Jonathan Dowden

Jonathan Dowden has been obsessed with small businesses since working on a market stall on Newcastle’s Quayside market at the age of 9. Since then Jonathan has started, developed and supported a wide range of business both as an entrepreneur and working with many of the UK’s leading business support organisations.

Since joining Sage as a product manager Jonathan has managed many of Sage’s most successful products including Sage 50 Payroll in the UK and Sage One Payroll across UK Ireland and Central Europe.

Today Jonathan is responsible for mobile applications at Sage and is on a mission to build apps such as Sage Expenses that make business admin and accounting super simple for small businesses. Helping business owners spend their time focusing on what is important to them not waste it on “mind numbing” admin.

Start your business in a Weekend

Do you have an idea for a business? Confused about where to start? Does the thought of writing a business plan fill you with dread?

This is the seminar for you, we will show you an effective way to get started and develop your idea into a successful, sustainable business without extensive business plans and market research upfront.

All you need is an idea, an iPhone and the determination to succeed.


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