Businesses can now operate without face masks or social distancing, however new concerns are arising around self-isolation, staff shortages and deferred payments, all while business support through grants and furlough is being phased out. Join us as we discuss the current business climate and what can be done to help the small business community recover.

Making new connections, finding valuable collaborators and seeking support from the local business community has never been easier! Join us for our next FSB Members’ Peer Support and Online Networking session from your work desk, home office, on site or via your mobile and you’ll have a new way to build your network and gain valuable business advice.

Our virtual sessions are free, open to all and easy to dial into. You’ll get a minute to introduce yourself to the group, profile your business and let us know what support you need from FSB and the local SME and self-employed community.

The event will be hosted by FSB Development Manager for Lancashire & Cumbria, Paul Foster, and we will facilitate a discussion on the current challenges and experiences you are having running small businesses.

Attendees will also hear the latest updates on the support streams available for businesses, and help deliver change by feeding your experiences into our policy campaigns. There will also be time for Q&As.

Open to all businesses, both FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend, so feel free to share with your networks. 

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This is one of many FSB events run across the UK. Be sure to follow @FSBLancsCumbria and @FSBNorthWest on Twitter for regular information to support your business.

We continue to follow government guidance in relation to our events and will review on a regular basis.

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone our dedicated events helpline 01253 336028 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.