Originally written by Partner Content on Small Business
Elite Business Live, the national business advice and networking event, has announced its plans to take their annual event online. On March 11-12 2021, entrepreneurs from across the nation can interact with some of the leading names in British scale-ups, via a live stream service that is available completely free of charge.
With events often being a core part of a business’ marketing strategy, live events have been sorely missed over the last year; missed at a time when most businesses are facing elevated pressure on building pipelines and growth, in fact, arguably when they need them most. Aside from the lead generation and sales benefits events bring, they also bring much needed networking opportunities. It is often through the power of live events that you meet that golden nugget contact or hear that piece of advice that changes the direction you are going in that ultimately helps elevate your business.
At Elite Business Live, the focus is bringing to life and delivering the core aspects of live events that can help SMEs through these challenging times but doing it virtually. The team have worked hard to secure speakers who have built their business from the ground up, speakers who know just what it takes to build and scale a business and want to help you grow yours. Hearing their inspirational stories is only one aspect of the event; at Elite Business Live, the emphasis has been put on live Q&As, giving delegates plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and panellists, and get their input and advice on core pain points that the attendees are facing. It is a unique opportunity to access business leaders and get their input into your business while meeting new people and gaining fresh perspectives.
Talking through their personal journeys and experiences, 50 sensational entrepreneurs will be joined by Oli Barrett, the event’s incredible event host. Voted as one of GQ’s Most Connected Men, Oli is often referred to as the hardest-working man in networking and even earned an MBE for his business activities. A serial co-founder, Oli has helped to started numerous ventures, facing every challenge you have. And he’s not alone:
Piers Linney is the headline keynote speaker for the Commercial Business Growth panel on day 1 and will be providing attendees with detailed insights into entrepreneurship as well as leading advice to support SMEs with their ambitions to either start or grow their business. As an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, as well as a former investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, there isn’t much of the business world that Piers hasn’t seen and his accomplishments and experiences lend themselves perfectly to any pain points UK business owners may currently be facing.
Joining Piers is the well accomplished Michelle Ovens MBE, who will be providing the keynote for Day 1’s Digital Transformation panel shortly after. As the founder of Small Business Britain, the UK’s leading champion of Small Business, Michelle is one of a select group of people that can take any strategic problem and provide insights that can truly change the shape of the business. A dynamic individual, her unparalleled innovation and resourcefulness are sure to provide SMEs with the tools they need to greet 2021 head-on and see their business prosper.
Joining these speakers, we have a phenomenal line-up including Eric Partaker, co-founder of Chilango, James Davidson, co-founder of the leading dog food subscription service Tails.com, serial entrepreneur Lara Morgan and co-founder of drinks brand Nix & Kix, Julia Kessler.
The event has a comprehensive program which covers commercial business growth, digital transformation, talent & regulations, financial management and overseas expansion. The beauty of the virtual format means that delegates can build their own journey, joining to hear from the speakers they want to. It also gives delegates the opportunity to take part in interactive breakout sessions which will take place over the two days and need to be registered for separately.
It is fair to say that now more than ever, UK business needs to stand strong. It needs to unite and support each other as we navigate the impact of Covid and the restrictions UK businesses have faced and are facing. By taking part and attending events like Elite Business Live, it gives organisations the chance to step out of their immediate day-to-day challenges, look at their business from a bird’s eye perspective and get invaluable insight from experts who can make a difference to you and give you the ideas you need to continue on your growth journey.
To register for event and secure your virtual place for free, simply follow this link.
And to be part of the Elite Business Live community, follow on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
Piers Linney: ‘I was one of the first to do real tech on Dragon’s Den’
Elite Business Live goes virtual – e-meet some of the biggest names in British business