The show is packed with a vast range of live features, designed to inspire and assist both new and existing businesses. Over the past 12 years we've listened to our visitors and and compiled the following list of the most useful and popular features to include in this year's show. And of course, like the rest of the show, all of these features are completely FREE for you to visit and participate in.
1-2-1 Advice Kiosks
Planning from experts
Kick-start or revitalise your business. We have assembled experts in the seven most important areas of your business and they are available for a free twenty minute 1-2-1 slot to focus specifically on your business. Transform your business with a concentrated twenty minute personal consultation with an expert on;
These appointment are very popular so please email email@example.com to book yours today.
Secrets of Selling Sessions
Sales is the lifeblood of your business, these focussed, small group sessions will increase the number of leads you generate, maximise the sales return from these leads and teach you how to encourage your customers back time and time again.
Digital Marketing Workshops
This year we will have specific workshops covering different aspects of digital marketing and we have pulled together a selection of companies who can offer the advice and support you need to realise the benefits of an effective digital marketing strategy as soon as you are back in the office.
The Franchise Show at New Start Scotland
Explore the world of franchising
Franchising could be your path to business success by buying into a proven business with your own territory, full training, help and support. Discover why thousands of business owners are choosing franchising as a safer, quicker and more profitable route to running their own business.
In The Franchise Show zone you can;
The Franchise Show Zone is sponsored by FranchiseExpo.co.uk, the Uk’s best online guide to Franchising.
The Franchise Show is the Uk’s largest franchise event supported by nearly 200 franchise brands from across the UK and along around the world. The main show takes place every February in London, with other events in Dublin and now, here, in Glasgow, in November – register for your free ticket today.
Meet the Buyer
Understanding the Procurement Marketplace, in association with Supplier Development Programme.
Public Sector spending, on goods and services, across Scotland, adds up to more than £10bn every year. This year will see changes in Procurement with the introduction of the Reform Act which encourages buyers to open up their contract opportunities to encourage more SMe’s to participate.
Discover how your business can access details of available contracts, understand how the tendering process works and learn how you can win potential lucrative supplier contracts by attending the “Working with the Public sector” workshop.
You will also be able to meet buyers from Local authorities on the Supplier Development Programme stand who can explain what they are looking for from a supplier and how your company can be trained in the tender process.
Find out where and how you can find the funds you need to start or grow your business
Funding a new venture or growing business is often an entrepreneur’s greatest obstacle. The options can seem complicated, confusing and impossible to access, but there is help available if you know where to look. The funding zone contains a range of funding solutions to fit your circumstance. Our advisors will offer an honest appraisal of your plans and match you with the suppliers who can provide the finance to build your business.
Social Media Workshops
Social Media has never been more important in this growing digital age. Sponsored by NSDesign and specially tailored for the small/medium business community; these workshops are interactive, fun and suitable for everyone who wants to see business benefits from Social Media.
The high energy sessions are designed to introduce the concepts of social networking to people who may be resistant to it or feel they don't understand it! Our interactive Workshops are designed to shed some light on making the most of this marketing medium.
Discover how to recruit, train and reward your staff successfully. Often engaging and keeping quality staff can be a headache for any young, growing business, but, if you are successful in attracting and retaining the right people your business will prosper.
The Employment studio offers you the advice and guidance normally only available from a large, experienced corporate HR team.
The Angels Den
Pitch your idea to genuine investors willing to invest their own hard cash!
Do you need investment to take your business to the next level?
Part of the Funding Clinic, this is your company’s chance to pitch your growth plans to genuine investors that are willing to invest their own cash into innovative businesses; it could be the most important three minutes of your career. Pitching to a panel of investors could stop your company from being held back by a lack of capital. No matter the size of your company or require investment level, everyone is welcome.
To apply before the show, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your plans in less than 100 words, or pick up a short entry form at the booking area on the day.
Facilitated Networking Taster Sessions
We have teamed up with Scotland’s best known networking organisations to offer you free trial sessions for the latest business networking formats. You can discover the style of networking that best suits your personality and build a great list of valuable contacts at the same time. Let us know if you would like to take part when you register and we’ll send you all the details.
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