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Herefordshire Business Growth Day
Thu 23 February 2017, 09:30 – 14:00 GMT
Are you looking to grow your business?
Our Business Growth Day is designed to give you the confidence to take your business to the next level by providing insight on growth opportunities and how to overcome obstacles standing in your way.
As a small business it is likely that you may come across some complex challenges which hinder your aspirations for growth. It’s key to remember that there are a wealth of experts and support organisations on hand to help keep you on the right path.
If you are serious about growth we recommended connecting with our network of support at this event while also:
discovering the real benefits of business growth
how to become more strategic and ways to identify wider opportunities for growth
learn the latest techniques to build customer loyalty, brand recognition and a strong following
explore alternative routes to access funding for driving growth
join informative workshops most relevant for your business
and how to get tech savvy ….
09:30-10:00 Registration – networking refreshments
10:00-10:20 Welcome from Business Solutions Centres (Open access, funding, accessing business support covering innovation, R&D, IP, trade) - Hereford Business Solution Centre; Charlotte Thomas
10:20-10:40 Critical success factors: Top 10 drivers for business growth - Buy From; Siobhan Sexton
10:40-10:55 Comfort break
Accessing wider support
10:55-11:15 Buy From: Our mission to support local growth - Buy From; Louise Welsby
11:15-11:30 Selling overseas - Department for International Trade (DIT); Linda Smith
11:30-11:45 Modern Business Support - Enterprise Nation; Debbie Assinder
11:30-11:45 Meet the support network - One minute introductions from the exhibiting support organisation
11:45-12:00 What are your next steps…
12:00-14:00 Lunch, Growth Expo and Growth Seminars
Growth Seminars (12:00-14:00) – 20 minute sessions
Building a strong web presence - Watman & Worth Web Ltd
Building viral community (Social media, video endorsements) - SMM Film
Marketing 101 – Building brand recognition - Buy-From
Raising capital: Alternative routes, when the bank says no! - Get set for Growth
Getting noticed overseas: Exporting is Great - Department for International Trade
Getting strategic: Mapping your growth - Enterprise Nation
Accessing financial support: Local development grants & funding pots - Hereford Business Solutions Centre and Department for International Trade