The Business Show is the UK’s biggest exhibition for anyone who is starting a business- it also happens to be one of our favourites!
If you have recently started a business and are in need of some good advice to keep things moving in the right direction– The Business Show could be an excellent opportunity for you!
Each year this 2-day event (which is FREE to attend) sees thousands of startups, entrepreneurs, and self-starters descend upon the ExCeL in London to benefit from a wealth of opportunities, information, advice, and inspiration crucial for starting and growing a business within a challenging economy.
Check out this video for a flavour of what attendees can expect this year!
The Business Show 2016
What to expect if you attend The Business Show 2016
The Business Show is quite unique amongst the UK’s entrepreneurial circuit of events because of the sheer range of markets and industries which are represented there.
This year is set to be the most extensive yet with over 25,000 businesses, 250 seminars, 350 exhibitors, and 12 masterclasses (all free to attend of course!).
If your startup needs some hard cash to help keep things moving in the right direction, there will also be an Angels Investment Show where selected entrepreneurs can pitch their business in front of Angel investors in the hope of securing an experienced backer. You can apply to take part in the Angels Investment Show here.
As always this year’s event will have a world-class selection of key-note speakers for you to feast your ears on, as they share their expertise and tales of inspiration.
Some of those already confirmed to attend include:
Hilary Devey- Former Dragon and revolutionary of the logistics industry
Brad Burton- The UK’s number 1 motivational speaker
Rachael Flanagan-Multiple award-winning business person
Raja Saggi- Head of Marketing at Google
Lynn Sutton- E Commerce expert at Facebook
Matt Lumb- CEO of Tangle Teezer
James Ketchell- Serial Adventurer
Bill Morrow- Founder and CEO of Angels Den
Hayley Quinn- YouTube Millionaire
In addition to all of the usual trappings of a large business event such as workshops, seminars, discussions, and exhibitions, this year’s The Business Show will also play host to a Google Garage. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a Google Garage is a drop in service where business owners can get advice on a wide range of topics associated with growing a business online including things like e-commerce, business SEO, and mobile optimisation.
One-to-one consultations and 30-minute presentations at the garage will be on offer so that attendees can benefit from Google’s wide expertise in this area, as well as learn about some of the business products and collaboration tools created by Google including AdSense and Google Apps for Work which is a work related suite of software, as well as Google Drive, Gmail and Google Apps.
Check out some info about Google Garage Academy below.