Plusnet launch scheme to aid small businesses
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and, with the right mix of support, advice and determination, can reach their full potential.
We pride ourselves on being the communications company that can't help but help, and we want to do more to nurture the great talent and ideas of small business owners, which is why we've launched Plusnet Pioneers.
1 What is Plusnet Pioneers?
We've teamed up with a panel of business experts from the likes of Vita Coco, Gymbox and one of the dragons from Dragons' Den, who have all been in your shoes, so are ideally placed to offer their experience on taking a small business to the next level.
Plusnet Pioneers offers advice and personal experiences from some of the UK's best loved brands and most successful start-ups to inspire, guide and provide advice when you need it the most.
To top it off we've also partnered up with the biggest website for small British businesses, Startups.co.uk, to launch a programme of events, content and mentoring aimed at helping small businesses develop and grow.
2 How can we help?
We asked you what your main concerns were, and marketing, securing funding and finding talent topped the list.
These will be the key areas that our Plusnet Pioneers will offer advice and first-hand expertise through a series of events around the country. All discussions and debates with our Pioneers panels in Manchester, Birmingham and London will be videoed and available to watch on our LinkedIn hub.
This will also offer free support, top tips and inspirational tales that will be constantly updated for you to delve into, helping you on your small business journey.
3 Our events
LondonTopic: Marketing Date: Wed 1 MarchVenue: Karmarama Plusnet Pioneers: Jon Wilkins - Karmarama. Giles Brook - Vita Coco. Richard Hilton - Gymbox. Anna Bance - GirlMeetsDress.com
BirminghamTopic: Funding Date: Wed 8 MarchVenue: Custard Factory Plusnet Pioneers: Sarah Willingham - Entrepreneur. Jordan Daykin - GripIt Fixings. Leigh Purnell - Petalite. Tracey Sambrook - Nutmeg.
ManchesterTopic: People Date: Wed 15 MarchVenue: Victoria Warehouse Hotel Plusnet Pioneers: Andy Baker - Plusnet. Claire Morley Jones - HR180. Jo Harman - Karmarama. Simon Swan - Hiring Hub.
We believe in small British businesses, head over to our LinkedIn Hub to find out more about how we can help your business grow.