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.
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
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