Employers Guide to the Kickstart Scheme
An overview of £2 billion funding scheme by the government to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds, what businesses are eligible and how to apply.
Thursday 24 September, 12:00
5 New Ways to Make Money with Your Brand
Chris Ducker takes you through 2 discovery exercises, followed by unveiling 5 different ways you can start creating more revenue.
Friday 25 September, 12:00
What To Do In Your Business Right Now
How our 18-year-old entertainment business had to be hibernated overnight, 400+ staff furloughed and what steps we’ve taken to pivot, fast.
Monday 28 September, 12:00
Steering Your Business into the Future
Tech entrepreneur Avi Lasarow shares his advice on preparing your business to overcome future uncertainty.
Tuesday 29 September, 12:00
Winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice 2019,
Owner and Co-Founder of Dough Bakehouse
Non-executive director at British Business Bank,
Former Investor on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den
Founder, My Tennis Events & Active Dragons,
star of the 2018 series of BBC’s The Apprentice
Start Up Loans
“These events are great if you’re starting a business or thinking of growing a business. It can take you a year or two to get around all this kind of networking opportunities, various suppliers, to meet people in your sector even, and what these events do is allow you to get it all in one place. They’re all here, there’s hundreds of suppliers here, from Google to LinkedIn, to government organisation that help out SMEs. Get down to these events because it can really help“
“What a great way to learn from fellow entrepreneurs sharing their stories, their mistakes, their successes, as I have had the privilege of doing at the Festival of Enterprise with with other entrepreneurs in the audience. This is an exhibition for entrepreneurs, but by entrepreneurs like me as well. And there are opportunities to learn about all the offerings to enterprises and businesses, form finance, to LinkedIn, to Google, to Facebook, to social media, to marketing, it’s all here at the Festival of Enterprise . I think it’s brilliant“
Given the continuing health crisis and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and its impact on business and everyday life, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to postpone the scheduled October events (NEC 7 – 8 October, Olympia 21 – 22 October).
We are pleased to announce the following venues and dates for 2021, where we and the wider events industry are more confident of putting on a great event.
The 2021 venues and dates are: London Olympia 10 – 11 February, Birmingham NEC 24 – 25 February and London Excel 24 – 26 March. We will be back at Birmingham NEC again in October.
In the meantime, we have been busy supporting our community of active business owners with daily webinars on critical issues like raising funding, marketing, technology and entrepreneur motivation.
Festival of Enterprise, the UK’s leading digital and live events for entrepreneurs presents webinars, podcasts and networked community for making money in the new normal economy.
We have given you the first, best and free information on stabilising your business during the crisis, we then helped you bounce back, it’s now time to drive our businesses Onwards & Upwards. Innovation, adaption and motivation is the name of the game now.
Be the first to watch new webinars, new topics and new speakers:
If you have not yet received funding from Bounce Back Loans, or CBILS, you need to move fast before the October deadline. Click here to get help today.
Do you need to generate new revenues? Set your business up to operate remotely? Manage your cash flow? Take advantage of grants? Be inspired by some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs?
Then you are in the right place. Get the tools to maximise your business.
We did it again, we were the first exhibition company to pivot and create a daily webinar series and have produced the most consistent support during COVID-19. We are entrepreneurs too.
Now we have a digital arm that doubles our community. Talk to us about how you can reach over 40,000 entrepreneurs and support their growth with your products.
Grow your network with so many like-minded entrepreneurs under one roof. Create connections, build partnerships, grow your businesses together.
Learn from the experts. Join more than 500 inspirational speakers discussing the business topics that matter to you.
Big or small, every exhibitor is there to help your business grow. Their products and services cover everything you need to know from marketing, PR and accounting, through to funding, IT, HR and much more
Covering everything from big strategic issues through to practical, hands-on workshops across a variety of topics
Create more opportunities in two days at the Festival of Enterprise than at any other time in your working life. Join thousands of like-minded entrepreneurs, business leaders and experts, suppliers, service agencies, hardware providers, government agencies and departments, associations and media
Learn from the people that have made it. Invaluable advice from the country’s leading business influencers is available for free before, during and after the event.
Exhibiting allows us to be in that space which you might not have. We’re an online banking provider so we don’t have branches, so being able to have face to face time with customers is key as well. And exhibitions like this give us reach to a lot of new customers so it’s really important. Tide, Cuan Hawker
It’s always nice to have a presence here. We are getting loads of people coming us to us going "yeah I’ve seen this Trustpilot but what do you actually do" so it’s kind of nice to be here and to talk and interact with them, because there’s businesses of all sizes here Trustpilot, James Owen
It’s been a tremendous event, we have had such fantastic engagement. We have had so many people coming up to us and asking us about our organisation, our products and services, and they have been really open in sharing their challenges as well, and what really matters to their businesses. It’s been a real learning for us to be able to engage with businesses and learn from those experiences LinkedIn, Prashanie Dharmadasa
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