FSB & Be the Business Innovation Roundtable with Kelly Tolhurst MP

Namur Room, 1st Floor North - FSB & Be the Business Innovation Roundtable with Kelly To...

Namur Room, 1st Floor North
Friday 28.6.2019
From 14:00 Up to 16:00
Namur Room, 1st Floor North
ChathamChatham Historic Dockyard TrustME4 4TZ
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We are delighted to invite you to join FSB, Be the Business and Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst MP to participate in a workshop designed to better understand the issues SMEs **** when adopting new technology.
You will join a specially selected group of SME leaders to uncover evidence to help Be the Business to develop a new source of independent, 'on your side' customer advice for SMEs looking to improve their performance through technology. The session will focus on:

What motivates small businesses to adopt new technology and digital services like cloud accountancy and CRM systems?
What is most challenging about introducing a new system?
What are the pitfalls other businesses like yours should look out for?
What would it take to encourage more firms to take up productivity enhancing software solutions?

The objective is to make SMEs become better informed customers, equipped with practical guidance and tools to support them through the technology adoption process, able to understand the landscape, take advantage of the opportunities it offers, and account for potential risks.
Who is this event for?
SME decision makers who have implemented new technology or software in the past two to three years.
What do SME’s get from the experience?

Be a pioneer in helping other business owners who are thinking about implementing a new process
Hear from other business leaders who have faced similar challenges to implementing digital processes and programmes.

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14.00 Welcome from Sonali Parekh, Head of Policy FSB and Tom Gibson, Head of New Programmes, Be the Business
14.10 Short address from Kelly Tolhurst MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 
14.15 Workshop
15.30 Networking
16.00 Close

For general enquiries regarding the event please contact Sarah Lilly via email or call 07976 434519.
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