The DBN Small Business Shoebox Expo

The smallest business exhibition in the world!

At 'Do Business' Network, we do business, and are always thinking of creative ways to engage our members so they get all the opportunities possible to be part of our business community.

Following the huge success of our last Shoebox Expo (pre pandemic) we are thrilled to announce that this years expo will be held in the Masonic Hall at Beamish Museum on Tuesday, 20th September from 10am to 1pm.

Small is beautiful, innovative and engaging!

Come along and network at the smallest business exhibition in the world! We'd like everyone to exhibit their businesses in a shoebox.  Simply bring a shoebox (or similar sized box - no bigger please!) that has been decorated with items in it that represent your business then get networking with everyone else to show off your business in a box.  It's a great opportunity to network with lots of North East small business owners and promote your business in a fun, visual and memorable way.


The theme for this expo is Innovation and we have four guest speakers coming along to talk about the importance of innovation within your business:

That's not all!

Our guest speakers will be voting for the winner of the most creative box to win a bottle of Beamish Gin!

Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be served.

Once the Expo is over you are more than welcome to stick around and enjoy an afternoon at the museum.


£10 for DBN Members - Find out how to become a DBN member HERE

£30 per business for non members (max 2 people attending)

Find out more and book your place HERE

Thank You

This event has been kindly sponsored by Lumo Tax and RTC North.