The show is packed with a vast range of live features, designed to inspire and assist both new and existing businesses. Over the past 14 years we've listened to our visitors and and compiled the following list of the most useful and popular features to include in this year's show. And of course, like the rest of the show, all of these features are completely FREE for you to visit and participate in.
1-2-1 Advice Kiosks
Planning from experts
Improve or revitalise your business. We have assembled experts in the seven most important areas of your business and they are available for a free twenty minute 1-2-1 slot to focus specifically on your business. Transform your business with a concentrated twenty minute personal consultation with an expert on;
These appointment are very popular so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book yours today.
Meet the Buyer
Understanding the Procurement Marketplace, in association with Supplier Development Programme.
Public Sector spending, on goods and services, across Scotland, adds up to more than £10bn every year. This year will see changes in Procurement with the introduction of the Reform Act which encourages buyers to open up their contract opportunities to encourage more SMe’s to participate.
Discover how your business can access details of available contracts, understand how the tendering process works and learn how you can win potential lucrative supplier contracts by attending the “Working with the Public sector” workshop.
You will also be able to meet buyers from Local authorities on the Supplier Development Programme stand who can explain what they are looking for from a supplier and how your company can be trained in the tender process.
The International Business Zone
The International Business Zone will provide you with the partners, inspirational and knowledge to take advantage of the global appetite for Scottish and UK products, skills and expertise. Assisting and encouraging your business to open up lucrative international markets. The zone will help you discover and identify overseas opportunities and access the support, advice and training you will need to take full advantage of them.
Secrets of Selling Sessions
Sales is the lifeblood of your business, these focussed, small group sessions will increase the number of leads you generate, maximise the sales return from these leads and teach you how to encourage your customers back time and time again.
Facilitated Networking Taster Sessions
We have teamed up with Scotland’s best known networking organisations to offer you free trial sessions for the latest business networking formats. You can discover the style of networking that best suits your personality and build a great list of valuable contacts at the same time. Let us know if you would like to take part when you register and we’ll send you all the details.
The Funding Zone
Find out where and how you can find the funds you need to grow your existing business
Finding funding to faciliate the growth of your business is often a large obstacle to overcome, even for some larger SMEs. The options can seem complicated, confusing and impossible to access, but there is help available if you know where to look. The funding zone contains a range of funding solutions to fit your circumstance. Our advisors will offer an honest appraisal of your plans and match you with the suppliers who can provide the finance to build your business.
Franchise Information Centre
Franchising your business offers a fast, efffective and profitable expansion system.
The Franchise Information Centre is sponsored by FranchiseExpo.co.uk, the UK’s leading online franchise resource, and provides a comprehensive directory of the best Franchises available to buy, including details of investment level, expected returns, training provided and exactly what is involved in the day to day running of a successful franchise business.
If you are considering franchising an existing business, our experienced team can talk you through the process, highlighting pitfalls and opportunities.
Social Media Workshops
Social Media has never been more important in this growing digital age. These workshops are specially tailored for the small/medium business community; they're interactive, fun and suitable for everyone who wants to see business benefits from Social Media.
The high energy sessions are designed to introduce the concepts of social networking to people who may be resistant to it or feel they don't understand it! Our interactive Workshops are designed to shed some light on making the most of this marketing medium.
Discover how to recruit, train and reward your staff successfully. Often engaging and keeping quality staff can be a headache for any business, but, if you are successful in attracting and retaining the right people your business will prosper.
The Employment Studio offers you the advice and guidance normally only available from a large, experienced corporate HR team, in order to help you manage your business effectively!
Digital Marketing Workshops
This year we will have specific workshops covering different aspects of digital marketing and we have pulled together a selection of companies who can offer the advice and support you need to realise the benefits of an effective digital marketing strategy as soon as you are back in the office.
Microsoft Product Demonstration Area
The future of tech and how it can support your business
Explore how owning a business can be transformed by the technology you use, from how it can assist you with running the business applications you need, simplfing business management to improving productivity and collaboration, even when you're on the move. Make sure you stay ahead of the competitors by understanding and using the latest technology to give your business the edge.
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Tickets are free!
To attend any of these features, you'll need to register for a ticket to the event (don't worry, they're completely free). Once you're at the event, just head over to any of the features you want to see. You can also attend any of the seminars and workshops at the event for free with your ticket!
Seminars & Workshops
Scotland's Favourite Entrepreneur
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Reach New Customers Online
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World's Most Innovative Growth Company
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International E-Commerce - Why, Where & How?
There is a massive opportunity for UK companies to engage in cross-border e... Read More