Global Entrepreneur Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship. Events will be taking place simultaneously across countries around the world, all with the aim of empowering different generations, cultures and sectors to start and grow their own businesses while improving skills and confidence.
The scheme was launched in 2008 and has since expanded to more than 160 countries. The 2016 programme is taking place between 14th-20th November with hundreds of workshops and seminars taking place across London.
GEW presents a great opportunity for you to improve your skills, network with like-minded business people or simply hear about success stories from some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs.
Throughout the week we will be taking part and delivering workshops across London. You can find out where we are going to be below and we would love it if you could join us.
Hackney Entrepreneurship Conference, 14th November – all day
The London Borough of Hackney in partnership with The Startup Kitchen are celebrating GEW by hosting a full day of free support, mentoring, workshops and panel discussions for Hackney’s businesses.
As part of this event, Enterprise for London will be running a Fool-Proof Financial Forecasting workshop, where we will be teaching entrepreneurs on how to plan and present your financials when writing a business plan.
To sign up to the workshop or for more information visit – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hackney-entrepreneurship-conference-2016-tickets-28911046719
Walthamstow Welcomes Global Entrepreneurship Week, 14th November – 7.00pm-9.00pm
Are you ready to be inspired by local startup’s stories? Want to know more about the support available to entrepreneurs and non-profit groups? Fancy sampling a friendly, focused atmosphere where your start-up goals can be nurtured? Prepared to feature on social media as an attendee ready to help the community grow?
Then come along to this FREE event, kindly hosted by Waltham Forest Town Hall, to promote Global Entrepreneurship Week. Add your voice to the conversation on business growth. Build your networking connections. Make your plans for Small Business Saturday 3 December.
To sign up or for more information visit – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walthamstow-welcomes-global-entrepreneurship-week-tickets-28638575751
First Steps to Startup , 16th November, 6.30pm-8.30pm
On this evening workshop, our trainer, Gillian Austen will guide you through the activities you will need to undertake to give you a firm foundation on which to build your business. This start-up business workshop requires no previous business experience and will cover;
- How to assess business viability
- Calculating your startup costs / personal survival budget
- Sources of startup finance
- How to register with the tax authorities (HMRC)
- Different types of business structure
- Business names – legal considerations
- How to undertake market research
- Structuring a business plan
Following the course you will understand the connection between business profitability and your personal survival budget. You will also have learned how to link this with meaningful market research to support the viability of your business.
To book your place please visit – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-steps-to-startup-walthamstow-tickets-28943181836
Crowdfunding your project, 17th November – 3.00pm-4.00pm
Crowdfunding is about raising money from a large group of people to help fund your activities. It’s a great way for individuals and groups to raise funding for the projects and ideas that they want to make a reality. But how can you make it work for your project? Come along to hear from Enterprise for London on what makes for a successful crowdfunding campaign.
This event is being run in partnership with Goldsmiths University, for more information visit – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crowdfunding-your-project-tickets-28688416827
Small Business Saturday Bus Tour, 17th November – 10.00am-2.00pm
On Thursday 17th November we will be on the Small Business Saturday bus offering free advice sessions to new and growing businesses. The bus will be parked at The Cut near Waterloo and it would be great to see you there. Additionally, you will be able to take part in various workshops and meet other like-minded businesses.
For more information visit – https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/
Business advice drop in clinic – 18th November – 10.00am-4.00pm
On Friday 18th November we will be at the Haringey Business Lounge in Wood Green Library delivering free business advice sessions to new and existing businesses. Our advice team will help you develop your business skills, access finance, improve your confidence, so that you are more likely to start and run a successful business.
Simply turn up on the day and have an informal chat with a member of our team.