Open4Business September 2017

Business support events

Bridging the high street digital divide – Industry Leaders event

  • Date: Monday, 25 September
  • Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Venue: Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, TW9 2RE
  • Cost: FREE

SaveTheHighStreet.org is campaigning to promote digital enablement in high streets and encourage essential adaptation to a new kid of high street future. Towards this aim, SavethehighStreet.org is holding its very first Industry Leaders Conference.

This event will bring together independent businesses, retail industry leaders, media and government representatives to explore the actions needed to create the connected digital high streets of the future. Current challenges and new technologies will be highlighted and addressed through workshops, including a focus on the first ever retailer-led ‘High Street Industry Standards’.

Zac Goldsmith MP will be speaking, joining Facebook, Instagram and Google who will be attending and providing training.

This free event is supported by Richmond Council. Find out more and to register visit Eventbrite.

Show me the money! How to finance your small business

  • Date: Tuesday, 17 October
  • Venue: Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, SW12 8QY
  • Cost: FREE

Come and discover the various finance options available to your small business and how to get your business ready for finance.

Nick Howe, Regional Enterprise Manager, NatWest, will take you through the various financing sources available to small businesses - from traditional loans and invoice financing to alternative streams such as crowd-funding and peer-peer finance. Find out which sources of funding are best suited to your business and how to access them.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. Register your attendance via Eventbrite.