Small Business School Timetable

Whole school assembly

08:45  Registration

09:15  Headmaster’s address

09:25  Keynote address

How to get the most out of your team

09:45  The Small Business School Debate

Would UK small businesses be better off with Brexit?

10:15  What UK small businesses really think

Unveiling of the Business Advice survey findings followed by a panel of small businesses discussing the results

10:45  The Class of 2016 - Roll of Honour

10:50  Morning break

11:15  Funding tutorials: Unleashing loans

How to win financing support from banks

11:40  Funding tutorials: An education in alternative financing

Crowd funding; invoice financing; grants - a lesson in alternative lending to UK small businesses

12:05  The Class of 2016 - Roll of Honour

12:10  HR tutorials: Avoiding Employment Litigation

Your guide to hiring and firing

12:30  HR tutorials: Staff support and engagement

Building a motivated and productive workforce

12:55  The Class of 2016 - Roll of Honour

13:00  School Dinner

14:00  Supply chain tutorials

Dealing with the scourge of late payments

14:20  Supply chain tutorials

International supply chains and UK small businesses

14:35  The Class of 2016 - Roll of Honour

14:40  Tax and accounting tutorials: A guide to better book keeping

Improving processes and gaining genuine insight into your business

15:00  Tax and accounting tutorials: Tax 101

Small-business tax unpackaged

15:20  The Class of 2016 - Roll of Honour

15:25  Afternoon break

15:45  The Class of 2016 - Roll of Honour

15:50  Business development tutorials: A digital education

16:25  Keynote speech

16:45  The Small Business School rap up

An alternative education

17:00  School Disco


Located in the heart of London, Church House is a Grade II listed multi-purpose event venue. Set within Dean’s Yard, it offers a peaceful and green setting along with stunning views of Westminster Abbey – whilst being only a few minutes’ walk from Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and St James’s Park.


Church House Westminster
Deans Yard

The main entrance to Church House is in Dean's Yard.

Getting There

Close to St James’s Park and Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee lines) underground stations or a short taxi journey from Victoria rail station.

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