Small Business Advice

Your guide to Small Business Advice Week

Oliver Jones

What you need to know to get the most out of SBAW 2017

What you need to know to get the most out of SBAW 2017.

Heads up, small businesses! This week is Small Business Advice Week, a week dedicated to giving small businesses the tips and guidance they need to improve their services and grow. There are 4.5 million SMEs in the UK right now, and everyone will be sharing key insider knowledge in their particular industries. Get involved!

Key facts:

  • Small Business Advice Week runs from the 4th to the 10th of September, 2017.
  • It will feature advice from leading experts and businesses from every industry.
  • This year’s theme is  “growth and productivity”.
  • This is the 14th year for the week-long event, which started in September 2003.

Sharing the knowledge

With the end of the year looming, SBAW is timed to make sure you have time to prep for a running start into 2018. Focussing on this year’s theme, “growth and productivity”, industry leaders and experts will be exploring how to maximise both in a tough economic climate. The best way to see what’s trending is to search the online hashtags #SBAW and #SmallBusinessAdviceWeek.


In particular, you’ll want to check out the Brexit-related advice, as we know SBAW partners will be keen to discuss the possible implications for 2018, and will be giving recommendations on how best to Brexit-proof your business.

How to get involved

Check the SBAW Twitter for their latest panel discussions, news updates and links to articles. Or post some advice of your own – if you’ve never done this before now’s a great time to start getting your voice heard, as retweets multiply and shares proliferate. And always remember to use the Twitter handle for the occasion: #SmallBusinessAdviceWeek.