Theatre 15

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Wednesday 16th May

Thursday 17th May


11.00 - 11.30

Matthew Sparrow

When the bank says no!

In an economic climate where access to finance is a challenge faced by most small businesses, and where funding growth, development, and expansion are becoming increasingly difficult, Matthew will discuss the funding alternatives available when the banks will not lend. What should SMEs consider when looking for funding and who can they turn to.


11.45 - 12.15

Luke Levene

Outsourced Software Development: a Disaster or an Opportunity?

The term outsourcing has a negative connotation. However, nearly all businesses outsource something. We will discuss reasons to outsource development of web and mobile applications.


12.30 - 13.00

Abi Hookway & Gordon Dutfield

30 Minutes to Financial Freedom

Abi and Gordon will show you how to discover financial freedom through your own property journey. Covering a selection of strategies including HMO’s, BTL, SA and Commercial Conversions, you will uncover your path to wealth creation.


13.15 - 13.45

Karl Swanepoel

The Secrets To Building And Growing A Strong Brand Online

In this seminar, you will learn the secrets of building a strong brand online. You’ll learn how you can use the internet to make your products and services go viral with creative and innovative marketing tactics from industry pioneer and the youngest ambassador of The Business Show, Karl Swanepoel, who is the CEO of RocketBlast Digital. You’ll learn never before heard marketing secrets and techniques!


14.00 - 14.30

Michael Austin

Access to Finance

How does a small businesses decide which finance provider and which type of finance will suit their business stage of development? This seminar will explain the options available and what factors are important in choosing finance.


14.45 - 15.15

Chris Dunkerley

How ultimate clarity empowers business growth decisions.

I will reveal why internal business structures, negatively impact the success rates of lead-gen and outsourced marketing initiatives. We will look at how businesses choose creative sector services and why the process is flawed. I will also share with you, tips on how to overcome the common hurdles faced, so that your next outsourced marketing project, delivers positive success rates for the whole business.


15.30 - 16.00

Sarah Penn

Building a global business

Sarah will take you through the challenges and successes faced building a global business and what she learnt along the way


16.15 - 16.45

Aurangzaib Chawla

Starting a Business: The Basics

As a new start-up you will be choosing your product or service, then business name, its structure and how you are going to run it. You will be thinking about capital or funds you need to realise your dream of running your own business and also how you''''re going to attract customers. This seminar will outline your different options. It will give you guidance on business plans, accounting and legal requirements that must be met when starting up a business.