Free Workshops For Small Businesses This Autumn

The team behind Small Business Saturday have launched the 'Inspire Series'. As a small business owner it can be difficult to access information and advice for growing and expanding your business when you don't have a big team of experts to fall back on like larger corporations do.

That's why the people behind Small Business Saturday, taking place on 6th December this year, has rounded up prominent small business experts and entrepreneurs to lead a series of free workshops, entitled the ‘Inspire Series’.

The experts will be giving talks and leading workshops open to existing and aspiring small businesses and entrepreneurs. The series will be informal and participatory and each talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

The events will also be streamed live online and will include a live Twitter Q&A to allow for digital participation for those who cannot make the talks in person.

• October 7th at 6pm sees the inaugural event at Leeds Library with Tina Boden, co-founder of Enterprise Rockers as she will be discussing "Small Business: Collaboration is Key". Boden will address the importance of micro and small business owners collaborating with other small business owners to develop their offer.

• October 20th from 2pm at Somerset House in London, Kay Allen OBE, Founder of Trading for Good, will demonstrate how your social value can win work and connect you to your customers.

• November 5th from 11am to 12pm at University College London, Sir Peter Bonfield, Chair of the Small Business Charter and former chairman of BT, will lead a workshop entitled "Every business has to start somewhere - how to turn an idea into a successful business".

• November 20th at Somerset House in London, Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, will talk on 'how to take your business online for less than £100'. This event is aimed at any startup, store owner, or existing business, considering expanding sales by selling via marketplaces or your own dedicated website. See here for the original link