BBC Dragon to give FREE advice to start up businesses in Kent

Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Kent with more and more people choosing to set up their own business.

Visitors to Kent and Medway B2B on Tuesday 3 July 2012 at the Ashford International Hotel, will not only benefit from the experience of some of the county’s leading entrepreneurs but will also have the amazing opportunity of hearing about starting up a business and the Business Tips for Starting Your New Venture from Richard Farleigh, successful businessman and dragon from the BBC’s Dragons Den.

Kent and Medway B2B is the place to go for everything you need to know about business. Whether you are a start up, in the first year of trading, want to expand to overseas markets or simply want to expand your business and increase your profits.

Richard Farleigh’s business acumen is phenomenal, even more so since it was largely self-taught – as a schoolboy in his native Australia. Richard was labelled ‘backwards’ and plonked in the bottom class of the bottom stream. Now he runs a multi million pound global company.

Whether your dream has always been to run a successful business or simply to make enough money in difficult financial times, don’t miss this chance to get some FREE information and expert advice, plus benefit from the experience of a very successful serial entrepreneur.

Richard will share his secrets of business success and will explain how he believes making money is partly down to ‘common sense, hard work, good ideas and a bit of luck’

‘It can take a long time to have the courage to take risks. It can be scary, but business is about risk’.

‘I’m going to share my experience, warts and all and provide some pointers for those who want to ‘have a go’ and genuinely build a business from scratch’

Start up zone sponsor Auratek is giving away 6 FREE stands in the Start up zone. To enter you need to be in the first 12 months of trading. Just go to and answer the question:

I should have a FREE stand at B2B because…

B2B has a packed programme including speaker Paula Wynne who wowed audiences recently at Business 2012 which featured speakers like Lord Sugar and Richard Branson where she received a standing ovation. So Paula is a speaker definitely not to be missed.

Jelf Insurance Brokers’ networking breakfast with highly acclaimed international speaker Derek Williams founder of the WoW awards will demonstrate that businesses in tough trading times need to compete on customer service not on price or quality.

Guests who attend Furley Page’s Annual Chamber Dinner are in for a treat with speaker Jo Fairley founder of Green and Black’s chocolate. Jo created a multi million pound brand and is contributing Editor to YOU Magazine and writes for Harpers and Queen, The Times, Evening Standard and Waitrose.

B2B is a great way to network and an ideal place to look for potential new customers and meet up with existing ones. There is a networking lounge situated away from the main exhibition are to enable visitors to sit and chat, swap business cards and arrange future meetings.

“Over the years we have always tried to improve the Exhibition from one year to the next” says Kent Invicta Chamber Chief Executive Mrs Jo James, and although we are proud of what we have achieved in the past, I truly believe that we can claim this will be the best yet.

There really is ‘something for everybody’; if you don’t believe me, come along and find out for yourself. Whatever your business, existing or planned, I promise you Kent & Medway B2B 2012 will be good for you.”

Register online and gain fast-track entry on the day.
To book your FREE delegate place, visit or call 01622 232707.

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