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We welcome you to the fifth annual COMBEbusiness business conference and exhibition on Friday 2 March 2018 at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, North Devon – full details at combebusiness.co.uk.

Event sponsored by Braddicks & Sherborne


Join the buzz for better business

What’s the secret to getting past the obstacles that are holding your business back? How can you create a team of employees who come to work happy and enthusiastic every day? How can you start a successful business on your own? What would it feel like to eliminate stress from your business or workplace? How can I connect with businesses all across Devon? Where can I meet forward-thinking business people who I can work with as clients or suppliers?


Business exhibition

10 – 3.30 | Visit the business exhibition with businesses from North Devon and across the county in the pavilion and foyer – see the growing exhibitors list.


Networking Buffet

12.30 – 1.30 | Enjoy networking over a buffet sponsored by Marsdens Devon Cottages.


Speakers & activities

See full details at combebusiness.co.uk

10.20 | Creative Mind Matters – Mindfulness Session

Come along to find out about how mindfulness can help you as an individual and in your business and work.


11.15 | George Cowcher – Chief Executive of Devon Chamber of Commerce

George Cowcher will provide an update of major issues affecting the Devon business community and the importance of all businesses working together across the county.


1.40 | Nick Parker & Lee Norburn – Next Stage Network

Nick Parker RSA and Lee Norburn from nowlab are co-founders of the Next Stage Network (SW). Passionate about helping businesses reinvent themselves for the 21st century, they have delivered their popular series of workshop to over 100 businesses across the South West.
Join them for an interactive conversation exploring how ‘Next Stage’ or ‘Teal’ organisations, improve efficiency, staff engagement, innovation, and responsiveness, through:
• Self-Management – Traditional hierarchies and pyramids, are replaced with more powerful, fluid systems of distributed authority.
• Wholeness – The ‘professional mask’ is dropped and people dare to truly be themselves, releasing their full potential.
• Evolutionary Purpose – No more five-year strategic plans, individuals tune in and respond to the current situation with innovation and creativity


2.30 | Tony Robinson OBE – Let’s get enterprising: The Micro Myths & Magic Show

Tony Robinson OBE is a professional business speaker and Micro Business champion. He co-founded the global business community Enterprise Rockers and is author of the-best selling book ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’. He is also Founder & Co-Owner SFEDI Group and Co-Founder IOEE, Chair, The Business Advisory Bureau Limited (est. 1986) and the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards for enterprise. Tony is travelling all the way from Scarborough to present his ‘Let’s Get Enterprising: The Micro Myths and Magic Show’ at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Who is it for?

In one hour, Tony guarantees to give you everything he has learned in over 20 years of research, interviews, observation and experience that will help you survive and thrive, happily, as a micro business owner (0-9 employees). This talk is for everyone thinking about, preparing for, starting or running their own business, and those helping others to do so.

What’s he selling? What’s it about?

Nothing is being sold – not even the fictional satire, ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’ on which this talk is based. Tony believes that 9 out of 10 speakers and writers on enterprise are promoting the ‘American Dream’ way of starting up and scaling up your own business. It usually involves a big dream, a passionate business idea or format business opportunity, a business plan, a mentor or investor, a pitch and gaining funding – often a loan. Tony doesn’t say this is wrong but believes this way is for the few and there is a better way for the many, proven by 30 years of research and practical experience. This is a talk about what he believes will work best for the 5 million UK micro business owners in the future and draws on his observations of real business owners, some very famous, whom he has met. He explains what they do, all ages and backgrounds, to succeed and be happy.


4.00 | OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards

The winners of the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards will be announced in the theatre.




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