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Small Business Start-up Event

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 from 11:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

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Small Business Start-up Event 28 Nov 2017 Free  

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We are hosting a free small business start-up event at the Exeter Racecourse. If you are thinking of starting a business this will be a great opportunity for you to hear from some inspirational speakers, learn about available business support and network with like-minded people.

You'll learn about the implications of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for your business coming into force next year including what the changes are and how to prepare for it.

Ex Thorntons Chocolates boss, Peter Thornton will be openly recounting his story about the rapid growth and eventual decline of the national chain. Peter will be sharing his experience by exploring management styles, conflicts and the underlying reasons why the business failed. Being a family run business Peter will discuss his thoughts about the advantages and disavantages of working with family members and how that affected the company.

We'll be talking about the latest small business support and funding including the recent Start-up & Grow Programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

There will also be an opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded small business owners as well as a short presentation about the Buy with Confidence Scheme and how it could benefit your business. 


11.00am: Arrival and refreshments

11.10am: Peter Thornton, Ex Chairman of Thorntons Chocolate will share his story about the rise and decline of the national chain as well as his management lessons and thoughts on working with family.

12.10am: Short break

12.15am: Available funding and support for small businesses.

12.45pm: Free buffet lunch and networking.

1.50pm: An overview on the Buy With Confidence Scheme

2.00pm: Kate Doodson from Cosmic will be giving a talk on the new GDPR data protection rules and how to prepare for them.

3.00pm: All good things must come to an end...


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Exeter Racecourse
X6 7XS Exeter
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 from 11:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

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We’ve been helping people start and stay in business throughout the South West for over 20 years. Since setting up as an enterprise agency in 1993, we have worked tirelessly to support self-employed individuals and small businesses with our blend of practical, down-to-earth advice and interactive workshops.

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