Your opportunity to network and effectively develop and grow your business, virtually. The topic in this session is on the importance of having an optimised website.

Event details

#FSBConnectOnline networking  events continue to provide local businesses with the opportunity to stay connected, to support each other and to meet new contacts too. 

With a guest presentation from Riya Sanjay from on: The Importance of having an optimised website.

Website performance can be tricky to judge — it's not as simple as looking at an email open rate or how many likes you get on a social media post. Riya will share, why is it crucial that your website is optimised and ready at all times, for your new visitors, existing customers, search engines, partners etc. and a few quick tips that you can take action on immediately; so that you can improve your website. 

These events are held regularly on the second Thursday each month, organised and hosted by local FSB member and small business owner Sarah Clayton-Jones, Business & Brand Consultant, Performance Coach and Founder & Director, CLAY.

With over 15 years experience working with international corporates and local SME's, Sarah has a proven track record for growing businesses through building brands and engaging audiences. Certified coach, Sarah is passionate about helping individuals, teams and businesses realise their full potential and achieve a breakthrough in their success. Through a combination of professional coaching and brand consulting, Sarah provides a personal approach to developing you and your business.

Events are friendly and informal, and each business will have the chance to introduce themselves and also to freely network with other attendees in break out rooms. Each session includes a short presentation or sharing session on a topic of interest to small businesses. 

The speaker:

Riya has over 18 years of experience in consulting and influencing strategic decisions at large corporates within the space of Online and Ecommerce.
Riya brings with her technical knowledge of website design and development, proven industry best practices, and adapted growth hacking tactics. 

She delivers lean startup consulting to her customers through her business -

Although targeted at the Oxfordshire area, all small businesses are welcome to attend and to strengthen their business across the region. 

We also welcome non-FSB members, this is a great opportunity to bring a friend, colleague or business associate to accompany you, so they too can benefit.  

At a glance:

Lots of connections, good conversations and fun! 

  • Optional: Pre event networking, we will open the rooms from 09:45am, for 15 minutes of pre-event networking, for those who want to to join early it provides a bit more time for freeflow networking in break out rooms.
  • Start at 10am 
  • Introductions and updates
  • 10 sec elevator pitches – your chance to promote your business 
  • Speaker session  – valuable learning to help you grow your business
  • Networking in small groups 

One of FSB’s objectives is to value diversity and inclusion in everything it does and the strength of FSB rests on attracting the greatest number and diverse small business owners and the self-employed which reflect the whole of the UK business population.  We therefore want existing and new small business owners and the self-employed, from whichever communities they belong to, to feel welcomed and a part of the FSB community.

All of our events, whether focused on a specific issue or equality characteristic, are therefore open to all.  This also underpins the notion of allyship where marginalised groups are supported by those not from the specific groups or communities and offers mutual benefits for shared learning, wider conversations and a collective responsibility to inclusivity.

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone FSB Customer Services on 01253 336028 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm), or email [email protected]

Further information

  • New to virtual networking? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.
  • We want all attendees to feel welcome - please read our statement on Diversity and inclusion here.
  • To help ensure things run smoothly, please refer to our Events terms and conditions here.