New Start Scotland 2018: Real Support from Real Businesses
Scotland’s biggest business event is dedicated to helping budding entrepreneurs turn their dream business into a reality. Whether you have a business idea which needs some help to get up and running or you’ve recently started a new business which you’re looking to grow, New Start Scotland has everything you need under one roof. The event is co-located with the Scottish Business Exhibition, offering an unrivalled opportunity to network with thousands of entrepreneurs, find cost-effective suppliers and support networks, and listen to proven advice from those who have built their successful businesses.
More than 80 free expert seminars and key skills workshops
Yell CEO Richard Hanscott will be giving his keynote presentation at the show packed full of easy to use tips on how businesses can be successful online.
ASOS and Wiggle Chairman, Brian McBride will give insight into his journey from a salesman in Glasgow with Xerox to working at the top of some of the world’s great companies – IBM, Dell, T Mobile, Amazon before delving into how retail industry is existentially challenged by the march of technology and how to keep up.
Selling for Dummies Author Ben Kench will present proven insights and techniques that you can easily adopt to make your business stand out from the crowd and become a competitive force in the market.
Develop effective strategy
Workshops are led by relevant experts and are in-depth, interactive sessions that enable you to walk away with answers to your specific questions. Covering crucial topics such as:
• Finding Funding
• Employment and Leadership
• Sales Success
• Automation and Technology
• Digital Marketing
There is a huge amount of applicable knowledge on offer for small and new businesses. Workshops will help you to improve your own key skills as well as business efficiency and overall profitability and motivate you to set the strategy your new business needs to succeed.
Networking: the best way to start or grow your business
Networking makes up a huge part of the 2-day event. Whether you’d like to build your contact list, find referral partners, or secure introductions to potential clients, it’s important to maintain your business connections by attending networking events that work for you. The dedicated networking zone at New Start Scotland will start each morning with an informative seminar, held by Business Network Scotland, to encourage you to get the most out of networking, before giving you the opportunity to try out three different types of networking throughout the day, ran individually by 4Networking, The Wonder Woman Club and BNI.
Get Google Savvy
Google Digital Garage are partnering with New Start Scotland for 2018, bringing their experts to develop and maintain your skills for the digital world. They’ll be running free sessions all day on topics including: getting started with digital advertising; answer questions with data; staying safe online; and how to get your brand visible on Google.
Want to win £5,000 for your business?
If you’ve got a brilliant new business idea and just need some help to get it off the ground, then pitching to the panel at New Start Scotland may be the most important 5 minutes of your life.
Budding entrepreneurs at the show will each get five minutes to pitch a business idea to a panel of expert judges and the winner will receive a lump sum of £5,000 cash PLUS a huge range of free business services – everything you need to start your dream business. Find out how it works and enter online now.
And so much more…
With a huge amount more to see at the show, including the Procurement Advice Zone from SDP, The Funding Zone, the Small Business Clinic, and 1-2-1 private advice appointments, you’ll find everything that you need to make your business thrive at New Start Scotland!
Tickets are free, make sure that you register in advance online now!