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BusinessPeople FSB'S REAL-LIFE ENTREPRENEURS Warwick University.

MORE than 80 local businessmen and women attended the Federation of Small Business launch of the Real-Life Entrepreneurs.

The crowd listened to a lively talk from serial entrepreneur, best-selling business author and weekly Financial Times columnist Mike Southon at the event last month.

Mike entertained the audience with his personal success stories and also talked about the key elements of the FSB's 'Real-Life Entrepreneur' manifesto, including tips on how to increase the routes to finance.

He also looked at improving cash-flow, adopting a new approach to regulation, reducing and simplifying business tax and opening up export markets.

The audience were also delighted to hear from Liam Webb of RKA Records. Liam is a local student from North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, who is a great example of a true entrepreneur and a credit to our region.

Earlier this year he appeared on the BBC programme 'Dragons' Den' with his business partner and secured an investment for his business, a small record label.

He is currently working with Duncan Bannatyne developing his business idea and is doing all of this while only 17 and studying for his HND.

Jas Sahota from Visit PR said: "I've been to various small business networking groups and events and what drew me to my first FSB event was the speaker more than anything else.

"The speaker was great, but what really impressed me was the wide range of businesses represented at the event - it was an excellent networking opportunity. "

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jan 2, 2012
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