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Theatre 8

The timetable for the November show will be released soon...

Wednesday 14th November

Thursday 15th November

speaker

11.00 - 11.30

Ian Partington

Recruiting the right staff

People are the lifeblood of any business and recruiting them can be a minefield and expensive if not done correctly. We will outline what you should be thinking about before advertising for a role and the response options available to businesses to help you bring in your next superstar employee.

speaker

11.45 - 12.15

Alastair Thompson

How to win at international payments.

Sending and receiving money internationally is confusing. How much am I being charged? How much will be received? How long will it take? Was my reference included? Why can’t this be easy? Alastair will take you through his learnings from 12 years of working in international payments so you can become an expert in 30 minutes and get the best for your business.

speaker

12.30 - 13.00

Giulia Remondino

Can you become a genius?

Have you ever thought “I know this face, but I have no clue what the name is!"? Have you ever tried to learn a language just to give up after some time? What if you could commit anything to the long term memory? During this mind-blowing talk, you will learn a practical strategy to apply when you want to memorise long pieces of information.

speaker

13.15 - 13.45

Dominic Rothwell

Discover Franchising: Build a business for yourself, not by yourself

Franchising has shown itself to be both a resilient and adaptive industry, while each franchisor is unique they all offer certain benefits that greatly reduce risk and increase the likelihood of success. Year on year franchises continue to evidence their viability with greater success rates, lower risk and incomparable levels of support for new businesses. If you are interested in starting your own business but want the benefit of an established brand, model and support, then franchising may be for you.

speaker

14.00 - 14.30

Chris North

“Eyes on the money” – effective credit control and debt collection.

An introduction to the prevention and recovery of unpaid debt. Covering may aspects of good credit control practice including the importance of getting things right at point of sale, having in place appropriate terms and conditions, pertinent new regulations such as Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims’, as well as touching on the legal process of county court claims and insolvency action against your debtors.

speaker

14.45 - 15.15

Alastair Band

How blockchain can drive value for both business and consumers

Blockchain technology has opened up a new realm of possibilities in how we can share revenues and wealth thanks to the security and transparency now at our disposal. There is a lot of chatter out there about big corporations are using this to their advantage, but how can businesses AND consumers benefit from this in a retail environment?

speaker

15.30 - 16.00

Anthony Carty

SME finance – what are the options?

Helping you find the right funding for your business. What finance is out there, what you need to consider, piecing together the perfect finance package, and the cost of borrowing – what type of funding could add up for your business.