Growing Your Own Business - FREE tickets for UKBF members and we'll be there!

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  1. DanMartin

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    Growing Your Own Business Exhibition and Conference

    Friday 25 & Saturday 26 January 2008
    Manchester Central, Manchester

    UK Business Forums members can gain free entry (normally £10 in advance or £13 on the door) to the Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference simply by pre-registering the code GBZ1 at www.sme-events.com or by printing out and presenting this press release at the door.

    Specialist advice, inspiring stories of achievement and a comprehensive range of business services will make the Growing Your Own Business Exhibition and Conference the place where entrepreneurs can take the next step in expanding their businesses.

    Featuring:
    - Lisa Tse of Manchester's Sweet Mandarin restaurant and promoter of entrepreneurship
    - Jennie Johnson, award-winning entrepreneur behind Kids Allowed, the multi function baby/child and parent care centre
    - A superb range of the UK's fascinating entrepreneurs

    Visitors to the event will benefit from the free conference where they can gain valuable insights from successful business experts who will share the secrets behind their achievements. The seminar programme of outstanding speakers will provide solutions to the key issues that entrepreneurs face as they build their businesses.

    Among the speakers on the seminar programme include Lisa Tse, CEO of Sweet Mandarin, one of Manchester's most successful Chinese restaurants and takeaways. Lisa, whose family has been in the restaurant business since her grandparents emigrated from Hong Kong to the UK, is a dynamic entrepreneur with wide ranging interests and currently heads up the first tri-lingual Chinese-English weekly radio show on Asian Sound Radio. She is also a spokesperson for Make Your Mark, a campaign to encourage entrepreneurship across schools nationwide. Lisa's keynote seminar entitled: "Successful strategies to plan your business future" will address issues such as developing a successful strategy to grow a business to the importance of adapting your plan as a business expands.

    Jennie Johnson, also a keynote speaker is Manchester's Young Director of the Year 2006 as well as Business Parent of the Year for 2007. She is the entrepreneur behind Kids Allowed, a business dedicated to the needs of both parents and children through the delivery of a comprehensive range of child and parent-centric services. Jennie started Kids Allowed following the prospect of returning to work after the birth of her second child. When she was able to return to a full time career she was dissatisfied with the lack of quality services available to parents. She also found there was nothing to address the different needs of her school, and nursery school age children so she started Kids Allowed which currently employs 110 staff and cares for more than 300 children countrywide.

    Other features at the show include the Business Advice Zone where visitors at the event will receive one-to-one guidance from business specialists and network with other entrepreneurs.

    The exhibition features leading specialists in small business management with superb solutions to help businesses increase their efficiency and, most importantly, improve their profitability and develop sustainable growth. Professionals including accountants, lawyers and small business support services will advise visitors on all aspects of developing their business.

    The event is co-located with The British Franchise Exhibition, enabling small businesses not only to access business products and services, but also to explore the options of franchising as a route to expansion. To find out more information about speakers and exhibitors at Growing Your Own Business visit www.sme-events.com

    The Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference is open from 10am each day, closing at 5pm on Friday 25 January and 4pm on Saturday 26 January 2008.

    UK Business Forums members can gain free entry (normally £10 in advance or £13 on the door) to the Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference simply by pre-registering the code GBZ1 at www.sme-events.com or by printing out and presenting this press release at the door.

    UK Business Forums will be exhibiting at the event so why not drop by stand GYOB 80 and say hello!

    Future events:
    - The British & International Franchise Exhibition and the Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference, Olympia, London, 4 & 5 April 2008.
    - The British Franchise Exhibition and the Growing Your Own Business Showcase & Conference, SECC, Glasgow 13 & 14 June 2008.
    - The National Franchise Exhibition and the Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference, NEC, Birmingham 3 & 4 October 2008.
     
    Posted: Dec 3, 2007 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  2. Antonia @limeone.com

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    We are on the business zone advising on business law and several of us will be in attendance over the 2 days.
     
    Posted: Dec 17, 2007 By: Antonia @limeone.com Member since: Jan 28, 2006
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  3. lloydh

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    where do we go to find out about exhibiting at the show?
     
    Posted: Dec 17, 2007 By: lloydh Member since: Dec 17, 2007
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  4. DanMartin

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    You can find more information here.
     
    Posted: Dec 18, 2007 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  5. dazzi41

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    hmm i maybe come to others in the future when i can say my web site is a fully functional business.

    Sounds great though to those of you who are starting up!
     
    Posted: Dec 28, 2007 By: dazzi41 Member since: Sep 8, 2007
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  6. DarrenC

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    I'll be there on the Saturday - just signed up now.

    Looking forward to it.
     
    Posted: Dec 31, 2007 By: DarrenC Member since: Dec 9, 2005
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  7. Blush

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    I just wish they would remember Newcastle and pay us a visit sometimes.
    You wouldn't believe how much money is being pumped into this area to help small business set up, shame nto to take advantage.Telewest Arena would be a perfect venue too :p
     
    Posted: Jan 1, 2008 By: Blush Member since: Mar 22, 2007
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  8. tanprofessionals

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    Am I correct in thinking that only BFA members can exhibit at this show? We are not accredited with the BFA and we are looking for an expo/trade show for people who are considering new business ventures ... starting your own business etc. I spoke to the organisors of grow your own business (Avnee and Dave Tuck) who couldn't help.

    We are not selling franchises (our business is helping people, particularly females/mums to start low cost, work part-time or full time, or open a salon and then support with equipment and wholesale stock. We are accredited with a leading international insurance broker)

    Can anyone offer alternative trade shows for such business opportunities or other ways to network into this market (good magazines to advertise with)?
    We specialise in spray tanning.

    Thanks you in advance for your advise.
    Les
     
    Posted: Jan 3, 2008 By: tanprofessionals Member since: Jan 3, 2008
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  9. DanMartin

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    Posted: Jan 3, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  10. AdamW

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    Where do I put the code to get free tickets?

    Obviously I'm being completely stupid!!
     
    Posted: Jan 3, 2008 By: AdamW Member since: Jun 17, 2007
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  11. DuaneJackson

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    bstartup.com would be one such place. They do two events a year. Usually quite good. Certainly lot of people attend on the Saturday who are not sure yet of what business they are going to get in to.

    With regards to magazines, there's on that tells you how to Start Your Business. Might look ideal, but I'd suggest you avoid. Run by a bunch of incompetent muppets.

    Even though you're not selling franchises, people with an interest in your offering may read franchise mags.
     
    Posted: Jan 4, 2008 By: DuaneJackson Member since: Jul 14, 2005
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  12. DanMartin

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    You can enter the code here.
     
    Posted: Jan 4, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  13. AdamW

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    Thanks Dan.. I'm sure that Promo page didn't come up when I did it before.. maybe I'm going mad :eek:
     
    Posted: Jan 4, 2008 By: AdamW Member since: Jun 17, 2007
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  14. Rienne

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    I'm on the advisory team in the Business Advice Zone - would be pleased to see anyone from UKBF, drop by and say hello!

    regards
    Jeff
     
    Posted: Jan 6, 2008 By: Rienne Member since: Oct 1, 2007
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  15. DanMartin

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    Looks like UKBF is going to have a big presence in Manchester in a few weeks!
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  16. An Oasis

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    Just chatting to a few members and suggested that we pop along and go for a breakfast beer or two ;) does Sift have a large tab or should we weed out the heavies?
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2008 By: An Oasis Member since: Oct 3, 2006
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  17. DanMartin

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    I don't think we can stretch to that I'm afraid! I may be able to provide the odd tea or coffee if you ask nicely! ;)
     
    Posted: Jan 8, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  18. Thais

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    Click on 'book tickets & pre-register now'. Then go to 'Promo Code/Ticket/Programme Holders' bit!
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2008 By: Thais Member since: Aug 29, 2003
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  19. Alpha

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    Good grief Helen when did you decide to come back posting on these forums:D

    Always good to see old names back though:)
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2008 By: Alpha Member since: Feb 16, 2004
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  20. DanMartin

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    I'm speaking to you live from the Growing Your Own Exhibition! It's all going very well. Lots of interest in the world that is UKBF and BusinessZone. Expect many new members soon! We've also had the pleasure of meeting Gille, Calypso, An Oasis and Rob Woollen - in the flesh! Anyone else joining us?
     
    Posted: Jan 25, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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