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Roadshow tour urges Canterbury’s small businesses to “get growing”

Roadshow tour urges Canterbury’s small businesses to “get growing”


Small businesses in Canterbury are being encouraged to grow thanks to a new Government-backed business tour.


Get Growing! The Great British Business Roadshow – which is supported by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills – will visit Canterbury on Thursday 20th November, providing advice, support and insights about growing a business from some of the countries leading small business support providers.


The tour is being led by pioneering cloud accounting company FreeAgent, who provide the UK’s market-leading online accounting system for small businesses and freelancers. It is also supported by other high profile service providers including PayPal, Constant Contact, Elance and Penelope.


Delegates who attend the event, taking place at the Abode Hotel, will receive a range of useful information designed to help them grow their businesses, as well as attending interactive workshops, networking with other local small businesses and learning more about local support available from the event’s regional partners startmybiz and growmybiz .


They will also receive exclusive offers on tools and resources that will help them run their businesses more effectively, and the chance to win £500 on the day towards growing their business.


Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and it is essential they are given the right advice and guidance for them to start-up and scale up. It is an important part of our long term economic plan that we provide them with the right environment to make the most of their ambition and aspiration.


“The Great Business Roadshow will mean that the country’s leading small business experts will be on hand throughout the country to provide insights on how to help your business grow.”


Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, added: “We work with thousands of small businesses across the UK, so we know how challenging it can be for them just to get established, let alone achieve growth. Many don’t have access to the kind of help or expertise that could make a real difference to their businesses – so that’s why we’ve joined forces with some of the country’s top small business experts to help them.


“Get Growing: The Great Business Roadshow is designed to not only help small business owners identify new opportunities that will help them grow and expand, but also to discover how they can run their businesses more effectively. By highlighting how they can save valuable time by making tasks like accounting and marketing easier, we hope to free people up to dedicate more time towards growing the other parts of their businesses.


“We’re looking forward to sharing our knowledge during these exclusive sessions, and I’m sure the tour will prove extremely popular with small business owners from Canterbury.”


For more information about the roadshow and details about how to sign up for upcoming events, visit