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March 2019
Maximise on your opportunities for growth in 2019

Maximise on your opportunities for growth in 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2019

7.30 - 10AM

Venue: Need Space, Earlsfield Business Centre, 9 Lydden Road, London SW18 4LT


Which opportunities should you act on and how do you ensure you turn
growth plans into the successful outcomes of more business and more
profit?


Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maximise-on-your-opportunities-for-growth-in-2019-tickets-53286265655


Tickets: £25.00 - non-members: £25.00 (Excluding VAT)

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Business Coaching Wandsworth Earlsfield Battersea Putney Tooting Balham Southfields

Opportunity for growth can be exciting and daunting…

The decision to take your business to the next level can be a difficult one to make without knowing in advance how it will pan out! Yet if you want your business to reach its true potential and realise your life’s dreams then these are decisions you’ve got to make.


But how?

Which opportunities should you act on and how do you ensure you turn growth plans into the successful outcomes of more business and more profit?

In this seminar, we will address exactly that. With a wealth of opportunity out there we will be helping you too, first of all, identify where the opportunities lie for your business, then consider which are the right opportunities for you, and how to be in the operational and financial position to realise that opportunity.

Is this event for you?

  • Have you ever struggled to grow your business?
  • Have you ever been unsure whether to push for more growth or not?
  • Do you ever see opportunities to grow but get nervous or hesitate?
  • Have you ever attempted growth but felt like you are stuck in a “catch-22”?
  • Have you ever lost sight of the best way forward?
  • Do you still have unfulfilled ambitions and want to reignite your drive to grow?

Any “yes” answers? Then we’re guessing you’ve been going for long enough to know how hard it is to run, never mind grow, a successful business.


Why is this so important?

Well not only is growing successfully the key to realising your business and life ambitions but if you don’t grasp your opportunities, then your competitors will!

So if any of the above resonates with you, then you will find this seminar a valuable investment of your time.

On this event you will:

- Be challenged to consider the question “to grow or not to grow”? And, how far and how fast to grow?

- Get insight into how to decide which opportunities for growth are the best for you

- Better understand typical barriers to growth as the first step to overcoming them

- Learn how to maximise on the big AND small opportunities for growth in your business

- Consider what it takes to successfully drive your business through its next growth phase with confidence

- Learn how to make the best use of your own or external funding to achieve the growth you want

- Be inspired and motivated to reach for your potential!




Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maximise-on-your-opportunities-for-growth-in-2019-tickets-53286265655

Go for growth: Exploring business opportunities abroad

Wednesday 6th March 2019

8.45 - 10.30AM

Venue: Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill London SW11 5TN


If you have ever considered exporting, importing or manufacturing overseas, but are unsure where to start, then this event is for you!


Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/go-for-growth-exploring-business-opportunities-abroad-tickets-53093542214?discount=LOVEWEM


Tickets: £8.58 - non-members: £8.58 (Including VAT)

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Whatever your goals are, taking your business from local to global can bring about major growth opportunities. If you have ever considered exporting, importing or manufacturing overseas, but are unsure where to start, then this event is for you!

This session, delivered in association with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, will highlight the free support the EEN and their partner organisations provide to SMEs wanting to expand overseas.

The EEN has access to over 60 countries with 6000 local advisors who can support business owners source the appropriate contacts to enter new markets, including manufacturers, suppliers, agents, distributors, and logistics.

Join us for breakfast and meet experienced EEN business advisors, network with local SMEs and hear from business owners who have already successfully explored opportunities abroad.

In this session you will:

• learn how to find opportunities abroad

• find out how to source the right partners for your business

• gain free business advice and guidance

• meet like-minded entrepreneurs


Book your place early to be entered into a prize draw where you could win a complimentary overnight stay at the Elm Grove Conference Centre.


Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/go-for-growth-exploring-business-opportunities-abroad-tickets-53093542214?discount=LOVEWEM

February 2019

Member Event

Member: The Single Boss

Meet a boss, travel like a boss!

Thursday 28th February 2019

The Single Boss event, late Feb

Venue: Oxford Circus


Whether you're an entrepreneur, working 9-5 or a business owner, the single boss dating event is for single like minded people who make things happen!


Tickets: £12.50 - non-members: £25.00 (Inc. VAT)

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On Thursday 28th of February at Perini and Perini, The Single Boss event is where you want to come for a few hours of mingling and relaxing with like minded people who take work, creativity, risk and reward seriously.

It's not a label, a badge, or money that makes you a boss, it's a state of mind. The Single Boss events are for those who think like a boss whether you're a kick-ass professional, entrepreneur or business owner.

If you're single, and want to meet others in a similar head-space this is for you!

Website: www.thesingleboss.co.uk

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-single-boss-dating-events-for-the-kick-ass-professional-late-feb-tickets-55828142477?discount=wandsworth

Member Event

Member: Ben's Canteen

Bloody Bens Gin

Gin Launch Night

Thursday 28th February 2019

From 7pm onward

Venue: Ben's Canteen, 422 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4HW


On Thursday 28th Feb, we’re hosting our official Bloody Bens Gin Launch Party.

Free Entry from 7pm and 2-4-1 G&Ts all night long. Come and just enjoy drinks or eat as well.

Bloody Bens Gin is distilled in our Earlsfield Canteen, and has Wandsworth honey and sweet orange peel notes.


This is a free event

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Booking in here: www.benscanteen.com/bookings to just turn up, anytime from 7pm onward. The normal food menu will also be available on the night.

Website: www.facebook.com/pg/BensCanteen/posts/

Register for this event at: http://www.benscanteen.com/bookings

March 2019

Member Event

Member: Wandsworth Borough Council EDO

Go for growth: Exploring business opportunities abroad

Wednesday 6th March 2019

From 8.45am to 10.30am

Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN


Want to take your products or services overseas? This session, delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, will highlight the free support provided by the (EEN) and their partner organisations for SMEs wanting to expand overseas.


Tickets: £10.00 (Inc. VAT)

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The EEN has access to over 60 countries with 6000 local advisors to business owners source the appropriate contacts to enter new markets, such as manufacturers, suppliers, agents, distributors, and logistics.

Join us for breakfast, where you will meet experienced EEN business advisors, network with local businesses and hear from businesses that have already explored business opportunities abroad.

Website: www.wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/go-for-growth-exploring-business-opportunities-abroad-tickets-53093542214

Member Event

Member: Killik & Co

Networking at Killik & Co

Networking at Killik & Co

Wednesday 6th March 2019

From 18:00, to 19:30

Venue: House of Killik, 125D Northcote Road, SW11 6PS


Please join us at our next quarterly networking event, hosted at the House of Killik on Northcote Road in association with Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce.


This is a free event

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Join Wandsworth Chamber Members and Killik guests for a business networking event held every quarter.
These events are to help bring together a number of local businesses in order to help establish mutually beneficial relationships. They are intended to be relaxed and informal but useful for those looking to extend their local network. Refreshments are provided and we hope to see you there.
RSVP to: George.Rudland@killik.com

Member Event

Member: A2i Dyslexia

Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneurs 2019

Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneurs 2019

Thursday 7th March 2019

4PM-8:30PM

Venue: South Thames College, Wandsworth High St, London SW18 2PP


Are you an out of the box thinker? Are you fed up working for someone else?
Did you know 20% of self made start up in the UK are dyslexic?
Please join us on 7th March 2019 to hear our amazing speakers journey to success.


Tickets: £12.50 (Inc. VAT)

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As you may or may not know, Aspire2inspire Dyslexia holds an annual "Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneurs Event" once a year, (typically in March). This event always turns out to be our most successful in terms of turn out, achievement and the amount of lives we change for the better.

We'd love to have you come along!

We've got four VERY successful dyslexic entrepreneurs, who will be showcasing their businesses and talking about how they managed to set up their enterprise despite all the challenges they may have encountered as dyslexics.
The speakers will be:

BOB DICKINSON - Director of Installation and Refurbishment Solutions Ltd.
IRS solution is a construction powerhouse in the UK who have been in partnership with companies such as M&C Saatchi and The Savoy Hotel.
(If you're looking to gain high end business knowledge, there's no better place to get it than at this event!)


TITI SOLARIN - Founder & Director of Tailored Futures CIC & UK Director of Centre for Youth Integrated Development CIC (CYID)
Tailored Futures is a recruitment and resettlement service working exclusively with ex-offenders.
In 2017, they worked with over 230 high-risk individuals and successfully placed 160 in Education & Training, 70 in full-time paid work.


TOM MULLINGS - Owner of Battersea Market Cafe
A Five Star rated Cafe based in South West London. "BMC" specialises in British X Asian Fusion foods and is held in high esteem within the local culinary scene.
(Great aspiration point for those looking to start a local business!)


DIANNE GREYSON - Director of Equilibrium Mediation Consulting & Founder of The Rise Conference
"EMC" is a London based company, specialising in HR consultancy, people development, recruitment & mediation. (They're the team who make the work environment more up to date and easier for us all.)
(This is a great one for those looking to hone their in-office skills!)




DON'T MISS OUT!

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/successful-dyslexic-entrepreneurs-2019-tickets-56056119362

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/successful-dyslexic-entrepreneurs-2019-tickets-56056119362

Member Event

Member: Wandsworth Borough Council EDO

The foodies’ networking event: Meet your peers, grow your business

Thursday 7th March 2019

From 6pm to 9pm

Venue: The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG


Calling all food businesses! Facilitated by leading food expert Jane Milton, this is a mouth-watering opportunity to expand your network and grow your business.


Tickets: £5.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Meet new contacts and potential partners, ranging from other food businesses to those with specialist industry expertise, such as branding agencies and manufacturing experts to buyers and distributors. Come armed with a bundle of business cards and your single sentence elevator pitch about what you do.

Website: https://wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-foodies-networking-event-meet-your-peers-grow-your-business-tickets-52302630576

Member Event

Member: Wandsworth Borough Council EDO

Women's Enterprise Day

Friday 8th March 2019

From 09:00, to 16:30

Venue: Winchester House, 10 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1JN


It’s International Women’s Day on 8 March, so there has never been a better time to celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and network with your peers. Tickets from £25


Tickets: £25.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Our award-winning panellists and guest speakers, reveal their start-up stories, their highs, lows, practical tips, and how they found their purpose.
Panellists:
Laura Amos, founder, The Dessert Deli; Tarryn Gore, founder, Kafoodle and Antonia Burrell, founder, Antonia Burrell Holistic Skincare


Guest speakers:

Going against the grain: Renee Elliott, founder, Planet Organic and Beluga Bean

Jessica Huie, author and founder, Color Blind Cards and JHPR

Ticket includes breakfast refreshments, lunch and tea and coffee and all workshop materials

Website: www.wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz

Register for this event at: https://wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz/events/event/womens-enterprise-day-turning-passion-into-purpose/

Member Event

Member: Wandsworth Borough Council EDO

How to get media coverage for your business on a budget

Monday 11th March 2019

From 10:00, to 13:00

Venue: South Thames College, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PP


Find out how to pitch to journalists and get coverage and column inches for your company in this masterclass by Jessica Huie, the founder of award-winning PR agency JHPR.


Tickets: £15.00 (Inc. VAT)

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This workshop will explain how media coverage is a powerful tool that will help you to reach more customers, build your brand and grow your business. It’s not enough to tell a journalist about your business. You need to communicate what makes your business notable – you need a hook.

Find out how to identify which elements of your business or brand will appeal most to journalists and learn how to create PR campaigns and events that will get the media writing about you.

Website: www.wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz

Register for this event at: https://wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz/events/event/get-your-business-in-the-media-how-to-identify-your-hook/

Member Event

Member: Wandsworth Borough Council EDO

Weave your web: How to create a WordPress website

Tuesday 12th March 2019

From 09:00, to 12:00

Venue: South Thames College, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PP


Find out how to build a brilliant new website to showcase your blog, portfolio or business in this hands-on masterclass with digital marketer David Fernando, managing director of Terra Ferma Media.


Tickets: £15.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Learn the skills you need to create and manage a WordPress site – all in the space of half a day.
This session will cover:

•An introduction to WordPress
•Setting up a basic WordPress website
•Publishing posts and pages
•How to update and manage your content
•Creating a stylish design for your site with WordPress themes
•Improving the functionality of your website with WordPress plugins

Please bring along your own PC or Mac laptop and charger that is able to connect to the Internet

Website: www.wandsworthenterpriseweek.biz

Register for this event at: https://wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz/events/event/how-to-create-a-wordpress-site/

Member Event

Member: Angella's Kitchen

Women in Business - Lambeth Ladies Who Latte

Tuesday 12th March 2019

10am

Venue: Faithful Bean Cafe


A supportive group for Women in Business or thinking of starting a business.


This is a free event

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A Group for Women in Business to check in with where they are on their journey.
Share their highs, and receive group support to work through any challenges.

Come along to and make some new friends in this friendly group and meet like minded Female Founders or if you are thinking of becoming a Woman in Business, this is the place for you!

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lambeth-ladies-who-latte-women-in-business-tickets-51357623033

Member Event

Member: Wandsworth Borough Council EDO

Ready, steady, grow: How to scale up your food business

Wednesday 13th March 2019

From 9am to 12pm

Venue: The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG


If you have a food business and have been trading for at least a year, join this three-hour practical masterclass with leading food expert Jane Milton to find out how to kick-start growth.


Tickets: £10.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Topics covered:

- Find out who your customer ‘avatar’ is. Drill down to learn more about them and what matters to them
- Create a business plan you can work with daily that will help you achieve what you want weekly (we will supply simple templates and work through as a group)
- Managing your time effectively
- Understanding the key figures for your business and what they tell you
- Practical marketing that every growing business can afford (but can’t afford to miss out on)
- Understanding supply chain and routes to market

Website: www.wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ready-steady-grow-how-to-scale-up-your-food-business-tickets-52312320559

Member Event

Member: Wandsworth Borough Council EDO

Press for success: Meet the journalists

Thursday 14th March 2019

From 6pm to 8pm

Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN


In this informal panel discussion, journalists from the national and regional press will explain how to secure press coverage for your business. Our panel of esteened journalists will lift the lid on what they look for, how and when to approach them, and how to get covered by their publications.


Tickets: £5.00 (Inc. VAT)

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This is your opportunity to get a rare, behind-the-byline glimpse at what journalists are looking for before we open the floor to questions.


Featuring: Trish Halpin – editor, Marie Claire magazine; Jason Rosam – presenter, BBC Radio London; Chantal Borciani – editor Time & Leisure magazine; and Toby Porter – journalist, South London Press.


The panellists will discuss how the press and media operate, how journalists find stories, how to build strong relationships with journalists and editors, and how to think creatively about your business/client.

Ticket includes a free glass of wine/beer.

Website: www.wandsworthenterprisemonth.biz

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/press-for-success-meet-the-journalists-tickets-52325893155

Member Event

Member: Paul's Cancer Support Centre

Paul's Spring Supper Quiz - sponsored by Douglas & Gordon

Paul's Spring Supper Quiz - sponsored by Douglas & Gordon

Friday 22nd March 2019

From 19:00, to 22:30

Venue: St Luke's Hall, Ramsden Road, Battersea SW12


Why not bring a team to our annual fun, fast-paced quiz night and help raise funds for Paul's, your local cancer support centre.


Tickets: £20.00 - non-members: £20.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Tickets for the Paul's Spring Supper Quiz cost £20 each or £160 for a team of 8, which includes a welcome drink and snacks. Bring a picnic supper, and pit your wits against some of the finest brains in the borough!

Paul's Cancer Support Centre has been supporting people with cancer and their families in our local community for over 35 years. We provide emotional support, complementary therapies and wellbeing programmes both at our Centre in Battersea and via our unique home-visiting service.

Website: https://www.pauls.org.uk/uncategorised/supper-quiz/

Register for this event at: hannahs@paulscancersupport.org.uk

 

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