Birmingham Pound event at Small Business Saturday (5 Dec)

We’re delighted to be working with Debbie Assinder at Enterprise Nation to run a discussion event for small businesses on the Birmingham Pound idea, with a speaker from Bristol Pound. The discussion is part of a series of talks aimed at small businesses on Small Business Saturday – 5th December 2015 – at the Library of Birmingham.

As part of Small Business Saturday, Enterprise Nation, in partnership with the Library of Birmingham, has put together a programme to help you move your small business to the next level.

Small businesses and those interested in the small business agenda can book for this or other parts of the event on its Eventbrite page. The event programme is below.

More information on the Birmingham Pound proposals

11:15                    Welcome and introductions by 

Simon Topman, entrepreneur in residence at the Library of Birmingham and CEO of J Hudson’s (Acme Whistles)

11:30 – 12.30     Business master class with Simon Topman covering:

Manufacturing: 130 years of sound production

Marketing: rights, wrongs & Loch Ness Monsters

Exporting: if only they were like us

12.45 -1.45       Exploring a Birmingham Pound – Graham Woodruff from Bristol Pound and the Birmingham Pound Group.

How about a sterling-backed “Birmingham Pound” that can only be spent with locally-owned businesses and organisations, keeping money circulating locally to benefit more people? Hear how successful this idea has been with Bristol’s local businesses and discuss how this might work in Birmingham. (Thank you to ORB Brand agency for the prototype)

14.00 – 15.00    Top bootstrapping tips and tricks to get your business noticed by the press with PR and Digital Consultant Chris Brown of Barques PR

15.15 – 16.00     Free software to support your small business with Chris Hoare, business support officer, Library of Birmingham

16.15- 17.15      Connect with customers: Digital top tips for small businesses with Google Garage.

Library of Birmingham – Broad Street Birmingham, England B1 2ND GB – View Map