Realbusiness.co.uk is the UK’s most read title for high-growth businesses and entrepreneurial SMEs. Through daily news, unique insight and invaluable guides we are an essential resource for established and thriving businesses. Real Business also runs awards that champion and spotlight entrepreneurial success; The Growing Business Awards and The Future 50. Additionally, we publish Business Advice - a new online title for the micro business community.
Business Advice is a title focused solely on a section of the business community currently underserved – micro companies. It’s a site created by the team at Caspian Media, the award-winning specialist B2B publisher behind Real Business. It brings together all important forms of content, from pressing news, to valuable guides, to insightful profile pieces of up and coming micro enterprises. Readers are able to access bespoke advice by submitting questions to the Business Advice editorial team, who will then liaise with industry experts to secure a response.
Champions of Small Business
Champions of Small Business is a national initiative dedicated to celebrating & supporting all that’s great about Small Business in the UK. At it’s core is a free online resource. Their site will soon include tonnes of practical advice in the form of useful downloads, ebooks & toolkits for all aspects of business, along with inspiring content from industry leaders and access to exclusive offers. This is all backed up with an online community with live events and webinars.
The Business Growth Show
The Business Growth Show is 10 years old and has been running shows since 2005 and has helped thousands of businesses GROW! The show is a comprehensive portal to growing your business. Not only do they provide every avenue to assist in helping you with this and be successful, they ensure we attract the very best in their industry. They understand that time is money, so they have planned the day with as much as possible, so your day out of the office is worthwhile. This means you can be truly inspired, meet new contacts, and leave feeling energised and ready to start growing your business.
Forum of Private Business
The Forum of Private Business (Forum) is a not-for-profit business support organisation whose membership is spread throughout the UK and is made up primarily of private companies that employ between 1 and 25 people.
West London Business
West London Business is the voice of business in North-West London, covering seven local authority areas. We are a company limited by guarantee, owned and led by the private sector. Explore our mission, vision & commitment to drive forward the region’s global economic competitiveness, whilst pursuing social and environmental sustainability.
Dynamis (Business for Sale)
For 20 years we have been helping business brokers and private sellers market their listings. From cafes to construction businesses, some of their most exciting business opportunities have included the makers of Big Ben's clock, a Chinese toll road, a crocodile farm in Thailand and even a tropical island! They have become the world's largest marketplace advertising 67,343 businesses for sale in over 130 countries. The website is proudly run by our team of 32 based in London, Sydney, North Carolina and Mexico City.
Wow Video Production Ltd
As published authors in video production and marketing, Wow have been producing videos since 1998. With a vast selection of equipment, and range of expertise to hand, they have everything needed to reliably deliver your project what ever the size.
Crystal Palace Football Club
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football club based in South Norwood, London, that plays in the Premier League, the highest tier in English football.
Caspian produce respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards. Their work is influential, provocative and – most importantly – answers the needs of our clients and the industries they serve. They offer a fully integrated service that enables their clients to get their message across to the right audience, whether online, mobile, face-to-face or in print.
Warren Knight helps business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales and marketing managers sell more products and services, through the strategic use of social media, digital marketing and ecommerce.
Adtube are a London based video production and photograpghy company specialising in social media and events. They plan, film, edit and upload high quality videos that will energise your website, blogs and social medias with dynamic, engaging and sharable content.
The Franchise Show
Whether you are new to franchising and this is your first Franchise Show, or you are an experienced franchisee or franchisor; the information and support here will help you make the most of the exhibition.
Rich Visions Small Business (RVSB) provides professional Business Support & Training(for start-ups and existing businesses), Funding Assistance (£2k-£100k), Marketing and PR services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Entrepreneurs, Sole Traders and Organisations that want to start, grow or expand their businesses and enterprises. Whether you are an entrepreneur or a business that wants to market its services or promote its products to a particular audience or need funding to start or grow, Rich Visions can assist you and put you on the right path.
Angels Den is an angel-led crowdfunding platform where angel investors and experienced business people invest in pre-vetted SMEs. Investors often play an active role in the business, providing the initial funding, expertise and contacts to drive growth. Once an anchor investor is on board, we can open funding to other angels and the crowd, who have the security of investing alongside an experienced angel investor. As a result of our approach, over 90% of our funded deals are still trading.
"Sarsaparilla is the first and only marketing agency with a proven Money Making Marketing Model™ that links and converts marketing into sales. They look at all areas of marketing such as branding, websites, social media, PR, etc. and ensure that every penny you spend is an investment, with measurable & sustainable results, not an expense. Marketing expert, Kimberly Davis created Sarsaparilla to protect you from marketing cowboys, known as The Flash, Fluff, and Fakers™. Everything they do revolves around her unique 10 Step Complete Marketing Magnetism System™ which is proven to attract more clients, time and money in any economy! They provide you with the right map, tools, and resources you need to succeed, including:
• Training (webinars, events, courses, etc.)
• Products (DVDs, CDs, books, kits, etc.)
• Services (project management, implementation, etc.)
• Mentoring / Consulting (1 to 1 bespoke advice and support)"
Cyclr is made by a dedicated team of talented developers and founders based on the south coast of England. We care about our users and want to help them transform their businesses.
The Freedom Collective
She will help you unlock your full potential: to build a better business; stop trading time for money; make serious money online and be free to live how you choose. She will show you how to take the skills, knowledge and expertise you already have; to use the smartcuts I’ve mastered to become a recognised expert in your field, create epic digital products and sell them to 100,000s of people; grow a digital audience and mailing list of raving fans around your true passion; and create an authentic personal brand to create demand and charge a premium for what you do. If you’re looking for practical, results-orientated breakthroughs in a fun, compassionate but no-nonsense environment, come say hi.
Gabriella Karney Photography
Corporate portrait and event photography with extensive experience of covering events such as conferences, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, press events, product showcases and evening corporate functions. I also supply business portraits, LinkedIn profiles, corporate headshots, team photos and company photography. I take commission for stock images that can be used as marketing material for websites and other publications. I undertake work in London, Birmingham and the West Midlands.
For more information and to view my portfolio visit my website or contact me on 07917 612 714.
The Guardian Small Business Network
Discover a community that supports your venture. The Guardian Small Business Network provides access to news, resources, specialist tips and industry insight. Our site enables entrepreneurs to share their best practice tips and network with a vibrant community of more than 30,000 members. Business owners also have the chance to seek expert advice through live web chats and events.
International Business and Diplomatic Exchange
International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE) is a London-based membership organisation providing leadership in promoting international trade and investment flows, financial and professional services, energy, infrastructure and ICT sectors as well as championing commercial and trade diplomacy. IBDE delivers its services, which effectively contribute towards the strengthening of dialogue on international political, business and economic issues, through enhanced consultation and resource-sharing between businesspeople, policymakers, academics and the diplomatic communities. Through commercial and trade diplomacy and selected high-profile events such as investment forums, round-tables, workshops, conferences, seminars and networking opportunities, IBDE supports international businesses and diplomatic missions in identifying key trade and investment opportunities and strategies within the international economic and political context.
Textlocal is a leading provider of cloud-based mobile messaging services to business across the UK and Europe. Our award winning solution is at the forefront of business communications, allowing customers to harness the latest capabilities in mobile messaging to increase customer engagement and ROI. Based in Chester and Malvern, Textlocal supports over 165,000 businesses including Debenhams, Paddy Power, Greenpeace, Groupon and P&O Ferries. Follow us on Twitter - @textlocal
ICAEW Business Advice Service
ICAEW The Institute of Chartered Accountants is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 146,000 chartered accountants worldwide. The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) is an easy way to access specialist guidance and reassurance on how to plan, start, manage or grow your business. The free advice session is an opportunity for you to resolve any business or personal financial issue.
FranchiseExpo.co.uk is a comprehensive web directory with an abundance of Franchises that are actively recruiting in the UK, providing a year-round opportunity for you to find the perfect UK franchise!
You can also receive advice from our range of industry experts, discuss the benefits of Franchising and share resources.
If you're interested in purchasing a franchise, don't miss out on this chance to get in on the ground level with an exciting business model that's proven, prepared and ready to go!
Likewise, if you've got a franchise business for sale, make sure to list it on our exclusive directory page to connect directly to your target market.
Start Your Business Magazine
Start your Business magazine is the UK's best selling small business magazine. For over a decade we have featured the latest developments in the SME sector along with the latest news, reviews and interviews with some of the UK's most talented entrepreneurs. Visit us for exclusive subscription deals!
Start Your Business is available in 22 countries including dedicated titles for India and the Middle East. We remain one of the most recognised brands promoting initiatives and services to the small business sector. We have a portfolio of consumer, business and customer media, along with exhibitions and live events. Our international titles range from finance to fashion, from property to the FMCG sector. With offices in Dubai, London and Mumbai, India, we aim to be the perfect company to work with or for – we have the processes and attitude that ensure quality and consistency, and an entrepreneurial spirit that makes every day rewarding.
You won’t believe how easy it is to use Sentori Email Marketing. The built in work-flows help you manage all aspects of a campaign from message building through targeted delivery to insightful reporting. There are price plans to suit all pockets with packages starting at just £12.50 per month.
SmallBusiness.co.uk provides useful resources, products and services for small business owners and start-ups. We offer free online advice in the form of news articles, guides, tips and features that can point you in the right direction to start and run your own small business.
Whether it is advice on financing your business, marketing, employing staff or what technology to go for, we offer a one-stop-shop for all of your early-stage company needs. Our contributors are experienced professionals ranging from seasoned advisers to successful entrepreneurs who have started and grown a company themselves. Many of these contributors offer their own valuable experiences - the challenges they have faced and how such hurdles were overcome.
GrowthBusiness is an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs and leaders of fast-growth enterprises. It offers a goldmine of practical information, insights and inspiration for established businesses which are achieving rapid expansion, helping them overcome obstacles to their growth and maximise their potential.
On GrowthBusiness, the topics range from how to finance your company, to taking on staff, to ensuring you have the right technology for your needs, as well as topical blogs and news stories covering the biggest funding deals in the market to relevant pieces on the SME scene.
The advice is delivered by a roster of established entrepreneurs and advisers who all have extensive experience in either growing their own business or helping others to do so.
Your Business Community
The small business support community for the 21st Century.
For startups, self employed, owners and managers, basic membership is free.
Premium membership gives you business support & advice, protection, offers, discounted networking and more.
The Federation of Small Businesses
Mike Cherry FSB National Policy Chairman:
"The FSB is the UK’s leading business organisation. It exists to protect and promote the interests of the self-employed and all those who run their own business. The FSB is non-party political, and with around 200,000 members, it is also the largest organisation representing the UK’s 5.2 million small businesses.
2014 has seen real progress and breakthroughs on key issues facing members such as late payments and business rates. In addition, we have seen a significant increase in our profile. It is our increased dealings with politicians, the civil servants and the media that has played a large part in increasing our credibility and influence. This positions us as the most effective business lobbying group in the country, enabling us to ensure the small business community is heard.
Throughout 2014 and the beginning of 2015, leading figures from all the main political parties in Westminster, as well as key politicians in the devolved nations, addressed our events. There are many examples, including the Prime Minister speaking at a FSB national event for the first time, but together they demonstrate our unprecedented influence.
It is also to our credit that we continue to maintain a strict policy of political neutrality – always letting issues affecting our members set the agenda.
Through the media we’ve been able to raise the profile of important issues affecting our members. Supply chain bullying is now in the spotlight and momentum from media coverage and evidence from members led to a summit at 10 Downing Street with industry leaders discussing poor payment practices.
When looking at achievements, it is all too easy to focus on the public facing work we do with policymakers and the media. But none of this would be possible without a strong evidence base to back our arguments. It is our Big Voice community, which is making such a significant contribution to this success.
So what do these activities actually mean in practice for our members? Small businesses can be reassured that the FSB is standing behind them to ensure their issues are heard by Government – and we are doing all we can through our #ibacksmallbusiness campaign and the Business Manifesto to ensure the next Government does the same."
As the UK’s leading business organisation, we also offer our members an extensive package of benefits which are specifically designed to protect a business as well as assist with growth and help save money.
For a low annual fee, all FSB members can benefit from inclusive Employment, Tax and Legal Protection insurance, 24/7 legal advice, Health & Safety and HR online support along with a host of discounted services such as business banking, insurance, pension planning, including an auto enrolment solution and much more.
For 20 years the most successful business startup, opportunity and franchise magazine in the UK. If you are thinking of starting your own business but are unsure of what route to follow then this is the magazine for you, packed with ideas, advice and support to help you make the right choice. With How-to guides and real life success stories Making Money will give you the inspiration and determination you need to be a success. Available in all good retailers or as free download via the app.
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4Networking has reinvented business networking in the UK – with Passport membership you can network up to 5 days a week ANY of the 5000+ breakfast, lunch and evening meetings we run each year. At each meeting you have three 10 minute 1-2-1 business appointments. Sample the power of this at the Business Show – the 4Networking 121 Roadshow is FREE for delegates + visit the busy 4N stand. Also make sure you see 4N MD Brad Burton, the UK's #1 motivational biz speaker, in action. For more info visit http://www.4networking.biz/
Taking an open and honest look at the fight that entrepreneurs face to reach success, Talk Business magazine is bursting with inspiration, tips and advice to assist those battling through the day-to-day struggles of the current climate. The content, style and design makes for a light read and easily digestible information bites.
London Small Business Centre
London Small Business Centre – the place to go for funding, support and training for any London based entrepreneurs. Established in 1978 we are the longest standing business support agency in the capital, both a registered charity and with non profit status.
Over the last 10 years we have helped over 22,000 people start, plan and grow their business in London and lent over £15,000,000. We pair entrepreneurs with one of our experienced business advisers and firmly believe that this face to face, customised business support is the key to our clients’ business success.
We can support businesses in any sector and have advisers experienced in everything from creative, fashion, digital, retail, franchise, food and drink.....
We offer funding as well as services and training in financial planning, sales & marketing, advertising, brand development, skills training, events and networking. Visit us on Stand 516.
Startup Direct provides funding and mentoring to startups as part of the government-backed Start Up Loans Scheme. Supporting businesses from idea stage up to 2 years’ worth of trading, Startup Direct has to date funded over 900 startups. Access up to £25k in funding and receive 12 months business mentor support, access to exclusive workshops, networking events and over 50 business discounts from our partners by visiting our website.
Businesses For Sale
BusinessesForSale.com connects business buyers and sellers. With over 61,000 businesses in 130 countries worldwide, the website is the world's largest businesses for sale marketplace, attracting over 1 million unique users every month. For aspiring entrepreneurs, BusinessesForSale.com provides a route into ownership and features thousands of business and franchise opportunities in all sectors imaginable. If you are looking to exit, we can help you cost-effectively market your business and find the right buyer.
City Business Library
City Business Library (CBL) is a reference library and there are no entry restrictions or membership requirements - everybody is welcome! We are the leading public library for business information offering free access to the UK's most comprehensive collection of business databases and publications, including general start up advice, information on funding sources, market research, company data, business news.
The Pitch is the UK's biggest small business competition, and we're proud to have been running since 2008. We`re passionate about helping startups by shining a light on fantastic entrepreneurial talent, and over the years we've met some incredible small businesses, a lot of whom have gone on to do great things.
With our inspiring programme of awesome advice, ideas and events, we want to educate and empower entrepreneurs and early stage startups like you to succeed in business.
So, if you've a brilliant business or business idea what are you waiting for? Register your interest today and be part of The Pitch 2015!
Business Bank Exchange (BBX)
BBX work with businesses in a proactive way to create additional money and bank what otherwise would be wasted spare capacity.
Unlike traditional banks, BBX guarantee to bring you new business which you can bank with us.
Sterling stands for shows, where visitors and exhibitors connect with each other.
Sterling stands for network groups, where conversations lead to collaboration and referrals.
Sterling stands for success. The Sterling Team gets to know the members and their needs, and actively connects people, enabling co-creation, collaboration and mutual support.
Members of the Sterling community benefit from: • collaborative business relationships • quality referrals • business support • business development • networking with positive professionals.
Sterling welcomes you. Start a conversation with Sterling.
The Best you
We are the experts in lifestyle enhancement who believe everyone deserves to realise their dreams. We bring people inspiration at our ground-breaking seminars and connect them with the leading voices in the field through our exhibitions, workshops and on and offline content.
‘The Best You’ is the one stop shop for personal development, with the best selection of self help content in every format, DVDs, CDs, Online viewing, MP3, E-books, free reports and much more.