RIFT Small Business Base Camp at Kent B2B, Ashford, 7th July

Monday June 22, 2015

The second RIFT Small Business Base Camp will take place on 7th July 2015 at the Ashford International Hotel in Ashford, 9 am - 4 pm and will be a great opportunity to meet, network and collaborate.

Setting up and running a small business is an exhilarating ascent into the unknown, but the right training and equipment can mean the difference between a successful assault on the peak and the uncontrolled plummets that claim the lives of so many promising young ventures.

To get to the top, you'll need expert guides, seasoned safety specialists and the best climbing and safety gear around. Start your ascent at a RIFT Small Business Base Camp, and meet the adventurers, inventors and explorers of RIFT Accounting. We'll be bringing along six of our clients and partners who will have their own stands in the camp and who can show you how we can take you from your first solid handhold in business to its loftiest peaks. Our guest campers will be:

We're here to help you plan your journey, field test your equipment and make sure you have all the supplies, advice and funding your expedition requires. With solid, practical guidance and the sharpest eyes in the business for spotting opportunities and dangers, we'll make sure your footing is firm and your grip strong enough to reach the summit.

RIFT Accounting's very own Chief Explorer and NASA-trained super-scientist Jane Ollis will be on hand with the powerful restorative blend of advice, support and encouragement that only she can brew, so come over and see one of the greatest explorers of our time in action! Jane will be running a workshop on how small businesses can be part of, and benefit from, the sharing economy.

RIFT Small Business Base Camps are designed to form the foundation of your business journey. From planning your route and packing your kit to sending our rescue parties if you start to lose your way, we're here for every step of your tricky climb.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Engaging keynote speakers
  • Informative workshops on key business topics
  • Speed Networking sessions
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Free business advice sessions - 1-2-1 with an experienced advisor
  • Exhibtion hall of businesses demonstrating their products and services

Business Networking Breakfast

Before the show opens there will be a networking breakfast from 7-8,30 am, sponsored by Jelf, with Guest Speaker - Clive Lewis presenting on Creativity and Innovation at work using Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. Tickets are £17.50 and need to be booked in advance.

The Right Hon Damian Green will be opening the show at 9.15am.

The Keynote speakers at the show are:

  • Kevin Gaskell
  • Warren Knight

You can read their full bios and more about the topics they will be covering on the  event site.

After the show will be the Kent Invicta Chamber Annual Dinner  from 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm, with Guest Speaker Guy Browning.

Guy is probably best known for his column in the weekend Guardian where he explores the bizarre life forms and strange behaviour found in every office. After hearing Guy’s observations, you will realise how true it all is!!

Tickets are £42 (or a table of 10 for £400) and can be booked on the event site.

We're sponsoring three more Best of Kent shows throughout the year:

  • 7th of July 2015, Ashford International, Ashford
  • 15th of October 2015, Brands Hatch Circuit, Hawkham
  • 4th of November 2015, Discovery Park, Sandwich

You can find out more about the shows on the Best of Kent Website. The event is free to attend, but you need to need to book in advance to be guaranteed free parking.

We'll see you out on the rock face...

 

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