Free seminars at Hunts business fair

MORE than 75companies have now signed up as exhibitors at the Huntingdonshire Business Fair 2012, which takes place later this month.

The event, organised jointly by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Huntingdonshire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, is sponsored by The Hunts Post, Purple Haze VA and Alconbury Airfield owners Urban and Civic.

FSB chairman Malcolm Lyons said he was confident the number of exhibitors would exceed 100 before the annual event opens at Wood Green Animal Shelter, in Godmanchester, on Thursday, April 19 from 11am to 4pm.

The chambers will be hosting a series of free seminars at the event. Business Brilliance, presented by St Ives business growth specialist Mike Yates, will help company-owners take their businesses to the next level by implementing some simple business strategies.

Lloyds TSB will be presenting three short sessions about lending options, invoice and asset finance and International trade, followed by a question and answer session at the end.

And award-winning businesswoman Sarah-Jane White from Peek Creative in Longstanton will share her best tips to increase online and offline visibility.

There will also be an opportunity for SMEs to discuss their specific marketing challenges. HMRC will also be explaining the importance of keeping accurate employee records.