‘Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed’
Here you will find events, workshops and information posts from Federation of Small Businesses Kent & Medway
It’s a great opportunity to promote your business and meet fellow entrepreneurs in breakout rooms.
FSB Maidstone Virtual Networking
Wednesday 24 March, 4pm – 5pm
Peter Searle is hosting this #FSBConnectOnline Event with Metro Bank. Ilsa Butler, BID Manager for One Maidstone, will be providing an update on the work of the town centre’s Business Improvement District. These Maidstone events are relaxed networking with like-minded business owners, everyone is welcome. Book here
FSB South East
Invitation from Kent County Council: Building Futures in Kent & Medway
Tuesday 16 March, 9.30am – 11.30am BOOK HERE
Help local business help local people!
Be part of the recovery! This webinar, led by Roger Gough Leader, Kent County Council and Rodney Chambers OBE, Portfolio Holder for Inward Investment, Strategic Regeneration and Partnerships, Medway Council, is a fantastic opportunity for you to find out how you can maximise the benefits of the apprenticeship levy, whether you are part of the private or public sector.
More information and booking details can be found here.
International Women’s Day Celebration
Thursday 18 March, 10am – 12pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day with us and keynote speakers as we seek to understand how COVID-19 has impacted specifically on female entrepreneurs. Hear about the steps they’ve taken to steer their firms through changing business restrictions and unexpected personal challenges. Book here
Local News and Information
Lower Thames Crossing
What are your thoughts on this major infrastructure project? How might it affect your business, and access to customers and supplies? Please do take this quick survey, we are keen to understand your views.
Grants and funding across Kent and Medway, 2020
A brief overview of grants and funding available across the South East. Click here for more details.
Expert panellists wanted
The Financial Ombudsman Service is looking for new SME Expert panel members whose expertise and experience can help it reach the right decisions in resolving complaints. It is looking for people who have experience operating at board level who could be called in on a variety of areas, including commercial insurance and forensic accounting.
Webinars for business
If your business trades with the EU, be sure to register for a series of government webinars on steps to help with preparedness ahead of the end of the transition period on 1 January. Organised by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, they are tailored to different sectors, including life sciences, aerospace and construction.