In tough times, a little help and advice from the experts is always useful.
From food to finance, pubs can pick up business-building advice from across the board at Hospitality 2009, running at the NEC Birmingham from 19-21 January.
More than 350 companies are expected across five different product areas: Catering equipment; interiors, exteriors and tableware; food & drink, technology and careers.
There will also be more than 50 seminars across three stages, focusing on business, design and technology.
With food higher on the agenda for pubs than ever, visitors to Hospitality 09 will get the chance to see chefs competing in the Live Theatre, pick up tips from celebrity chefs in Skillery, run by The Craft Guild of Chefs, as well as sample some great menu ideas in the on-site La Parade des Chefs restaurant.
Catering EquipmentThere are over 100 stands at the show dedicated to catering equipment and Hospitality 2009 provides the ideal opportunity to test, source or even buy a wide range of products.
Food & DrinkHospitality is the place to source, sample and see the latest food and drink products, from desserts and sauces to cocktails and crepes.
Interiors, Exteriors and TablewareThese are key areas for pubs, so whether it's furniture, fabrics, cutlery or crockery that interests you, all the latest trends and styles will be on show.
Premises and Facilities ManagementThis area of the show features innovative products and practical solutions to problems faced across the industry.
Hostec MarketplaceKeeping up to date with latest technologies for the hospitality industry can seem daunting, but Hostec features new technology in one dedicated, co-located show.
Users of ThePublican.com can pre-register for Hospitality 09 for free, saving the £20 entry fee. To find out more go to Hospitality Show 09.