After careful consideration we have decided to postpone this event in response to the COVID-19 virus.

We continue to follow government guidance in relation to our events and will review on a daily basis. We recognise the impact this virus is having on small businesses and will be waiving our refund policy.

We are working hard to provide support to our members during these very difficult times. This includes planning webinars which provide guidance for FSB members, addressing your concerns with government, directing our member to FSB support services such as insurance, business continuity, legal helpline and FSB care.

We also have a dedicated support hub on our website which gives specific guidance for small businesses on the COVID-19 virus 

Rest assured the FSB will continue to work hard to provide as much support as we can to FSB members and also the wider small business community.

This event is being organised in partnership with Dorset Business Mentors who are working to support businesses in our area and to grow the local economy.  FSB would like to share your details with the Dorset Business Mentors to share opportunities available through their mentoring services. If you are happy to consent, please tick the box in the booking page. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting Gioia.Grobler

The aim of the Knowledge Exchange Network is to:

  • Assist you to create valuable business-to-business connections and relationships
  • Provide a confidential peer-to-peer platform for you to share challenges, knowledge and ideas for mutual support and learning
  • Provide an opportunity for you to discover the benefits of having the support of a business Mentor and learn about Dorset Business Mentors funded and acclaimed service
  • Learn about forthcoming opportunities such as skills development masterclasses
  • Format includes both structured and open networking

4.30pm Registration and refreshments
4.45pm Seated at tables/Welcome from FSB
5.00pm Facilitated table sessions. Introductions and sharing the ‘Wicked Issues’ you are facing in your business, followed by group discussion
5.30pm Break
5.40pm Change tables (optional)
6.10pm Introduction to Dorset Business Mentors service

Followed by open networking

Finish by 6.45pm

Cost: £5 for members, guests and non-members and includes tea/coffee and cake

Parking: free on-site from 4pm

Talbot campus map here

Due to the current global health emergency we ask that anyone attending an FSB event join us in trying to minimise the spread of the virus.
All our staff and volunteers are washing their hands in line with government guidelines and avoiding close contact including handshakes. Please could we ask that you adhere to these guidelines while at FSB events.

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