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Wandsworth Enterprise Month

Wandsworth Enterprise Month

 

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We’re pleased to bring you details of Wandsworth Enterprise Month, an exciting programme of events for aspiring and established business owners, taking place across the borough in March 2019. Across the course of the month, topics covered will include digital marketing, PR, food enterprise, exporting, women's enterprise and start-ups, via one-to-one advice clinics, seminars and talks, workshops, and networking sessions. Speakers include: Renée Elliott, founder of Planet Organic; Trish Halpin, editor of Marie Claire; Henry C. Blanchard, Enterprise Nation; Jessica Huie MBE, author and entrepreneur; and Arminder Dhillon, founder of the Boot Buddy and the youngest person ever to receive backing on The Dragons’ Den. Most events are free and we’ve rounded up some of them here on our blog.

For more information or bookings, visit the Wandsworth Enterprise website.

Key Events:

Go for Growth: Exploring business opportunities abroad

Wednesday 6 March - 8.45am – 10.30am
Battersea Arts Centre
£10, includes breakfast

Ready to go global? In this informative breakfast session delivered in association with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, you will learn how to source international contacts to enter new markets. Join us to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and hear from businesses that have already expanded overseas.

Start-up Wandsworth: Set up or grow your start-up in just one day with Enterprise Nation

Monday 4 March 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wandsworth Civic Suite, SW18 2PU
Free, but booking advised

Are you a budding entrepreneur who wants to take the plunge but not sure how? Turn your idea into a business or develop your existing start-up – in just one day! Join Henry C. Blanchard, small business expert at Enterprise Nation, the UK’s most active small business community, at this fun and friendly class for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business or have recently done so. Learn practical tips from three local entrepreneurs about how they started their business, the challenges they faced and the tools they used to stay motivated, so that you too can start up something amazing!

Women’s Enterprise Day: Turning passion into purpose

Friday 8 March, 9am – 4.30pm
Winchester House, 10 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN
£30 (£25 Early Bird) (Ticket includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and workshop materials)

It is International Women's Day on 8 March, making it the ideal time to celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs. Both established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to join the celebration as a line-up of leading, award-winning businesswomen discuss the triumphs and challenges of running your own business, the secrets of their success and what they wish they had known earlier. 

Speakers include Laura Amos, founder, The Dessert Deli; Tarryn Gore, founder, Kafoodle; Antonia Burrell, founder, Antonia Burrell Holistic Skincare; Kate Bassett, head of content, Management Today; Renee Elliott, founder, Planet Organic and Beluga Bean; and Jessica Huie MBE, author and founder, Color Blind Cards and JHPR.

PR Masterclass: How to get media coverage for your business on a budget

Monday 11 March 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
South Thames College, SW18 2PP
£15

Learn how to pitch to journalists and get column inches for your company in this masterclass by Jessica Huie, the founder of award-winning PR agency JHPR. This hands-on workshop will explain how media coverage is a powerful tool that will help you reach more customers, build your brand and grow your business. Find out how to identify which elements of your business or brand will appeal most to journalists, and learn how to create PR campaigns and events to get the media writing about you.

Weave your web: How to create a WordPress website

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00noon
South Thames College, SW18 2PP
£15

Learn how to build and manage a brilliant new website for your business – in just half a day! In this hands-on masterclass with digital marketer David Fernando, managing director of Terra Ferma Media, will show you how to set up your website, plus how to increase web traffic using search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques. Please bring your own PC or Mac laptop that is able to connect to the Internet and charger with you (no spares will be available on the day).

The foodies’ networking event: Meet your peers, grow your business

Thursday 7 March 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Exhibit, Balham, SW12 9SG
£5

Calling all food businesses! Facilitated by leading food expert Jane Milton, this is a mouth-watering opportunity to expand your network and grow your business. Here’s your opportunity to meet new contacts and potential partners, ranging from other food businesses to those with specialist industry expertise, such as branding agencies and manufacturing experts to buyers and distributors. Come armed with a bundle of business cards and your single sentence elevator pitch about what you do.

 

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