Small Business Week 2008

Small Business Week 2008 – Business Innovation

Friday, the final day of Small Business Week 2008, explores the importance of innovation in businesses. The British Chambers of Commerce, Business Link, BT and the Design Council will uncover why innovation is at the heart of adding value to products and services and why staying ahead of competition is crucial. The panel will provide advice about how businesses can be creative in today’s environment to ensure customer satisfaction and maximum results. Follow the link to register your interest in the web seminar that will be live on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 12.30pm: http://www.gginternet1.co.uk/broadview/bt/london46/ »

Small Business Week 2008 – Responsible Business

Today, the fourth day of Small Business Week 2008, sees the panel of experts discussing "How responsible business practices can help you thrive" The web seminar will bring together experts from BT, the British Chambers of Commerce, Global Action Plan and The Small Business Consortium to highlight the importance of being a responsible business – looking across the community, business ethics and sustainable business practices. It will also address how businesses can answer the green challenge in a way that is both environmentally responsible and enhances productivity and profitability. Follow the link to register your interest in the web seminar that will be live on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 12.30pm: http://www.gginternet1.co.uk/broadview/bt/london44/ »

Small Business Week 2008 – Flexible Working

Today sees the third day of Small Business Week 2008 and the chosen specialist subject is "Getting a competitive advantage with flexible working" The "Getting a competitive advantage with flexible working" web seminar will dispel the myths of home working, provide tips to get started and show how businesses can maximise technology to help them work flexibly. Bill Murphy, managing director at BT Business, Erica Russell of Business Link, James Hurley, editor at Growing Business and the founder of Everywoman, Maxine Benson, will form the seminars expert panel. Watch the business seminar live from 12:30pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 12.30pm: http://www.gginternet1.co.uk/broadview/bt/london45/ If you can’t wait until lunchtime then feel free to see is4profit.com&... »

Small Business Week 2008 – Competing & Thriving

As Small Business Week rolls into its second day the focus turns to "Competing and thriving in the current economic climate". Robin MacKenzie, Marketing director at BT Business will be joined by Jon Card, features editor at Growing Business, Marc Fecher from accountants Kingston Smith and an ACCA committee member. Together they will provide advice on controlling your costs, keeping your business up and running and marketing yourself efficiently. Register for this web seminar here: http://www.smallbusinessweek2008.com/webseminars »

Small Business Week 2008 – Launch

Small Business Week, the annual event that helps to raise the profile of Britain’s 4.6 million small businesses, kicked off this morning from the BT Tower in London. At this breakfast event keynote speakers revealed the findings of UK business confidence analysis, with experts giving their views on the state of the UK small business nation. Speaking to his audience at the BT Tower, Adam Shaw of The Working Lunch, presented findings from the newly released State of the Small Business Nation report. Other speakers included Mark Prisk MP, the Shadow Minister for Small Business and Bill Murphy, Managing Director of BT Business. The panel discussion panel followed with Bill Murphy again, David Frost, from the British Chambers of Commerce, Maxine Benson of Everywoman, Wyn Mears of the ACCA... »

Small Business Week 2008

Small Business Week 2008 ready to Launch

Free advice clinics, web seminars, podcasts and roundtable discussions about current business issues are among the dozens of items on the agenda for Small Business Week from 13 to 17 October. The annual event, intended to raise the profile of the UK’s 4.6 million small businesses, will be launched at the BT Tower on Monday 13 October with the release of a new report, The State of the Small Business Nation, and a speech by Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Peter Jones. Following this will be five days of events for small business–owners, presented by experts from businesses, business support organisations and industry and advisory bodies. These will include a breakfast briefing in Birmingham by Everywoman, the Business South West 2008 show in Exeter, a local business seminar in Du... »