Small Business Saturday

Well, it’s about 1:45 in the morning, so not long to go before the start of Small Business Saturday.

The Solent Business Growth Network is putting on a decent show at Southampton Central Library today, starting around 10am.

Here’s a cut and paste of the agenda:

10.15 Opens – Penny Mordaunt MP

10.20 Colin Ward – an introduction to Federation of Small Businesses and some of its services. The FSB is one of the largest organisations supporting small businesses in the UK and lobbying the Government on small business issues.

10.30 – 11.15 Simon Whitbread – Finance and funding for your business” (click here to book your FREE ticket)
There are many different ways of financing and funding your business whether you are new or existing but which is the right one for you? Simon will lead you through an unbiased journey of the options available

12.00 – 13.00 Speed networking session – 4Networking Diane Moore – meet new people and don’t forget to bring your cards!

13.30 – 14.15 Chris Buckingham – “Crowd Funding – a different way to fund your business
Crowdfunding specialist Chris Buckingham will be talking about his latest research on the need to create a dialogue through keeping your audience updated.

14.30 – 15.30 David Vane – “Social media – pain or gain?” (click here to book your FREE ticket)
Love it or hate it social media is here to stay although it might change it’s shape over the next few years. If you are still not sure about which one to use or what is available then come along to this interesting overview

16.00 Close

Pop in if you get a chance!


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