Lunch and Learn: Top tips from the small business minister

Posted: Mon 27th Jun 2022

In this Lunch and Learn, we were joined by Paul Scully MP, former business owner and minister for small business, as well as three founders who have benefited from Enterprise Nation's StartUp UK programme.

The panel discussed the government support available for start-ups as well as top tips for starting and running your own business.

The panellists:

  • Paul Scully MP, minister for small business, consumers and labour markets

  • Rebecca Wall, founder of Night Owl Books, a new independent bookshop in the Scottish village of East Linton, which opened in April 2022

  • Kim Fraser, founder of Half Baked London, a luxury swimwear brand

  • Naomi Mellor, founder of Skylark Collective, a platform that raises the voices of women in podcasting and provides a space and community for women in podcasting to share ideas

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Find out what government support is available for start-ups

  • Hear top tips for running your own business

  • Hear from the founders on how free StartUp UK support has boosted their business


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