31-10-2016 Free speed mentoring and networking event for the self-employed – 18th November in Stevenage

The Business and Technology Centre on Bessemer Drive is running a free speed networking and mentoring event for those thinking of starting a business or already running one on Friday 18th of November.

The morning event, being run in partnership with Stevenage Borough Council, is in celebration and support of national campaigns, Small Business Saturday and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Running from 9.30am – 12pm, the event will give local business owners the perfect chance to network with other business owners as well as gain advice from mentors from a wide range of professionalisms from crowdfunding and finance to IT and digital marketing.

There will be a ‘speed mentoring session’ on the day which attendees will need to book onto in advance of the event in order to speak to mentors from local organisations such as Wenta, Marketing Outsourcing Team Ltd, Hooke & Co, NatWest and Hertfordshire Growth Hub who will be available for any questions.

Start-ups and established business owners from in and around the Stevenage area are all welcome to attend. In addition, details of a new local business grant scheme will also be announced at the event by Stevenage Borough Council.

Attending the event will be Councillor Ralph Raynor, Executive Member for Economy, Enterprise and Transport at Stevenage Borough Council. He said:

“If you’re thinking about setting up a business then this free speed mentoring event is a great opportunity for you to get your name out there and gain advice from industry experts. See you all there.”

To book your place on this event and to view a full list of mentors available on the day, please visit:

This event will be held at The Business & Technology Centre (btc), Stevenage, Bessemer Drive, Hertfordshire, SG1 2DX and is free of charge however pre-booking is required. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised.

Bookings for the ‘speed mentoring session’ need to be made by Friday 11th November and are on a first come first served basis.

For further information on this event please email

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