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The Work From Home Expo 2011

Work From Home Expo LogoJust received the following information introducing a new exhibition for those of you interested in working from home.

The Work From Home Expo is a new exhibition for the home-working market and is being run in partnership with the Federation of Small Business, the Direct Selling Association and Daltons Media.

The Work From Home Expo will provide an insight into the services and products that are available to people looking to:

  • start a business from home
  • get involved in direct selling
  • undertake a franchise
  • encourage employees to work from home.

A series of 15-minute ‘opportunity features’  is being run alongside the exhibition. These are free to attend and promise to provide

an in-depth insight into a variety of franchise, network marketing, and direct selling opportunities, along with product and service features.

The exhibition will be taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry (England) on Thursday, 20 October 2011. Entry for visitors is free and you can register online

The following information is taken from the official websites of the partners involved.

About the Federation of Small Business

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.

About the Direct Selling Association

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Approximately 200 companies are members of the association, including many well-known brand names.

About Daltons Media Ltd

Daltons Media Ltd is a classified media firm with products in the business transfer, business services, franchise, holidays and property markets. Since the establishment of our flagship print title, Daltons Weekly, in the late 1860’s, Daltons has been connecting buyers and sellers in a variety of markets.

Some Useful Links

The Home Business Alliance is the UK’s senior home-business association and covers home business ideas, home business investigations and reports, information and advice, free publicity, networking and lobbying.

Information on using your home as a work place can be found on the Business Link website.

A virtual assistant could be just the thing to help get your business off the ground. The Alliance of UK Virtual Assistants runs a list of established English virtual assistants categorised by county—although your virtual assistant can be based anywhere in the world.

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