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Don’t let your diary fool you – the Small Business Saturday bus will be stopping in Winchester on Tuesday November 24th. Track down the bus at the top of the High Street between 10am and 2pm to get involved and pick up your Winchester business goodie bag while stocks last.

This national initiative has been brought to Winchester through the collaboration of Winchester BID, Winchester City Council and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

Designed to help equip small businesses with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed and grow the Small Business Saturday bus will feature a variety of interesting and insightful guest speakers. Check out the full programme below.

These talks are free to attend but capacity is strictly limited due to the size of the bus so we advise attendees arrive early to avoid disappointment. Help drum up support for Small Business Saturday by tweeting with #smallbizsatUK


10:00             Welcome

10:15             Hot topic 1 – Tours of the Enterprise M3 LEP Growth Hub
(Jill Lee / Keith Casson, Enterprise M3 Growth Hub)

10:30             Hot topic 2 – Effective website copy
(Gavin Meikle, inter-activ)

10:45             Hot topic 3 – How to get the media talking about your business
(Miranda Rock, Rocket Lauch)

11:00             Hot topic 4 – Business rates and rates relief
(Terri Horner, Winchester City Council)

11:15             Hot topic 5 – Small Business 100
(Chris John, Smart Little Web)

11:30             Hot topic 6 – How to get really fit for business
(John Kind, University of Winchester)

11:45             Hot topic 7 – Is your website compliant?
(Emily Sadler, Paris Smith)

12:00             Hot topic 8 – Business and University connections
(John Richardson, University of Winchester)

12:15             Hot topic 9 – Basic employment law
(Tony Cooper / Luke Coleborn, Dutton Gregory)

12:30             Hot topic 10 – External funding and LEADER grants
(Ken Brown, Winchester City Council)

12:45             Hot topic 11 – Understanding workplace pensions
(Alix Passey Brown, Twyford HR)

13:00             Hot topic 12 – School for social entrepreneurs
(Sue Dovey, Action Hampshire)

13:15             Hot topic 13 – Setting up a green business
(Peter Richardson, Ecoskill)

13:30             Hot topic 14 – Better Business for All
(David Ingram, Winchester City Council)

13:45             Thanks and close

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