Industry insider tips for free in Leicester.
Leicester businesses have been invited to a free business expo to learn more about reducing costs, saving on energy use, and recruiting more effectively.
Delegates will be able to build networks and gain business support advice at the event being staged by the Business Gateway Growth Hub next month.
Its purpose is to signpost business owners to available support, whilst also providing practical tools and tips to help manage the current cost of doing business crisis.
The expo, which is provided through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), takes place at the Morningside Arena, in Leicester, from 8am to 3.30pm on April 18, 2023.
The expo is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire which are looking for tools, tips, and information as they head into the new financial year.
Glynis Wright MBE and Sonia Baigent, both Members of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Board, will host the event.
Sonia Baigent, Chair of the LLEP’s Business Board, said: “The LLEP’s recently-published Business Tracker survey showed us that local SMEs are concerned about recruitment, skills, and inflation. “This event will provide opportunities to learn more about the support available and will also include a marketplace for business owners to network with local business support providers and other businesses.”
Subjects to be covered are set to include what small businesses need to know about saving on energy costs, effective recruitment, onboarding, and engagement of employees. leadership in challenging times. There will also be advice on navigating debt and maintaining financial resilience.
Business support providers are also invited to set up stands and speak with delegates. However, support providers must have a free business offer for delegates to take up after the event. Organisers are planning space for up to 200 businesses to attend. Free refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Speakers and a full agenda will be published soon.
Book your via Business Gateway.