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UK’s first online business festival returns to help support SME owners during the coronavirus outbreak

Written by Latifa Yedroudj on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Posted in Leadership, People

The Like Minds “Lockdown Business Festival” will return from May 25 to May 29th following its sell-out success, providing advice and support to SMEs across the UK

UK’s first online business festival returns to help support SME owners during the coronavirus outbreak

The Like Minds “Lockdown Business Festival” will return from May 25 to May 29th following its sell-out success, providing advice and support to SMEs across the UK

Businesses owners are scrambling to keep their companies afloat during the coronavirus outbreak. With the future still uncertain, how can business owners deal with the potential impacts on their day-to-day operations? SMEs can receive some much-needed guidance and advice in the return of the UK’s first online business festival after its sell-out success last month.

The “Lockdown Business Festival”, launched by the founder of LikeMinds Andrew Ellis, will see a line-up of 30 experts from all across the world sharing their tips, advice and strategies for businesses to cope with the impacts of coronavirus lockdown. The first Lockdown Business Festival was held earlier in April, which sold out to over 600 delegates from UK, Egypt, Alaska, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Chile, Spain, Philippines, Italy, Sadi Arabia, Qatar, the US, Ireland attending the talks and masterclass sessions.

The annual Like Minds Ideas Festival, held in October last year, saw over 350 high flying entrepreneurs and business leaders from Twitter, Amazon, IBM, Google, Virgin Atlantic and LinkedIn deliver keynote speeches and masterclass sessions. Now, the online Like Minds "Lockdown Business festival" aims to provide an equally engaging and rewarding experience for business leaders and SME owners alike to help them address their concerns and pivot their way through this difficult time. Participants can view each session alongside a virtual table of ten attendees, all running their businesses including the Masterclass host. The sessions run every hour from 9 am to 6 pm, every day for a week so that everyone can juggle childcare and other family duties around the individual sessions.

"The online Lockdown Festival is to help business pivot towards a more sustainable future where businesses can thrive online in a way they haven’t addressed before," Mr Ellis said.

 "Masterclass Sessions are being led by some of the leading global practitioners in digital transformation, change management, business funding, and mental health to help SMEs and business owners cope with the impact that the lockdown has had on our businesses," he says.

 "The beauty is you can take part in it all from the comfort of your own home, where ever you are in the world".

"If you need help to bring your business fully online, pivot from your current strategy or just be made aware of the tools, strategies, and methodologies that you should look to implement during the current situation we’re all facing, this week-long series of hourly events are for you".

The online Like Minds "Lockdown Business festival" will run from 8 am Monday 25th May 2020 and wrap up at 6 pm on 29th May 2020.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://wearelikeminds.com/the-online-like-minds-lockdown-business-festival-may-25th-29th/

 

 

About the Author

Latifa Yedroudj

Latifa Yedroudj

Latifa Yedroudj has joined the Elite team to fully immerse herself in the business side of journalism, a strong passion of hers cultivated from young having co-run her mother's start up business since she was 18. Her interests lie in a wide range of subjects, including start ups, business, travel, and anything entrepreneurial she can get her hands on. She has worked for some of the biggest names in journalism including The Guardian and The Mirror. Follow her on @latifayed on Twitter for her latest journo rants.

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