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The largest business show in the UK on 17/18 May 2012! FREE TICKETS

As the industry-leader, Business Startup is free for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding a business. With over 250 seminars, over 350 exhibitors, advice, opportunities, and much more, can you afford to miss out?

There are no two ways about it - and you'll know better than most - starting a business can be a daunting task, regardless of industry. After 12 years of running the biggest business show for start-ups and SMEs, we've seen it all, so we recognise what a young business needs to know before getting started. And this series of seminars will help address the fundamentals of starting a business.

Networking is an essential business skill that many people find difficult. Of course - making small talk with strangers isn't always easy. Our speed-networking feature aims to help people make relevant contacts, fast. The Business Connections area aims to do the same, but in a more relaxed environment with the secondary aim of getting businesses social media savvy.

As one of our most popular seminar series', Inspiring Women does exactly what it says on the tin. The speakers here are amongst some of the country's most successful entrepreneurs - and yes, they're all women. You'll meet the driving forces behind some of the UK's best-known brands, covering all areas of industry.

Since it was launched in 2007, the Be The Boss series of seminars has been one of the highlights of The Business Show. There are always plenty of handy hints and tips for attendees to collect, help them progress in their role or future role as 'the boss'. After all, being the boss is what business is all about, and there are countless ways to achieve it.

This is your chance to pick the brains of some of the leading business experts in the country. Each with areas of expertise and industry, you're certain to find the expert advice you are looking for at either of the two features here. The 1-2-1 sessions are designed to offer a bespoke analysis of your business, while our Boardroom feature enables visitors to benefit from and learn about peer-to-peer mentoring and business development support.

If you've got a flawless business plan and only need the money to make it happen, then pitching to our panel of millionaire entrepreneurs might be the most productive fifteen minutes of your career. On both days of Business Startup, visitors are welcome to take part as pitchers and viewers in this edge-of-the-seat live show.

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