Businesses are going out business left right and centre these days; with so many windows boarded up, the high streets have never looked so empty and unloved. The recession has definitely taken its toll, especially on self-employed entrepreneurs; even if they have a good business, the costs involved are often too high to keep going.
If you have your own business or are interested in starting up a company, then it might be a good idea to book tickets to The Shared Future Conference. Although £75 may sound like a lot, in the long run it could provide you with invaluable advice.
The conference takes place on the 10th May at at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf between 8.30am-8pm. The focus will be on 'the economy of sharing', and will be the first European event to look at how technology can help businessmen & women rely less on assets to create a more economically sustainable living.
There will be over a dozen successful entrepreneurial speakers at the conference, including the Head of Google Campus, Eze Vidra, and the Co-founder Mixcloud, Nico Perez.
There will be five different panel discussions to attend, covering topics such as making the most of the online market, crowd-sourcing, a shared economy, and alternative methods to traditional financing.
In the afternoon, there will also be a competition supported by Funding Planet, who are looking for the best and brightest solutions from start-up businesses. The finalists will receive a promotional package containing legal and financial services, as well as business funding.
Register with the code 'SHRCONF', and you'll get in free.