Selby Enterprise Day - practical support for small businesses
15 May 2014
Over 30 small and medium sized companies will be exhibiting at a special event next month to showcase Selby area businesses, and to support business-to-business networking.
An 'Enterprise Day' takes place on Thursday 5 June at the Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby. It is being organised by Business Support York and North Yorkshire as part of an innovative partnership with Selby District Council. It is a chance for local companies to show what they do and supports business networking. During the day there will also be a number of workshop sessions covering key issues for small firms, such as marketing, funding, and improving productivity.
It's a totally free event, supported by Selby District Council's Programme for Growth initiative. This seeks to offer practical support to help drive business growth and jobs.
The free Enterprise Day is open to everyone, with pre-event sign-up viaBusiness Support York and North Yorkshire's website or by calling 01904 699590.
Heidi Green from Business Support York and North Yorkshire says that there's been a lot of demand for exhibition space, "We've been overwhelmed by the positive response from people wanting to exhibit on the day. That's because it's a fantastic opportunity to tell people about your products and services. Even for those not exhibiting the day will be a chance to speak to like-minded business people, pick up some good contacts and help to grow your customer base. The workshops sessions are also a great opportunity to learn from experts."
Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, added, "As a Council we want to focus efforts on the practical things we can do to help businesses in our area, big or small. This is just part of a much wider programme of support which has included a special business summit with the district's largest employers, and plans for new business awards later in the year. The Selby district has tremendous potential for many different types of business, and we want to help people reach that potential."
The Enterprise Day runs between 10am and 3pm on Thursday 5 June. People can come and go as they please during the day. Alongside the main exhibition space there will be a number of workshop sessions, run by experts, focusing on the following business issues:
A Q&A session about starting your own business
Information about 'crowdfunding' as a way of supporting new investment in your business
Using social media to support the marketing of your business
Improving business marketing
One of those exhibiting at the event is LRB Trophies from Selby run by Steve Butler. He explained why he wanted his business to take part, "For me this is about being able to spread the word about what we do - building good business contacts but also supporting sales as well. It's also a chance for us to learn from others about some of the key things that will help our business. This is a great opportunity to show off what's on offer and to share ideas."
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