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Essential event for budding entrepreneurs

Access free business skills training and advice from startup experts

Growing Your Own Business , NEC, Birmingham 5 - 6 Oct 2018

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Growing Your Own Business Conference

The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) conference & showcase is incorporated within The National Franchise Exhibition on 5 & 6 October at the NEC, Birmingham.

The event is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to build and sustain a successful business.

Seminars

Networking

When setting up a business, it is important to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and successful business owners to build your network. 

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

Growing Your Own Business Hub

Growing Your Own Business Hub

Receive free impartial advice from a range of business experts across both days of the exhibitions. Find out the business skills and training you need to make your new venture a success. 

keynote-speaker

Keynote Speakers

Inspiring business leaders will speak about the highs and lows of starting your own business and share the secrets behind their success.

Click here to view the timetable

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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, with advice on finance, digital marketing, publicity generation and social media. 

Click here to view the timetable 

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 Sarah.McConnell@vmgl.com to find out more! 

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DIrections and opening times


The National Franchise Exhibition Opening times:

Friday 5 October | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 6 October | 10:00 - 16:00

Hall 3
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham
B40 1NT

Click here for NEC directions, parking information and a map of the venue. Call NEC, Birmingham T: +44 (0)121 780 4141. 

Thinking of travelling up from London? Visitors can get 25% off their rail fare with Virgin Trains from London Euston direct to the NEC (Birmingham International) in just over an hour! Click here.

Ticket prices:

Tickets will be free of charge if you book them in advance by clicking here

If you wish to attend on the day and do not book in advance, tickets will cost £15 on the door, unless a discount offer code is presented at the exhibition entrance.

FREE tickets can be booked online up until the close of the exhibition. 

Click here to book free tickets>

Accommodation:

To reserve accommodation please contact our official booking agents Ellis Salsby on +44 (0)1562 829 939 or visit www.ellis-salsby.co.uk.

Book free tickets to the 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 up to £15 on the door!