|Date:||Friday 19th Oct 2018|
|Time:||08:30 - 16:00|
Your festival agenda
10.00am: Welcome from Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation
10.05am: Doing good while doing business: Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Co-founder of Nameless media group and a passionate advocate for engaging business with community through technology to improve lives, Jaya shares her thoughts on why doing good while doing business can lead to success.
10.30am: Access to money and mentors
Looking to raise funds? In search of a mentor for your business? This panel provides the answers to your questions.
11.00am: Coffee break
11.30am: The secret sauce of family-owned businesses
An increasing number of people are starting businesses with their nearest and dearest. A panel of experts and entrepreneurs share their insights into this challenging but rewarding journey
12:00pm: Selling a service
A panel of experts share their top tips for running a service-based business:
It’s a tasty hot networking lunch for everyone this year that’s perfect for autumn as you chat with fellow guests.
1.30pm: Emma Bridgewater - 30 years in design.
Emma Bridgewater has become a household name having spent over 30 years building up a successful business that’s most recognisable in her trademark hand-decorated kitchen pottery. Emma was educated at London University where she read English Literature.
With no formal training in design or business. she nevertheless quickly established the company which now employs over 300 people. A refusal to outsource manufacturing to low wage economies abroad has led Emma to a role as a champion of British industry, something about which she feels very strongly.
2.10pm: She Means Business
When women succeed, the economy does better. A Q&A with inspiring female entrepreneurs:
Angela Laws, TrustedHousesitter
The 70-year-old social media manager shares her tips on personal confidence, motivation and a positive mental attitude. Angela came out of retirement to work for global start-up, TrustedHousesitter, which connects thousands of home and pet owners with care-orientated sitters who will look after their home and pets for free, in exchange for a place to stay.
Kelli Aspland and Laura Griffin, co-founders of co-Solar Buddies
The Solar Buddies applicator assists teachers and school staff in applying sun lotion to children in a safe and convenient way whilst having the benefit of less mess. Since its launch in 2015, it has proven a hit with adults too! The simple idea is now an award winning product that’s sold worldwide.
2.40pm: Meet the journalists
A panel of local and national journalists share their tops tips on how to PR your small business:
3.10pm: Female Start-up of the Year 2018
Four judges will take to the stage to crown the Enterprise Nation Female Start-up of the Year 2018. They will receive amazing prizes to help them and their business flourish and grow. The 10 semi-finalists have now been shortlisted and you can vote for them now!
3.30pm: Bringing a product to market, powered by Square
Entrepreneurs share how they took their business from concept to market. Kate McCutchen, head of marketing at Square UK, will be in conversation with
4.00pm: Female Start-up of the Year 2018: Winner
The winner of the 2018 competition will be announced.
4.10pm: Drinks reception
Join us for a glass of something special as we close the 2018 festival.
5.00pm: Event ends
How much does it cost?
A one day ticket costs £50+VAT providing all-day access to the keynote stage, a separate exhibition and business advice zone, a small business market with innovative brands selling great products, a hot networking lunch and an end of day drinks reception.
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About Enterprise Nation
We know that starting a business comes with a tough job description. That’s why we created Enterprise Nation, the UK's most active small business network.
Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and can connect you with over 70,000 entrepreneurs and business experts who can help. Membership is just £10 a month and you can cancel at any time. By selecting the 'plus membership' ticket, you’ll automatically get 25% off this event too!
Rachael Howourth turned her biggest challenge into her greatest strength.
Accountancy, Taxation and Business Advisory Services in the UK
I’m Alex Jaques, Business Partnership Adviser in the Wakefield area, part of the Skills for Growth team within the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the LEP. By working with me, your business will have access to free one-to-one, impartial support. I can: Help you to identify skills gaps within your buNo reviews yetCost: Free