The Business Show

Get Ahead VANewsThe Business Show

The Business Show takes place at Olympia, London next week on 17th & 18th November and offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information for businesses large and small.

The free exhibition is packed with speakers and exhibitors as well as networking opportunities

  • 25,000 businesses are expected to attend
  • 250 seminars are available for you to learn from leading experts
  • 12 free to attend masterclasses offer the chance to develop your skills
  • 350 exhibitors will be there to talk about a wide array of business services

Keynote speakers include inspirational business leaders such as Dragons Den stars Hilary Devey and Touker Suleyman.  Technical experts include Raja Saggi, Head of Marketing at Google and James Carr, E-Commerce Manager at Facebook.  Masterclasses cover topics such as Branding and Big Data, Cashflow and e-Commerce.  Of particular interest is the Google Digital Garage  which includes 20 minute drop-in sessions.  Here you can get face-to-face advice from the Digital Garage technicians about growing your business online and getting more out of digital marketing.

Intensive Speed Networking sessions run throughout the day, enabling you to make up to 30 new contacts per hour.  For a more laid back approach, pop onto the 4N stand at any time, grab a sit-down and use the stand for a 1-2-1 with someone you have met at the show.  You can also use the Business Connections area to pin your business card to the wall for all to see.  Include a note to say if you are looking to make a particular kind of connection and then check back later to see which potential partners have pinned their card to your request.

The event runs alongside the Business Start Up Show and Going Global, offering specific advice for new businesses as well as those looking to expand overseas.  It also runs during Global Entrepreneurship Week and is part of the world’s largest festival of entrepreneurship.

To find out more and book your free ticket if you haven’t already you can visit the show website.  The show guide detailing exactly what is on at what time is also available online.  We strongly recommend studying it before you arrive so that you can make the most of your visit and pack everything in.

Over the years some of our team have attended the event and always found it worthwhile.  We also exhibited at the last show back in May and our founder and CEO Rebecca Newenham was delighted to deliver a seminar on how outsourcing could benefit your business.

Rebecca said: “I was pleased to see so many people at the seminar, but I was not surprised given how busy the exhibition arena was and how many people had already stopped to chat with us on our stand.  The team and I had been busy sharing our passion for flexible working and explaining the clear benefits that outsourcing can deliver to both new and established businesses of all sizes.”

At Get Ahead VA we provide a nationwide virtual assistant service with the flexibility, value and performance that small businesses need in the 21st century, digital economy.

We love to take on the tasks our clients don’t have time to do, don’t have the skills to do, or simply don’t want to do.

To find out more about how we can help please get in touch on 01483 332220 or visit  We pride ourselves on being the staff our clients don’t see, but the difference they do.

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