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The essential event for aspiring entrepreneurs

Free business skills workshops and expert advice to help you succeed

Growing Your Own Business Conference, Olympia, London 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2020

Growing Your Own Business

Whether you're starting a business from scratch or investing in a franchise, The Growing Your Own Business area of The British & International Franchise Exhibition will provide you with the tools you need to help you make a success of your new venture.


Growing Your Own Business Conference

The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) conference is incorporated within The British & International Franchise Exhibition and designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to build and sustain a successful business.

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Growing Your Own Business Workshops

Find out how to develop and sustain a successful business at the Growing Your Own Business workshops, where you can get advice on finance, digital marketing, publicity generation and social media. 

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Meet with representatives from organisations that specialise in boosting business growth, as well as fellow visitors with varying levels of experience, to build up a network of contacts, gain useful industry insights and first-hand guidance.

Professional Advice

Find out how to develop and sustain a successful business. Tap in to a wealth of knowledge from a variety of industry professionals who have a broad experience in areas such as law, finance and consultancy.

Want to get involved? 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Growing Your Own Business showcase, please get in touch. We are looking for speakers and companies with a wealth of expertise in business growth strategies, startups or entrepreneurship.

Email to find out more!


The British & International Franchise Exhibition 2020

incorporating Growing Your Own Business

Opening times

Friday 31 January 2020 | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 1 February 2020 | 10:00 - 16:00


Olympia Central, Level 1 
Hammersmith Road
London W14 8UX

The best routes via public transport are:
10 minute walk from West Kensington and Barons Court underground stations
Overground to Kensington Olympia from Clapham Junction
9, 10, 27, 28, 49 and 391 bus routes

Ticket prices:

Tickets are free if booked online in advance here.

If you wish to attend on the day and do not book in advance, tickets will cost £15 on the door. FREE tickets can be booked online up until the close of the exhibition. 

Claim your free tickets now >  

Congestion Charge:

If you are driving to the event, please find out more information about the London congestion charge at To pre-book a parking space, click here. For full directions to the venue visit the Olympia website at

Book free tickets to the Growing Your Own Business Conference

Growing Your Own Business Conference

Book tickets online here or call our hotline: 

+44(0)20 8394 5294 
Lines are open from 10am5pm Monday to Friday. 
Tickets are free when booked in advance, saving £15 on the door!