Help with major business issues offered at free Manchester event | Knutsford Times

Help with major business issues offered at free Manchester event

By on March 16, 2010

The region’s small firms are being invited to the City of Manchester Stadium for help and guidance on a range of common business problems.
The free event will include workshops covering access to finance and workplace equality legislation – two subjects which are frequently cited as some of the biggest issues facing smaller businesses today.
It will also include a talk by top female entrepreneur and Secret Millionaire star Kavita Oberoi, who will also be taking part in a question and answer session along with a host of other experts.
The event, entitled Growth Beyond the Recession, is being hosted by the Forum of Private Business – a not-for-profit small business support group based in Knutsford, Cheshire. 
It will allow firms to learn about accessing finance in the current credit-starved conditions through workshops run by Business Link North West.
Additionally, business owners can find out more about their obligations under equality and diversity legislation via workshops being held by the UK Council for Access and Equality – a private sector body set up to help businesses interpret and implement anti-discrimination laws.
The event will also include networking opportunities and a talk by Tim Sheward, director of enterprise at the North West Development Agency. Additionally, attendees will get the chance to question David Booth, the international trade adviser at UK Trade and Investment, which is a Government body set up to help British businesses trade globally.
Growth Beyond the Recession will also provide an opportunity for business owners to learn more about the Forum’s new setup, which has been heavily modernised in response to the recession.
The Forum is now providing companies with tailored support packages and has extended its services to offer the smallest firms all the ‘back office’ facilities of big businesses.  
The event starts at 2pm and will close at around 7pm. Business owners can register by calling 0161 214 5208 but those unable to do so can simply turn up on the day.

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Chris Gorman, Media and PR Assistant for the FPB - The Forum of Private Business

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