Microbiz a must for Horsham businesses

JPCT-10-03-12 Microbiz, Drill Hall, Horsham S12100151a -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT-10-03-12 Microbiz, Drill Hall, Horsham S12100151a -photo by Steve Cobb

Horsham’s must event for businesses is back in 2013, marking a decade since its first outing and the County Times is proud to sponsor it.

Microbiz, held at Drill Hall, in Denne Road, on Saturday March 9 between 10am and 4pm, is free for anyone to visit, featuring stalls from exhibiting businesses, and seminars to share expertise on a range of different topics.

Pre-booking of seminars is open until 5.30pm on Thursday March 7 on their website www.horshammicrobiz.co.uk

Caron Porritt, who attended last year before setting up her own business, Implement Marketing, which offers advice on travel, tourism and leisure, would recommend the experience to anyone.

She said: “I was fresh out of redundancy so it was to get information on how to go it alone.

“I think it was extremely beneficial. I worked in the corporate world for 18 years, and things like IT were never my specialist subject, but when you go it alone it’s your responsibility, and you have all these services under one roof.

“I took the opportunity to walk around, network, and get a sense of what I needed to get myself started.”

The seminar schedule is: The perfect plan 10:15am to 10:55am, by Dee Blick, The Marketing Gym.

Top tips for start-ups and growing businesses 11:10am to 11:40am, by Bryan Elkins, Spofforths.

Exporting – How hard can it be? 11:45am to 12:15pm, by Stephen Golding, UKTI.

Turn your business idea into reality 12:20pm to 12:50pm, by Gareth Sear.

You, self-employment and tax – what you need to know 1pm to 1:30pm, by Wendy Staveley, HMRC.

20 Top Twitter tips 1:35pm to 2:15pm, by Dee Blick, The Marketing Gym.

Turbo charge your website 2:20pm to 2:50pm, by Lionel Bunting.

VAT – can it be made easier? 3pm to 3:30pm, by Wendy Staveley, HMRC.

Sponsors include Citibase, Coast to Capital LEP, Marketing Gym, Federation of Small Businesses, Foundry Press, Horsham Publications Ltd (Horsham Pages, Holbrook Pages & Southwater Life), Horsham Training Centre, Spofforths, University of Chichester, Weekend Herald, West Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Times and West Sussex Gazette.