Networking is essential to the growth of any small business. It’s important to meet fellow entrepreneurs, learn about the latest trends and ask for advice from those who've been there and done it all.
There are few better ways to do this than by attending The Business Show - the UK's largest exhibition for anyone thinking of starting a business or looking to grow their company. It's taking place at ExCel London on May 17th and 18th, where there'll be 350 exhibitors, 250 seminars and 12 masterclasses for the 25,000 attendees to enjoy.
We’ll be exhibiting at stand 7180 so pop along and say hello! There’s so much to see and do at The Business Show 2017. Here are five great reasons why you should head down to London this May.
1. A great line-up of expert speakers
One of the best things about The Business Show's line-up of keynote speakers is the huge variety of expertise and experiences on offer. Speakers include: former Dragons' Den stars Hilary Devey and Rachel Elnaugh, Google B2B marketing expert Raja Saggi, Yell CEO Richard Hanscott and Olympian and performance coach Roger Black, to name but a few.
2. Boost your personal brand
You can't get anywhere in business unless you get your name out there - and with the increasing importance of social media, building your brand online has never been more important. Making sure you portray the right image is an essential part of building your personal brand which is why we are offering free professional headshots. Drop by TalkTalk Business at stand 7180 for a free headshot to boost your personal brand.
3. Get great tips to build your business
After you’ve had your headshot taken why not check out keynote theatre two, just opposite our stand. The theatre will be hosting talks at the event that can really help you take your business to the next level. There will also be a Ten Steps to Profitable Growth masterclass just next door, which has been developed by the team behind the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield School of Management.
4. It's totally free
You might be wondering how much it costs to gain access to this goldmine of resources and tips. But the answer is absolutely nothing, as The Business Show is a completely free event. All you have to do is register for tickets via the website. Here, you also get an opportunity to tell the organisers what particularly interests you, whether it's advice on how to manage your firm's finances or help with taking your brand global.
5. It's in one of the most exciting cities in the world
Of course, there's more to life than work, and if you feel the need to step away from the exhibition for a while, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to downtime. Excel London is just ten minutes away from Canary Wharf via public transport where there are a host of great restaurants and bars. The venue also has easy links via the DLR and tube to all the capital's world-famous attractions, so if you want to combine business with pleasure, what better excuse is there than a trip to The Business Show 2017?
We hope to see you at The Business Show. We’ll be at stand 7180 so do, pop by to get your free professional headshot taken and find out about the range of internet, calling and mobile services TalkTalk business has to offer.