UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar

A diary of upcoming events of interest for UK SMEs and small business owners. We have listed out each event or exhibition, telling you what each one is about and also where and when all the events are.


Business Events Calendar

A list of all the upcoming business events, telling you what every event is about and also where and when all the events are.

Employing & managing staff

Your overtime pay and working rules questions answered

Questions about the rules on overtime policy and pay rates are some of the most common enquiries in the SmallBusiness email inbox. We sifted through the main topics and got in contact with some clever folks who could provide clear responses. So whether you are an employer or an employee, you should find the answers to most of your overtime queries contained in the following wise words from employment law experts and practitioners.

Business management

Launching a male grooming brand 

Hair and makeup artist Lisa Hilton started men's grooming brand Rehab London in 2009 and now turns over £200,000.


SME resistance to social media a ‘major barrier’

Resistance from employers to embrace social media and new ways of working could be a major barrier hindering the future potential of UK businesses and their staff, a recruitment company warns.


Younger workers look to leave jobs inside a year

Workers aged between 16 and 28 lack loyalty to their place of employment, finds research.


Antisocial media

As important as iPods, mobile phones and cloud computing are for the march of progress, perhaps it’s time to stop seeing innovation and technology as universal forces of good.


Strategic Uses for Pay-per-click Advertising

Seven tips on strategic use of online Pay-per-Click advertising that can really boost your e-commerce effectiveness and create a better return on your investment.

Legal advice

Grievance and disciplinary procedures note taking

At an employee complaint hearing, handwritten notes were made by us and then transcribed. The original notes were shredded by our HR manager and the employee has now indicated that we have broken the data protection act and is going to make a complaint. Is he right?

Business management

Setting up business in France

For many Britons, France is the obvious choice to start a business, given its proximity, excellent transport links with the UK and the fact that many UK expatriates are located over the Channel, meaning a potential ready-made British market awaits. However, there are several things to bear in mind before you book your Eurostar ticket.

Employing & managing staff

How to be a better leader

Three-quarters of small business owners admitted in a recent Business Link survey that their management and leadership skills left some room for improvement. Use these top tips to become a better leader.

Business management

Success rate for UK small business

What is the percentage of success of small businesses in UK? What are the reasons for successes and failures?

Partner content

Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?