Social Enterprise start-up workshops

We are offering a series of on-line workshops free of charge to people who are interested in starting up a Social Enterprise which will have positive impact in Norfolk including the Broadland and South Norfolk areas. You may feel ready to get started or just thinking about what you would like to achieve, or maybe you are already constituted but need to find ways to become financially sustainable.

We start with a taster session so you can get a general overview of Social Enterprise and what we cover in the workshops, and we finish the programme with a “surgery session”. All workshops will be available via Zoom and you can join us on Tuesday or Saturday mornings.

Exploring Social Entrepreneurship

10am – 12pm

Saturday 19th and Tuesday 22nd September


The taster session is followed by targeted workshops and you can choose to book the whole series or individual dates according to what you feel you need.

We will have guest attendees along the way to offer professional support and advice, and we also supply you with lots of templates, resources and guidance to make sure we have everything covered to get you started!


Full workshops will run weekly on Saturdays and Tuesdays 9.30am -1pm 

  • Business Planning: Deciding on your legal structure and what your business plan should include

Saturday 26th and Tuesday 29th September

  • Business registration and recruiting Directors: Forms, submissions and obligations

Saturday 3rd and Tuesday 6th October

  • Financial planning: How to produce financial forecasts and ensure your business is viable

Saturday 10th and Tuesday 13th October

  • Bid writing and funding: Finding funding, intelligent bid writing and how to avoid common mistakes

Saturday 17th and Tuesday 20th October

  • How to complete a grant application: Practical exercise in completing a live bid document

Saturday 24th and Tuesday 27th October

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

Saturday 31st October and Tuesday 3rd November

  • Feeling the fear: Looking at emotional and mental blockers to success and how to overcome them

Saturday 7th and Tuesday 10th November



To get more information or book your sessions please contact Jacqui Starling



07806 392254                                                   


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