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British Polish Chamber of Commerce supports entrepreneurs

Friday 14th February 2014

The first British business network for Polish entrepreneurs, called PBlink (Polish Business Link), will run another Polish Business Mixer in London on 19 March 2014.

PBlink will provide useful content (much of it in Polish) with links to useful websites with information about business start-up, paying taxes, finding finance for business growth, employment and property law, advice about growing businesses, marketing to British firms, consumers and the public sector. The site will also feature inspiring case-studies from successful Polish entrepreneurs in the UK.

The idea is the brainchild of the Polish entrepreneur and marketer, Bartek Kowalczyk, and is backed by the British Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC), whose Chief Adviser, Michael Dembinski is enthusiastic about the potential of PBlink. He says, “Many of my parents' generation who settled in the UK after WWII were successful entrepreneurs: for example, Henryk Strzelecki who founding the clothing firm Henri Lloyd.  And yet they never formed a network or association. There were many Polish professional associations representing engineers, doctors, teachers, scientists – actors even – but not entrepreneurs.

The ultimate aim of the regular Polish business meetings organised together with the British Polish Chamber of Commerce is above all integrating the Polish business community in the UK. Events also have an educational and informative purpose, allowing Polish entrepreneurs to increase their knowledge of running a business in the UK, as well as promote themselves among the UK business community.

During the seminar, invited experts will cover all major aspects of running online business: technical, marketing and legal. Event will answer on following questions: how to build proper online shop, how the use Google search engine, ad networks and Facebook to reach the Clients, how to collect and manage email database, tax aspects, website terms and conditions and return policy.

As well as presenting practical business information, the seminar will also offer each participant the chance to get to introduce themselves to everyone else, to get to know other Polish entrepreneurs and to swap business cards with each another. The informal part of the meetings starts with speed-networking, where participants have 30 seconds to talk about their business. Informal talks continue over a glass of wine.


For further information or comment, please contact:

Bartek Kowalczyk, founder, Picklemedia Consultancy Ltd and PBlink: b.kowalczyk@picklemedia.com, +44 1312026881, Twitter: @BartekKowalczyk

Michael Dembinski, Chief Advisor, British Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) policy@bpcc.org.uk, +48 660 761 500, Twitter: @policies4poland

About PBlink

Founded in 2013, PBlink is an online information and networking hub for Polish entrepreneurs in the UK. PBlink will provide useful business information mainly in Polish for entrepreneurs and start-ups on tax, sources of finance, employment and property law, business growth, and marketing in Britain. The site will also feature inspiring case-studies from successful Polish entrepreneurs in the UK.

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