6 Mar

Speakers revealed for Growth Hub Business Boost start-up event


Speakers for the Business Gateway Growth Hub’s next event have been revealed. 

Business Boost: Focus on Start-up Support is being held at Leicester Racecourse on 12 March – and is aimed at would-be and new business owners.

The free morning event will provide practical advice and support through a variety of expert speakers.

They will cover key business start-up topics for anyone thinking about – or who has just started – a business in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Speakers will provide information on business planning, growing through social media, finance, and wellbeing.

Giving talks will be:

  • Raj Raithatha – NBV Enterprise Solutions: Business Planning, your roadmap to success
  • Barry Taylor – Laugh Therapy UK: March to WELLth: Happiness, Play and Laughter for Wellbeing and Business Success
  • John Morley – i-Sourcer: Using LinkedIn to grow your business, what worked for me and the benefits of advertising online
  • Gau Naik – Exemplas: Accessing the Right Money at the Right Time

Also sharing advice and her story will be businesswoman, Sandra Wiggins.

Sandra’s talk “You could say, I did it my way!” will feature insights from her forty years of experience in business.

It will also include lessons learned so far, including highs and lows, the importance of relationships, and a good sense of humour.

Sandra’s journey inspired her to establish, in partnership, Women On Boards CIC® – an innovative social enterprise championing gender equality and opportunities for female entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, specialist start-up support providers will also be exhibiting at the event.

They will include Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, Loughborough University, Leicester Startups, the Federation of Small Businesses, First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, and NBV Enterprise Solutions.

Sue Tilley, Head of Business, Innovation and Partnerships at the LLEP, said:

Moving into self-employment and starting up can be a lonely business. It helps if you have a support network – somewhere to go for guidance or someone to bounce ideas off.

We want people to feel supported and empowered to succeed in their new ventures, which is why we’ve organised Business Boost.

It’s an opportunity to take advantage of the wealth of free help and information available, be inspired and connect with the right people and organisations.

Business Boost: Focus on Start-up Support will take place on Tuesday 12 March at Leicester Racecourse. The event runs from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm and includes a networking lunch.

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