Business development · 15 March 2016

Your one-day business masterclass in funding, marketing, tax and recruitment

Register to be part of the first Small Business School enrolment
Register to be part of the first Small Business School enrolment

Business Advice is proud to unveil our inaugural event – Small Business School – which will guide more than 200 delegates from some of Britain’s most exciting micro businesses through invaluable advice sessions.

Hosted at the historic Church House in Westminster, we’ve gone with a “back to school” theme and will offer those attending a choice of classes that best fit their business needs.

From finding out how to unleash the power of loans to staff support and engagement, delegates will come away from their day back at school with a business masterclass on some of the key growth issues.

The day will kick off with an exciting keynote address, and then transition to a debate on one of the most divisive topics of recent times – the threat of a Brexit. From there Small Business School will move into breakout sessions and delegates will get a masterclass in funding, business development, HR, supply chain management and finally tax and accounting.

Since Business Advice was launched in the summer of 2015 it has served as a guiding light for micro businesses in the UK with fewer than ten staff and turning over less than £1m. Bringing together advice pieces from our panel of respected experts, salient industry news and profiles of very exciting small enterprises, our first event will be an extension of that all – as well as providing a fantastic opportunity to network with a peer group tackling the same issues as you are.

If you’re interested in attending on 14 June in London, then register online with your details. If you meet the business criteria we’re after then we’ll personally get back to you and offer a complimentary delegate pass.

The culmination of the day will see the debut of our Small Business School roll of honour, when we’ll recognise a group of exceptional micro businesses. It’s a group we’ll be growing each year and should be great inspiration for aspiring and new entrepreneurs.

Over the coming months before we invite our delegates back to school, we’ll be asking you, our Business Advice readers, to provide some input to direct classes. Through a range of surveys, it will all be about finding out the main pinch points in processes such as creating a business plan and chasing late payments.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 14 June.

See what’s in store and register here.

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Hunter Ruthven was previously editor of Business Advice. He was also the editor of Real Business, the UK's most-read website for entrepreneurs and business leaders at the helm of growing SMEs.

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