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” to support your progress. You can choose to book the series or individual workshops according to what you feel you need.


Taster session

February 10th  10am - 12.30pm 

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


February 17th Business Planning

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

February 24th Business Registration and recruiting Directors

Forms, submissions and obligations

March 2nd Financial planning

How to produce financial forecasts and ensure your business is viable

March 9th Bid writing and funding

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

March 16th How to complete a grant application

Practical exercise in completing a live bid document

March 23rd Marketing

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

March 30th 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

All workshops held at Carrowbreck House, Drayton High Road Norwich

9.30am - 1pm


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