Our Broadland start up workshops are back!

Added by Lola Stafford Consulting on 22/09/2016 6:15pm

Our Broadland social and community group start up workshops are back and open to residents or those who might intend to deliver services in the area. No age limit, pick and mix of workshops - you decide what you need, guest Q & A's and lots of information to get you started. Oh, and we supply all the training materials and refreshments too - everything you need to think about planning and get started if you like the idea of creating your own enterprise! Please see info below and contact Jacqui on 07806 392254 or


We are offering a series of community workshops free of charge to Broadland residents and local groups who are interested in starting up a Social or Community Enterprise and would like practical support in a relaxed and interactive environment.

You may feel ready to get started or just thinking about what you would like to achieve – it is also appropriate for groups who are already constituted but need to find ways to become financially sustainable.


We’ll start with a taster session so you can get a general overview followed by targeted workshops - you can choose to book the series or individual workshops according to what you feel you need.

Exploring Entrepreneurship taster session Wednesday 26th October 10am – 12pm

 What are Social and Community Enterprises?

What is an entrepreneur?

What are the legal structures and basic legal requirements involved?

Workshops to follow:


  • 2nd November - Business Planning


Deciding on your legal structure and what your business plan should include


  • 9th November - Feeling the fear


Looking at what your emotional and mental blockers to success are and how to overcome them


  • 16th November - Financial planning


How to produce financial forecasts and ensure your business is viable


  • 23rd November - Bid writing and funding


Identifying funding streams, intelligent bid writing and how to avoid common mistakes


  • 30th November - Marketing


Sales, marketing and branding – identifying the difference and making it work for you


All workshops will be 9.30am – 1pm