Can we sell effectively virtually?
By now we should be getting used to the new virtual world that we are living in. We might even find that when restrictions are lifted, we might continue to do some things virtually for efficiency, such as arranging a meeting with a buyer over the internet rather than driving a fair few miles to meet with them face to face for a 30 minute meeting.
How businesses are adapting and supporting the industry in the midst of a pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across Europe, we take a moment to reflect on the good businesses are doing to support industries, the strategies being implemented to adapt to new times, and the changes being made to alleviate pressure on individuals. Life as we know it has significantly changed to how things were a year ago. With coronavirus not going away anytime soon, many businesses have been forced to adapt in order to survive. We’ve seen an abundance of webinars and virtual events filling up our calendars, and a mix of endless zoom calls as staff continue to work remotely. One thing is for sure, digital innovation is not just a desire, it's become a fundamental asset to the rapid acceleration of such capabilities. Government schemes such as tax holidays, loans and grants have helped many SMEs stay afloat, providing valuable time to rethink digital strategies in order to pivot their offering. Sponsors of Europe’s largest Business Show, Dell Technologies, have helped to support many businesses during the pandemic with their involvement in The Business Show HelpHub initiative. Dell Technologies has provided a range of knowledge, advice and solutions to help businesses quickly adapt, from ‘hybrid cloud solutions’ to ‘managing remote working: teams, customers & pipeline’. Dell Technologies also have a selection of podcasts, blogs and services to help businesses swiftly adapt via their website. Award winning digital marketing agency, Sleeping Giant Media, has also been helping businesses with their digital adaptation by offering a number of free workshops, including the fundamentals of successfully running virtual presentations, and a range of marketing skill workshops aimed at both B2C and B2B audiences. During their ‘Do virtually better workshop’ you’ll learn how to gain a competitive edge and the basics of creating a stand out presentation (from nailing your pitch to thinking of your surroundings). Whilst the need to go digital is a priority for the majority of businesses, the rapid switch coupled with lockdown hasn’t come easy, taking its toll on people's wellbeing. The phrase ‘zoom fatigue’ has become a popular term amidst the home working lifestyle. One business helping with mental health and proactively adapting upon seeing the wave of lockdowns happening overseas is CLAN Wellbeing, a fitness company with a focus on mental health and exercise benefits. Emmanuel Olaojo, Founder of CLAN Wellbeing discusses the change needed to adapt below. “With CLAN Wellbeing’s focus on changing the narrative of mental health through everyday fitness, it became evident how during the lockdown people’s uncertainty and mental state was deteriorating. Before lockdown I started CLAN’s Work Rate 40. The sessions are 40 minutes long and designed by a team of degree specialists in sports and exercise science. The aim is to ensure that each class will push you to the best version of yourself regardless if you’re a beginner or at an elite level. We are here to create a dynamic, fun and enjoyable environment where you can enhance not only yourself physically but also mentally. Since lockdown I was able to deliver the classes online via Zoom and the turnout was tremendous. Constant help and communication has been the key to help build a community that is there and caters to one another. The more I was attentive to the needs of the current situation the more I was able to connect more with individuals and help boost not only their confidence but relieve the stress from their everyday life and the current pandemic. It was initially hard for the business to run because it was run in person. However the classes have been held via Zoom and it has allowed us to connect regardless of where you are and you can be in your own comfort zone. It’s been an enlightening and rewarding experience.” ‘Going the extra mile’ One business helping clients by going the extra mile is Barclaycard. The government’s response strategy has meant banks have had to offer payment holidays and other support initiatives to help support businesses. Barclaycard has gone the extra mile to offer a Coronavirus support hub. Here you can view real life articles in relation to COVID finance implications, FAQs, and a whole host of post payment holiday support. Check out Barclaycard’s coronavirus support for customers here and the business support pages here, including free business promotion offers and ‘bounce back loans’! Whether you’re a business owner looking to bounce-back, or a budding entrepreneur looking to grow your business the Great British Business Show has everything you need. You can meet all the mentioned brands at London ExCeL on 9th and 10th June 2021. Explore, connect and interact with over 500 exhibitors in a COVID-secure environment, be inspired by our compelling keynote line-up and learn the skills you need to map out your road to recovery in 2021. You can secure your free ticket to Europe’s largest business show here.
Business Show Media Acquires The Great British Business Show
Business Show Media (BSM) is pleased to announce that it has acquired ‘The Great British Business Show’ and sister shows ‘Going Global’ and ‘Business Startup’ from Prysm Media Group. As part of the acquisition, BSM have taken the decision to postpone ‘The Great British Business Show’ from the 18th and 19th November 2020 to the 9th and 10th June 2021.
Why Should You Continue Social Media Marketing During COVID-19
WHY BUSINESSES MUST STAY POSITIVE AND THINK BIG TO SURVIVE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
Ramping up our security processes with the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit
Vital SMS alerts during the Coronavirus outbreak
Managing internal communications with SMS
Transformation is Here To Stay- By Tegeria
One of the biggest challenges for businesses today is the constant navigating, understanding and adapting to the risks that the current geo-political climate poses. “This was evident from our interactions with the attendees of The Business Show. The Business Show was undoubtedly a great meeting ground to meet customers and prospects and understand their challenges. Interactions like these are important as they allow us insights to craft an actionable plan for potential clients,” says Diana Xhumari CEO of Tegeria.
Turning Persistence into Opportunities- By Tegeria
The current geopolitical climate poses an increasing threat to the global economy and navigating, understanding and adapting to these risks is a real and ever-changing challenge for businesses today.
Sustainability: Make a world of difference
“We have become the greatest threat to the health of our home but there's still time for us to address the challenges we've created, if we act now.” – Sir David Attenborough
Flexible working has increased five-fold in the last 20 years
The number of people working ‘flexible hours’ has increased five-fold in the last two decades. That is according to an analysis of working trends by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) , which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
3 Easy & Actionable Steps to Your Financial Freedom
There’s lots of rumours about the property industry, like… Property is hard to get in to, property takes a lot of time, property needs a lot of money… That’s NOT true.
5 Things Microsoft Got Right
CEO Today Magazine take a look at how Microsoft have stayed at the top of the business game for over 20 years and what your business can learn from one of the worlds leading brands.
Practice Your Pitch sets out to help new entrepreneurs
New events, workshops and networking sessions that help you prepare for all of the pitches you will ever need to do..
Where else can you meet up to 30 business...
The 4 'C' Approach to Stress Management
Living Life Stress Free is recognised as a Centre of Excellence and is a Registered College of the Complementary Medical Association providing Stress Management courses and workshops to Corporates, Entrepreneurs and Professionals.
Taking The Terror Out of Team Building
'“This was our first time exhibiting at the Great British Business Show and we were really impressed with the organisation, the calibre of the speakers and the overall energy at the event. ..
Liver Bird – from Wren to Northern Power Woman
The sun was shining as I drove into Liverpool Marina to meet Simone Roche MBE, CEO of Northern Power Women, and for some reason the old saying ‘it’s grim up north’ sprung to mind...
ABSOLUTELY BUZZING AT THE BUSINESS SHOW
What a fantastic couple of days with lots of interest in @BizBuzzHQ. We met new businesses, entrepreneurs and larger more established brands looking for innovation and collaboration.
Enjoy a Memorable Evening of Client Entertainment
Stand out from the rest and treat your clients to a unique experience at The London Bierfest...
Prysm Media Group Statement Regarding The Business Show May 2019
Cyber Security company announce first ever SME Cyber Security Survey.
Award-winning Cyber Security company Templar Executives is delighted to announce the first ever SME Cyber Security Survey being conducted at The Business Show this year.
5 Keys to Successful Property Investing
Property investing is the best business that anyone could get into; the wealthiest people in the world all have a property business. That’s why we asked the UK’s leading property expert Kam Dovedi, founder of Premier Property, to share his insights.
Making the Most Out of Your Exhibition Stand
There’s no better way to raise your brand’s awareness by exhibiting at a business exhibition. You’ll likely meet new and existing customers, listen to feedback that they may have, and you may even be inspired by new ideas and plans.
Despite Brexit, the UK is still attractive to EU Entrepreneurs
Despite the continued uncertainty over the Brexit trade agreements and the single market, the UK marketplace is still very attractive to EU Entrepreneurs.
Growing Your Network Immediately Is Essential
Why Growing Your Network Immediately Is Essential (and the fastest way to do it)
Lessons learnt in business growth
Growing a business is tough so wouldn’t it be great if someone could tell you some of the pit falls and how to avoid them?
Prolific London: the capital’s must-read title for marketing and tech
In January 2019, Prolific London was launched - serving as a new online destination for professionals in the tech and marketing sectors in the city...
THE 5 E’S OF FACE-TO-FACE ENGAGEMENT
Successful exhibiting requires a plan that provides personalised, memorable and impactful booth experiences.
Top tips for women starting a business
If you are considering starting your own business but struggling to get your idea off the ground you are certainly not alone...
Value Your Business For Free!
Whether you’re thinking of seeking investment or exiting your business completely, we’re here to talk you through your business’s value and the process ahead.
Practice Your Pitch launches London events
New events, workshops and networking sessions that help you prepare for all of the pitches you will ever need to do
Incentivise your team & build valuable relationships
The London Bierfest is a great way to reward your team and the perfect opportunity to network: renewing existing business, or obtaining new clients.
What Are The Best Data Backup Strategies For Small Strategies?
You may come across several headlines these days whereby yet another business has become the victim of a cyber-crime. The worst thing is that the companies affected by these cyber-crimes are not only the bigger names anymore...
Outsourcing the bookkeeping for your business
A good bookkeeper is a small business’s best friend – a reassuring presence who can keep financial records up to date, ensure regulations are being met…