Rocket Launch Your Business Project – Round 2

In by Marianna Kisandraki

PBC has now designed a bespoke online training course over a 6 day period covering all the most popular topics requested by residents during the 1st round of the Rocket Launch Your Business Project (2019 – 2020).

The Rocket Launch Your Business – Round 2 is part of the Community Leadership Programme funded by RBKC.

Participants have to follow the requirements below:

  1. RBKC residents who have recently started or are yet to start up their own business or Community Interest Company (CIC).*
  2. They were not part of the Rocket Launch Your Business Project last year.

*We may accept up to 5 existing businesses each time based on their current situation on how they need to develop and improve. Businesses will need to complete a form before accepted by our Team.

PBC will organise 3 courses over the coming year (June  2020 – December 2020) that RBKC residents can register for and attend in full. Participants will be able to improve their business, presentation, digital and financial skills as well as their confidence in order for them to be ready to start their own business. Experienced lecturers/proffesionals will cover a range of topics, including how to create a website, social media marketing, branding and pricing.

Each participant will also be able to access  one to one online appointments with a qualified business advisor to further develop their idea.

PLEASE NOTE: The course will be delivered online via ZOOM (2-hour sessions, 6 mornings and afternoons over 2 weeks) with a short break every 50 minutes.  The majority of sessions will be delivered as ‘webinars’ which means your image nor your name will be visible to other attendees, this will enable us to record the sessions, so if you miss one you can catch up at a more convenient time (using a link that we will forward to you via email). 

To join the course you will need access to the internet, a tablet, computer or a smart phone. You will get a chance to meet other participants at our ‘get to know each other’ networking sessions, please note these will not be recorded.  If you are new to using ZOOM and want some support please let us know and we will arrange a session to help you navigate the platform.

Programme of the first 6-day course:

The 1st course completed on 9th July 2020. Two more courses are coming

September 2020

Tuesday 15th September

  • 9:30 am – 10am: Know each other Meeting (1/2 hour)
  • 10am – 12:00pm: Create your own effective Brand story about your business. Tips for your brand story and crisis management. (Carole Pyke)

Wednesday 16 September

  • 10am – 12pm: What is Branding and how to choose the best for your business (logo, tagline, colours) (Carole Pyke)
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm How to cost and price your service or product, understand cash-flow (Maria Stammers)
  • 3pm – 4pm: Payment Systems & the most popular online payment platforms (Zeeshan Masood)

Thursday 17 September

  • 10am – 11am: Ways to make your business visible and get potential clients (this could include free online tools like Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Google My Business, Survey Monkey) (Julian Holden)
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm: The power of Social Media and which is the best Channel for your type of business (Julian Holden)

Friday 18th September

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: How to create a wordpress website and link it with your Social Media Channels (Julian Holden)
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm: How to create a wordpress website and link it with your Social Media Channels (Julian Holden)

Thursday 24th September

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: How to create a wordpress website and link it with your Social Media Channels (Julian Holden)
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm: Tips to make your website rank on the first page of Google (SEO) (Mike Loomey)

Friday 25th September

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: How to create an effective presentation – presenting your business idea to potential sponsors or investors (Carole Pyke)
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Networking Meeting (½ hour)