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Beckenham Business Day will provide owners and decision-makers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups with the resources to achieve success in today’s competitive marketplace.

Be prepared for a line-up of inspiring specialist and expert speakers, for learning, networking, advice, seminars, clinics workshops and fun, giving you the tools to develop sustainable business growth.

It all takes place on Thursday 27 September at Odeon Cinema. Conveniently located in the heart of Beckenham, 5 minutes walk from Beckenham Junction train station, tram stop and numerous bus routes as well as convenient parking.

If you are the owner or director of an ambitious company looking to grow, learn, or network, come along and join like-minded people at Beckenham’s hottest business event.

Early speednetworking session to get those connection juices going!

Refreshments including lunch, chilled bubbly and cupcakes courtesy of Waitrose.

Beckenham Business Day is FREE to Beckenham Business Association Members;
non BBA members pay £25 (price includes BBA membership for one year).
Visitors £10 (no membership)
To be sure of a place, booking is essential. On-the door £35.

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We're delighted that the event will be opened by
the Mayor, Councillor Kim Botting, and Consort, Councillor Mike Botting

Our Amazing Speakers
+ 1 Minute Star
it could be YOU!
Have your questions ready for the Panel

Mathy Lisika-Minsende

About Mathy:  Mathy is a lifestyle motivator, speaker, author. Founder of #GoodmorningMathy Youtube video series, Ted Speaker “The future of work” author of "Quit or embrace your job crisis" (career Change book) and Whathejobisthis career blog. Her purpose is to help female leaders embrace their calling, by delivering the message that best reflects them. With almost, 20 yrs experience in the training personal development industry and a lifelong experience in the creative world. Using social media, she has built a portfolio career and business on zero budget. This girl is a trailblazer. She is the winner of JCI speaking competition and Tedxsquaremile - keynote Speaker at Excll Graduate's fair- Delivers leadership training up and down the UK and Europe.

Dion Johnson

BE Irresistible: The Three Keys to achieving success in today’s competitive marketplace

It's a noisy marketplace out there and no matter which business you are in, your customer is spoilt for choice. They don't have to shop with you, the world is their oyster and they can literally buy whatever they want from anywhere in the world at the click of a button. That's why its never been more important for us as business leaders and entrepreneurs to stand out and be irresistible in our marketplace.

In this talk, Dion will share...

Take away: Three keys to help you stand out to your ideal customer, be the obvious choice and keep them coming back for more

About Dion:  Dion Johnson, aka The Womanologist is MD at Woman Leader Global, a corporate events company specialising in on-going senior leader development for women.

Her background is women’s health where as a senior midwife she earned her reputation and various awards for people and service development for pioneering responses to the needs of vulnerable client groups.

Today Dion works both behind the scenes as strategic ally to women of influence across sectors and on various speaker platforms nationally and internationally. She is all about challenging and changing the inner narrative about what it means to be a credible influence in today’s fast changing work space.

Jan Cavelle

Sales for Millennials & beyond

Why old school sales and the old school perception of sales won’t work anymore.  The result has been that sales is often both pretty maligned and or side-lined or both.  We look for different things from people who are selling to us now.  

To sell successfully to the millennial generation and beyond, it is a question of merging the best of the old and the new to maximise results and make it more enjoyable on both sides.

Take away: More enthused about sales and seeing sales in a different light, that will be a better fit for contemporary businesses.

About Jan:  With several decades of entrepreneurship behind her, founding businesses to the multi-million mark, and in a wide range of sectors, Jan brings a hands-on experience to the table as a business woman. She knows what it takes to build a business and make it work and has won several national awards in both sales and enterprise.

She enjoys deliberating on Newsnight and debating at the Cambridge Union. Jan believes that only by nurturing small businesses in this country can we have a prosperous economic future.

Sacha Marie Mulligan

Being the Best You

My talk will take you on a journey.
I will share with you all my past story, all the bad parts as well and how I got my self where I am today.

I will give you some of the exact tools that worked for me that got me out of the black hole I was in for many years.

My journey of self discovery uncovered through many events I attended, books that I read clarified that it all has to start with you. Weather you are wanting success in your business, healthy relationships, a healthy body it all has to start with you and your mind, with your own self love and self confidence. When you get this everything else falls into place.

Take away:  Energy, enthusiasm and inspiration that whatever you may be going through there’s always a solution

About Sacha:  Sacha is an author, educator, speaker and entrepreneur.  
She alters, transforms and revamps people's lives. Sacha gets you on track or back on track to living the best life possible, happy, calm and full of determination to achieve whatever it is you want in your life.

Sacha has worked with 500 men, women and teenagers over the years in either a group scenario or 1:1.

Sacha loves everything she does as she's seen the transformations in people's lives.

Sacha is an ordinary woman who lives an extraordinary life.

Gary Parker

Alternative Sources of Funding and Support for your Business or Organisation

Gary’s company CNT Associates works with organisations large and small to provide funding and business support solutions tailored to the needs of its clients

This is a return visit to BBA after his appearance last year, since 2017 Gary has work throughout the UK and in Europe and he is currently working with a range of clients including a top fashion designer, Social Enterprise UK, Bexley council, UK Health Radio and many others.

Take away:  
1) Gain understanding of alternative sources of funding and development for their organisation or business

2. Acquire information,advice and guidance to access further support

About Gary: Gary is a London based consultant with 20 years experience; he’s been involved in the running and management of a range of businesses, including, companies involved in training, event management, consultancy, nutrition and well-being, retail, education and business support sectors.

Rachel Dunn

Your Digital World

There have been many changes and challenges for SMEs when it comes to marketing your businesses. The most common issue at present related to online marketing is: ‘Where do I start?’, ‘There are too many options!’ Often, in today's busy world, the key fundamentals needed to be in place before you even look into online marketing often get forgotten.

Take away: Our discussion today will be around how to ensure you are set up to succeed.

About Rachel:  Rachael has been in the media industry for 18 years and joined Newsquest in September 2017. Her specialist areas include all aspects of Digital Marketing and Social Media.

Rachael’s current role involves her travelling around the country delivering free digital marketing sessions to local businesses.

Jackie Groundsell

A multi-passionate entrepreneur who loves helping people create amazing businesses!

Jackie will be running her well-known fast & productive Speed networking session - bring plenty of business cards with you.

Josh Hamit

The Beginners' Guide to Local SEO

If you are a local business that wants to get noticed in search engines and generate more customers, you have to understand Local SEO. In this short presentation you’ll learn the basic principles you need to implement on your website to get your website on Page 1 of Google.

Take away: Learn the fundamental principles that will help your business perform better in Google

About Josh:  Josh Hamit is the founder of Improve My Search Ranking, a specialist SEO agency based in Beckenham. Josh has helped hundreds of businesses, both large and small, achieve huge increases in revenue and profit through his expertise in Search Engine Optimisation.

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Our Fantastic Sponsors

1230 Women's Company
Jane Rogers PR
Bailey Ahmad
Bailey Ahmad
Carol Ann Walters Press and Publicity
Beckenham Forum

Supported by Beckenham Together BIDLondon Borough of Bromley

Beckenham Business Association (BBA) is an independent, non-political voluntary organisation run by local retailers and businesses for the benefit of Beckenham.


How to get there - Train - Beckenham Junction, Tram, Bus


Our Sponsors Odeon Cinemahave kindly provided FREE parking spaces for the day.