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FSB Cornwall 'School for Small Businesses'

On 19 September St Austell Conference Centre will become the "FSB School for Small Businesses" for the day. A modern "Hogwarts" for business people, we aim to add some magic and sparkle with 15 professionally tutored, hour long, masterclasses to choose from (equating to 300 places for small businesses) to come and learn new business skills all on one day.

There's something for everyone with subjects including Tax Breaks for SMEs, Business Planning, Cash-flow, Fixing Retail Problems, Marketing, Management Skills, Taking on Employees, Doing Business Digitally (inc. social media), Save Money by being Green, Funding/Finance & Investor Ready, and How to Sell.

To maximise benefit, each practical class is limited to 20 people and cost just £8 each. This is a completely flexible day - business owners (or would-be entrepreneurs) can book individual classes, stay all day or even just come for the networking lunch (just £8 also) or the *open-house networking at the end of the day. It is designed for busy business people to pick the bits they want and to come and go as they need to.

Business owners (or those thinking of starting up an enterprise) will also have ample opportunities to network with new contacts as they switch from one class to another and during each new class. As is usual at such events, businesses also learn from each other so we have made sure that there is time built in for that important engagement too.

Of course there will be refreshments throughout the day as we expect a lot of talking to be going on!

Whatever stage your business is at, this is a cost-effective and flexible way to get the edge on the competition and make some new connections. For more details and to book your classes, click here or contact our event administrator Vanessa Gale.

* From 5pm to 6.30pm: You have the opportunity to stay on and attend the Cornish Partnerships Open House Networking event - a chance to chat to even more new people, give out your business cards and make more useful contacts. No need to book if you attend this FSB event (another free bonus) but if attending this session only please book direct with