How trade shows can help SMEs grow and develop

by Becky Johnston, Marketing Executive, The Business Show

The Business Show’s aim is to truly help and develop SMEs to succeed in their own business ventures…

At the start of 2018 there were 5.6 million small businesses in the UK. This number is continuing to fluctuate, but in recent years we are seeing more and more SMEs become successful, and some which are even starting to franchise. Still, one of the most popular franchises that has come out of the UK remains The Body Shop, which has gained massive international success with more than 2,000 stores in 66 different markets. Here at The Business Show, we love motivational stories of start-ups and seeing how far small businesses can come, and we know we can play a big part in helping them get there.

The very purpose of starting The Business Show was to provide the essential tools for the start-up of businesses and to encourage the growth and development of SMEs. The Business Show has been running for more than 20 years, over which time the organisers, event managers and directors have gained great knowledge of what is needed to succeed in the business world.

The Business Show is Prysm Group’s flagship and longest-running event, and the reason it has been running for as long as it has is that it shows fantastic results and we see lots of thriving businesses at the end of it. The Business Show provides the right platform to climb the ladder to your destination of success. With various business owners, entrepreneurs and employees congregating at the ExCeL Centre in London on May 15 and 16 2019, The Business Show was once more an unprecedented success.

The Business Show is known for its industry-leading seminar programme, which this year contained more than 200 of the most influential speakers from across the sector. We were honoured to have Sian Gabbidon, winner of The Apprentice 2018 as one of our unrivalled keynote speakers. Sian offered her invaluable experience and advice to entrepreneurs who look to follow in her footsteps and create a business from scratch.

One of the main highlights of this event is the speed networking area, which allows visitors to create more contacts in just one hour than others do in their whole career. Running alongside our seminar programme is 125 interactive masterclasses, which will provide even more insight into how other business professionals grow and expand their businesses while also reinforcing the knowledge you have already taken from the show.

This November on the 27th & 28th at The London ExCeL will see the 42nd edition of The Business Show take place. It is set to be the biggest and best show to date. Our keynote line-up already has amazing talent such as The CEO of Revolution Beauty, Adam Minto. As well as the Founder of Lad Bible, Alex Partridge and many more to be announced. We really hope you can come and join in with all that The Business Show has to offer.

For free tickets and more information on The Business Show click here.

© Business Reporter 2021

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