Business Starter

Starting Your Own Business?

Yes, let’s go!

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

Last year’s must-attend Business Starter sessions

An updated seminar programme will be shared closer to the event date.

How I conquered the Imposter Syndrome

Shafali Shown-Keen, Franchisee of McDonalds

How to own your self-limiting beliefs... so that they don't own you!

Sarah King, Co-Founder of we are radikl

Starting up with the Start Up Loans

Louise McCoy, Commercial Director at British Business Bank

Let Go and Start Living: Your journey to a better life and business

Schnel Hanson, Transformation Coach and RTT Therapist at Developing The Inner You

Prepping for Investment as a Woman

Joanne Baban Morales, CEO & Founder of Nunude & Diginnova

Demystifying Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Hannah Meadows, Head of Client Services at Footprint Digital

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

READY TO BREAK THE HABIT OF SELF-DOUBT?

Details: Wednesday 13th October, 1:30-2:30pm

Objectives: Discuss issues highlighted by the Rose Review regarding the barriers that female entrepreneurs face in the UK. Showcase McDonald’s as a franchisor and how we can support women to achieve their career and business aspirations. Remove the barriers and dispel some of the myths that exist for women who want to start their own business.

Synopsis: Take the leap and dive in! How could you leverage the might of an iconic brand to achieve your goals and dreams? This virtual roundtable will be an open discussion between McDonald’s Franchisees and some of its senior stakeholders.

You’ll learn about what it’s like to be a McDonald’s Franchisee from the individuals that know it best and how franchising can tackle some of the barriers that female entrepreneurs face, such as access to funding, work/life balance and flexibility around family , support and role models and the perception of lack of skills and confidence.

Moderator/ Speakers: Stephanie Gayet, Head of Franchising at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

Entry criteria: Women who are inspirational leaders seeking to elevate their career and explore a new trajectory, business starters and owners, returners who may be looking for greater flexibility e.g Managing Director, Director, Co-Founder, Founder, Board Member, Sales Director/Manager, Partner, Owner, CEO. Industries may include finance, HR, engineering, IT, marketing, consultancy, real estate, construction, retail and SME owners. 

No minimum qualifications are required although those preferred are;

  • Degree level education
  • Owner of a business or has experience with retail or multi-site retail
  • Has managed a team of 20+ people
  • Strong financial position (i.e. salary of £60k+, net worth of £250k+)
  • Involvement in their community

Dell Technologies Roundtable

More details coming soon.

Join us as a Business Starter in October!