Ever had a light-bulb moment, that sudden burst of inspiration following a brilliant idea for a business but no clue how you would ever make it a reality? If so, this year’s Northern Business Exhibition could have the answers you’re looking for.

With two days packed full of business advice and insights for entrepreneurs, start-ups and SME’s the Northern Business Exhibition is all about supporting new and growing businesses, as well as answering the all-important question – where do I start?

Dragon’s Den star Hillary Devey CBE and Social Chain’s CEO Steve Bartlett are among the wealth of leading industry speakers offering advice on everything from monetising your Instagram account to launching a website and getting funding to bring your business idea to life.

Taking place on the 18 & 19 April between 10am – 4pm, this free event will take place in its brand new home at Manchester Central, attracting in excess of 7,000 visitors.

Focused on providing quality advice there are over 80 seminars & workshops delivered by some of businesses’ finest speakers including a Q&A with Hillary Devey CBE, author Ben Kench speaking about how to make a success of your business in 2018, Rachel Elnaugh another Dragon’s Den star and co-creator of Source TV, marketer Michael Carlin CEO of Zymplify, Carl Reader the start-up coach, best-selling author Steve Hackney, Gary Townley from the Intellectual Property Office, CEO and founder of Global Social Media Marketing agency Social Chain Steve Bartlett to name a few.

Visitors can also book in for free 1-2-1 advice and support on all elements of business from sales to marketing, branding to finance with 20-minute appointments with experts in their field.


There are also over 100 exhibitors at the show each offering different business solutions from office space to accountancy, legal advice to social media marketing.

Hilary Devey CBE said: “Often the thing we need help with the most in business is identifying our weaknesses and finding solutions to take us on to the next level, that’s what this event is all about – providing advice, inspiration, motivation and a chance to network. In a thriving start up market, it’ll help you find ways for your business stand out and ultimately increase your bottom line.”

Ceri Rogers, Northern Business Exhibition spokesperson said: “This event is all about helping businesses, start ups and entrepreneurs develop and grow, from great workshops and seminars to one on one support, if you’re looking to take your business to the next level, this event is perfect for you.”

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