Birmingham: Polish business seminar & networking
November's event will take place in Birmingham and focuses on finances: how to find finance to grow your business in the UK; how to convince banks and other financial institutions to lend money for business development? How to sell to the British Clients?
The seminar will also offer each participant the chance to get to introduce themselves to everyone else during business networking session.
Poland’s accession to the EU brought about large-scale immigration from Poland to the UK. Hundreds of thousands of Poles, tempted by the prospects of better earnings, left their homeland in search of a better life. Over the years, many of the most enterprising ones began realising an ambition to attain something more than just an ordinary job in a British company. They decided to start their own businesses to firstly to service a new market of Polish consumers, but increasingly to fill the gaps they discerned on the British market. What followed was a great number of Polish business start-ups, in particular in the construction, retail, HoReCa, IT and business service sectors.
The Birmingham seminar will be an ideal opportunity to discover how entrepreneurs can finance their business growth from publicly available grants and loans, and how they should work with banks, convincing them and other financial institutions to lend money for business development. What support can Polish entrepreneurs expect from British government and local authorities? How to sell to British Clients?
There will also be case studies session from entrepreneurs who've set up their own firms in the UK. We'll learn how they started out in business, how they financed their ideas – and what lessons they've learnt from their experiences.
As well as presenting practical business information, the seminar will also offer each participant the chance to get to introduce themselves to everyone else, to get to know other Polish entrepreneurs and to swap business cards with each another. The informal part of the meetings starts with speed-networking, where participants have 30 seconds to talk about their business. Informal talks continue over a glass of wine. Please bring a large stock of business cards with you!
Cost of participation
– non-membes £18 *
– PBlink members: £0*
- cash on the door: £30 *
* Participation in the event, including tea/coffee, wine & finger-food buffet and drinks.
2014-11-27, 03:00 pm
(this event is in the past)
Aston Science Park Faraday Wharf, Holt St, Birmingham, B7 4BB