18.