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Why SMEs Should Head To London Business Show 2023

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and entrepreneurs who are just starting out should head to London next month to take part in the London Business Show 2023.


The annual event will be held in London’s ExCel on November 22nd and 23rd, offering advice and guidance to businesses on how to grow and fulfil their ambitions.


What is the London Business Show?


The London Business Show is the largest of its kind in Europe, with more than 750 exhibitors and 200 seminars.


There will also be masterclasses led by experts, and plenty of speakers who can offer words of wisdom on how to start a business or help it to grow.


They will be able to find out different aspects of business they might not have considered yet, such as HR and recruitment, sustainability, marketing, and new technology that could improve efficiency in the workplace.


Reasons for businesses to go


The schedule for the London Business Show is so full, there will be plenty to keep you occupied over the two days, all of which will help to boost your business once you have put what you have learnt into practice.


Network

For a start, as thousands of people will be attending the event, it is a great networking opportunity.


This could be the biggest chance you’ve had so far to give out your business card, promoting your business to as many people as possible.


You might find your work phone is inundated with calls the following day from people who want to work with you or use your services after attending the event.


Alternatively, you could find people you want to work with yourself, in which case it is a great opportunity to have a face-to-face chat with them and get their contact details.


Watch interactive masterclasses

As opposed to just listening to an expert speak on a subject, the show’s interactive masterclasses are incredibly useful and rewarding.


You can learn strategies for growing your business, supporting your employees to make it a positive working atmosphere for them, grow a property portfolio, get involved in digital marketing, and even start exporting your goods.


Get involved in panel debates

One of the most exciting parts of the show is the panel discussions, which is when experts in various fields debate interesting topics with one another.


For instance, they might discuss cyber security, the importance of employee wellbeing to productivity and company loyalty, and the future of digitalisation.


They might talk about how having indoor office plants has been shown to be good for workers’ health, improving their mood, and making them more productive at the same time.


Mindspace reported that plants can remove 87 per cent of airborne toxins every day; boost heart and brain health; dehumidify offices; reduce anxiety among staff; improve their sleep; and enhance their creativity, concentration, problem-solving and memory skills.


Experts are also likely to talk about how companies need to focus on sustainability these days and aim to reduce their impact on climate change. Businesses can attend this discussion to learn how they can be more transparent with their sustainable efforts, and become greener.


As well as these reasons why upcoming companies should consider getting a free ticket to the event, it could be a good idea to scope out competition.


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