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Extra Sessions Added to Selby Enterprise Day

Selby Town Centre

3:41pm 28th May 2014

Additional free business support sessions are being organised as part of an Enterprise Day in Selby, to meet demand from local companies who want to take advantage of the help on offer.

On Thursday 5 June over 35 companies will be exhibiting at the event including local businesses showcasing themselves along with funding organisations, accountants and much more, to be held at the Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, where there will also be free help for companies who want to find out more about social media marketing, funding and improving productivity.

Interest has been so great that extra presentations are now being laid on.

The day is being run by Business Support York and North Yorkshire, supported by Selby District Council: full details of the event and how to sign-up are available via their website www.bsyny.co.uk (search for Selby events).

Heidi Green from Business Support York and North Yorkshire said, "It's great to see so many small businesses wanting to be involved in this event, or to sign-up for the free support available.  By extending the number of sessions we've now got plenty of capacity for those who still want to sign-up."

The Enterprise Day runs between 10am and 3pm on Thursday 5 June.  People can come and go as they please during the day.  Alongside the main exhibition space there will be a number of presentations, run by experts, focusing on the following business issues:

  • A Q&A session about starting your own business
  • Information about 'crowdfunding' as a way of supporting new investment in your business
  • Using social media to support the marketing of your business
  • Improving productivity
  • Improving business marketing

Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, added, "This is about giving the right support in the right way to our small businesses.  It's part of a much bigger programme of support and engagement from the Council designed help growth and jobs.  The aim of this event is to help local business networking, support business to business sales, and to give small firms a chance to get advice about key topics from experts."

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