Starting Your Social Business

This course is part of the Community Leadership Programme funded by RBKC. 

In partnership with RBKC, Portobello Business Centre will provide specialist training which helps residents and organisations in the borough to identify the different types of legal structures available to them, such as setting-up as a self-employed person working in partnership with other services, or creating a charity or CIC themselves. We will cover topics such as communications, pricing, marketing, presentation skills, and financial controls in order to help organisations develop their brands and create a diverse portfolio of income.

The course is open to any resident / organisation based in one of the seven North Kensington wards: Dalgarno, Golborne, St. Helen’s, Notting Dale, Colville, Norland, Pembridge. Residents who applied to and / or were awarded Grenfell Projects Funding or Community Leadership Programme funding in the previous round are welcome to apply again.

Registration process:

  1. Each resident / organisation based in these seven wards and interested in attending the course must fill-in the RBKC questionnaire located here: Questionnaire Link;
  1. Submit your questionnaire via the online portal and get referred to PBC to attend our ‘Starting Your Social Business’ course;
  1. The PBC team will send you a registration form. Fill-in and submit the online registration form to secure your place on this course;
  1. The details on how to join the Zoom webinars will follow.

Please ensure you attend all sessions below to make the most of this 5-day online workshop. All sessions will be delivered via Zoom. Attendance is FREE – this course is fully-funded by RBKC.

Agenda and topics:

Monday 11th October, 9:30am – 11.30am and 2pm – 3.30pm

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Get-to-know-each-other meeting (1/2 hour)
  • 10am – 11:30am and 2pm – 3:30pm: “Marketing: how to get your offer out to the community / customers” – Carole Pyke

Wednesday 13th October, 10am – 11.30am and 2pm – 3.30pm

  • “Pricing and the importance of financial forecasts” – Laurie Bernard

Thursday 14th October, 9am – 10.30am and 2pm – 3.30pm

  • “Legal structures of a CIC/Charity/Self-employed/Ltd company. What is right for you and your idea” – James Watkins

Friday 15th October, 10am – 11:30am and 2pm – 3:30pm

  • “Branding: getting your brand to fit your organisation’s personality” – Jilly Clark

Monday 18th October, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3.30pm

  • 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm: “Presentation skills – being able to present your story to potential funders/partners/collaborators” – Carole Pyke
  • 3pm – 3:30pm: Networking meeting (1/2 hour)

Each webinar session will be recorded in order for all attendees to have the opportunity to watch it again later. One-to-one support will also be available to the attendees.

The event’s speakers and their area of expertise:

  • Carole Pyke: Marketing Expert
  • Laurie Bernard: Business Advisor and Finance Expert
  • James Watkins: Business Advisor and Economic Development Specialist
  • Jilly Clark: Branding and Design Expert

If you need additional information or require assistance with the Zoom platform, please contact our PBC Marketing Communication Coordinator Gina at gina@pbc.co.uk or on 020 7460 5067.

Weekly Incubator Sessions and one-to-one support

Participants will also be invited to attend 6 weekly Incubator Sessions facilitated by Styleutions and PBC. During these sessions, the facilitators will cover the various aspects of the grant application questions to assist you during this process. You will also be able to access one-to-one support.

Weekly Sessions will be held via Zoom on the following dates from 10am to 12pm:

20th October 2021 – Your Proposal

27th October 2021

3rd November 2021

10th November 2021

17th November 2021

24th November 2021

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Hourly Schedule

Monday 11th October 2021

10am - 11.30am
Speakers:
Carole Pyke
2pm - 3.30pm
Speakers:
Carole Pyke

Wednesday 13th October 2021

10am - 11.30am
Speakers:
Laurie Bernard
2pm - 3.30pm
Speakers:
Laurie Bernard

Thursday 14th October 2021

9am - 10.30am
Speakers:
James Watkins
2pm - 3.30pm
Speakers:
James Watkins

Friday 15th October 2021

10am - 11.30am
Speakers:
Jilly Clark
2pm - 3.30pm
Speakers:
Jilly Clark

Monday 18th October 2021

10am - 12pm
Speakers:
Carole Pyke
1pm - 3pm
Speakers:
Carole Pyke
Carole Pyke
Carole Pyke
The Personal Brand Storyteller / PBC Board Member
Carole lives at the intersection of hugs (hug is an acronym for hearing, understanding, giving back value), words and storytelling. Otherwise known as The Personal Brand Storyteller, Carole is an idea catalyst and marketing strategist with 20+ years in marketing and event management and holds two degrees in marketing. She is an accomplished workshop facilitator and has been a senior lecturer at Southbank University on the Chartered Institute of Marketingʼs eMarketing Course. Carole is also an inspirational speaker, certified laughter leader and author. She is on a mission, to see people connect more powerfully with their awesomeness so they unlock the value of their personal brands, create greater impact, have more influence and generate more income. Carole firmly believes that it only takes a SPARK Story, Passion, Authenticity, Relevance, Know how - to set your personal brand on fire and is always looking for ways to help individuals and businesses find their spark. Her approach is simple, straightforward and solution-focused. Combining enthusiasm with creativity and intuition, she has the unique ability to put people at ease and to inspire and empower them to overcome their obstacles and challenges to achieve greater success. Famous for hugging Nelson Mandela, people who connect with her are inspired by her words and profound insight and cannot help being motivated to “raise ther bar”, take control of their lives, and achieve new levels of performance and success.
Laurie Bernard
Laurie Bernard
A business growth specialist, Laurie has been working with the PBC for over 20 years delivering business training, consultancy, advice, and mentoring. He specialises in marketing and general common-sense business advice and he has been described as dynamic, motivational, inspirational, and knowledgeable.
James Watkins
Jilly Clark

Date

Oct 11 - 18 2021
Ongoing...

Location

Zoom Webinars/Meetings
Portobello Business Centre

Organizer

Portobello Business Centre
Website
http://pbc.co.uk

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