Business Starter

Starting Your Own Business?

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Turn your business idea into reality.

Join us (virtually) in October at the 3rd edition of Women in Business Expo.

The number of UK businesses currently owned by women is at 32.37%, highlighting a remarkable shift from four years ago, when just 17% of founders were female (UENI, 2020).

Are you looking for inspiration and recommended business services to turn thinking into action? This could be starting your own business or side hustle, embarking on a freelancing journey or exploring franchising opportunities. Imagine saving yourself time and money trying to research and test the right solutions. Instead, you now have all the knowledge, support, and business strategy from the start to get your idea off the ground today.

Why attend?

Be inspired by female trailblazers

Listen to success stories from influential female founders and entrepreneurs who have grown and scaled their businesses, redefining what it is to be a Female Founder.

Save time & ask the experts

Meet 1-on-1 with market-leading providers on guidance to set-up your business for success and acquire the ‘know-how’ on fundamentals?

Agility, innovation, action

Learn from the experts who have worked with numerous business owners. Find the right solutions and support for businesses and start-ups.

Find your community

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs who are focused on starting their businesses and share insights.

60+

world-class speakers

5,000+

attendees

1-to-1

meetings

60+

leading companies

10+

roundtables & networking

About the event

The #1 business event for women, looking for guidance, recommended products/services and expert advice to start their business.

Women in Business Expo is focused on advancing female leadership, centering conversations on propelling diversity in entrepreneurship, and providing solutions for female founders and business starters to thrive.

A huge help for me in understanding where to focus my attention throughout my first year of business. I've now got new ideas to implement for my business, as well as the names of exhibiting companies to go to for further information and to use their services in the future. I recommended it!

Jessica

Inspiring speakers, really motivated me to start my own business and start work on my business plan immediately.

Stephanie

A wonderful 2 days spent listening to some of the most influential women in business.

Lisa

Must-attend Business Starter sessions

Fear of Going it Alone? You’re Never Alone when you Partner with a Franchisor


Sarah Lloyd, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

How to Use NFTs to Make Your Startup Stand Out From the Crowd!

Lavinia Osbourne, Blockchain, Welltech & NFT Specialist and Thought Leader

How do you Build a Business around Family Commitments?

Joanne Jones, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

Get More Clients Now - How To Effectively Market Your Services


Anna Goodwin, Managing Director at Heart Centred Business

Join us as a Business Starter in October!

General ticket

£15
£20
  • Access to the 2-day virtual live event
  • Arrange 1-on-1 meetings with leading providers offering solutions and practical advice on loans, financing, marketing and other essentials to set-up your business
  • Network with like-minded women/women-identifying business starters 
  • Attend seminars from iconic business leaders/entrepreneurs, hearing from their personal stories and how-to sessions on creating a sustainable business
  • Join live Q&As with industry experts sharing practical advice and guidance on starting a business and growing it
  • Attend roundtable discussions with top companies - learn how to double your income, increase client retention, and manage your business finances
  • Discover franchising opportunities from brands to suit a range of budgets
  • On-demand access to all speaker content for 30 days 
  • Access to Women in Business & Tech Clubs (exclusive virtual meetups throughout the year)
Buy ticket!

VIP Ticket

£50
£60
  • Access to the 2-day virtual live event
  • Arrange 1-on-1 meetings with leading providers offering solutions and practical advice on loans, financing, marketing and other essentials to set-up your business
  • Network with like-minded women/women-identifying business starters 
  • Attend seminars from iconic business leaders/entrepreneurs, hearing from their personal stories and how-to sessions on creating a sustainable business
  • Join live Q&As with industry experts sharing practical advice and guidance on starting a business and growing it
  • Attend roundtable discussions with top companies - learn how to double your income, increase client retention, and manage your business finances
  • Discover franchising opportunities from brands to suit a range of budgets
  • On-demand access to all speaker content for 30 days
  • Access to Women in Business & Tech Clubs (exclusive virtual meetups throughout the year)
  • PLUS 30-minute coaching taster session with accredited Barefoot coach
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 Business Starter roundtable discussions

To be considered for a roundtable you must purchase your ticket and express your interest on the registration form. For any queries, please email fiona@hubexhibitions.co.uk

A More Cyber Secure Future in a more Hybrid World

Details: Thursday 21st October, 10-11am

Objectives: To discuss cyber security and specifically how this impacts small businesses.

Synopsis: The world of work has changed dramatically over the last 18 months. Hybrid/remote working is here to stay, and ecommerce sales are now an essential route to market for many businesses. Yet too few small businesses truly understand the extent of the challenges they face when it comes to a range of cyber security threats including ransomware, data breaches, Wi-Fi vulnerability, Phishing and ‘Cloud Hacking’.

This roundtable sponsored by Dell Technologies and facilitated by leading cyber security expert, Lisa Forte, brings together an authoritative panel of business owners to discuss the challenges and opportunities this new world of work presents to the UK small business community, including key practical steps on how to enhance your cyber security and secure your business.

Moderator/ Speakers: Lisa Forte, Cyber Security Expert; Partner at Red Goat Cyber Security; Co-Founder - Respect in Security.

Entry criteria: Small businesses of 1-99 employees: Business Owners; IT Decision makers; Women in Tech; Entrepreneurs; Business founders; Business Starters; Business Directors. Must have responsibility or part of the decision-making process for the IT security of their small business

Join us as a Business Starter in October!