Starting a business

Keynote Speakers

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  • Rachelle Headland

    Rachelle Headland

    Marketing for Start Ups

    Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi X [more]

  • Will King

    Will King

    How he shaved 5 billion lives (& counting)- The King of Shaves story and more

    King of Shaves founder, CEO and multi-award winning businessman [more]

  • Doug Richard

    Doug Richard

    Alternative funding to grow your small business

    Former BBC Dragon and serial entrepreneur Doug Richard will take you... [more]

  • Graham Corfield

    Graham Corfield

    The UK's leading online takeaway ordering service

    MD of JUST EAT UK [more]

  • Charles Rolls

    Charles Rolls

    Taking on the Giants of the Drinks Industry

    This talk will be of direct relevance to aspiring entrepreneurs in... [more]

  • Brad Burton

    Brad Burton

    Life. Business. Just got easier.

    The UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker is back. [more]

  • Roger Black

    Roger Black

    Live Q&A: What mindset do you need to be successful?

    Olympic silver medallist Roger Black and celebrated business coach and author... [more]

  • Lucy Tarleton

    Lucy Tarleton

    London Stock Exchange Director

    Aim - where ideas take off [more]

  • Elaine Heney

    Elaine Heney

    How to make money with mobile apps

    Elaine Heney quit her job to start a mobile games company,... [more]

  • Andy Eustace

    Andy Eustace

    Your Network Matters! Using LinkedIn to drive your business

    There is a lot of excitement around Social Media for Sales... [more]

  • Karen Darby

    Karen Darby

    Crowdfunding for Social Impact - Make Money & Make a Difference

    Founder of SimplySwitch and CrowdMission [more]

  • Clive Rich

    Clive Rich

    Negotiating under pressure - don't lose your bearings, your temper or your shirt

    The £10bn negotiator explains why give-to-get beats dog-eat-dog [more]

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  • 25,000 Businesses

    With 3 networking features and 25,000 visiting businesses, the networking opportunities are endless at Business Startup.


  • 250 Free Seminars

    Business experts will cover everything you need to know to get your business started and offer you their invaluable experiences, tips and secrets.


  • 350 Exhibitors

    Find a wide selection of cutting edge solutions for all your business needs.


  • 10 Workshops

    Attend interactive training sessions delivered by experts.


  • Finance

    Find out all you need to know about how to raise finance, cash flow and financial planning.


  • Business Planning

    Everything you need to know about writing, presenting and maintaining your business plan.


  • Marketing

    Whether you need to create your brand, make an impact on social media or hit the mark with email marketing – every aspect is covered.


  • Legal Must Dos

    Find out where to start when it comes to registering your business, employing staff, getting your tax straight and all the other critical legalities.


  • Ecommerce

    Everything you need to know about running your business online.


  • Sales

    Learn the tricks of the trade and get advice from the experts.



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