Events supplier receives business advice on Five show
11-Mar-10by Annie Byrne
Warwickshire events supplier, Zap Events, will feature in the first episode of a new television series aimed at helping small businesses.Hosted by businesswoman Hilary Devey, The Business Inspector will appear on Five in the vein of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Gary Martin, owner of Zap Events, told EN: “They were only getting together half an hour of footage, but it took two and a half weeks. It has been great for us though.“She said we have a really good product, so to focus on it. The key is to be known for one particular thing that you do really well,” he added.Show host self-made millionaire Devey says: “The problem was he was holding far too much stock and too little capital. He was able to sell some of the stock and turn it into capital to invest, so he could put it back into his company and grow his business.”Devey’s advice to small business owners, especially events suppliers, is cut the fat, turn it into capital and reinvest it. This will grow your company while focusing on its strongest points. She added that keeping your records straight and your accounting clear are two of the biggest tips to give to any budding business.