STARTING YOUR BUSINESS AT NBE20
17th & 18th March 2020
If you or anyone you know is thinking about launching a business then look no further. The Northern Business Exhibition provides ambitious entrepreneurs with all the knowledge needed to start a successful and profitable company.

What's on for start-ups?

Free expert advice
Free, straight talking, personalised advice about starting your business.
Get 20 minutes one on one with an expert to ask whatever you need, on any of the key business topics.
Google Digital Garage
Learn digital and social media marketing directly from Google, to make sure you find customers for your new business straight away, and get set up so customers can find you.
The £5K Pitch
Enter to get five minutes to pitch your business idea to a panel of experts at the event. The winner will receive a cash sum of £5,000 PLUS a huge range of free business services.

Tip - Set your objectives.
What do you want to achieve, and how will you get there? A clear roadmap will help you to understand what resources you need and when, as well as helping to highlight any pitfalls in your plan early on. 

Small Business Clinic
Get real business advice from real, experienced business owner who have been there and done it. They'll answer any questions you have about getting started and give advice specific to you!
Networking

Grow your network and get new customers by networking at the event in the dedicated area and using the Wall of Connections, hosted by four of Manchester's best networking companies.

Digital Marketing Workshops
Learn new business marketing tips from the best in the business. How to market a new business on Social media, LinkedIn and Google, and how to come up with a marketing strategy.

Tip - Get your brand out there - content creation.
Creating content will help you to get your brand out there and built trust with potential customers. It can also help to position you as a thought leader in your industry. You should always have a clear understanding of what you want your content to achieve, so it’s important to plan out a content strategy from the start. 

Sales Workshops
Every new business needs to sell to survive. Learn how to generate leads, how to convert leads into business, and how to retain your clients once you've got them, all from sales experts!
Employment Workshops

Find out everything you need to know about hiring, employing and retaining staff - how to interview them, the basics of employment law, how to be a great leader, keeping them happy and more! 

Funding Workshops
Learn how to deliver a winning business pitch, how to access funding you knew about, and discover new ways to fund your start-up, all from business funding experts! 

Tip - Get yourself out there - networking.
When you start a new business, it is more than likely that no one will know who you are or what you do. Networking is vital to the success of a new business venture. Offline, head to as many networking events as possible including specific networking events and informal business events like NBE.
Get the most out of future networking opportunities with our 6 Key Tips For Effective Networking.

Remember - you don't have to do it alone.
It takes a lot of time and effort to start a business and grow it to profitability. Whenever you have the chance to speak to someone who’s “been there and done that” take it. You’ll often find that the most impactful lessons of success for these established entrepreneurs have come from their biggest failures and you can learn a lot from them. The UK entrepreneurial network in the UK is very supportive, you just need to ask.
Someone who has climbed the business summit, Tricia Fox, Managing Director of Volpa, shares her top 15 tips for entrepreneurs after 15 successful years in the business. 

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