Find out how our panel of entrepreneurs identified and exploited the right online sales channels for their business
Data from the UK Card Association shows that 35% of all spending with UK-issued cards took place online last year, with e-commerce growing at almost twice the rate of total card expenditure. In 2016, consumers spent £154 billion online, and there are no signs of the trend slowing down. If you’re a small business right now, you’d be foolish not to take advantage of opportunities to sell your products to a global audience online. But from Etsy to eBay to Amazon to Zalando and so many more options, it can feel overwhelming and so many businesses find themselves struggling to make the most of the online space
At the latest in our popular new series of Start-Up Stars events you’ll hear from a panel of successful entrepreneurs who have all achieved success with selling their products online. Our panellists will share the stories of how they evaluated online channels and developed a strategy for sales that worked for their business and put their products in front of the right potential customers. Come along and learn more about the pros and cons of various online platforms, discover top tips on maximising the power of the internet to sell and get started with finding out the right sales channel for your business.
Start-up Stars has been created to enable a space where early stage businesses can benefit from the insight and practical advice of established scale-ups, and where new businesses can build networks and benefit from peer support and expertise sharing.
This event will be chaired by motivational speaker and coach Rasheed Ogunlaru.
The panel for this event comprises:
- Alistair Callender - Founder of the world’s most functional travel bags Gate8 Luggage
- Sophie Kirkpatrick – Founder of unique gift and homeware brand Atlas & I
- Gil Kahana – Co-founder of colourful sock company Chattyfeet
5.30-6.00pm - Registrations
6:00-7.30pm - Panel Discussions and Q&A
7.30-8.30pm - Networking Reception and Refreshments
The event is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and The British Library in partnership
This event will be followed by a networking reception and refreshments.