Startup Theatre 3

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Thursday 16th Novemeber

Friday 17th November


11.00 - 11.30

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.


11.45 - 12.15

Anthony Carty

Rise of alternative finance and the role of comparison websites

The changing face of funding business growth has been driven by a sector dedicated to delivering non-bank alternatives to SMEs looking for finance. This has given rise to a community of differentiated platforms with one goal, providing the right type of finance for the business owner. Where are we now and what is the future of alternative finance?


12.30 - 13.00

John Clarke

First Steps to Start and Grow your Business

If you are considering starting your own business then don’t miss the opportunity to attend this ‘First Steps to Start and Grow your Business’ seminar. John Clarke, our professional business trainer, will guide you through the main consideration areas, giving you a firm foundation on which to build your business, and will give you free access to the start&grow business support platform.


13.15 - 13.45

Bankim Chandra

How to start a Technology Company

The vital ingredients needed in starting a technology company, the right staffing mix, the technologies that will give you quick wins with clients and how to start marketing services. From just 5 Developers, Dotsquares has now grown to over 650 Developers working from state of the art facilities for Corporates and Government alike.


14.00 - 14.30

Terry Cooper

The Secrets of Success in Sales

4Networking Chairman, Terry Cooper, talks about his 45 years in sales and the lessons he learnt along the way. His humorous delivery will entertain you as well as giving you valuable information about how to be more successful in sales. If you’re just starting your sales career then Terry''s presentation is a must see for you.


14.45 - 15.15

Olly Betts

Cashflow Troubles and Overwhelming Admin: how open banking can save you from the two biggest threats to your small business

Olly is Co-Founder and CEO of Bizfitech, an award winning fintech dedicated to building technology to help small businesses grow. Bizfitech is the team behind Business Finance and Handle, the platform that fuels FSB Business Profiling


15.30 - 16.00

Jilly Clark

Why branding is crucial to your business success

Branding is a business investment, not an expense. Branding is more than just your logo, it is every touchpoint between your customers and prospects. Jilly’s talk will cover what elements you need to consider to build a brilliant brand. Plus tips on how to identify your ideal customers and work with a designer to create impactful branding for your startup or SME to make its mark.


16.15 - 16.45

Rachael Holden

Growth through Compliance – Practical Business Support from Trading Standards

Learn more about the role of Trading Standards as a business support service and find out how legal compliance can help your business grow and be successful. Understand how to access support and information and ways in which to work with Trading Standards that will be complementary to your business. Hear more about specific services such as the Buy With Confidence scheme where businesses can become ‘Trading Standards Approved’ and Primary Authority.