Rocket Launch Your Business Project (2) – November

November – December 2020

Rocket Launch Your Business Project RBKC
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.

Monday 23rd November

  • 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)

Tuesday 24th November

  • 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)

Wednesday 25th November

  • 10am – 12pm: 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 Decemeber

  • 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 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.

If you would like to discuss the programme before you register, please call Marianna on 0207 460 5056 or send an email who will be happy to discuss it with you.

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

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Hourly Schedule

Tuesdsay 15 September 2020

9:30am - 12:00pm
Darren Bernard

Wednesday 16th September 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
Darren Bernard
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Maria Stammers, Zeeshan Masood

Thursday 17th September 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
Julian Holden
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Julian Holden
Darren Bernard
Maria Stammers
Maria Stammers
Senior Business Advisor at PBC
Maria Stammers is the Senior Business Advisor at Portobello Business Centre, an award winning Enterprise Centre. Maria is a seasoned Business Advisor and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience of working with pre-start and existing businesses. She has helped over 4,000 businesses and has gained hands on knowledge of their challenges and how to resolve them. She takes an holistic approach to her work and is skilled in all areas of business to include financial, operational, marketing with a speciality in the creative industries. She was the London representative for Shell Live Wire, whilst in the post she mentored the winners of the London SLW for 5 years in a row. She developed and ran the first pilot project in the UK for DWP, designed specifically to support single parents who wanted to start their own business. She has been a board member of the IBA, Hackney Chamber of Commerce, Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre and has personally been responsible raising and running projects to the value of £400,000. Maria believes one should always have a dream to follow but advises “You should DREAM WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN”
Zeeshan Masood
Zeeshan Masood
Julian Holden
Julian Holden
Digital Marketing Specialist, WordPress Website Expert


Nov 23 2020 - Dec 03 2020


Free - Funded by RBKC


Zoom Webinars/Meetings
Portobello Business Centre


Portobello Business Centre


  1. Dear Sir & Madam
    I am very interesting for Nov 23 2020 – Dec 03 2020 – Rocket Launch Business forum from RBCK Digital system
    my address is flat 2 Collingham Place London SW5 0QF
    Please Confirm I am on the course.

    Kindness Regards

    Gaby Pickrell

  2. Goodday,
    I am interested in attending the Nov 23rd to Dec 3rd 2020 Rocket Launch Business Forum RBCK Digital System and will like to know how to register

    1. Author

      Dear Ada,

      We gave you a call yesterday and sent you an email too as you are not eligible to attend the Rocket Launch Your Business Project.

      Thank you
      PBC Team

  3. How can I register for the workshops Rocket Launch Your Business Project (2) – November on Monday 30th November and Monday 23rd November?

    1. Author

      Dear Leila,

      Thank you for your message. We are going to send you an email with all the details shortly.

      PBC Team

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