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Blackpool Growth 4 Business Conference – What A Difference A Day Makes

Join us at the G4B Conference on 26 November. If you’re looking to grow your business, it could be your most important day of the year.

‘What A Difference A Day Makes’, goes the song. Although in this case, we’re cramming 24 little hours of business insight into 390 powerfully practical minutes. If yours is a Blackpool business looking to grow, you can’t afford to miss any of them.

What A Difference A Day Makes… to You

Just one year ago, Susan Craddock, owner and founder of the Wow Cake Company, was at Blackpool Growth 4 Business Conference exploring ways to take her wheat free, gluten free, nut free, dairy free all-purpose tasty flour, sponge cake mix and biscuit mix to a larger audience. One conversation with Donna Taylor, a G4B high growth advisor who’s been working with Susan ever since, changed everything.

At the Conference, you’ll hear Susan’s inspiring story of how her coeliac condition led her to create Wow (without wheat) products, and how working with G4B has helped put her products on the shelves of Booths and into the delivery baskets of Ocado.

In addition to Susan, you’ll hear from other local businesses who’ve found success with G4B.

What A Difference A Day Makes… to Your Funding

If only. How often do you find yourself thinking that about your company? If only you could buy that new piece of plant machinery, that new biofuel generator, or have the working capital to really galvanise your business. Yet at G4B Conference, one day could turn wishful thinking into practical reality. You’ll hear from British Business Bank about the many different funding streams open to Blackpool businesses.

You’ll hear from our keynote speaker NatWest, who’ll be launching “Back Her Business” Blackpool, an initiative offering match funding for local female-led businesses together with free coaching, mentoring and opportunities to meet like-minded women. And to make sure there’s plenty on offer for business leaders of every gender, NatWest’s partner Crowdfunder will be on hand with tips for raising money through, naturally enough, crowdfunding.

Even if you don’t have a shopping list of business procurements right now, it’s very much worth coming along to see what options are available. So when the time comes that you need a little funding help, you’ve got all your contacts at the ready.

What A Difference A Day Makes… to Your People

“An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage.” It may be more than 20 years since General Electric’s legendary CEO Jack Welch said those words, but they remain powerfully true.

Yet it’s one thing to understand the value of training. It’s quite another to know precisely what training your people need and how to deliver it. Fortunately, the G4B Conference has a whole section of the day devoted to the effect upskilling your people can have on business. So whether you want to recruit, retain, motivate, explore apprenticeships or build the skills of your leadership team, you’ll find ways to do just that with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership. Find the full agenda here

Put the training to the test – 20 spaces only!

As part of the training session, 20 delegates will be able to take part in an interactive, hour long leadership and management skills taster session - invaluable if you’re looking for practical ways of growing the skills of your team.

You’ll need to book fast, and you can do that here

A day well spent

In just one day – or 390 minutes to be precise – you could find the inspiration, connections, funding and training to propel your business to new heights during 2020. That’s a day well spent. And we’ve even included lunch.

To take part, join us in the newly refurbished Spanish Hall at the Winter Gardens on 26 November. Find out more and book now, and if you have business questions but won’t be able to make the event, book a 1-2-1 session with a high growth business advisor now on 01253 477147.