How do you get an enterprise up and running, and headed toward a model of financial health and development? How to you create the vision, resources, and a useful plan? In this workshop, we'll help you get started and, if you've already started, troubleshoot areas that are vexing. We'll cover the key sections of the basic business plan, analyze business models, share tips and tricks, and offer feedback on your project.
Business Incubator Project
Were you inspired by the films Tomorrow (Demain) or What are we waiting for? Are you ready to turn the 'new story' we've all been talking about into the real, live 'new economy' right here where we live? Well, here's an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and share some of that wisdom and experience you've been collecting. April 8th is the first day of the new format for the Local Entrepreneur Forum. It's a Project Design Hackathon - it's about progressing ideas for new, community-beneficial enterprises so they can take root and thrive. Methodist Church Hall, 10am-4pm.
Projects on tap, so far are:
Ben Bryant - community composting & biochar productions enterprise
Inez Aponte - community and corporate team building play consultancy
Ross Adams - nature-based gardening business
Simon Harrington - Bob the Bus - how to make it a sustainable enterprise?
Mat Henney - from New Lion Brewery developing regional bottle re-use enterprise
and, possibly, another enterprise in the health & care sector.
More information is here: https://reconomycentre.org/hom
It's not too late to book space for your own idea - get in touch with Jay by emailing email@example.com
The Local Entrepreneur Workshop is designed to stimulate, inspire, and support enterprising change makers as they develop their business idea and maybe even to help them prepare to pitch at the next fifth annual Local Entrepreneur Forum on May 12th (2-10pm at the Civic Hall). This workshop is one night a week for four weeks, from March 23 to April 13, 6pm-8pm at the REconomy Centre. It will focus on four themes: Leadership, Innovation, Business Models, and Pitching Your Plan. The course will be productive and fun with interactive discussion, activities and lots of resources.
Cost is £35 for the course with bursaries available. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to start something that will create livelihoods and be supported by the community? Something that will be part of the solution, not just business as usual? What's your vision? How can you attract people to your project - potential supporters, investors, customers, partners, employees? Starting a new business is tough - how will you sustain yourself?
The Local Entrepreneur Workshop Series is designed to stimulate, inspire, and support you as you develop your business plan, and maybe even pitch your project at the next Local Entrepreneur Forum in May. This workshop series includes four 2-hour sessions - one per month starting in January. Each will introduce a topic that will guide discussion and frame the session - Leadership (Jan 28), Innovation (Feb 18), Models (Mar 18) , and Pitching Your Plan (Apr 15). Please click on the links to book your place! Workshops are just £5 each.
Each session will include interactive discussion designed to bring out key insights, as well as to provide support for your business plan development. Course includes handouts and 'action learning' assignments.