Social Enterprise start-up workshops

We are offering a series of community workshops free of charge to residents and local groups who are interested in starting up a Social or Community Enterprise which will have positive impact in the Broadland and South Norfolk area and would like practical support in a relaxed and interactive environment.

You may feel ready to get started or just thinking about what you would like to achieve – it is also appropriate for groups who are already constituted but need to find ways to become financially sustainable.

We’ll be delivering targeted workshops and finish the programme with a “surgery session” in the new year to support your progress. You can choose to book the series or individual workshops according to what you feel you need.

Taster session

October 16th 10am - 12.30pm 

What is a social enterprise and will it work for you?


October 23rd Business Planning

Deciding on your legal structure and what your business plan should include

October 30th Business registration and recruiting Directors

Forms, submissions and obligations

6th November Financial planning

How to produce financial forecasts and ensure your business is viable

13th November Bid writing and funding

Identifying funding streams, intelligent bid writing and how to avoid common mistakes

20th November How to complete a grant application

Practical exercise in completing a live bid document

27th November Marketing

Sales, marketing and branding – identifying the difference and making it work for you

4th December Feeling the fear

Looking at what your emotional and mental blockers to success are and how to overcome them

For more information or to book a free place contact 


07806 392254


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