Rocket Launch Your Business Project (2) – November

November – December 2020

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

Participants have to fulfil 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 in 2019.

*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 being accepted by our Team.

PBC will organise 5 courses between June 2020 and March 2021 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 build their confidence to start their own business. Experienced lecturers / professionals 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, as well as attend Q&A sessions.

Monday 23rd November

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

Tuesday 24th November

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: 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 (Laurie Bernard)
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Payment systems & the most popular online payment platforms (Zeeshan Masood)

Wednesday 25th November

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: 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)

Monday 30th November

  • 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)

Wednesday 2nd December

  • 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)

Thursday 3rd December

  • 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)

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 neither 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 smartphone. 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.

If you would like to discuss the programme before you register, please contact Marianna at marianna@pbc.co.uk.

To register please complete the online registration form by clicking the button below:

This Course is fully booked. You can register for the next one that is coming up in January 2021 here.

Due to demand, places will be offered on a strictly first-come first-served basis.  Whilst we do our best to accommodate all interested residents, a response from you does not guarantee that a place is confirmed.

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

Monday 23rd November 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
Speakers:
Carole Pyke

Tuesday 24th November 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
Speakers:
Carole Pyke
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speakers:
Laurie Bernard
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Speakers:
Zeeshan Masood

Wednesday 25th November 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
Speakers:
Julian Holden
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speakers:
Julian Holden

Monday 30th November 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
Speakers:
Julian Holden
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speakers:
Julian Holden

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
Speakers:
Julian Holden
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speakers:
Mike Loomey

Thursday 3rd December 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
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.
Zeeshan Masood
Zeeshan Masood
Julian Holden
Julian Holden
Digital Marketing Specialist, WordPress Website Expert
Mike Loomey
Mike Loomey
When I was made redundant from an "Accounts Office Manager" position in 1986, I vowed never to let that happen again and became self-employed. I teamed up with a friend, Graham Reece to run Stargazer Discos, a fledgling entertainment agency . Within a matter of months, using my managerial and promotional skills, the company had expanded from just one DJ on its "books" (Graham) to around 30. Shortly afterwards, Graham died unexpectedly, leaving me to run the company on my own. Most of our work came from recommendations but we attracted a huge quantity of enquiries from carefully worded, strategically placed ads in Yellow Pages. Eventually however Yellow Pages dominance of the advertising industry faded, to be replaced by the internet. Starting in around 2008, I became passionately interested in the process of on-line marketing or S.E.O. (Search Engine Optimisation). I took course after course and devoured any books and info I could find about the process. Having successfully applied various SEO strategies to my own very basic website, I took my digital skills to the next level by learning HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver and Photoshop.. Many friends and former DJ employees, were impressed with my designs and my ability to get high search engine ranking positions on Google. Several contracted me to design and optimise sites for them. This lead to more offers of work and 3 in 1 Web Design was born.

Date

Nov 23 2020 - Dec 03 2020
Expired!

Cost

Free - Funded by RBKC

Location

Zoom Webinars/Meetings
Portobello Business Centre

Organizer

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