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Network and be inspired at seventh Ealing Business Expo

In order to support local enterprise, particularly home-based and online businesses, Ealing Council is continuing its sponsorship of the upcoming two-day Ealing Business Expo.

The annual event is set to take place across two days: Monday, 7 March and Tuesday, 8 March. After two years of online events, the Expo is partially back in-person this year and will be offering a schedule packed with networking, breakout rooms and panel discussions. You can see some of the highlights of the online Expo in 2020 in the video below.

If you want to find out what is happening in the local business scene, get networking, promote your own business or get some entrepreneurial inspiration, the Expo is the place to be. It provides local groups, services, businesses and individuals the chance to connect, swap ideas and also hear experts share their stories for success.

Highlights of the online 2020 Expo

The first day will take place online via Zoom, while the second day two will be happening at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Ealing Common (2-8 Hanger Lane W5 3HN) for the first time since 2019. It is organised by The ContactUs Network and has been supported each year by the council and other local organisations and businesses.

It is free to attend as a visitor, and exhibition stands are still available – both can be booked online via an Eventbrite page.

Or, for more information, you can contact the event director Carlene Bender at info@contactusealing.co.uk

‘Biggest and busiest business event in the borough’

Carlene said: “At Ealing Business Expo 2022 we’ve decided to ditch the kind of one-way flow of information that we had to suffer through during two years of lockdown while we were busy trying to hide from our computer cameras. This year we really want our event to be focused on engagement and interaction, for business people in Ealing to be drawn into the various discussions, with themes like ‘best tips for crowdfunding’, ‘franchising is not just for fast food’, and ‘memories of the businesswomen who shook our worlds’.

“This year is the seventh version of the Expo, and thankfully we’ve always been able to count on support from Ealing Council – enabling us to still boldly claim to be the ‘biggest and busiest business event in the borough’. Ealing Council’s input recognises the economical value of the several thousands of online and home-based businesses in the borough who keep things ticking over, referring business to one another and outsourcing whenever possible to local suppliers. These are the people who show up to the Ealing Business Expo to work on building up our Ealing business community, and we’d love to welcome even more of them on 7 and 8 March.”

In the past, hundreds of people attended the Expo from across London – and many businesses and groups opt to have an exhibition stand.

But, if you do not have your own business but have simply dreamed of starting one, you are still encouraged to attend as a visitor to get advice and be inspired.

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