We have had a great two days on the StartUp Britain Bus Tour, which is currently travelling around the UK.
The tour, which is visiting 14 locations across the country, is on an on-going pursuit to encourage budding entrepreneurs in all areas of Britain to start up their own businesses.
Croud were on board in Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham speaking to all kinds of people; from established businesses wondering how to grow their customer base, to people with an initial enterprise idea looking for online marketing advice to help kick-start their company.
Alison Battisby, Head of Social Media at Croud, was in Birmingham’s Victoria Square yesterday, talking to a wide range of businesses. Here is what she thought:
“I had a hugely varied day on the StartUp Britain Bus Tour. There was a good variety of people in the Square ready to get advice in how to start up their businesses, or how to grow them. Alongside all of the other business experts, I spoke to accountants, university students, beauty consultants, wedding planners, and travel website owners – offering them advice in digital marketing, particularly around blogging, Facebook and Twitter. A lot of people were interested in how to network using LinkedIn, and also how to set up a blog and get going.
It was an inspiring experience to see people with so much confidence and passion behind their ideas, and with other experts from Barclays, Microsoft, Intel and RSM Tenon on board the bus – it really was a worthwhile experience for entrepreneurs to attend. I would strongly recommend anyone with an idea, business or an interest in enterprise to attend!”